Katie - posted on 08/23/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )
My son is 4 and half months old and I am constantly being criticized my the mom's in my life, from my best friends mom to my grandmother to my public health nurse, as well as my male doctor. -.-
People think that because I am a young mother that I will make mistakes, and take the easy way out. People ask me weekly if my son is still being breast fed and when I respond yes there response is pure shock. It really hurts to hear these people doubting me. They are right about one thing I will make mistakes, how else will I learn?
I started co-sleeping with my son when he was 3 weeks old after a near run in with PPD. Having a family bed prevented the PPD that was threatening to consume our lives, and is providing me with more sleep then I've had in a year. Yet my family and other women I know are quick to criticize me and insist they know whats best. When it comes to breast feeding, they are quick to criticize to, assuming I'm not breast feeding some don't even ask and will start a lecture on why I should be breastfeeding.
I couldn't imagine formula feeding just for the sake of being convenient to me. If it were necessary thats a different story but for me I love breastfeeding. It makes me feel so connected to my child, so in tune and so amazed that I'm providing the sustenance that is turning him into such an amazingly bright, and gifted child.