Well, i've now been nursing my LO exclusively for 10 months and things are going great! I'm proud to say she has NEVER EVER had a bottle, even with breastmilk! So excited! On another note, she is such a momma's girl. She screams if i leave her for even a few minutes. Im a stay at home mom and haven't really left her unless she has been asleep. My husband wants to go to a concert with me and leave the baby. I can't even have fun when i know she is so unhappy. I'm not ready to leave her. Even my three year old has only been away from me for a night. Am i too attached? My husbands pushing bottles and is kinda being mean that i won't leave the baby unless she has gone down for the night. He just doesn't understand that i can't let loose when i know she is upset. I'm torn. I want my husband to be happy but i dont like leaving my babies!Answer Question
Answer by Ati_13 at 3:41 PM on Jul. 5, 2010
Answer by keyaziz at 3:41 PM on Jul. 5, 2010
Answer by rhianna1708 at 3:42 PM on Jul. 5, 2010
Answer by Nynne at 3:44 PM on Jul. 5, 2010
You are doing a great job! You don't have issues. Babies are supposed to cry when not being held by mom at this age. What you are doing is right, your husband is wrong. It's not right for big people to have fun at the expense of little people. Breastfed babies shouldn't be given bottles and left if the mom doesn't want to and/or if they are going to be upset the whole time.
If you do decide to go out your baby is old enough to eat solids or drink from a cup and doesn't need a bottle if you are gone for a couple of hours. Exclusively breastfeeding means no food but I think you mean no formula or bottles since your baby is 10 mo. You may enjoy attending La Leche League meetings and being around other moms. Some may be going through the same thing.
Answer by Gailll at 4:06 PM on Jul. 5, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 5:44 PM on Jul. 5, 2010
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:31 PM on Jul. 5, 2010
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:33 PM on Jul. 5, 2010
I get how you feel, but I think your DH deserves some time with you as well. I have a 2 month old, who isn't the happiest baby when I am not around, but he's been doing better and better. He was actually alone with daddy for 7 hours today so I could have 1:1 time with my 3 yo at Six Flags. Your DD most likely will not be miserable while you are gone. Let her get some bonding time with the relatives, it can be a good thing. :)
Answer by KairisMama at 9:56 PM on Jul. 5, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 1:24 AM on Jul. 6, 2010