Marie - posted on 04/05/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
And it is still bothering me! SO MUCH!
I mentioned that my daughter feeds ever 2-3 hours day and night and was told I can train her out of this. The very word TRAIN her bothered me, red flags were erected and then all the advice and telling me what to do followed.
Let my daughter reach her threshold during the night, but don't feed her. Give her a bottle of warm water! She wont ask anymore after a few days. She will train herself to sleep cause she knows you wont give it to her!
THEN! She looked at me like I was crazy when I said I will nurse my daughter aslong as she wishes to be...she asked me "Well, until she has teeth right?!"
UM NO! I wanted to say but am a pacifist and just didn't want to argue with my good friends sister. I said, " I'll see how it goes, I have an open mind" Which, I feel I do.
She scoffed at me when I said my daughter doesn't like the bottle and has never had formula. "Well what if there's an emergency?! What if you're sick?!" She asked.
Anyway, I just wanted to bonk her on the head gently and say wake up! But, she has two kids, and is 8 months pregnant, so I was not going to argue with her further more, infront of my friends. She has the right to raise her kids how she wants just as I do...but it hurts to hear this advice, so I let her give it to me, smile politely and thank her. She thinks she is helping, right?
What do you do in these situations?