Ugh, just want to share. I had a frustrating visit with my 13mo old's pediatrician today. She has always seemed "fine" with my exclusive breastfeeding, although they did try to push solids on me at earlier than 6-12mo.
The first thing that annoyed me was my "informational print out" that read "At 12months it is time to switch your Toddler over from Formula to cow's milk." Just like that ! Not even a MENTION of breastmilk or breastfeeding guidance.
The 2nd thing was when she asked about his feeding habits--I explained he eats 3 meals a day plus snacks and drinks which include water, coconut water and some almond milk. I said I still breastfeed 3-5 times a day and on weekends.
She tells me he REALLY should be getting 6-8oz a day of Cow's Milk because he needs the Vitamin D and my breast milk is NOT fortified.
I have always taken the guidance from LLL that breastfeeding 3-5 times a day is all the "milk" he needs.
I just don't understand how doctors aren't armed with the tools to encourage, inform and lengthen the breastfeeding relationship for women and children.
Any way, thanks for listening, just needed to vent!