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Doc Knows Best?

After a few months, and in some cases a few years, new parents stop calling the pediatrician every five seconds, and start trusting their instincts.  After all, you spend everyday with your child, who could know better when they are sick, hurting, over tired or peachy keen than you?  Maybe you feel uncomfortable about it, but CNN.com says sometimes it’s okay to ignore the doctor.

Posted: 3/17/08