You're right. Didn't think about that. Sending good thoughts to this baby and his mama though, seems like they need it.
sad story involving premature weaning - Page 2
That is messed up. I mean if you stop giving milk or formula or whatever and the child takes a 'dip in the chart' that means they are not getting enough calories to grow! People are ridiculous.
Well, people are also told the soda and Doritos are bad for them, but that certainly hasn't put Pepsi or Frito-Lay out of business. It sounds more like she was seriously under-informed, not that some nebulous "they" had been telling her formula is poison.
I feel for the mom, what a rough thing to have to come to terms with, especially with the knowledge that it didn't have to be that way. She's going to carry that guilt with her for a long time.
I think the focus needs to be on educating and getting the info out there, any young mom could have had this happen and probably there are more stories like this than we would like to imagine.
OP, I am so glad you talked to her. She probably needed an ear. I think your recommendation of toddler formula was spot on in this case.