It's not really the fact that I breastfeed that bothers people (namely my mom, she breastfed all of us so she has no issues with the actual act itself), it's that I let my daughter nurse all day long. She's only 6 weeks old and doesn't want to do anything else, but I get pressure from others to just put her down and not to let her nurse all day because I'm not getting anything done. She's too young to want to do much else and she'll eventually grow out of it, but I still feel pressure from my mother and stepfather. I don't see what I'm doing that's so wrong besides letting laundry build up and not vacuuming, but they feel that I'm not productive enough in our household. She won't nurse in her Moby wrap because she won't have anything touching her head while she nurses. I just try to hide in our room all day because otherwise I get crap from them. My stepdad is always trying to take her out for walks so that I have a break which is nice, but he insists on using her stroller which she hates and cries in. When I tell him to carry her for walks he gets snarky with me, so I just don't let her take walks anymore unless I'm the one doing it.
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3/6/09 at 2:15pm