My husband is active duty Air Force. We were at a Christmas party last night and I got to talking with one of the moms (also active duty) and during the course of the conversation she said that she'd have to stop BFing at a year...because her doctors told her she wasn't ALLOWED to BF longer. When I pressed her for more details she said that EVERY doctor she's been to (she's had lots of post partum issues so she goes regularly) has told her that she will "get in trouble" for BFing past 12 months because it's "not allowed for active duty."
I looked it up. Yes, the Air Force Information thingy only states the importance of breastmilk for the first year...but there is ZERO in there about duration of breastfeeding.
I'm outraged. I told her last night (before I checked it out) to double check the regulations and then start telling them to go screw themselves. I'm not military so I don't know that there's anything *I* can do...unless someone has ideas or a really great letter I can flood around base? (Pregnancy brain prohibits me from writing as eloquently as usual lol)