Haven't been on here in a while, but you all have offered such great advice in the past, I had to post on what happened today at my LO's check-up.
My 19 month old weighs 33 lbs and my doctor said that she is now off the charts for weight. She doesn't want her to gain any weight between this appointment and her 2 year appointment. When we were discussing what she eats/drinks, she came to the conclusion that it could be the breastmilk that is causing her to be "overweight."
I told her that my LO eats pretty nutritiously (fruits/veggies, all dairy except cow's milk which she hates, a few meats here and there and plenty of good carbs). I explained that we don't do fast food very often and it's a rare occasion when she may get a cookie/treat.
My doctor then said she was surprised by my LO's weight gain because most women's breastmilk wasn't very nutritious by this time but it must be the nursing that is causing it. My LO nurses at least every 2 hours and still night nurses...
This upset me and I began to wonder if a breastfed baby could really be overweight??? She wants me to cut out some nursing sessions....
What do you mamas think??