She's a mainstream ped but pretty amenable about alternative things like not vaxing, etc. Some times I go and feel great about our visit mostly but then some things I really feel like she's just placating "us" natural folks.
For one I strongly suspect that she doesn't really understand the whole EBF thing although she doesn't say anything about it per say. Then today I got some blood results back for dd who we had tested for food allergies (incidentally the IGE test showed negative on all foods however I KNOW that she has an allergy to soy she's had two *very* strong reactions to it now, one step shy of anaphylaxis) but her ferratin levels showed low. Ferratin is the stores for iron. We had it tested b/c she truly has such a difficult time sleeping. She's 18 mo.s old and it's not uncommon for her to only get 45 min.s of napping time if at all and then very interrupted sleep all night. I try for a long nap knowing that it helps with the night time sleep but to no avail. She seems literally jumpy and has seemed so for a long time.
Anyway, long story long ;) her some how low ferratin can affect sleep. Her levels are low. So Ped suggested an iron supplement. Nurse calls back telling me to take an over the counter iron supplement. I call back later asking about Floradix iron+herbs b/c I know that it is from a natural source, more absorbable and less constipating.
Nurse calls me back to say with a sort of inflection in her tone that sounded an aweful lot like "oh brother we don't know why you fruity people insist on making things difficult"..."Dr. X looked at the ingredients and said you can take it if you want to but you'll need to take X dosage."
It just irks me b/c a lot of natural minded moms see this ped and I always feel like in the office that she's "supportive" of my natural ways but I *always* end up having a bitter taste in my mouth after our visit like there's something she's not saying.
I miss Dr. Rose.