- Pediatrician to mother of a just born baby who weighed 9 1/2 lbs.
“I don’t think there’s a changing table in the bathroom. You can use the floor.”
- Pediatric Resident to mother who needed to change a child’s diaper. The baby was not the patient.
“You should stop nursing him so much. We like to see babies gain 0.5-1 ounce a day, he is gaining twice that. It’s too much.”
- Pediatrician at 6 week well baby visit.
“She’s overweight because she’s nursing.” – Pediatrician to mother of a child who had two very tall parents.
“Haven’t you ever seen a cow or a sheep nurse? They kick their kids away after a while. It’s long overdue that you stop nursing. You’re keeping her small.” – Pediatrician to mother nursing her two year old.
“But how will the baby gain weight if she doesn’t supplement?” Resident to pediatrician at rounds. Baby was less than two days old and the mother’s milk had already started to come in.
“It’s probably not pink eye.” -Pediatrician’s receptionist to mother, without even seeing the child in question.
“He needs to be hospitalized, IV antibiotics, and emergency circumcision.” – Pediatrician to mother who brought in her toddler for a suspected infection.