Please Help!

Ashton - posted on 10/31/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




I breastfeed my 24 month old about 3-5 times a day and i need some help with nagging family members telling me i need to stop because he is to old, everyone except my husband is telling me i need to stop. i have tried telling them that they recommend a minimun of 2 years and they still insist on me stopping. i need some support for once. Please Help


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Ariana - posted on 10/31/2012




Just shut them down, it's really none of their business.

I would repeat the exact same thing to every one of them, whatever response you see fitting. Something short and to the point. So say 'When I stop breastfeeding is my business.' Don't add anything, or change your answer in any way. Whenever any family member brings it up say 'when I stop breastfeeding is my business'. If they continue arguing state it again and try to either change the conversation or walk away from the conversation if possible.

The best way to shut people down is to show that you aren't willing to argue and you aren't changing your mind. Respond the same way every time and make it clear it is a non-topic for you.

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