Originally Posted by joshs_girl
Allison will comply with your wishes, but he's def not friendly towards the idea. He's also really pro-BFing, but never offered me any help besides saying "formula is okay to give your daughter after you breastfeed her" when we were struggling so much. That being said, we saw about every doc in the practice and they were okay with Marion losing over a pound of birthweight before suggesting formula (she dropped from 8lbs5oz to 6lbs13oz). Not that it was good that she lost weight, but it was nice to be passively supported in my attempts. Also, Allison is very, very, very hands off when it comes to your baby. By that, I mean, he's never asked us about sleeping arrangements, never batted an eye at her cloth dipes and his attitude is one of, if the parents have a problem, they'll bring it up with me, I'm not going to quiz them on every aspect of their baby's life. I appreciate that he respects the fact that I'm the expert on my child and he's just a doctor.
this is exactly my experiences with him. he knows we dont vax and he asks me every time if i will or not.. and i say no and that is it. we sign our forms that say we arent doing it and we move on.
both my kids lost over a pound of weight as well, not a problem. both my kids were jaundiced... kate was REALLY bad and needed bili lights. formula was never mentioned and he fought for me to keep kate at home and not at a hospital (her levels were higher than levels that i have seen kids hospitalized by other doctors for).
Allison has mentioned our kid's cloth diapers, he always does because he loves them..
he says they are better for the environment and that they are very pretty.
He is really hands off and he has suggested alternative meds for my kids always. Kate was really sick and he gave me a script for albuterol because of her symptoms and said "if you feel like she needs it, if not just keep doing what you are doing". if i worry about something he answers my questions but has never pushed abx or anything else even when my kids were really sick.
He knows we cosleep as well and said he applauded us for being able to sleep with two kids! I dont know if he agrees or not but he has never said anything disparaging about it or anything else that we do... and even in the "odd" parenting groups we are considered crazy...