Is your child underweight? If not then I would consider getting a different doc or getting your dh on board w/just following your child's lead.
Breastmilk has many nutrients, good fats and carbs, as well as many other things that are important for a growing toddler. I can't think of any situation where the solution should be to wean. I say follow your instincts on this one.
I know I'm in late on this thread but wondering if mama who posted could give an update on the situation as it sounds very similar to ours as far as age, night nursing, poor weight gain, etc
I'm worried sick about what may be causing his increased refusal of all foods. We night weaned at 14 months because I was losing my mind without sleep and I am working the same amount you were at that point so, day sleep is not an option.
He started primarily walking at the same time we night weaned and has actually lost weight since then. There are a lot of factors:
- ear infection/antibiotic treatment during that time
- bad head cold
- poor feeding issues (chews then spits food out), generally refuses food at meals (even things he previously went for)
Anyhow, I would love to hear follow info if you would be willing to share.
DD didn't stop gaining weight until 18m, but she is still not nightweaned at 32m and literally has stayed the same weight to within a few ounces since 18m... she was a heavy kid to begin with, but I'm thinking it must be fairly common. She has grown about 4 inches in height though.
My DD is pretty small (22 lbs at 2 years) and she did finally start to put on weight when we nightweaned. She started eating a lot more breakfast and added an evening snack.