Ok - it's not the WORST advice ever, my Ped is pretty good, BUT:
I was told after the 4 month visit to start cereals, baby foods and solids and so I did. Later, I learned that it's not recommended until at least 6 months. So I asked the Ped why she told me to start solids at 4 mos when the AAP recommends 6. She told me "You're BF - 6 months is fine if you can keep up, but most people can't." mmm - maybe. But the thing is my kid was consistently in the 90th percetile for height and 70th for weight - so we were doing just fine!
Even if she believes 4 months to be the right time - Why would she start with the assumption that I couldn't keep up? Why not look at my baby, our charts, ask how BF was going, etc. Why offer that advice outright.
She also told me at the 2 year check-up that I could start time-outs - 1 minute for each year old. Now, I take this to be her "spanking prevention" program - this is what you do for discipline, not hitting. She didn't actually say that to me, but that's why I think she brought up timeouts. So I told her we don't do timeouts. No timeouts in our house. She asked how I planned to respond to behavoiral situations. And I said - well, I've been reading up on this (Neufeld, Alfie Kohn) and I think those behavioral situations are cries for connection, so I planned to address the situation by connecting - or simply paying attention to my DD. She responded that that was absolutely wonderful (to her credit I didn't detect even an ouce of sarcasm - or just wait, you'll find out). Again - why assume I'm the hitter who needs timeout correction? I'm the connected mom.
anyway - not outrageous examples, but subtle undermining of exceptional parenting!
PS. My LC in the hospital mixed my pumped colostrum with sugar water and we dropper fed DD on the second day. I asked why the sugar water and she said, they don't like the taste of just the colostrum 'cause it's not as sweet as BM. We did it (and she spilled at least 1/3 of it, too, but that's another story, we looked at each other in horror), but I wouldn't do that again. Newborns haven't tasted anything! Of course colostrum would taste just fine. They might not even have developed taste buds for all I know!