Hi guys.. I'm looking for your thoughts here.
My son is 8 months old and I haven't started solids, rice cereal,etc. He has never had anything but breastmilk and we are still exclusively breastfeeding. He is in the 90th percentile on weight and the 55th percentile on head circ and length. He is meeting and exceeding all of his milestones, has abundant energy, and is the happiest baby I have ever met. Everyone always comments on how laid back he is and how he is thriving. He has never even had an ear infection or a cold. (He is a 22 lb grinning butterball!)
I am a NICU RN and am well educated on the benefits of breastfeeding, and work closely with lactation consultants. My pediatrician, and LCs have confirmed to me that it is ok to delay solids and that he is ok on my milk alone for up to a year.
I am sick and tired of people making comments about his not eating food yet.. "Hey Ben theres some baby food over here!" "give him some potato salad it won't hurt him" "Just a little diet coke isn't going to kill him"
Anyways, I feel that I am doing what is best for him and it's obviously going well. I have an abundant milk supply ( I make about 35-45 ounces of milk a day) so that isn't an issue.
Can you guys think of a way to handle the over 7 comments I get per hour at dinnertime?
And why do people make it their business anyways?
I realize that this is not something most people do so to them, I am CRAZY and will be breastfeeding my baby to age 18.