Laura - posted on 10/31/2008 ( 140 moms have responded )
My 5 month old son is the first breastfed baby in my husband's family so every time we get together with them, I am subjected to some ridiculous bit of "advice". For instance, whenever my son spits up, my mother-in-law starts going on about how there must be something wrong with my milk. At first I tried to remind her that all babies spit up but she is relentless. In fact now that I have taken to ignoring her remarks, she has started addressing these statements directly to my 5 month old such as "oh poor baby, did that milk taste bad? did mommy's milk upset your poor tummy?" Although it gets rather tiresome to listen to, I try to just ignore their comments; but it got me thinking that I can't be the only one who has to deal with these kind of issues. So anybody else have tale of ridiculous, annoying or ignorant breastfeeding advice?