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My neighbor isn't comfortable breastfeeding her baby?

My neighbor is 9 months pregnant and she has said she's already made the decision not to breastfeed her baby when it's born.

I think she's being selfish, because breast is best.

When I asked her why she said because she wasn't comfortable with it (due to her being sexually abused as a child)

How can I make her breastfeed?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:07 PM on May. 29, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (24)
  • OMG are you serious?? Talk about being a breast feeding Nazi. Its NONE of your concerrn or your business
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 3:08 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • I am very, very pro-breastfeeding. I would have never considered giving my children a drop of formula, ever. Guess what though? They are MY children. You raise your children and she will raise hers. You wouldn't want someone else making decisions for your child. No one would.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 4:19 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • I'd worry about how you feed your child, not how she feeds her child. Stay out of her business and quit judging her.
    onemellowmom

    Answer by onemellowmom at 3:09 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • she has a valid reason not to, not that its any of your business.. leave her alone..
    girlglow6

    Answer by girlglow6 at 3:38 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • You can't make her do anything. Yes breast is best... but if she has issues with it due to being sexually abused, leave the poor lady alone!
    Namaste17

    Answer by Namaste17 at 4:22 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • I'm trying to figure out why ur so worried about what ur neighbor is doing with her life?! Lol, not to sound rude but it's really not ur business. Let her do what she thinks she needs to do with her child! How would u have liked it if someone was telling u what kind of a mom to be?!
    PANZONSMOM

    Answer by PANZONSMOM at 4:03 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • Other than suggest that she try it in the hospital to see if it really does make her as uncomfortable as she believes it will, you stay out of her business.

    You cannot make her do anything. She was already abused, and you want to add to that trauma. Not something a true friend would do. She confided in you, be a friend and support her instead of acting ugly like your question.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 4:40 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • Really? You have nothing better to do than push your own agenda on someone else? She has a perfectly valid reason for not wanting to breastfeed. Get over yourself and accept her choices with her kid(s).
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 4:26 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • ur dumb!! U CANT MAKE HER DO ANYTHING ITS NOT UR CHOICE ITS NOT UR KID GET A LIFE
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:11 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • Make her do it!!! Yes tie her down! hahaha...troll
    ochsamom

    Answer by ochsamom at 3:21 PM on May. 29, 2011