So my son is 1 month today. He is my second child, but the first that I have BF. I have not pumped to offer a bottle at this point, and honestly I don't want to. I am a SAHM so no need to build a supply for going back to work or anything.
The only problem I have is I have not been able to overcome my shyness to NIP and how to deal with comments from people who want me to pump. Of course he is still very young so we have not been out much. The few times he has needed to nurse while we were out, I nursed him in the car because I feel comfortable to do it there.
What is worse are the comments I get from family of all things. For example, we were at DF's mothers house for his nieces bday party the other day when my little guy started to get fussy. Right away DF's mother blurted in front of everyone.... Well where's his bottle?? She knows very well I haven't pumped for bottles and is not happy about it. SHE wants to be able to feed him.
Even DF is making it hard. If he's holding him and he's fussy he'll give him back to me saying, I can't help him since I don't have a bottle. Or he has suggested we go out without the baby and I could just pump so we could leave the baby with his mother.
I have no desire to leave him yet period and I do not want to pump. Maybe I'm trying to hold on to it selfishly since I enjoy the time with him while I nurse. I don't know....
Have any of you maybe experienced something similar? I'm almost to the point of breaking down and pumping just to shut them up, but I know I will hate myself for it.
Thanks in advance for your help and support!!
on Apr. 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM