Yesterday my MIL was making comments about how I'm STILL breastfeeding my 8mo old dd. This has been a continuation for awhile now. I tell her all the benefits and that babies are suppose to be breastfeed (or on formula) until a least a year and I just get empty glares back, not another word until the next time we see her, then it's another comment. Two girls at work saw me with my pump this morning and asked if I was STILL doing "that" and I said yes and smiled. WHY is it socially acceptable to breastfeed a newborn but past that it's not?! Almost everyone I knew was happy and excited to hear that I was breastfeeding her when she was a newborn, including my MIL and the girls at work. Thought it was a great thing, now I get those kind of reactions?! What is the deal?!! Any suggestions on how I can get my MIL to drop it?!
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3/19/07 at 3:00pm