Kate - posted on 04/02/2010 ( 73 moms have responded )
I really need my breastfeeding moms support tonight. I am so upset. Today was my daughter's 15m WCC. I was excited, to see how well she has developed. And she has done well, she is in the high 80th to low 90th percentile on all her growths. Kelen is still nursing and at least when she is with me she would rather nurse than eat. I always offer her solids first. They checked her iron level at the doctors office and it was 10.8, which is just borderline anemia. The doctor came in and was really down on me. She told me I need to transition Kelen to solid foods completely, she said the longer I wait, the picker of an eater she will be. I told her I believe the nursing is still beneficial for her. I don't force her to nurse, if she wants too though I am not going to turn her down. She even went so far as to tell me we really need to get tough, and I coul let someone else in my family be responsible for her and her nutrition for a few days. She was even talking about OT to help her. I am so disappointed in the medical profession right now. She also found a stricture on my daughter vulva and told me I need to use an estrogen creame on it. I told her I feel very uncomfortable with this( do to family history of estrogen feeding cancers). I asked if there was anything else I could do and she said no. I know I am doing the right thing with my daughter, I just need others input on these sublects please.