Or maybe that you've made your choice and while you love them your not changing your mind?
I told my Mother that I made up my mind after a lot of research,soul searching and a lot of prayer that this next pregnancy I'm just going with a repeat c-section and I'm not going to try breastfeeding this time. She seemed hurt by that,like really hurt and I know rather then hurt it's going to be an out and out fight with DH's family because they are very back to nature people. Heck his family is more likely to hire a midwife and do it at home then to choose a c-section and I know that they can be very outspoken on many very irritating issues(His aunt is convinced that she knows the entire reason behind the rise in diabetes because she read one book).
So is there a NICE (I really mean nice) way to tell your family members to leave you alone about how you raise your kids? And how do I even begin to help my Mother understand without more hurt feelings that while I know she loved nursing my Brother and I till we were 2 and that she prides herself on delivering 2 healthy face up children that it's just not for me?
Answer by Lucky209 at 12:43 AM on Apr. 18, 2011
I think the way you worded it here is great. Your pregnancy is your own, not anyone elses. I'll bump you because I'm grumpy tonight and can't think of any REALLY nice way to put it.
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