Preparing to go through it all over again.... I decided to breastfeed my son when he was born last year. It wasn't easy. It was painful and scary to not know exactly how much he was getting at any given time. I was alone, except for my husband, because no one in my family had ever breastfed before. But, we stuck with it and everything went beautifully after the first couple months. He is now 15 months old, weaned and the sweetest little boy ever.
I am 8 mos. pregnant with our daughter and just don't want to hear it anymore. They ask and ask and ask "Are you gonna BREASTFEED again?" Like I'm some kind of nutty hippie or that it is disgusting. When I started breastfeeding my son, they would ask the same questions over and over, trying to get me to say breast was better than bottle so they could hate my guts. After a while, I said it on purpose and just let them hate my guts.
When my son was 2 mos. old, my sister asked me "Is he still doing THAT?" when I breastfed him at our parents house. My answer was "When your kids were 2 months old, were you giving them steak and ice cream? Of course he's still breastfeeding, he's a baby!" She didn't talk to me for about a month (for which I wasn't sorry at all).
I feel like just screaming. Yes, I am going to breastfeed my daughter. I believe it is what is best for my child, and I'm sorry you take that to mean that you didn't do right by your children, but that is not what it means. It means I have an independant mind and the right to feed my baby the way I want to. I'm not playing "perfect mom" here, I just want to breastfeed my child. Vent over. Thank you.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:51 PM on Jul. 5, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by gdiamante at 3:56 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
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Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 3:53 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Don't say anything.... just get one of these for your baby and have her wear it around your family.
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