Little 17chipmunks was assigned Dr Syed Nazir as the pediatrician upon delivery. Well, we got to meet Dr Syed on the day we were going home – and it was a rush meet up, where we were going back home – he came to our room but I was in the toilet and he was supposed to come back, but no where to be seen until we were going off. It was a speedy explanation on that day and we were supposed to come back in 5 days time or so.
We returned to see Dr Syed as per the appointment. Well, for his appointments, sms will be sent to us to remind us – that is a service. However, upon arrival at his clinic, we were greeted by his rather unfriendly nurses. They are totally opposite of the nurses at Dr Fatima’s clinic. Compared to Dr Cheng of Klinik Kanak-Kanak Cheng, Dr Syed is less detail in his checking of the baby and thus, the waiting time is shorter compared to Dr Cheng.
But, one thing which I am agreeable to Dr Syed – he encourages breastfeeding – though he will say top up formula milk IF there is insufficient breastmilk. He knows that exclusively fed babies should not be taking water. There is also a nursery at his clinic – where we could breastfeed our babies while waiting (which we did for few occasions).
Initially, when we relate to Dr Syed that little 17chipmunks’ stomach is rather bloated, he was relating that it was because of the still growing muscle. However, when we went to seek Dr Cheng’s advice, it was wind in the stomach. Then, we relate to Dr Syed about Dr Cheng’s advice – he then changed his opinion – and agreeing that it was part of the cause of colic. Aside from the gripe water given by Dr Cheng, Dr Syed, initially, recommended another medicine – which was Cuplaton – which helped abit initially. When her colic got worse, Dr Syed recommended probiotics – which actually helped. Crossing our fingers, little 17chipmunks seems to have recovered from colic. According to Dr Syed, there are studies made that probiotics could help colicky babies and proven works. On the other hand, no studies done on Dentinox (gripe water) and Cuplaton on how it helps colic. However, probiotics seems the last resort – and it is quite pricey. But, we are grateful that little 17chipmuks has been feeling better – though there is still wind in her stomach and she has to fart out each time.
Eventually – Between Dr Syed and Dr Cheng (location of the clinics is the same – Kelana Business Avenue), we choose to do vaccination for little 17chipmunks with Dr Syed – because Dr Syed’s clinic is rather proven and receipts are printed accordingly – while Dr Cheng seems to be “dodgy” when it comes to payment – where payment has to be made to him directly and handwritten receipts are given. Nevertheless, we will still keep both Dr Syed and Dr Cheng as our pediatrician – as they are nearest to us and important in case of emergencies.
During little 17chipmunks’ last vaccination, we went to Dr Syed on a Friday night. We were surprised that there were so many patients. In addition, the clinic still accepts patients even though it was way after 9pm. Now, we know why the nurses are rather unfriendly – because they had to come to work again the next morning.
One setback – I think Dr Syed’s clinic is rather stuffy especially when there are a lot of patients. In addition, the toilet at the clinic is not very hygiene. I would also certainly be happier if his nurses are friendlier to us. Dr Syed, himself, is a friendly doctor though.