Simone - posted on 08/26/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi there, I'm a 23 year old from Australia who turned vegan over three years ago and hasn't looked back. I have a wonderful healthy 3 month old boy who is exclusively breastfed.
Hubby is vegetarian 'only to appease me' (though he admits he feels great and never ate much meat nor liked it) I just choose not to kiss him with carcass-breath. He's very anti-vegan and we're having the age-old battle over bubs' solid menu.
Hubby wants him to be vegetarian for his social sake (to feel included and not singled out at parties and sleepovers) and I want him to be vegan as I find it very unnatural to consume cow milk (which I'm allergic to anyway) and eggs etc.. Until he can wisely choose (know where it comes from and what happens to it) for himself.
I plan to breastfeed for at least 12 months but am scared of and sickened by the thought of bubs eating dairy/eggs and slobbering it over me.
Has anyone else experienced this? It's bad enough arguing with relatives and friends who say he needs steak or that his body will just crave meat (arrrgh!) and listening to the doctors go on about this B12 and 'you need a mass amount of calcium and iron supplements' crap, but to face it in my own home with the father of my child who's beliefs I respect... but oppose..
Any ideas? Am I not alone?