What my dh's grandmother told me - Page 2
its actually in the LLL breastfeeding book i think, they dont say to stop at all, but just that it changes and to count on it as a single source less. but yeah totally wrong according to the medical studies i have seen and horrible to tell folks. i know that in the first year of food, there were many days that they did not eat that much and it was so reassuring to me to know they still nursed so much and that it was super nutritious and one way or the other they always got what they needed.
I overheard my stepmom telling her daughter that "breastfeeding is just too hard on the mom's body. It makes her too weak. That's what my doctor told me [in the 60s] and he is the still the smartest guy in town"
My ex-bf's dad noticed that "weightlifting" powder had the same stuff in it as formula in 1970, but was much cheaper, so that's what he bought for the kiddo. It explains SO MUCH!! His mom was told that liberated women don't nurse babies as it makes being a career-woman too hard (in 1970).
My own mom, bless her heart, went against popular advice and bf'ed in 1970, but nobody in town could head-up a chapter of LLL because of some reason (could have been no experience tandem nursing, or nursing past age 2...one of those) so she and some buddies were in the newspaper as a "nursing mothers group". Even then, however, after 1 it was seen as "weird" by most of her friends.