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#31 of 32 Old 02-20-2014, 12:23 PM
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I had a normal birth with baby #1. He was nursing fine, smiling and we went to the ped. Visit the midwives here made sound mandatory on day 2. It was a nasty spiral into more visits, coerced formula supplementation, nipple confusion/breast refusal, etc....

Ever since I beg moms to be not to take healthy babies in until after the first two weeks. It's amazing my thirds had his first ped. visit at 2 months. He'd gained only 1# from birth (3 inches and I was dealing with his food intolerances) and no one cared!

I guarantee if I'd brought him in those first 2 weeks it would have been more of the crazy spiral with #1. Especially, since in retrospect #3s slow to clear meconium was actually digested blood while I figured out his sensitivities. And I doubt the doctors would have been helpful figuring those out since they still generally aren't over two years later.

Especially if the midwives are coming to do postpartum checks at your house I would avoid any weight checks.
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I don't know, finding weight gain trouble might be helpful if the person working with you has ideas besides "OMG you can't do this they are failing to thrive just give them formula or else!" Finding and fixing dietary sensitivities, latch troubles, jaundiced lethargy, tongue tie, babies not getting enough because mom is scheduling them, genuine undersupply, etc could really help make sure baby thrives if it's done patiently and as a team with mom.

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