Dh is not supportive of me breastfeeding. When I told him I planned on breastfeeding he asked why, said it was weird and nobody he knew ever breastfed. Guess that's why it's weird to you huh?! Well dd is 3 weeks now and he hasn't gotten any better. I ask for help when she's fussy or if I even look frustrated and hell give me remarks like "this is what you wanted" "you just had to breastfeed" "I don't know what you expect me to do, you're the one that got her on the boob" and the most annoying "just give her the formula".
It's only been 3 weeks and I'm getting tired of hearing the crap. I've explained how healthy it is, did the research and showed him, had my dr explain. He just doesn't get it. In every other aspect, he's wonderful. Very helpful with house work, diapers, making sure the other kids are taken care of. All I really have to do is keep them all alive while he's at work lol he wonderful. But his attitude about breastfeeding is starting to almost make me resent him. This is something I feel strongly about. I love breastfeeding. I loved it with my first. It's not easy sometimes, and it is frustrating when she only wants me, but it's all part of the experience and its worth it. I just don't know how to make him understand. Do I just give him time and hope he will warm up? I will not give up breastfeeding because he doesn't like it (no he hasnt asked me to, but the comments pretty much get the point across) I don't normally like excluding his feelings, but I feel like he's being pretty unreasonable.
But it's not just him either. Nobody in my family has breastfed and all make comments about it. I even had an aunt tell me breastfeeding was bad for babies health, teeth and made them obese. Like no, do your research. I went to a family party a week or 2 ago and had to feed her, I took her inside to nurse where it was quiet and three people were like "thats got to be annoying, i dont know why you do it. you're missing out on everything to nurse her". I feel totally alone in this whole little journey. Nobody to share the excitement with when she finally starting latching well, nobody to listen to how frustrated I get, no one to get advice from.
Little rant over.