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post #21 of 23
Sorry to hear of such a negative experience at the docs. I hope your friend does what many of us would do when presented with advice from a doc that we didn't agree with - get another opinion! Perhaps ask around at a LLL meeting (someplace BF friendly!) for the name of another ped.

Sweetbaby3 - Like you, I do often read these threads that rant against the medical profession, often with seemingly good reason, and simmer quietly. I rarely speak out, for fear that I will forever be lumped into the "one of them" category here on MDC . . . . .I also do not feel the need to jump to the defense of docs/nurses/NP's . . . I am a good doc, and try to be respectful of the decisions others make. After all, as moms we make decisions based on the information we have available to us, believing we are doing what is best for our children and families. I take care of mainstream families as well as many who have more alternative parenting styles. I hear through the grapevine I have become the ped people in our community come to when they decide not to vax their little ones. I am glad folks feel they have a place to go to receive medical care and not feel they are being looked down upon for the choices they have made.

Sorry, this has gotten a bit off topic!

Andrea
mommy to Greta 3/14/02
post #22 of 23
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I rarely speak out, for fear that I will forever be lumped into the "one of them"
LOL! i pretty much say what i want, i really dont care what anyone else thinks! But really, people do have a right to rant, rave, vent. besides, like i said before, i dont have to defend nor justify anything or anyone.

most of the time, ok, all of the time, i just shrug it off. in my type of job, they need me more than i need them.
post #23 of 23
I guess I just need to develop a tougher "skin", and let things just roll of a bit more.

I really do learn a great deal from these discussions, both about myself and others! I think it is great that we can have this board to take our frustrations to. I agree that we sometimes need a place to vent when we are upset . . . thanks for reminding me.

Andrea
mommy to Greta 3/14/02
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