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Dr Alfred Tam - BF friendly?

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    Dr Alfred Tam - BF friendly?

    hi there

    have heard much of this doc being expensive BUT good. Anyone knows if he's pro BF?

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    If your child has a chest problem/infection Dr Tam is the go to guy. Don't know his opinions on breastfeeding, we've never needed to have that conversation.

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    thanks! We suspect our gal got ear infection...I heard he specializes in chest/cough so we're not sure. We r not very impressed with the PD we went to for bb's 3rd month checkup & vaccinations so we thot if dr Alfred tam is good (pro bf) we will switch and take bb to him for all future chkups & not just for infections.

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    The most probreastfeeding paediatrician I have found is Dr Thondup. He's also an excellent doctor, you may want to try him.

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    We see Dr. Tam and he is BF friendly in my opinion. I am still BF my second one at 10 months and everytime we see him, he commends me and said I am doing such a good job. Even when she had jaundice as a newborn and some nurses asked me to give her formula, Dr. Tam still encouraged me to continue breastfeeding.

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    I would say Dr. Tam is pro-BF. Our son was at the bottom end of the end of the weight charts for the first 6-9 months and although I expressed some concern, Dr. Tam kept emphasizing how lucky he was to be a breastfed baby and that the low weight was nothing to worry about. It definitely helped give me confidence to continue with BF. However, he isn't judgmental either way. I eventually switched to formula around 7 months (for work-related reasons) and when told Dr. Tam of my plan, he didn't try to dissuade me - which I liked since I wasn't made to feel at all guilty for switching!

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    My bub sees Dr. Alf Tam. I wanted to weaned her off breastmilk at 5 months (by giving her a bottle of formula for her dream feed) but he convinced me to continue breastsfeeding exclusively until she was past 6 months old. So, I would say that he is pro-bf. He kept emphasizing that breastmilk is the best food for her and said that she was a very lucky baby (re: elephantine).
    What I like about Dr. Tam is that he is great with my bub (- she flirts with him!), has excellent bedside manners and does not give medicine unnecessarily. Very reassuring too!

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    It's great to know that Dr Tam is so probreastfeeding. As I say I've only seen him for chest infections, and found him to be an fantastic doctor. We've never really had the breastfeeding conversation.

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