Did your mom/MIL breastfeed their children and did that influence or not influence you?
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10/4/06 at 9:43pm
Neither one did. It didn't influence me at all. I knew I was going to. My DH family has a million excuses of why they didn't BF their kids. Baby too big, nursing to often so not getting enough so cereal at 2 weeks!! The list is too long. I have nursed both my boys in front of them my first weaned at 3 when I was pregnant with #2. They loved that!
My mom breast fed all 5 of us... She has some anti-NIP attitudes, but overall is supportive. I always knew I would BF.
MIL.... DIFFERENT STORY. FF everyone. No one Bf's. DD is the first born to people prepared to be parents. At DD's blessing party she wanted to eat, and MIL's sister said she'd make the bottle. See, I had a can of Formula on my counter for my SIL who is adopting... the can was for her. I said, nope, she is BF. She said that was selfish because she wanted to feed the baby. GRRRRRRR
I later told MIL that I was breast feeding, and did not desire input on that decision. She said she knew it was best. She just wishes she could watch the baby more because since I'm feeding the baby, she has to be with me.