Just had to share this with you ladies:
We had our 12 mth check up today and I asked how much breastmilk (or substitute) my one-year-old now needs. Our friendly neighborhood pediatrician 'helpfully' pointed out the following:
1. There is no evidence that there is any benefit to breastfeeding beyond 8-10 months.
2. Now's a good time to wean.
3. This can be achieved by going away somewhere for a couple of days leaving baby with relatives because, believe it or not, children can get pretty upset when mommy's around and refusing to nurse.
4. My baby has a strong personality and is unlikely to self-wean so I'll have to take the lead. This last gem just in case I am disobedient about following his advice on weaning?
Well, gee, what would we do without our trusty medical advisors?
I'm still shaking my head in wonder.