Kristen - posted on 01/28/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
Since the time i said i was going to breastfeed my child i was met with resistance. I heard, "Let's see how long that will last, " from everyone on my side of the family and my husbands. Every time there is some minor issue, I'm told i should give my daughter formula. During the second week when my nipples were cracked..."you should just try formula," "Why dont you just give up." I had mastitis (more painful than birth!) and the first suggestion everyone had was quit breast feeding. My daughter is almost 8 months now, and when I tell people that i am still nursing her they look at me like I'm crazy and are ignorant enough to ask me why!! My husbands parents have been grossed out by it from day one. Every time we go to there house they ask when im going to stop. Just because you like to drink mass amounts of alcohol everyday, and do drugs, doesnt mean that it is a priority of mine. How selfish would that be?? I want to have a few beers, so I'm going to stop doing something that will make my child healthy for the rest of her life! I love my daughter. I am not going to be shunned to a bathroom to feed her because other people have issues. If more women came out of the bathrooms and fed in public I think there would be less resistance to women nursing. Im not saying whip it out for the wold to see, but if you are covered no one has the right to say anything! I cant believe there is such resistance to bfing..... even with all the information on how it is soo much better...why???