"You're only supposed to breastfeed until they're one"
Yes, that's exactly what my doctor told me today. I was in the hospital a week ago for a couple of days because of a horrible virus and had to get a follow up appointment. I go in and he was asking me how I was doing, he asked about my yeast infection that he had prescribed me Difulcan over the phone for, I said it was gone and breastfeeding is much more comfortable now.
(I had my boys with me) he looked at my younger son and said "How old is he?" I said that's he was almost 14months old. He gets this clouded look, sighs, shakes his head and says "Mmmmm.....you're only supposed to breastfeed until they're one", I let him know it's recommended to breastfeed until they are 2. He shook his head like I was a silly little girl that didn't know what I was talking about and says "I'm pretty sure it's one. Plus he has teeth, it's going to mess up your nipples." o.O I let him know I taught my child not to bite and my nipples are completely fine, and that nutritionally babies need some type of milk until they are two so it might as well be my milk that was made perfectly for him. He then asked if I was at least giving him solids, I said yes, 3 meals a day because that's what he wants. He looked so relieved and said "Well, that's good. We don't want him to get malnourished. I've never met anyone that's breastfed that long." Seriously? Apparently this guy is blind, my son is 27lbs, walking, talking(like really talking, putting phrases together and can say at least 70 words), most people think he's a lot older than he really is. I asked him if he even had a baby, he told me yes a 6month old and his wife was breastfeeding her. I told him that he and his wife needed to go home and do some research about the benefits of breastfeeding full term because he had been poorly informed. He just kind of stuttered and mumbled and finished up everything. I swear if I hadn't educated myself and knew exactly what I was talking about he could have made me feel really ashamed and stupid.