Randee - posted on 06/30/2009 ( 28 moms have responded )
Our son was born December 2008 and for the first few weeks I pumped becuase he was in the NICU at Childrens and was unable to nurse, now is fine but my stepdaughters do not understand why we feed him as their mother calles it "the old fashioned way" and why we dont always use a bottle. The youngest is 8 and asks alot of questions and wants to know why I always disappear to feed their little brother or go make milk. I work full time so I take a pump with me and a times feed him while the girls are aound(covering the baby up). Neither of the girls were breast feed because it was to painful for her, but this situation has become a real issue because the girls are telling me that their mom tell them that "real mommies give their babies bottles and dont use the old fashioned way"... as well as telling them that I am a bad mom for feeding him like this! With all of his health issues I could not feel more confident about nursing but I am struggling with how to handle this issues with my step daughters with out make their mom out to be a bad person as she has done to me! Please help!