Stephanie - posted on 05/21/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )
I am pregnant with my second baby, which is my partner's first baby. I nursed my son untill he was 21 months old, stopping was a mutual decision at that point. My partner's mother says it's "a bit much" and gives discusted looks when I proudly talk about how long I nursed my first baby. (who is now 10 and super smart and healthy) I am planning on nursing this baby and letting her/him choose when they want to stop. My problem is that my mother-in-law keeps sugguesting that she buy me a breast pump, so she can feed the baby and keeps talking about how she's going to take the baby over night and on outings, with out me. It is making me crazy! I don't want to rock the boat too much, but I am finding it difficult to come up with a nice way of saying, " Look lady! This is my kid, not yours. I will be doing ALL of the feeding and baby WILL NOT be having a bottle, EVER!"
See my problem? I believe in attachment parenting, co-sleeping and all that good stuff. I do not feel very supported in my choices, even though all of my decisions are WELL INFORMED and I have done extensive research into early childhood developement and psychology. When ever I throw out a statistic or information supporting my choices, I am glared at like I am a know-it-all bitch. Encouraging words?