Choosing the right Pediatrician for your child is no child’s play. When it comes to the well-being of your child, you will leave no stone unturned. You always try to give the best to your child and ensure that he is both safe and comfortable at all times. No wonder choosing the right Pediatrician for your child tops the priority list of parents even before the child is born. Read the article to know how to Choose the Right Pediatrician for your newborn.
As Adults, we only visit doctors when we are unwell or need any kind of medical attention. But it is totally different when it comes to kids. Pediatric assistance is needed immediately after the child is born to ensure if all is well with the baby and that it can survive on its own. Even when your baby is healthy, the Pediatrician schedules timely appointments to monitor their weight as well administer vaccinations. In between vaccinations, the doctor ensures that the child is exclusively breastfed for a certain amount of time, begins with nutritional solids after 6 month, develop immunity to fight off infections and helps parents prepare a diet regime for their child etc.
The Early Years of your child’s life are extremely crucial as they help in laying strong foundations of good physical, mental and emotional well-being of your child.
Apart from catering to the holistic development of your child, it is equally important that your Pediatrician is someone with whom you can develop a trustworthy and strong bond.
If you are expecting your bundle of joy anytime soon or are not-so-happy with your current Doc., this is how you can choose the ‘right’ Pediatrician for your child.
For a dear friend, her experience with a Pediatrician she met was awful. Her family Pediatrician who she trusted and adored passed away due to old age. So she zeroed down upon another Doctor in the city who had years of experience. She planned to nurse her baby till at least two years and strongly believed in child-led weaning which is a school of thought and a lot of doctors recommend it too. When she shared the same with the new doctor she met. The doctor in turn gave her a long sermon. She respected that due to his qualification and experience, but when he started passing judgements about her thinking and said that it is a bad choice and that the baby will be spoilt, se stormed out of his office.
Bringing up a child is a physical, emotional, mental as well as a spiritual process. One wise decision will help you strengthen the bond with your child and make the journey smoother.
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