My mother is now mad at me. I don't think I was out of line, what do you ladies think?
My son is 7 months old and breastfed only. I am a single mother and I live with my parents. My mother helps me out of the baby if I need it ( Showering or really anytime) Today my mother and I were watching Netflix on my laptop and my mom went and got a glass of milk. My son kept reaching for it so she gave him a sip, no big deal. He seemed to LOVE it and even kept saying MMMMMMMMM after every sip. After about 5 sips I was like okay no more buddy. My mom was like he likes it! It won't hurt him.
Then my mother and father started talking and they mentioned that I should give him some chocolate milk in his sippy cup, because he would love it. I told them that cows milk isn't recommened until age 1 and that I don't want the possibilty of my son preferring chocolate milk, over my breastmilk.
While we were watching a movie it kept becoming un synced so I paused it. While being paused I pulled up a web page about why you shouldn't give milk to a baby under 1 and started reading it. My mother FLIPPED OUT
She told me that she had 4 children and we all survived. She said that I wasn't feeding him food or milk because I didn't want him to grow up. She also said that I could raise my son on my own and that she wasn't helping anymore.. I told her gently that I didn't mean to offend her, I was just letting her know that I wasn't making it up.
The subject was dropped and we made up now, but I was wondering if you thought what I did was out of line? Thanks.