Originally Posted by lmurraystudios
Quick question: which Doc @ TLC? We have Dr. Matsumoto and she said I need to put our dd on formula. She's below the "charts" - also said sleeping on the breast causes tooth decay. I'm looking for a new practice, but I was curious because our experiences are so different. It's a shame because they're so close to me, and I think she's a good Doc otherwise... thanks!
Monica Nania. Her profile indicates that BFing is an area she actually studied, and she gave me no probs at all about my long and very lean baby. Odd.
Sleeping on the breast can cause tooth decay, though - pools of milk on the teeth can cause "nursing caries". But same would go for a mouthfull of formula. I think it's just more likely that a baby can be asleep and latched on a breast, because sleeping w/abottle is a huge no-no.
Still - Monica didn't seem to care much at all about the charts. When I told her about my prev exp with a doc, she let me know she's more interested in the behavior and milestones, because the range of what is OK is huge.
Perhaps try a visit with Monica? Matsumoto's (and the rest of the docs other than Nania) focus is kids w/special medical needs, not healthy infants.