Your Pediatrician may be considered a professional, but a professional in what area? Does he know the things you need him to know to take care of your children. Tonight's topic just may give you some questions to ask when choosing the doctor who will be in charge of your child's health......
My guest is Susan Markel, M.D. She is a board-certified pediatrician who has a private consultative practice specializing in parent coaching and child health. A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Dr. Markel became a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1981, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 1997.
Dr. Markel's philosophy of natural parenting empowers mothers to trust in their maternal instincts, and consider themselves the "experts" in raising their own children. By espousing "mindful parenting", she has allowed mothers to acknowledge and celebrate the joy of parenting. We will be discussing Breastfeeding, bedsharing, vaccines, unnecessary proceedure immediately following birth and much more.