Ugh - fun New Year's Eve dinner party almost ruined last night due to two drunk ffriends of my husband (guys we rarely see) "teasing" me for still nursing my 17 month old. Telling me I have to get him off the boob and onto formula (um... formula? Anyone know a 17 month old on formula?) and telling me that the reason I don't want to go away for a girls' weekend with their wives is b/c I'd miss my baby "sucking on my teat." This was from one guy who's wife never even considered nursing and who ferberized, etc and the other guy is an unmarried guy with no kids. WTF?
I dealt with it best I could and the host and hostess "defended" me as best they could (hostess bottle fed her kids and just isn't well versed in brstfeeding info) and tried to change the subject. Too bad my husband was upstairs dealing with our babe.
I fully realize that these were just some drunk a-holes who have no idea what they're talking about, but sheesh! Get a grip people. It is normal to still nurse!
Final blow - they thought we'd left and as I was tying my scarf near the front door I heard one drunkie say, "Well, we probably won't see them for another 7 months or so. If she's still breastfeeding then...... " Grrr!