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I went to the walk-in clinic today because I suspected I had another case of thrush (I did). Anyway, I didn't have DS with me. I explained to the doctor that I was still nursing, and that I'd had a previous bout with thrush etc, and she asked how DS was (he's fine, he was at his own doctor yesterday, no thrush for him), how often he nursed etc. Anyway, I explained that he was almost two and only nursed a few times a day, and she said to me "you're a good mother, you know, for still breastfeeding him"! I was totally thrilled. Walk-in clinics are so hit and miss when it comes to the doctor that sees you, and I was so totally thrilled to hear this today! DS's own doctor knows I still nurse, and she normally says "as long as you're okay with it". She never says anything negative, but I don't get the feeling that she's terribly in favour of EBF either. But the doctor today told me I was a good mother for EBF! It made my day, my week, probably my month and maybe even my year!

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How cool is that!?? I mean, I'm sure you know you're a good mother, but to hear it from a doctor! Wow!
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How refreshing
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Very cool!!!

Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013.   If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!

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It warms my heart to read your post...It would make my day if someone said that to me too....My DD's doc doesn't really say anything either but that's okay....

YOU ARE A GOOD MOM
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I should probably point out that this doctor wasn't caucasian or even North American, she was, at a guess, from India. I think that probably accounts for the difference in attitude from the average north american doctor!

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Oh, and by the way, we're all good mothers! It's just so nice to hear someone actually tell you that! It's something that people just don't say very often. Maybe we should all start telling our friends that when we see them do something in their parenting that we admire.

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Maybe we should all start telling our friends that when we see them do something in their parenting that we admire.
GREAT idea!!
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It's always great to have uor decisions positively reinforced. That's super. My docs are all kind of, well thats good that you bf, but he is getting a bit big now. :P
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That's AWESOME! I wish more doctors were like that!
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