How do I tell my doctor to STFU about cows milk?
My daughter is 9 months old, we breastfeed and she eats solid foods. She’s just started walking on her own this week, very exciting! But our doctor, like he does every visit, kept wanting to talk about getting her on whole milk at one year. But why!? I’m not okay with this. I don’t do cows milk. I tell him every time and I prompt him about almond milk or soy milk or literally anything else and he just dismisses it with “we recommend whole milk”. This guy is like 34 at best, does not have kids, isn’t a pediatrician, just our general doctor. I planned on weaning to using a bottle more around 1, weaning to almond milk or lactose free at least after 2. And it’s not just my weird hippie vendetta against a humans consuming other mammals milk (mammals share milk in nature), it’s pasteurization, preservatives, hormones, additives, these things don’t exist in her diet, and very sparing in my own. I know how both of our guts react to these things and I’m not comfortable with cows milk on the menu. But this guy just doesn’t let it go. Our next appointment is one year in a few months. How do I tell this doctor to stuff it and open a different discussion??