My son recently turned one. During his one year visit with the doctor I told her I was still breastfeeding and planned on letting him self wean. She seemed pretty supportive till she asked how many times and ounces of cow's milk was I offering him. I told her that I read that I didn't necessarily have to offer cow's milk if they were still nursing three to four times a day. She said she disagreed and that cow's milk has more fat in it that breastmilk, and he needs this fat to learn. This is a total disagreement with everything I have read so far. I have read that breastmilk is the one that has more fat and it is a special fat that is designed for their growing brains. :-/ She recommends that even if he was breastfeeding that he drink 17-20 oz of cows milk along with the water I was already offering him. Sounds to me if I offered that much milk he would most definitely not have room to nurse! lol Are any extended breastfeeding mommas offering cows milk? Its it a necessity or is it just this doctors view that after one all babies need to be weaned to cows milk.