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April 22nd, 2010, 06:19 PM
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*copied from my blog*

My sweet baby girl finally had her 6 mo check-up today.

Stats:
birth: 7 lb 7 oz, current: 16 lb 3 oz, 55%
birth: 20 1/4", current: 27", 95%

She is long like her daddy. She got her 6 mo shots, barely cried. Over all she is in perfect shape.

We were at Milford pediatrics instead of our usual pedi, as he is currently in the hospital, and you could tell they don't approve of Dr. Fugal's ways.

I was asked what she was eating, answered all stage 1 foods, except meats, mum mums and puffs. I was told not to start meat until 9 months. Where as with Dr. Fugal I would have been told to try whatever I am comfortable with, except of course peanut butter, eggs, honey, etc.

When I told them that she had been waking up 1-4x a night to nurse, I was told to stop feeding her during the night, try talking to her, giving her a paci (she wont keep in her mouth) and I definitely need to stop taking her to my bed. Dr. Fugal would told me almost the same, but would have also told me, if I am comfortable with her getting up during the night, then it is fine and normal.

And lastly when I said I was nursing, I got a look as if I was filth.

I am glad not all the doctors in this office are like this. In fact was the 1st time I was sent to this office and didn't like the doctors.

And before I forgot. Dr. Fugal is probably retiring. According to the doctor, the nurse who did Bailey's stats, and the nurse who checked us in, Fugal is not coming back.

This breaks my heart. When I chose him to be Thomas' pediatrician, it was because of his laid back persona and the way he made me think of a grandfather. The dark humor was also a huge plus.

Now to search for a new pedi or make the switch to Milford Pediatrics.
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April 22nd, 2010, 07:12 PM
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wow that sounds horrible.. sorry you feel so uncomfortable there. they should never make you feel bad for doing what you feel is right for your baby!! and a bad look for NURSING? are you kidding me?

on the bright side, bailey is growing strong!
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April 22nd, 2010, 07:49 PM
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So happy she's doing so well!

You're totally doing the right thing! I think if she's still eating at night you should go by her cues (and what you're comfortable with). Levi was waking up to eat 1-3 times a night for the longest time. He ate a significant amount every time though, so I felt awful not feeding him. He just grew out of it maybe 2 weeks ago. You know your little girl and are doing a great job. Definitely go with your mommy instincts... it sounds like you are. It makes it so hard when people are telling you all different things (At least for me it was).
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April 22nd, 2010, 07:55 PM
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that sucks the docs office is giving you a hard time, but it seems like she is doing really well
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April 23rd, 2010, 05:06 AM
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so happy she is doing well.

Sorry you are getting bad looks about nursing.
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April 23rd, 2010, 06:47 AM
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I'd say that if you got dirty looks for nursing they don't know much about how it works. BF babies digest the milk faster, especially at night. Have you gone to the website Kellymom.com for answers about sleeping through the night? I think I remember reading something on there for STTN. It is a great website if you haven't already taken a look at it (very popular).

I'm glad to hear she is thriving. That is what really matters. Sorry about losing your ped. it is so hard to find one you really like. I am so picky when it comes to my son.
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April 23rd, 2010, 04:47 PM
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Glad she's growing well.

I can't stand when dr's give parenting advice.
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April 24th, 2010, 06:52 AM
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Sorry about the experience... hopefully you can find a good new ped! I don't like these Milford people. You have to do what you have to do for your child. She's obviously thriving with everything you've done so far.
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April 24th, 2010, 06:56 AM
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I think I read recently that at that age infants get on the average 25 % of their nutrition during the night, so stopping it might not necessarily the best ( I don't recall exactly where I read that, must be these discussions on ferberizing, pro and cons. )
But I think I also read it can be detrimental for teeth when sucking at breast or bottle for an extended time span, so maybe pacifier might be better ( my LO spits it out usually ). Also I thought they usually recommend nursing until 6 months and continue with feeding solids and nursing until one year ( because of the reduced asthma risk for example )
I`m glad Bailey is doing well!

Last edited by elsi2009; April 24th, 2010 at 07:39 AM. Reason: typo, writing with one hand, Jasmin is in my other arm
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April 24th, 2010, 08:24 AM
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I'd say that if you got dirty looks for nursing they don't know much about how it works. BF babies digest the milk faster, especially at night. Have you gone to the website Kellymom.com for answers about sleeping through the night? I think I remember reading something on there for STTN. It is a great website if you haven't already taken a look at it (very popular).

I'm glad to hear she is thriving. That is what really matters. Sorry about losing your ped. it is so hard to find one you really like. I am so picky when it comes to my son.
I love Kellymom. I have used their information almost daily since Bailey was born. I am not worried about her not sleeping through the night, in fact, I enjoy nursing her at night, its like our special time. During the day when she nurses I cant just focus on her since I am always talking to or yelling at the boys
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