Regarding pediatricians and our delayed vax schedule, I started going to Willoughby Beach Peds and --completely-- caved with the doctor into catching E up on her shots. DD has a huge fear of shots despite our old ped being extremely sweet and gentle, plus for 18 months I was able to nurse thru the vaccines. This most recent time two months ago DD had a total of four injections. DD stopped crying almost immediately and made a very proud statement about being a big strong girl for getting all her medicines. So it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but I still feel like I don't want to go there anymore because I was pressured so badly. This was the only situation I have ever caved into medically.
Thanks for reading. Feel free to post some links or other helpful info about the various mom groups and natural family-friendly Pediatricians. Looking forward to hearing from you mamas