My whole family is very admant about me breastfeeding, and so is babys daddy, and I DO breastfeed, but I dont produce enough milk and am forced to supplement. Now everyonve ALWAYS offers a bottle the SECOND she starts crying. Not hey, do you want to feed her now? Or, isn't it time for you to brestfeed? NO, its always, do you want a bottle? And i'm admittedly weak, sometimes I take it just cause my boobs hurt. But my mom is VERY emotional, and will take you looking at her corss eyed, and she cries. How do I tell her to knock it off? *I have tried to let ehr know I'm trying to exclusively breastfeed* And on top of this, EVERYONE tells me I HAVE to give her a lil baby cereal in her milk at 2-3 months and they even buy me some! UMMMMMMMM, how about NO?!? UGGGGGH! How do I get EVERY ONE TO KNOCK IT OFF? And tell them that this is MY baby, so BACK OFF and RESPECT WHAT I SAY, not LAUGH about it!
Answer by Anonymous at 11:27 AM on Feb. 4, 2009
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Answer by kristal2146 at 11:30 AM on Feb. 4, 2009
it's really simple, it's your kid and you need to stand up for you and your child. Throw all bottles in the garbage and tell them YOU will be the one feeding the baby. Eat LOTS of oatmeal and try some other homeopathic ways to up your supply so you don't need to supplement. Nursing and nursing often is the best way to increase supply, skipping a feeding by using a bottle will hinder that.
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