I moved to Benicia about a year and a half ago, and was looking for a pediatrician in the area (at the time my daughter was 12 months old). I was interested in North Bay Pediatrics since they had offices in Benicia and Vallejo, and I ended up interviewing Dr. Alan Sher since he was the only one (at that time) who was available for immediate appointments in Benicia. Since I was planning to continue breastfeeding my daughter past 12 months of age I was looking for a pediatrician who was supportive of this. When I interviewed Dr. Sher he seemed very uniniformed of all of the continued benefits of nursing for both mother and child, and was not supportive of the idea. I was also not that impressed with his interpersonal skills and found him to be a bit condescending.
As a result, I decided to look elsewhere for a doctor I felt more comfortable with. I ended up selecting Dr. George Delgado who has a family practice in Benicia on Columbus Parkway. I found him extremely supportive of continued breastfeeding, and I have found his personal manner with children (and adults) to be very gentle and respectful. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions. Good luck in your search!
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