I KNOW exactly how you feel. My ped was half-heartedly supportive when I informed her that I was exclusively breastfeeding. It was a mono-tone spill of "well it is considered ideal to breastfeed" but I could so tell that she was irratated, for some reason! 90% of communication is non-verbal. If you are getting the vibe that they don't really support it, then you are probably right on! At the next appointment (4 mo) she was even more obviously bothered by it. She started giving me perscriptions for vitamens that "aren't available in breastmilk" and said, "well you really should have started her on solids, she sounds hungry to be eating so often" . . . UGG!
I didn't feel like having to deal with the Breast scrutiny any longer so at the next appointment I lied and said that I was supplementing with formula. What a face of relief I saw! You wouldn't beleive it!
Now that I look back on it, I realize that she had probably formula fed her children, and my not doing this was deep down causing her some distress on a personal level. Most parents refuse to think any decision they make is anything but the BEST one, so they criticize any who do differently. They may be "medical professionals" but they are still people (subject to the same societal pressures and influences as the rest of us). I will NEVER forget the nurse who came in *an HOUR* after I gave birth and told me my daughter was just nursing for comfort now and I should stop! AN HOUR AFTER SHE WAS BORN! Sometimes you just have to even take their professional advice with a grain of salt!
YES . . . I for one, definitely noticed this, too!