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post #61 of 66
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I was going through airport security with my then 6 month old dd , and this security guard stopped me and told me to remove any liquids I had in my carry on. I told him that I didn't have any liquids, but thanks for the reminder. Then he says " You know that baby formula is on that list right?" and I tell him we don't have any formula. He says "well you must have something to feed your baby" I say " Oh don't worry she's covered" and he responds " That poor baby is going to get hungry, you have to give her some fluids". Finally I say "Dude, the liquids are in my boobs ok?" And pointed to my chest. He turned bright red and said "Oh, I don't need to know anything more about that now, you can just keep that to yourself"
Last year we went on a long (8-9 hr) road trip with DH's family. There were like 3 cars full of us. Both I and DH's cousin had babies around the same age, her was on formula and she had a little cooler for the car trip. DH's aunt asked my DH "Where are you storing the baby's food?" DH looked at her and said "In her body, where else?" I guess she momentarily forgot we BF.
post #62 of 66
Why do strangers worry so much about babies being warm? I worry waaaay more about babies getting over heated.
post #63 of 66
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Originally Posted by scottishmommy View Post
I was going through airport security with my then 6 month old dd , and this security guard stopped me and told me to remove any liquids I had in my carry on. I told him that I didn't have any liquids, but thanks for the reminder. Then he says " You know that baby formula is on that list right?" and I tell him we don't have any formula. He says "well you must have something to feed your baby" I say " Oh don't worry she's covered" and he responds " That poor baby is going to get hungry, you have to give her some fluids". Finally I say "Dude, the liquids are in my boobs ok?" And pointed to my chest. He turned bright red and said "Oh, I don't need to know anything more about that now, you can just keep that to yourself"

I just laughed so hard at this I spit water out of my mouth. This is so funny. He was doing a lot of non security related questions, huh?

This past winter on like a 20 degree day in New York, I took DD with me to run some errands. Two passengers on the subway scolded me for bringing that "poor baby out in the cold."

I also have an upstairs neighbor who continually reminds me that we need to purchase DD shoes. She has plenty but when she's in a stroller and not walking on the ground she doesn't want her shoes on. If were being pushed in a stroller I wouldn't want them on either.
post #64 of 66
i have had two separate people scold me for having my baby out on the metro (in spring and summer!)...

one guy stopped me and very seriously told me that the air was bad for her lungs and regaled me with a story about a mom he saw pushing her baby in a stroller on a sidewalk with *gasp* a bus going by and how bad he felt for the poor little thing.

and then a few weeks later, a lady stopped me and after the usual pleasantries, she puts on a serious face and says, "you're not going to like this, but..." I said, "oh, i bet" and she said "i know it's hard, but you really shouldn't take her out in the subway when she's this young. there are dangerous vibes down here, this deep underground and it isn't healthy for her to be around this much negative energy." HAHAH! i gently said, "well, she has to get used to it sooner or later," and walked away.
post #65 of 66
I think the "best" (worst?) I ever got was when I was feeding my 8 month old godson a bottle at the zoo and someone came up and said "You know, you really should be breastfeeding that baby -- formula is poison." I was so stunned, I think I actually got out "I know". I mean, really, it wasn't my baby and even if it were, did she think I could change at that age? The really funny thing is that if she had come by 5 minutes earlier, she would have seen me BF my 2 YO, and I"m sure she would have been equally snarky about that!
post #66 of 66
I just remembered another one that annoys me--from strangers and acquaintances alike. Whenever someone (usually a woman) asks me when I'm headed back to work, and I tell them I'm not sure if I'll go back cause DD is my new full-time job, they inevitably reply, "Oh, all women say that. Then you get used to it."

Erm... maybe I don't want to get used to it.

Staying home isn't for everyone, and some families just can't afford to, but you'd think at least one woman out there would say "oh, I hear ya".
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