This is pretty common throughout the WIC program. Annoying yes. My WIC counselor gave me a funny look when I told her no he hasn't had cow milk he's still breastfeeding. What just because his birthday was a week away?
Lol I was going to say about WIC, here in Montana WIC takes away all of a mom's benefits that she was getting for BFing when the child turns 1 year old, whether or not you are still BFing. They then give the 1 year old benefits, which includes whole cows milk. So, as a BFing mom of a 1 year old on WIC, I am now drinking whole cows milk :/
They neither encourage me or discourage me from BFing past 1 year, but just how they handle their benefits discourages it, as well as the fact that they offer lots of advice on weaning starting at like 6 months! It is very frustrating. Anyone know how to go about getting this changed? I have written to our governor about WIC not allowing any organic food(besides milk) to be purchased, but at the time I did not know about the 1 year old thing. I dont know what he thought of my letter either, because I accidentally checked the box that said I did not require a response:(
I am more of the type to keep breastfeeding in public just to make a point. Although I do remember avoiding it once while waiting for a table at a restaurant in the crowded lobby when I felt like a guy was leering at ds(who was also 2.5 yrs at the time) and I. The only time I ever bf'd in the bathroom and I still remember ds asking why we were nursing in the bathroom.
As for your dh, I'm sorry he's not being more supportive. Have you tried talking to him about his discomfort with it? My dh was super supportive until ds turned 2. He wasn't giving me a hard time but kept asking when I was going to wean him. I told him that I wasn't and no offense to him as the father but our nursing relationship really was between ds and I and neither of us were ready for it to stop. He came around a bit more when I talked to him about all the benefits of nursing a toddler/preschooler.