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post #21 of 36
I might consider for church purposes to go to a place like gentlemothering.com and print out one of their breastfeeding articles to keep with me. And if the need ever arises to hand it to the person with the big mouth.
post #22 of 36
I will never forget the time Jessica was 2 and someone at the mall asked me if I was pregnant and I was with Chad. The Jessica told me she wanted to eat, so i sat down to feed her and the woman said, "You are pregnant and nursing?" Jessica told her, "They are my boobies, go away." I loved it!!! My 2 year old would set people straight when they would try and comment. Now if you ask Jessica what are boobies for she will tell you, milk and Chad will tell you they are for babies. I love reading all of these replies.
post #23 of 36
Jennifer, your dd's comeback was great! Who can argue with that?
post #24 of 36
Here's the perfect t shirt for all the wise little ones who are saying
"no YOU are too old!!"
or
"my boobies, go away!""

:LOL

http://store.babyholder.com/merchant...ry_Code=KidsTs
post #25 of 36
I got asked by every woman here yesterday why I wasnt weaning DD (her Bday party was yesterday) I just told them that the AAP recommends a MINIMUM of 1 yr and the WHO recommends a MINIMUM of 2. Then I asked "How do you feel about people who only do THE BARE MINIMUM?, I like to go above and beyond the bare minimum and I dont think that my child should be the first place I slack off."
post #26 of 36
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I got asked by every woman here yesterday why I wasnt weaning DD (her Bday party was yesterday) I just told them that the AAP recommends a MINIMUM of 1 yr and the WHO recommends a MINIMUM of 2. Then I asked "How do you feel about people who only do THE BARE MINIMUM?, I like to go above and beyond the bare minimum and I dont think that my child should be the first place I slack off."
Sera, i would love to have been there when you said that. Anyone at that party respond to that? That is an excellent "comeback"!
post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by GhabrielsMommy
Question: "When are you planning on weaning?" or "How long are you going to nurse her?"


My son is 16 months old and I get this question A LOT, my favorite response is: When he finds boobs he likes better than mine!


:LOL :LOL :LOL
I love it!!!
post #28 of 36
I had a guy on the bus but into my conversation with my pregnant friend about breastfeeding and tell me it was time for me to pop the tit out of my child's mouth. I told him that the WHO says that babies should be breastfed until at least two and as long after as mutually desirable and that formula causes horrible health problems and my daughter wouldn't be nursing until college so he could mind his own business. I used a very haughty voice to let him know that I found him offensive and ignorant. He dropped the subject.
post #29 of 36
Thread Starter 
These are all so great!! Thank you for everyone's reply to my post! I have a peice of paper with my favorites written out...I'm going to try to memorize them (I know it's lame....but like I said, I don't deal well with ANY disapproval whether its warrented or not!) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
post #30 of 36
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I've heard the WHO recommends to breastfeed until 2, but when I tell people that, they just say, "Well that's because they are recommending for the whole world and nutrition in some parts of the world is poor. That doesn't apply to North America." Grrrrrrr.
My MIL said the EXACT same thing to me, when I tried to answer her friends' questions politely. Of course, they were starting to ask me how long I was going to do THAT when Joey was only 6 months!
post #31 of 36
How did you respond Marisa?

I've not had anyone say that to me to ask my questions. I suppose that that's actually a good thing.
post #32 of 36
Thankfully no one has bother me about it cause I'd probably tell 'em to suck it...
post #33 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsfatty
Question: "Are you still nursing?"

"Yes!!!" (then hold up your hand expecting the other person to high-five you)
: I love it!
post #34 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by kirstie
Sera, i would love to have been there when you said that. Anyone at that party respond to that? That is an excellent "comeback"!
They looked at me like I had 5 heads. :
My mom had a grin from here to california.
My "MIL"(DD's Fathers Mother, who bf each child for longer than the previous finally going for 3.5 yrs with the youngest) Smiled real big and chuckled. :LOL

I said it more for the sake of my SIL though. She was RIGHT there and I wanted her to see me stick up for myself. She wants to bf but she thinks that it would be IMPOSSIBLE to go beyond one year. Lack of support, having to go back to work at 12 weeks pp, having a baby with teeth etc, the usual concerns!! (She will be happily mistaken, I hope!)
post #35 of 36
The great thing about being an older mom is the ignorant comments and subtle pressure of strangers and family don't seem to work on my Psyche the way they did when I was younger.I love giving a serene monlisa smile and some smart comment,I've always nursed till they graduate.......,And watching jaws drop etc........
post #36 of 36
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Originally Posted by Meiri
How did you respond Marisa?

I've not had anyone say that to me to ask my questions. I suppose that that's actually a good thing.

Considering that the biddies were all sitting around *my* dining room table, drinking *my* tea and taking their sweet time getting their show on the road, I wasn't in the mood for a confrontation -- I just wanted them out of there.

I think I said something along the lines of "I'm pretty sure that's not the case", and went right on ignoring them and folding diapers. (Of course, they were astonished that I used cloth diapers too, but at least they called them 'cute' -- Fuzzi Bunz, etc.)

She hasn't brought it up since, and we were just at a party with all the same friends plus others right before Joey's birthday. While the other grandmothers showed off their grandbabies and complained about the different nasty effects of formula, I just said, "Really? Joey's still nursing and he's just doing so great with it!"

I don't know if that pleased MIL (that her grandson was 'superior') or if it annoyed her that she couldn't commiserate with her friends. Whateva.
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