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    Default need some good references

    hi, just need some info for a doctor who made i comment i don't agree with and i am not all that great at finding different sites on web with good articles and info. at my ds last checkup to his gi specialist, he said," you really need to start feeding him more foods, your milk starts to loose nutrients after 6 months and he needs nutrition." that is not so, is it? i don't think that it is. my ds is now 7 months old and 22lbs and8 oz, 29 and 1/2 inches long. i know size doesn't mean nutrition, but, he is very healthy. we are seeing our long term (my other son is 6yrs old) doctors new partner, i was really shocked so i did the "i will say ok, but do what i want anyway" with him. i wanted to say more, but i really don't have the facts to cite, i like to go into a battle prepared. now, i bf my other strictly for 10 months and the other dr. was fine with that. my ds shows some interest in foods-enough to keep mil at bay...any info about breast milk composition after 6 months is greatly appriciated. thanks amy

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    Default Re: need some good references

    http://aappolicy.aappublications.org...s;115/2/496%20

    Read the Recommendation on breastfeeding for the healthy term infant, prgh #10.

    It's not a detail info, but it come from the AAP and that's actually the abstract not the full report, but it your ped fails to not understand something so simple I would seriously get a new one.

    I've seen more info about the subject, I just have to find it again and post it later.

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    Default Re: need some good references

    I was just reading up in my AAP Caring for Your Baby and Young Child book the other day about starting solids etc. It reccomends exclusive breastfeeding for six months, that it (or formula, which is obviously not your case) should then remain the baby's main source of nutrition for the first year of life.
    Here is a link to their official policy on their website: http://aappolicy.aappublications.org...rics;115/2/496

    I agree with the pp, new doc! You should not be made to feel that the great decision you've made isn't the right thing to do!

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    Default Re: need some good references

    I was going through old pregnancy magazines yesterday, tearing out pages with products I wanted to check out, etc. and came across a blurb and thought of this thread...
    Its from the Feb/march '06 issue of FitPregnancy. It discusses a study done recently about the nutrition in breastmilk, and found that over time the fat content and calories increase- though they don't know why but think maybe because older babies don't eat as often. It also mentions breastfeeding for at least one year to give full benefits and the myth that beyond one year nutrient value drops- which the results of this study show isn't true.
    So- anyway, this doctor clearly has no clue!

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    Default Re: need some good references

    the longer you nurse the more weaning advice you are going to get.
    A doctor told my mom that she would not be able to nurse my brother becuase his wife was a rn and she could not nurse. This was back in the 70's when few moms even tried to nurse. That one doctor turned off alot of my friends parents in our small town. Doctors say all kinds of junk, they are only human.
    DOn't worry too much about trying to get him to change his mind even the best information might not do any good, and he'll just see you as one of "thoose moms".

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