Hi! I am posting this concern on behalf of a spanish speaking mom, who lives too far away to attend any LLL meetings and is not receiving (in my opinion) good advice from her ped. Any help will be greatly appreciated!!
"Hi! I have a 17mo baby, who has always been a bit larger than other babies his age. He was born weighing 8,42 lb (3,820kg). I exclusively BF him until he was 6mo, and then gradually begun feeding him solids, and have not weaned him off the breast yet (nor have I introduced bottles).
In his 6mo check-up he was already weighing 24,25 lb, and now (17 mo) he weighs 46,3 lb. He was tested for all types of conditions (hipothyroidism, cholesterol, etc.) and all test results came back OK. We saw a pediatric nutricionist and she confirmed that his food plan was perfect as well. He does not eat junk food at all, no salt, tons of fruits and veggies..
So now my pediatrician says its probably related to my BM, and that I have to wean him (totally or at least partially). I continue to nurse on demand, usually 5 times during the day and 2 at nights. Help!"