My baby is 8 months old. I only nursed DD for 6 months, but this time I made a goal to make it to a year. Well, DS has food allergies (including milk and soy) and I'm not comfortable giving him rice milk as a replacement after he turns a year, so I've changed my goal to nurse him until he's 2. DH is not happy about this at all. Actually, he would have preferred for me to formula feed from the beginning. He's come around (because of the allergies) when he realized what his special prescription formula would have cost us, but an allergist told us last week that we could stop breastfeeding and start him on the rice milk when he's 10 months old. DH has latched onto this and has imposed a deadline of 1 year. He said "the allergist said 10 months - I'm giving you a year. Then you're done." What do I do? I'm heartbroken about this. I know in my heart that rice milk will not be good for his development. I've been depressed over this ever since we had that stupid appointment. I think I found the only allergist in the world who doesn't support breastfeeding.
I posted about the horrible advice from the allergist in the food allergies forum, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to link a post from another forum, so if you're interested, you can read about it in the "Allergies and the Breastfeeding Family" forum.
I also wanted to add that DH is not the type to read and research. He doesn't care what's best for DS's development. He thinks that rice milk is "good enough." Also, his mother has started asking how much longer we're going to nurse (I don't give her a straight answer), and DH takes her word as gold.