Thursday, October 23, 2008

But you gained weight...

When I was pregnant with SiM I had some GI issues which at one point made me loose my appetite. I tried to handle it on my own but then decided to mention it to my OB.
Imagine my annoyance and disappointment when instead of giving me some suggestions, pills, heck-just emphathy, he told me that I gained 3 lbs in 4 weeks and that's more than enough. He also suggested I take up exercise because all his patients who exercise have easier pregnancy and post partum experiences.

A couple of weeks ago I took my daughter to pediatrician for her shots. When the MD asked if I have any questions/concerns I told her that my daughter's appetite went down dramatically and would the doctor have any suggestions/recommendations for me.
MD's answer- "Your daughter's gained weighted since her last visit so I wouldn't worry about her appetite".

Do these doctors listen or only read charts?


Jacob Da Jew said...

Unfortuately, most do.

SubWife said...

Yeah, I have very low expectations of ob's and still every now and then they manage to surprise me with their insensitivity.

If it's any consolation, both of my kids go through periods when they barely eat. It lasts a few weeks and then resolves itself. Then again, you are the mother, so you should trust your instincts if you think something is not right.

SuperRaizy said...

I understand your frustration with your doctor but the truth is that children's appetites do change periodically. It's not necessarily a problem that your daughter is eating a little less than she used to, so long as she feels healthy and is growing. In all likelihood, her appetite will increase again soon.

Moshe said...

Shlomik is always up for fish sticks, other food, sometimes yes, sometimes no. Recently, his breakfast is pretty much a couple slices of cheese and nothing else.