Vicki - posted on 09/18/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
This is a discussion point, not aimed at anyone in particular, just curious about what people think?
Do you see your doctor regularly for your child's health? I seem to notice a lot of posts 'my doctor said', 'my paediatrician recommended' etc. I find this strange as unless something is actually wrong, I don't take my baby to the doctor. When it comes to things like starting solids, developmental milestones and safety I do my own research and decide for myself. For those that do see their doctors regularly just for development checks, does that cost you each time or is it part of a government service? (and yes I am in a roundabout way saying that this is a way for doctors to line their pockets, by telling people such simple things as when to feed their baby)
There seems to be such a vast range in doctors opinions on how to raise our children, often contradictory, that I find it strange when their ideas are taken as gospel and the 'right' thing to do. Doctors are not gods, they are professionals who may or may not have their training up to date, may be influenced by their own personal upbringing and politics and are far from perfect, just like the rest of us.
Just some random thoughts :-)