Unless your doctor is a IBCLC on the side, he didn't have to learn much about breastfeeding in school and chances are, he is getting paid a tidy sum on the side from a formula company if he can convince you that it is equal.
Aside from all of that, I find it revolting that in this day and age, a doctor would unknowingly spout falsities like, "After age one, it has NO nutritional value." WHAT. THE. HELL???? Oh really doc? Well, let's research that for what, a second...
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/bfextended/ebf-benefits.html (The first link that pops up when you Google it)
This one is so thorough and long and full of info I am not even going to copy/paste it...You can go read it all.
Yet another study of Breastmilk that proves it doesn't turn to water the second your baby hit's one year old.
LOADS of kids have survived on mostly breastmilk after age one, so, how would the good doctor explain that? Does that mom have magic chocolate super cow milk or something? I mean obviously.
So, according to these loons, the second a child turns one, they turn into a cow and cow's milk is better suited for them than human milk? Ain't that a bitch... Do you know that we(humans) are THE ONLY species on the planet that not only drinks milk from other species, but, continues to drink milk after the weaning age? Hmm... Sounds fishy to me. I mean, every other animal nurses until the natural weaning age, then STOPS DRINKING MILK, their species or otherwise. Not us insane humans, first of all, most folks not only refuse to even put baby to breast, they refuse to even pump a drop out for baby to even try. They would rather pour the man made concoction of stuff that doesn't even come close to the ingredients in breastmilk than god forbid try to nurse their baby. I mean...why do we make milk when we have a baby? I guess it's there for show or something...who knows? Anyone? Oh and let's not actually know a lady is nursing within 30 feet of us, we might catch the leaky mammary disease. Because we all know that human breastmilk is like THE grossest thing on the whole planet and we don't want that in our kid's mouth, but, give us some concoction or the second they turn one, let's bring on the cow breastmilk because that seems more natural to us even though it is meant for a MASSIVE calf to survive and fatten up on. O.M.G...I really cannot stand society when they misconstrue EVERYTHING to fit into some insane box that have built.
I leave you with this:
Can we maybe rethink the way our brains have been brainwashed into thinking and try again?