My son was about 4 months old when he started having problems breastfeeding. I took him to his regular doctor, we couldn't figure out what was going on so the doctor gave us something for acid reflux. It didn't seem to help. My son was a happy kid but when I was trying to get him to my breast he would start crying and he would push himself away from me. He didn't want the bottle either. I was desperate, I knew something was wrong as he wasn't eating. Then I asked to see a doctor with more experience and we went to see dr Zaiga Phillips. As usual my son was happy, smiling, friendly and Dr Zaiga Phillips said it was nothing wrong with the child. I described my son's behaviour when I put him to my breast but she said that a child as happy as my child cannot be a sick child. She kept playing with my son, and both her and the nurse said that he is a happy child, he cannot be sick. Then I offered to show them what was my son behaviour when I would put him to my breast; I offered to do that because, as I told them, my son would cry and push away from me each time when I would attempt to feed him, for the past couple of weeks. This is when dr Zaiga Phillips said something that made me not to ever go to this doctor again. She said: "YOU DON'T HAVE TO SHOW ME ANYTHING, THERE IS NOTHING I HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE IN MY CAREER !". They sent me home.
What kind of doctor says that? what kind of doctor doesn't take the time to investigate when a mother reports something wrong with her baby? My son dropped from the 25% weight curve to the 5-10% weight curve during those weeks.
And now, here is the end of the story: I was desperate, things were going worse and worse, my son was getting tired and hungry; 3 days later we went to see his regular doctor again. His regular doctor said my son MIGHT HAVE DEVELOPED PROTEIN MILK INTOLLERANCE. So I cut all milk products from my diet, I bought only products with no milk or casein; 2-3 days later my son was back to normal, happy to be to my breast as he was in the first three months.
Would you go back seeing a doctor that pretends she has enough experience and she doesn't need to see anything new?
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