I can only assume SAV was referring to my B-12 message, and all I can say is that I am sorry for your ignorance.
I have nursed my 3 children, and passionately oppose formula (I myself even drank it for a week to try to figure out blood in my youngest's stool, so that he wouldn't be put on it and could continue nursing) He is also the one who has stopped gaining, and whose head circumference is slipping down the growth chart. We recently found out that he has high MMA. This means the B-12 he has (in the normal range) isn't working. This is a very common problem, it just isn't widely known yet. I believe that nursed babies get enough milk. I don't even believe that supplementing is usually a good idea (though for the mom's who have to I am not judging you). But, I felt like when I read about a vegan mom (or mom's who manipulate diets for allergies - which I have done ad nauseum with two of my children, I am a master of diet manipulation, food journals, and testing stool daily for occult blood) that some of these babies and/or mommies should be checked for B-12 deficiency (actually high MMA). Mom's with asymptomatic pernicious anemia, or those who are vegetarian or vegan can pass on B-12 deficiency to their babies. Should they stop nursing? NO. Should they maybe get checked? YES.
Ignore me if you want to, it's your perrogative certainly. At least I can sleep at night knowing I have shared this information. Failure to thrive, mental retardation, and neurological problems are not something I would want to miss because I didn't want to ask for a urine test. Not that this is everyone's issue - people come in all sizes, some are just small. But if this helps 1/100 then it was worth the criticism I just received.
Ashley, Dylan, and Jack's mom