William is about 1 1/2 years old. I say to my husband, "You know we probably know more about breastfeeding than any other
doctor in the area, maybe even the state." "No way," he says, "Not as much as the OBs and Peds."
Breastfeeding is going well at a early routine check-up-- "Let me know when you decide to wean. We have all the free
formula here you will need." Now encouragement at all was offered.
At 30 weeks gestation second pregnancy-- "It is time to wean, you may have premature labor." I was still hanging
in there at 41 weeks, having nursed all the way through this pregnancy.
A mother presents with white milk stains on infants tongue-- "This is thrush. You must wean so you don't pass it
back and forth." [This baby NEVER had thrush.]
At a six month check up pedi tells mom, "According to the lastest research you should nurse for at least nine months."