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Under what circumstances would you NOT consider a mom selfish for choosing to wean her toddler off the breast?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:17 PM on Jul. 9, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Most reasons really ... dont get me wrong, I wish I could of breast fed longer and i will try again with my next child. but when i had my son, i was stressed out, kind of depressed, i had him via csection at 34 weeks preggo. he was premature so he couldnt suck on my nipple for long enough to get enough milk before falling asleep but he could stimulate better then a pump so i was told i had to let him on first and then pump.. every single time. this while recovering from a csection, no sleep, etc.etc. - i really couldnt deal with it. i stopped at 2 weeks. it sucks but im only human and im not perfect.
    PURPULbutterfly

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 10:19 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • I would never think a mom was selfish for not breastfeeding period. It's her child, her boobs, her life.

    There are women out there who neglect their kids, kills their kids...so why are we worried if a mom is not breastfeeding hers? Live and let live. Just putting my 2 cents in.
    GomezMami2908

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 10:20 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • This is kind of a trick question, I don't want to offend anyone so I will just say what reasons I would not breastfeed for, and I am an avid supporter of breastfeeding.

    I would not breastfeed if I absolutely had to be on medication, and the medication would harm my baby
    I would not breastfeed if something I was intaking or exposed to would harm my baby, via breastmilk

    for some reason I can't think of any others.

    Oh, and say my baby was born with some type of issue to where I wouldn't be able to breastfeed right away, I would pump like crazy
    DomoniqueWS

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 10:22 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • Her body her choice! There is no one circumstance. That would be judgmental of me to call her selfish.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:22 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • Any reason. I don't think any mother has to breast feed her child.
    bcauseimthemom

    Answer by bcauseimthemom at 10:22 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • The choice is personal. Not my business if a mother wants to breast feed, extend breast feed, or bottle feed breast milk, or bottle feed formula.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:26 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • did this change to toddler? lol
    DomoniqueWS

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 10:26 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • Only the mom knows when the right time is for her and her baby.
    ochsamom

    Answer by ochsamom at 10:27 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • Dominique, is the OP a frequent flyer? Lol
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:31 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • If she needs to start medications, maybe
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 2:41 AM on Jul. 10, 2011

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