She's 19, her DD is nearly 8 months. She is very unsure of everything she's doing, but so very dedicated to breastfeeding. She's doing wonderfully. She's even doing child led solids! Soft table foods as her DD can handle. She's only tried bananas, avocado and peas. Her DD had BAD constipation with bananas.
She was letting her mom and dad & her in laws babysit. Until recently! One day she picked up her DD and spent the night up with her screaming in pain. She called her mom and asked if she'd had anything. Apparently, her mom was feeding the baby jarred gerber baby food and had given her bananas that day! She had given the baby so many foods shed never had! When my niece freaked her mom said, well I've raised 4 kids and you're all still alive! And her dad said my niece is being defiant and disobeying him by not allowing them to do WHATEVER they want to the baby! Including apparently their plan to pierce her ears next week even though my niece doesn't want to until her DD asks for it!
Then she left the baby for a couple minutes to pee with her inlaws and when she comes back her DD had a McDonalds French fry in her hand and is sipping on a soda!! She freaked (of course!!) and her inlaws said they've been giving her table foods & soda since she was 4-5 mo old!!
Now my niece won't let ANYONE be alone with the baby because they can't be trusted! She would allow me (only because she knows I have similar beliefs and would never disobey her wishes) but I live over an hour away! She's so upset and the only people that seem to understand are her DH and me.
I wish I could do something more for her!
on Sep. 11, 2013 at 5:07 AM