I just read the "feeding advice" sheet from my daughter's 12-month appointment and it states: "Switch from breastmilk or formula to whole milk in a cup and offer at each meal." Now, I know most transition to whole milk at 1, but I can't believe my pediatrician's office is actually "dictating" the switch, vs just putting it out there as a suggestion. To clarify (so as not to appear so opinionated), I think it could read something more like "You can switch from breastmilk..." Just my thoughts since I'm still BF'ing DD and plan to go another 6 months (or until she weans, whichever is earlier).
Furthermore, the AAP recommends "Exclusive breastfeeding for approximately the first six months and support for breastfeeding for the first year and beyond as long as mutually desired by mother and child." http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/feb05breastfeeding.htm
What are your thoughts?? Am I reading too much into the feeding advice? Obviously, I will do what's best for my DD and not necessarily worry about my pediatrician's advice, but it still irritates me.