Post # 1
So for those of you who have already had your babies and have friends who also do, do you find that your friend’s babies pediatricians have ideas that vary widely? I have recently had discussions with 5 different girlfriends who have each have a child under 2. When vairous topics came up the advice the pediatricians had given each was adamant that THEIR doctor was right. And of course the opinions contradicted each other. Some examples are:
appropriate age to begin feeding child cereal
appropriate age to begin feeding child dairy products and meats
medications that a child under 2 may have
I am not looking for answers or opinions to any of these above (cause I have a 7 year old who has survived thus far and the new baby will have their own pediatrician). I just wanted to know if you guys are experiencing the same thing? And how do you not have world war III when you girlfriend is shocked that you might do XYZ before their doctor recommends it? It is seriously a hot button issue in my group of friends lately!
Post # 3
Haha, such contentious subjects!
So what I’ve done so far is play the my MOM card. ‘Oh that’s interesting, my mom did it this way so that’s just what I was planning on doing since our doctor said it was fine but I’ll have to look into other options as well. For us I just feel comfortable with what I grew up seeing”
Post # 4
Oh, yeah, opinions vary greatly.
It can also transend pediatricians. I had a peditrician tell me I should NOT take my daughter to a chiropractor. I did and he worked wonders on her AND said it was common to have to “readjust” an infant/toddler because of the way they were inutero. In fact, one of the girls there said she took her baby in after it was born!
So it not only varies between pediatricians, but it varies from specialty to specialty!
Post # 5
My mom friends are pretty much a group of women I met at the library infant program; we all have babies around the same age, so it was easy to become friends. But we’re all SUPER different, so none of us agree on anything, lol. Some of the moms are kinda hippy, some are really traditional, some are in the middle. We all do things differently, so no one has gotten super defensive or upset about it yet.
I have had some conversations with not so close friends/co-workers/etc… about these types of things. For them, I usually just listen to them explain why they do something (or why I should do it their way) and then smile or shrug it off and change the subject.
Post # 6
I think too each child is different. I know my SIL still has her kids on whole milk but they are also very small.