Hello ladies! As you might remember, I posted a about a week and a half ago saying how happy I was to *finally* reach 2 years breastfeeding! I am still over the moon about our nursing relationship, but I got some disheartening news today at his 2 year old well baby check.
Milestones--he's doing GREAT!
Height--still at 50%
Activity level--super high (he was running all over the place at his ped's office)
Vocab/speech--excellent...*except for not knowing colors...*
Autisum screening...the worries we had before have been resolved, no signs of it
Hemoglobin (SP?) levels--12 *told normal range*
Weight....almost 46 lbs. *Up twenty...yes 20! since December of 2011*
First of all, I am so upset that he has gained this much. I mean, this kid eats healthy and is SO active. I can barely keep up with him on good days. He drinks lots of water...hardly any juice. *Maybe once a week??* he only drinks cows' milk with cereal and a rare "treat" when he asks.
Next, the ped told me I'm bfing too much. That it is time to wean. NOW. She wants him to be off the tap by his next appointment in 6 months.
I know I need to be proactive and take what they say with a grain of salt. And I realize that most of the time, what they "say" isn't the best thing. But I can't help but to think that I am the one doing this to him. That somehow my magic mommy "cream" is making my little boobear not so little.
He isn't on a restrictive diet...yet. But I was told to start incorporating more veggies into his diet, and to severly limit caloric intake with drinks. *I.e...I need to start watching how much he's bfing* But they will be testing his thyroid to rule out a possible medical condition.
I'm at a loss. I really don't know what to do. I do not want my son to be heavy like me. Just the thought of him going through the same childhood as me makes me shudder. I do not want that life for him.
So, please. I need advice for what to do next. I'm guessing weaning is in order? And any tips for what to feed him that's high in nutriton? Please, any advice is welcomed. Thanks in advance.