My aunt is going to be 19 next month. She is no baby now. But when she was born my grandmother was 46. She wanted to nurse as she had with her first to children, including my mother. It was really no question for her. It was just normal. When she had my aunt the hospital automattically gave her formula and tried to force my grandmother to have a shot that would dry her milk. She refused. He doctor came in and told her it's not right to breast feed. It's unhealthy for her and her baby and that only animals do this stuff... She nursed anyways. And her doctor gave her trouble about it the entire time. Her pediatritian told her similar things...
Did anyone else have to go through this? I find it strange! But back then it was apparently common... Thankfully it's not now. Thoughts please!
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My son's doctors have mostly been supportive of me nursing. My grandmother however was given a hard time. My mom is the youngest and she's 50, so this was a while back, but it used to be people looked down on breastfeeding. Like it was low class and you only did it if you couldn't afford formula. People also thought it was not as healthy because you couldn't sterilize the nipple. My grandmother was very educated however and knew better than to buy into that crap. She breastfed all 4 of her babies.
Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 12:05 PM on Dec. 16, 2008
We were talking about this at Thanksgiving, the difference between medical advice on breastfeeding over time. My oldest aunt is 14 yrs older than my mom and her kids are all in their 40's, while I'm my mom's oldest at 31. When my aunt had her babies 40-48 yrs ago, that was exactly the kind of 'advice' she got on breastfeeding. Practically everyone formula fed and breastfeeding was considered weird, gross and nutritionally inferior. When my mom breastfed her babies a little over a decade later, it was considered more ok but she did have one nurse who really got down on her about it.
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