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Old 03-24-2003, 02:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DS (24 mos) went in for his regular checkup this morning, and the Dr. asked if I had any concerns or questions.

I told him that I was still nursing DS, but that my husband thinks I should wean, and to be honest, I wouldn't mind starting to gently encourage weaning.

The Dr. reassured me that it is fine for a two-year-old to nurse and suggested LLL as a resource for weaning information.

He was so nice and supportive about the whole thing.

I hear (or read) so much about bad or insensitive pediatricians that I am happy to tell everyone how much I love my DS's doc!
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Old 03-25-2003, 12:39 AM
 
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wow that is amazing...you are very lucky...pass his name along would you???(to other moms in your area)

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http://mothering.com/discussions/for...s=&forumid=140

post 'em here girlies...

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I tried to post my recommendation, but it didn't seem to work!
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Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Hildebrandt.

Office in East Liberty.

(I don't have the office phone number right now; I'll come back and post it later...)
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And in Boston, Michelle Melicosta! Homebirth, EBF, and vax-choice supportive! We think she's wonderful.
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Starling~~~
I would be really interested to hear more about your ped.! We live about 30 minutes or so east of downtown P-burgh. Thinking about another doc for the kids.
Thanks!
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At our last visit, our usual ped was out so we saw a substitute. The ped won us over when he said "so, I hope he's still getting mostly breastmilk." DS is 16 months and yup, that is "too old" for some people, and most peds kind of avoid the subject entirely :-)

He even said "OH, GOOD" when he saw DS's cloth diaper!! I've NEVER had that reaction before :-)

And he was totally nonsurprised when I said we didn't mind DS waking so many times at night because we cosleep.

Oooh, all of our visits will be with him now :-)

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Our pediatrician's office has a bunch of doctors. There is one in particular that I cannot stand. My baby had not eaten in the 3 days since her birth, and she kinda hinted at me giving up and bottle feeding her, but my visiting nurse refused for me to give in to that, knowing how hard I tried to nurse exclusively the first time around. She got me (for free) a brand-new breastpump kit for a hospital pump, and I pumped and fed the baby that way. We have been nursing strong now for 4 1/2 mos, and she won't take a bottle.

There are a few there I really like. My favorite pediatrician's husband gave me a happy pat on the back for using cloth dipes. Another pediatrician was still nursing her 18month old. I just make sure to ask for the ones I like there, and steer clear of the @itch! who tried to ruin my nursing.

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I'm so glad to hear about the good peds some of you have. I had a good one when we lived out in Charlton Mass, John Howland. He was on LLL's medical advisory board at the time!
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I wish I had that kind of support from our ped!! Our doctor in Louisville was very supportive, but we moved before we were EBF'ers. Our ped here seems indifferent.
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