Audrey - posted on 03/16/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My DD is almost 10 months old. She was only 6 months old when my husband's family started asking when I was going to wean. My husband thinks they are being inquistive, simply asking the question out of interest. I find it to be judgmental and none of their business. Of course, I am the polite and respectful D-I-L, and give them my thoughts at that given time, "Perhaps when she is closer to 1 and she can have whole milk." Now she is closer to 1 and it's like a shark's feeding frenzy. I'm aggravated for having to be amenable to their delicate sensibilities, "Omg, my DIL is still nursing at 16 months, what are people going to think?" I have no intention of stopping until she is ready to wean herself. I have said that numerous times but they want an "end date." My family is on board with whatever I decide and never ask me such inane questions. How do I not blow my lid? I love his family very much. They love our DD and would do anything for us. Except for keeping their opinions to themselves. Once in the past, my husband told them to mind their p's and q's when it comes to our relationship (not in reference to nursing) and they got sensitive and freaked out. HELP!!!