July 28th, 2014, 02:06 PM
My Ped has suggested doing this since my 15 month old did not grow between 12 and 14 months. He gained ounces, but no height. He is within normal range of milestones and Ped says he looks "great" but we're concerned with lack of growth/dropping off curve. He eats solids but has a dairy and nut allergy, so all the yogurt, butter, and cheese I'd normally be giving him has been replaced with seed butters, Chia seeds, and coconut yogurt/oil. He was 7 lb at birth and at 12 months was 27.75“ and 17.5 lb. He had been following his curve until 12 months. I nurse him before naps and bedtime and during the night. He eats mainly solids during the day and fluctuates in terms of amount eaten. He ate 17 oz of food the other day in one sitting (rice, chicken, coconut oil, and bone broth and oatmeal with coconut oil and avocado) but other days not as much. I am mainly concerned with his height. My preschooler also had this problem (with weight not height) and nursed until 2. I was also very small as a baby, so some is genetics, I know. He is now at a non worrisome weight. I don't think weaning will help since her argument is it's a meal replacement and he doesn't nurse like that anymore. However, I don't give my preschooler milk during meals for that exact reason, so I can see her point, even though everything I've read says don't wean for this reason. Advice?