Hey y'all. My husband and I are moving to Ventura county in a month or so. We aren't exactly sure where we are going to live. We'll work in Oxnard and live either in Ventura or Camarillo probably. Maybe Thousand Oaks, but probably not that far away from the office.
We need to find a good pediatrician though. Our daughter is almost 16 months and still nursing like a champ
so its really important to us to find a doctor who is friendly to breastfeeding, especially extended BF. She still nurses 8+ times per day!
Also, if we have another little one while we're there we want our ped to be supportive of BFing the little one too. Not sure if we'll be able to tandem nurse because of severe health problems I have in pregnancy, but you get the idea. Nursing is a big deal to us and I'm not willing to listen to someone tell me to wean my girl just because she hit a random age, KWIM?
Also, since we both work full-time, we'll have to find a daycare for her. This has me in a panic. The school she's at now is wonderful and I adore her teachers. I can't imagine leaving her with anyone else. I really want to find a place (preferably a school setting - I was abused at a home daycare so I don't feel safe with her there) that will be loving and gentle with her and foster her creativity and all of that jazz. Also, they must allow me to send in my milk for her. Did I mention that BF is an important thing for us?
Anyway, I'm new to the forums, but a gal on an AP message board reccomended you all as a good resource. Someplace where people would really "get" what I am looking for. Thanks in advance for the help. I'm really stressed out about making this transition as gentle as possible for her.