Does your pediatrician discuss at well visits for your child the importance of vitamins and supplements, a good healthy diet, etc, to you in terms of building a healthy and strong immune system for your child, or do they just promote vaccination with providing no additional information on boosting the immune system?
(NDs would be excluded from this.)
The practice we go to does the latter. I'm just curious how many practices out there actually inform parents on the importance of vitamins, etc, for their children and the impact it has on health versus the all-mighty vaccines. If all practices did this, I have a feeling less and less people would run to get vaccines (particularly the flu vaccine since the flu can be fought easily in an already healthy person who eats well) because they would have more comfort in knowing what vitamins to take, what each vitamin can do, what to eat to stay healthy, what weakens the immune system, etc., and would feel more confident their children could ward off illnesses much easier. (I'm not talking about the immune compromised here. Just the basically healthy everyday child.)
Edited by SilverMoon010 - 4/24/11 at 6:49pm