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post #81 of 89
Our family doc is actually pretty good on most of these things but when DD was just a couple of weeks old I was pretty sure she had a food allergy. She was spitting EVERYTHING back up, rash, etc. She really had like four classic symptoms of food sensitivies. Our doc. told me at the 2 week visit that she as fine unless she was "projectile vomiting" and not to worry. I called again at 4 weeks because it was such a problem. At the 6 week visit she was still vomiting, rashey, etc. and he still blew it off as "worrying too much, sometimes too much knowledge is a bad thing." To this day I have to love DD for what happened next, she turned and puked (not on him unfortunatly) but all over the place. Doc said, "Oh, yeah, that is alot. I guess maybe she does. Cut out milk first." Luckily, it was dairy and we were fine but he neglected to tell me anything of importance and I had to research it all myself. It really annoys me when docs don't trust a parents intuition that something is wrong.

The other was at the 9 month visit when he said that I would "have to put her down eventually" and should "really stop slinging soon."

We have been very fortunate that our parents are very supportive of our choices. So no bad advice there
post #82 of 89
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Originally Posted by ilovemyavery
...she was still vomiting, rashey, etc. and he still blew it off as "worrying too much, sometimes too much knowledge is a bad thing."... she turned and puked (not on him unfortunatly) but all over the place. Doc said, "Oh, yeah, that is alot. I guess maybe she does. Cut out milk first."..
Jeez I hate it when docs do this.

My dd had severe asthma attacks at nighttime, but by the next morning when we dutifully scheduled our appointment and went in to the peds, of course they would be entirely gone and she'd look like a happy, healthy kid with a paranoid mom. In each case I described her symptoms perfectly (and I AM a doc), and for three straight visist got blown off.

Finally she ended up in the ER in the middle of the night, in respiratory failure.

Oh yeah, NOW she has asthma.
post #83 of 89
Shame on me as I can't remember the book (Dr. Dobson's "Focus on the Family" pops out in my head but I could be wrong here). It suggested that SAHMs needed to better take care of their husbands (and breadwinners) in order to keep them faithful, and that they don't want to see exhausted wives when they come home, but would rather see us dressed up, with makeup, happy children, and a warm dinner. Published in the 1950's you ask...nope...only five or six years ago!
post #84 of 89
An old man advised us to shave our daughter's head because the hair would grow in thicker. He also suggested we take a piece of cloth, dunk it in beer and give it to her instead of a pacifier. We decided against both.
post #85 of 89
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Originally Posted by key_issue
An old man advised us to shave our daughter's head because the hair would grow in thicker. He also suggested we take a piece of cloth, dunk it in beer and give it to her instead of a pacifier. We decided against both.
I think the head shaving thing is very common in China, but I have no idea about the beer pacifier. Yikes!
post #86 of 89
About a month or two ago a young guy that works in our local grocery store said the exact same thing to me. He said both his sisters shaved their dd's head and now it grows in thickly. I thanked him, but in my head I was thinking--if that were true, wouldn't all the guys who shave their heads never go bald?


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Originally Posted by kkar
Shame on me as I can't remember the book (Dr. Dobson's "Focus on the Family" pops out in my head but I could be wrong here). It suggested that SAHMs needed to better take care of their husbands (and breadwinners) in order to keep them faithful, and that they don't want to see exhausted wives when they come home, but would rather see us dressed up, with makeup, happy children, and a warm dinner. Published in the 1950's you ask...nope...only five or six years ago!
post #87 of 89
My BIL graduated from Central Michigan University a few years ago with a 4 year degree (forgot what it was called) in nursing. He informed my brother that his professor had told him that "there is no real nutritional benefit to nursing after the first few weeks, but we encourage it as it helps with mother/infant bonding."

Now I know why nurses are telling us this crap...it's what they are taught. :Puke

My nurse after ds2's birth told me that when you breastfeed you are basically starving your baby for the first several days of his life. (She said while I was calling to ask why he was screaming bloody murder for hours...nothing was said about a possible reaction to the PERCOCET they prescribed me after my c-section.)
post #88 of 89
Well, I have quite a few, but here are my favorites.

I declined the Hep B vaccine for my dd at her birth. My dd was born in the afternoon after a grueling 33 hour labor/homebirth transfer. I was awoken at 11:00 pm that night by a nurse and told that they couldn't find the results of my hep b test, and that if I couldn't provide the results in an hour they were going to vaccinate dd for hep b against my wishes. And, this is the part that gets me, she told me if we didn't vaccinate I'd have to be very careful with dd in public bathrooms because she could catch hep b from the counters When I told her that you contract hep b via blood/body fluid like you would contract AIDS she told me I was thinking of Hep C. I told her she was thinking of Hep A and there was no way in he** they were vaccinating my dd. She came back later and back-peddled a bit about how Hep B was contracted, but never apologized. I couldn't believe it! (oh, and they had "found" my negative hep b test results.)

The other was our ped who visited dd before we left the hospital. He told me that she was so huge (8 lbs 14 oz) that we would have to give her formula or she would be starving waiting for my milk to come in. I was so exhausted and overwhelmed by this point I let my dh and mom give her some formula when we got home because she was crying and they were sure she was starved. I still feel sick when I think of the wonderful colostrum she missed out on.
post #89 of 89
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Originally Posted by mama2zoe
Well, I have quite a few, but here are my favorites.

I declined the Hep B vaccine for my dd at her birth. My dd was born in the afternoon after a grueling 33 hour labor/homebirth transfer. I was awoken at 11:00 pm that night by a nurse and told that they couldn't find the results of my hep b test, and that if I couldn't provide the results in an hour they were going to vaccinate dd for hep b against my wishes. And, this is the part that gets me, she told me if we didn't vaccinate I'd have to be very careful with dd in public bathrooms because she could catch hep b from the counters When I told her that you contract hep b via blood/body fluid like you would contract AIDS she told me I was thinking of Hep C. I told her she was thinking of Hep A and there was no way in he** they were vaccinating my dd. She came back later and back-peddled a bit about how Hep B was contracted, but never apologized. I couldn't believe it! (oh, and they had "found" my negative hep b test results.)

The other was our ped who visited dd before we left the hospital. He told me that she was so huge (8 lbs 14 oz) that we would have to give her formula or she would be starving waiting for my milk to come in. I was so exhausted and overwhelmed by this point I let my dh and mom give her some formula when we got home because she was crying and they were sure she was starved. I still feel sick when I think of the wonderful colostrum she missed out on.

HUGe???? My daughter was 9lbs 5oz...wonder what they would have thought of that! :
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