Jackie - posted on 03/11/2010 ( 36 moms have responded )
So I have seen more than one post in more than one conversation people saying things like "well if you don't agree with your doctor do something else"...worded many different ways of course, but basically saying it's just a suggestion. Does everyone feel that way???
I don't know, in my opinion he is my (daughters) doctor for a reason...b/c he's the professional and he has educated specifically in what he's telling me to do. If you aren't going to trust a professional why do you go to them? I just certainly can't justify doing exactly the opposite of what the professional is telling me to do - I would never pretend to act like I knew more than him - curious what everyone else thinks?
And, on the flip side, how do you feel about pediatricians who support recommendations that go against all of the professional guidance?? While you may chose to do whatever you want with your children and thats your choice, I do have a problem with the professionals (i.e. pediatricians) supporting those choices even though they know it goes against what is suggested (by the AAP or whoever) b/c it's basically b/c its the easy way out to let them not have to deliver the tough message a parent may not want to hear. I don't know...very interested in reading the responses, I guess I'll leave it at that.