Ok ,so I've been lurking in this group for a while just gathering information ( and I have learned a lot!!) but I now actually have a question.
I am currently 25 weeks pregnant with a little boy that I will be breastfeeding. This is not my first pregnancy. I had another little boy in January 2007 who I placed for adoption when he was 6 days old. Now my son was breastfed for the 6 days I had him and I had no problems. Ever since I mentioned to my husband's family that I will be breastfeeding I've been told "you'll give up after a week", "we're not poor you don't do that", "why? formula is SOO much better" and so on. My question is how do you deal with that?!?!
I mean I have a thick skin (had to get one from the hateful things I was told after placing my son), but even after presenting information to show how great breast milk is it doesn't change. I feel like I'm going to have more problems once little boy is here.
Luckily my side of the family is very supportive, my mom breastfed me and my brother, both grandmothers breastfed all their kids. But the only family that lives near me is my parents, the rest of the family is my DH's side. I'm just getting annoyed with them, especially since I set up my baby registry and I only put a few bottles on there. And it doesn't matter how many times I say I'm bfing I get told that I'm going to fail or my favorite so far that my baby will be a "pedophile if you breastfeed more than 6weeks."
Agghh!! Okay, vent over.
So in case I lost anyone, how do you deal with the negative comments? I really hope many of you can't relate, but if you have any advice please share!!