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I thought I would share a little good news about a doctor's appointment. Everytime I take DD for a checkup I'm thinking, "Okay, this will be the day DD's doctor says something to make me hate him." But it hasn't happened yet.<br><br>
At DD's 4 month checkup he gave DH some loose guidelines for giving solids, which we don't really follow. Today he asked if she was eating solids okay and I said we offer them to her and she eats some, but still mostly breastfeeds. He said, "Good! You'll want to keep on doing that." He asked what kinds of solids she ate and specifically asked if we give her cereal. I said we don't give her cereal but we do give her small chunks of fruits and veggies. His reaction? "Good!"<br><br>
He asked how many times a day she nurses. I explained she has 3 bottles of EBM while I'm at work and then nurses off and on while I'm with her including a couple times throughout the night. He said, "She's such a healthy little baby."<br><br>
He recommended letting her self-feed, he's never said anything bad about us co-sleeping, and he thinks we should BF for as long as possible. All the handouts that they give parents are pro-BF and not one mentions allowing a child to CIO in order to get them to STTN. The feeding solids handouts all recommend following baby's cues and allowing self-feeding so that the baby gets exactly what he/she needs. They also mention that solids aren't necessary, they are only complimentary to breastmilk which should be the baby's main source of nutrition for at least the first year of life.<br><br>
He's also very gentle when he does exams. He plays with DD so she doesn't really even know she's being examined. I heart DD's ped!
 

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I'll ask him next time if he travels!
 

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My ped (actually a family practice doc) is similar - I love him. I think, honestly, the only thing he'd give me a hard time about is if I decided to stop breastfeeding for some reason. He's WAY supportive of breastfeeding, doesn't push solids, doesn't give vaccines to *any* baby in his care before 6 mos and then won't do multiple ones in a visit (and is supportive of skipping/delaying), won't do circumcisions, and tends to avoid interventions and antibiotics (when dd developed a small yeast rash in her neck folds, he simply told me to use a hair dryer on it several times a day, and it cleared right up). But my favorite thing is just how gentle and great with babies he is. DH questioned why we went with a doc who isn't the most convenient (he's a 25 min drive away, and there are tons of peds in our neighborhood), but I'd drive even farther than that to get a doc I was so comfortable with.
 
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