Sigh, I think I need a new ped.
I'm seeing Glazener right now on the advice of a midwife; we needed someone okay with not vaxing due to my own history of reactions. We've seen him once for an illness and for our 4 month well baby. The illness visit was actually great - he didn't want to medicate right away, was reassuring and gave some good tips.
Then the 4 month - wow. He was downright judge-y about our cosleeping, very concerned about his night waking even though we are all rested and happy (ahem, thanks to the cosleeping). He was also concerned about his frequency of feeding in general (DS likes to graze...he can go long stretches, but prefers tiny five minute hourly feeds). There were a few red flags when solids came up..."He has to get used to a spoon, don't worry if he spits everything out" and of course, recommending rice cereal first.
All of that I can deal with, given his vax flexibility, but later I was reading his standard 4 month handout - yikes. His recommended nutrition for a 4 month old was some number of ounces of formula, like 2 tbsp rice cereal, and apple juice. No mention of breastmilk whatsoever. Formula, cereal, apple juice.
My concern is really just that at some point he's going to be really discouraging about breastfeeding. I want support for extended breastfeeding, I don't want him telling me at our 12 month that it's time to wean. I of course could just ignore the advice I don't like, but I really would like to have a good working relationship and feel like I can trust his advice when DS is sick.
So, I've heard good things about Tree House in Round Rock, but that's a bit far for me. Not for a well-baby, but I can't imagine putting a sick baby in the car for 40 minutes each way. I've also heard good things about Eliot Trestor, but Central Family doesn't take insurance and that's a deal breaker...unless I really just can't find anyone else. Then I guess I'll suck it up.
Anyway, who knows of a vax flexible supporter of extended breastfeeding? General acceptance of AP is a big bonus. His 6 month is in two weeks; I'm crossing my fingers that there won't be resistance when he asks how solids are going and I tell him we haven't started...should I really be the one explaining independent sitting and pincher grasps to a doctor??