not even sure where to post this. DD had appt with a gastro today due to her low weight and constant diarreah/runny poop.the first thing the Dr asked me what she drinks during the day. I said water and breastmilk. He flew off on a tangent about how breastmilk isnt going to make her gain weight, she needs dairy, no wonder she is small, she needs more then breastmilk...on and on.
WHAT?? we didnt get to the part about the food she eats all day, we only got to fluid intake. He was making it seem that I ONLY breastfeed my tiny child, no wonder she isnt gaining weight!!! And what about the diarreah??? I was in shock. He then told me that in order for her to gain weight she needs to eat more calories then she is burning, and that I have to increase her fat and calories. This is all based on NO INFO. he had NO IDEA that for the past 6 months she has been on a high fat, high calorie diet. He didint even ASK about her diet. he just took the breastfeeding and ran with it. He asked me what she had the first year of life and I said she was nursed, and he again was repulsed, "Thats alll????" I said, well for the first 6 months yes, then she was introduced to solids.
he told me to give her milk, pedia sure and carnation instant breakfast. THis was all after I told him how after dairy she has watery diarreah.
I need to find another doc for sure...but I am just in shock about the direction of this visit.
I went in becasue my DD is tiny, has constant diarreah, and my pedi suggested a gastro. I got there a lecture about how my DD needs cows milk, and I need to feed her more. Based on NO info about her current diet.
He gave us a list of things to check in her blood, so they drew about 6 vials and I hope to get some answers so maybe this visit wasnt a total waste.
I cannot stand how they immediately point the finger at the mom. I do 100% for my kids, and for a Dr to make me feel like I am not feeding my child enough to the point that she isnt gaining weight or growing normally is a HORRIBLE thing. It really is. It would be one thing if he even asked what she eats in a day, but he didnt even get to that. Was just stuck on how breastmilk inst going to make my child grow.