Re: Frustrating Peditrician visit
There are plenty of cultures who do not drink cow's milk at all, ever. Cow's milk is for baby cows!! I don't understand how that fact is so often glossed over. I have no agenda -- we eat dairy in limited quantities in our household. But that's a decision for informed parents to make and it's crazy that your pediatrician is pushing it like it's a natural human stage of development -- "You have breastmilk, then you switch to milk from cows, then you walk and talk..." There are other ways to get Vitamin D, including the sun. We did give Vitamin D drops when LO was very little, because she was born in October and was bundled up on the days I did get her out for walks. Again, used my intuition and did some research and decided that was best for us.
It is tough dealing with doctors you don't entirely trust and who do/say crazy things like this. I couldn't find an integrative medicine doctor on my insurance plan, so we've just stuck with ours for now. I met with one doctor who was crazy enough that I don't even like to drive by her practice! So we like ours okay. I listen to what I agree with and do not when I don't. If I really ever disagree in a serious way, I will try to find someone else. It's okay to disagree with your pediatrician, but make sure you feel comfortable overall with their care.
From VA mommy to MD mommies as your neighbor!
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.