Dd is 14.5 months old, and we just moved to a different state. Having a hard time finding a progressive ped here. There are two peds on our street, both are young, female and without kids. I've interviewed them both now, and the choice isn't clear. Help!
-Just started practicing in March
-Says she supports EBF (but gave me a booklet with a bunch of bad info about breastfeeding in it)
-Says she takes a "family approach" to health by giving each family options and letting parents decide course of action
-Says she recommends starting solids at 4-6 mos. When I questioned her about the AAP guidlines of 6 mos, she said she'd be supportive of that. She did say most parents push for the opposite and want to start their babies on solids by 2-3 mos, and she has to convince them to hold off.
-Didn't have a problem with us being vegetarian and raising dd this way
-DID have a problem with not vaxing. Now, we do vax dd but we told her we want to wait on MMR until she's school-age. She seemed to genuinely want to know why. We told her our reasons, and she said she "could work with us despite our decision to wait" but then also sent me home with a pro-vax phamplet by Aventis Pastuer.
-Only spends about 20 minutes for well-checks and 10 minutes for sick visits.
-Has been practicing for 3 years.
-Is a D.O. but said she doesn't use homeopathy.
-Said she supports EBF but asked, genuinely, "Do you still produce milk?
-Said she was fine with us waiting on MMR, but also said she "would feel VERY comfortable vaxing her child" (if she had one).
-Said she doesn't recommend solids until 6 mos.
-Was fine with us raising dd vegetarian.
-Said she spends 30 minutes to 1 hour at sick and well-visits.
-Said her impetus for becoming a ped was to help stamp out antibiotic resistence and sexual abuse.
Both were nice and informal but not particularly progressive. Dr. A seemed a bit more open to dialogue than Dr. B, but was also a bit less experienced.
Who would you pick?