“Why do they book your well-child checks for 15 minutes?” my medical student asked me yesterday. I laughed. I couldn’t help it. Gut reaction – like when you laugh instead of cry. I explained that all of our appointments are 15 minutes – well-checks (regardless of age), to colds, to suicidality or chest pain. I work for a large hospital system, and that is how patients are booked. I the …
Post Author: Cindy Rubin, MD
Cindy Rubin is a pediatrician and breastfeeding medicine specialist.
I had very difficult experiences breastfeeding both of my children. I had constant pain, recurrent plugged ducts, and a lot of latch problems. There were many times when I considered quitting, but I persevered because it meant a lot to me, and I would have felt like I was failing had I stopped. Does this sound familiar?
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. There has been a huge pushback …
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