I have a 2yr.old just turned 2 in july,next year she'll be starting school,but it's very difficult to ween her.sometimes she'll drink whole milk or 2%milk but she prefers breast milk over them both,now her doctor told me that i should have been stopped but it's hard to do,i'll give her milk in a cup she may drink some of it,but she goes back to breastfeeding.i've gone as far as covering my breast & telling her "no more you're a big girl now" & the look she gives is as if u took her favorite dora book from her. PLEASE HELPAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:44 PM on Sep. 19, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by getrealmama at 3:46 PM on Sep. 19, 2010
Answer by Mommy2Gabrielle at 3:47 PM on Sep. 19, 2010
Answer by MommaofH2 at 3:51 PM on Sep. 19, 2010
Your doctor is wrong. Breastfeeding is recommended for at least 2 years. For all the benefits of breastfeeding a child needs to brestfeed 3 or more years. Children do not need to drink milk at all. The need to drink water. Milk is for baby cows. If they have milk in their diet, 2 toddler servings are the max recommended. Cow's milk is linked to constipation, digestive problems, obesity, other health problems, and environmental problems. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Org, LLL or no other group says you need to wean at 2 or 3 or any max. age. Time to stop telling the doc about breastfeeding or find a new doc. Even if you believed kids need milk, breastfed kids don't need any because they are getting human milk (I just read other post). Too much milk in diet not enough other better stuff if they drink cows milk.
Answer by Gailll at 3:52 PM on Sep. 19, 2010
Mothers that work can usually stop pumping after the baby starts solids. The breasts adapt to the baby eating solids while mom is gone and nursing while mom is around. By 10 mo a mom should be able to return to work without pumping or should have been long weaned off pumping. Moms can always call La Leche League about these things, go to web sites like http://www.kellymom.com/ , or go to books LLL recommends like Working Mother, Nursing Mother. I suggest mothers always talk to someone before weaning their child to make sure the reasons for weaning are accurate. In the OP case the doctor is not accurate in saying a 2 yo must wean and it goes against his professional organization's recommendations.
Answer by Gailll at 3:59 PM on Sep. 19, 2010
Answer by -LovingMamma- at 4:26 PM on Sep. 19, 2010
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