Why are pediatricians all of a sudden recommending weaning as soon as babies turn 1?
My ds turned one on Jan. 14 and had his 1 yr checkup yesterday. His dr said it's time to wean from BF and put him on whole milk. I explained that he gets whole milk while he is at day care, but he says that he needs to be on it exclusively. I don't understand. Dr also says he is a little on the small side, he weighs 19 pounds, and that he's not gaining weight, he weighed 19 pounds at last checkup also. I asked the nurse about it b/c it startled me at first too, but she said it's b/c he grew an inch and 1/2 so he grew longer instead of heavier. The dr said he needs to be at least 25 pounds. Is that right? He was only 5 pounds at birth, but eats healthy, loves nursing, and is otherwise fine. He's my third, but the only one I've BF for so long. He also said if he's not walking in a couple of months, he needs therapy???? Never heard of that.
Anyway, sorry for so many questions, any advice is appreciated. Thanks!