Today, I had a wonderful opportunity to help a new mother. She was loving, concerned, and asked many appropriate questions. Interestingly enough, I’ve noticed that more and more mothers are using their Blackberry as a resource. This mother “wrote” all her questions in her Blackberry. Daddy was in the room, supportive and patient. They warned me when a entered the room, “Mommy has a lot of questions.”
I advised her to keep writing her question list for each visit. It is a pediatrician’s role to answer questions & educate a mother, so that she can be the best mother she can be. In the process, she will feel more confident and be able to rest more peacefully. When searching for a pediatrician, I advise you ask if time is taken to answer your newborn questions, so you can feel the same.
She thanked me and agreed, “I feel more relaxed.” Then, she asked, “How long until the next visit?” He’ll be back at two weeks old. The look on her face was that of relief; I could almost hear her say, ‘Whew! It’s not so far off.’ She’ll be here with her Blackberry list and a smile.