I am still currently nursing my 18 month old daughter. The problem is she is 42 lbs. Her doctor is concerned about her weight. We have already seen a ped. endocrinologist and he took the wait and see approach a few months ago (when she was only 37 lbs). He was counting on her weight gain slowing with mobility and weaning.
Well that has not happened, the weignt gain slowing or weaning. It was my goal to have her self wean (ap minded parent).
I am not clear if her weight is due to breastfeeding or a medical issue. The only tests done have been thyroid (which is fine). From what I hear from other mothers nursing still at this age, she nurses probably a little more than usual at night (sometimes all night, sometimes 3ish nusrsings a night) and she nurses about 3-4 times a day. Along with that she eats regular meals, but by NO MEANS enough to justify her weight.
I'm not sure really what I'm asking for here. Some statistics? Some experience. We have some doctors appointments coming up (her 18 month check up and another ped. endo on the 24th) and I really just don't want to be bullied into weaning or having breastfeeding be a scapegoat. Or could it truly be the issue? I am at a loss.
Any and all thoughts are appreciated!!!