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How to get my man...

to understand that breastfeeding is the best for are son. That is soon to be born. No one in his family ever breastfeed, so he thinks that I am weird.

 
akmami0f4

Asked by akmami0f4 at 1:00 AM on May. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for a minimum of 24 months.

    Your "man" clearly sees breasts solely as for his sexual use and is disturbed by breastfeeding. He needs to understand that their real purpose is to provide the best nourishment possible for your baby. The two of you must discuss this now, or he will constantly push you towards weaning.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:05 AM on May. 8, 2009

  • take him to the doc with you next time you go in and have to doc explain the benefits. if he won't do that show him an article in a baby magazine or if you have baby books ask him to read the info on bf vs btl. feeding and go from there.
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 1:01 AM on May. 8, 2009

  • http://www.kellymom.com/bf/start/prepare/bf-benefits.html

    If that doesn't convince him he's retarded or something :p
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 1:02 AM on May. 8, 2009

  • Here's a nice, unbiased site...

    http://www.aap.org/breastfeeding/familiesLanding.html
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 1:06 AM on May. 8, 2009

  • Also check out the 101 reasons to Breastfeed on promom.org.

    Then ask him what he can do with a thousand dollars or more....formula is pricey, even if you have WIC (they no longer fulfill all of a formula feeding mom's needs).
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:14 AM on May. 8, 2009

  • tell him that he can bottle feed your baby during the night, that will change his mind. its ALOT easier to just pop out the boob instead of getting a clean bottle, filling it wiht water and adding the formula...all while your dead tired.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:49 PM on May. 8, 2009