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Hi All,<br><br>
I'm wondering if anyone has recent experience w/ great ped-bf friendly in the Boston Area.<br>
We are in Metro-West but will travel for good fit.<br><br>
Thanks in advance!
 

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I don't actually know if ours is EBF friendly, but before we went, I told them that 4 year old DS still nurses, and I didn't want it to ever be something that was seen as negative. As a result, it was never mentioned at the appointment, but I knew that she knew, and had to be ok with it... anyway, her name is DR. Paparisto and is in Belmont.
 

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Thanks for recs! Any more?<br>
My dd is now two -she needs dental work ..ped said looked like her teeth weren't coming in properly & at this point she has almost a complete set.Ped mentioned lack of "freedent" = enamel issue? but ped also said dental visit could wait a bit said it would likely prove traumatic to dd..etc.well her teeth look worse now jagged,discolored -brown & I'm sure they hurt her.<br>
DD nurses day & night on request -will nurse less at night when I request but I am very certain she will not nightwean easily & I would not want to have her assosiating nightweaning w/ already unpleasant at best experience.We will cross that bridge together at some point in our relationship.<br><br>
I'm not interested in recs from any provider that uses restraints or who will not allow me to stay in treatment room w/dd if she & I think my prescence is necessary.<br>
jillywilson-thanks for your pm it helped me be clearer @ what type of dentistI'm looking for.<br>
To those who post recs could you please provide specifics as to what made dentist work for you & dc?<br><br>
Thanks to all for your generous support.I could really use some recs!
 

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Oh yeah ! for clarification dd doesn't exclusively bf -I used ebf to denote extended breast feeding lol..guess that would be ex-bf?!!!!<br>
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jilly I just pm'd you.
 

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Probably a hike for you, but we just switched not too long ago to Dr. Charlene Pirner out of either Franciscan Hospital for Children or Braintree Pediatric Dentistry. Came recommended by our Pedi after a horrid experience at Dentistry for Children in Weymouth.<br><br>
Went for a second opinion and ended up having work done with her the next day. I couldn't go in the room (I wasn't too sure about gas and barely pg after several mc) but DH went, and was very impressed with the way she handled DS who could barely sit in the chair out of such anxiety from a previous experience.
 

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Our dentist, Dr. Mark Fried, is not specifically a pediatric dentist, but we take our boys there and they are WONDERFUL with them, especialy the hygienist we usually get named Sue (who is from CA originally and had Dr. Sears as her childrens' pediatrician).<br>
Anyhow, his office is on Edgell Rd. (just off route 9) in Framingham.<br><br>
We brought our 2 month old at the time in because he had some discoloration on his bottom teeth (yes, my boys all got teeth REEEALLY early), and Dr. Fried piggybacked him onto my husband's appointment. Absolutely no complaints that he nursed all night, etc. They just said to keep an eye on his teeth, and the discoloration did disappear as he got older.<br><br>
When I had to have a filling, my first ever with novocaine, and I asked about the various drugs used and how they affected breastfeeding (I was a milk donor at the time and I wanted to be 100% sure everything he used was safe) Dr. Fried took the time to write a very detailed list of everything he used, right down to the mg of paste used to shine up teeth at the end including manufacturer name.<br><br>
They have a treasure chest of little toys for the kids to choose from, MegaBlocks and other toys in the nice waiting area, and they are very respectful of our concerns about fluoride and offer free fluoride-free toothpaste to the kids. They have never once mentioned fluoride supplements.<br><br>
The ONLY drawback is that the office is EXPENSIVE if you don't have any dental insurance. But I have requested to skip certain procedures until a future date due to cost and they have been very understanding.
 

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Thanks everyone for the recs-insurance is an issue & at this point dd will have work done at Franciscan's Hospital in Brighton.<br><br>
Having resources/specific recs available for future use is helpful.<br><br>
Thanks Again !
 

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Dr Alan Budd on Boylston Street in Boston (corner of Beacon and Boylston). He is just so fantastic.<br><br>
Not only is he EBF friendly, I've nursed in the chair several times.
 
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