i was at a children's museum today and talked briefly with a mom of a baby boy -- he was crawling and looked somewhere between 6-9 months old. he had actually just turned 12 months old, she told me. the mom, who appeared to be fairly young, but not a teenager or anything... she told me that she wanted to quit nursing at 9 months and the doctor told her that was fine, but didn't tell her to give the baby formula or milk instead once he was weaned. SHE GAVE HIM ONLY WATER for the next three months, from 9 mo to 12 mo, until she took him in for his 1 year appointment and found out he had not grown at all during the three months, and i guess got clued in that he should have been having some milk.
she said she did it b/c she wanted to take diet pills. "selfish i know, and so stupid," she stated.
Edited by ElliesMomma - 5/28/11 at 11:03pm