This has been weighing on my mind since I got pregnant shortly after weaning my then 1.5 year old son. I'm sure you've all heard this excuse before, but my pediatrician sternly directed me to stop nursing him, "immediately, that day!"...due to his lack of weight gain from 9-12 months. Since he wasn't interested in food, she blamed my low-fat breast milk to be the culprit, saying I was keeping him on a liquid diet that wouldn't allow him to grow.
I am so angry that I was convinced by her to wean him. However, I did at least take 2 months to let go of our nursing relationship, instead of ending bfing that day. (How would that be possible, anyways!?)
Anyways, since I weaned him, he has gotten colds much more frequently...he does eat food now, of course, but as little as he can get away with. So, I'm wondering, now that I have a milk supply again, would it be worth it to reintroduce nursing to him? Would it be good, psychologically, for him to start again...? I mean, he might not even go for it... I just think it would be wonderful if I could nurse him to sleep again like I used to, and to give him that extra boost of calories, antioxidants, and anti-bodies to thrive and to fight off viruses.
What are your thoughts, breast-feeding mamas? Thanks for listening!