Originally Posted by micah_mae_
I know, it just hurt my feelings. I feel like no one believes that I can do it. I'm starting to doubt myself...
Gosh, so many of us have been in this conversation I am sure.
Got that from my SIL, my family, other people....
I can only say that there are people out there who for their own personal reasons want to kill your thunder. That's what I learned.
My SIL gave me attitude about 'exclusive breastfeeding' (because you know, though that is what is best people *never do that* etc.). Also, drug free births...because the pain is so bad and nearly everyone is *induced* these days anyhow.
Her opinions were shaped by her experiences. My own brother once said to me breastfeeding doesn't matter other than the colostrom the first few days...which he has medical training (psychiatrist) though in reality he says that because that's what his first two kids got. People can justify things however they want in their mind.
You are strong enough, your body knows how to give birth, you can absolutely have a natural, drug free birth if that is what you choose to do. I've done it three times, plan on a fourth. Take that negative energy from other people and throw it out the window. They're just spewing garbage to bring you down for their own personal reasons.
Being that I have attended LLL meetings and tend to hang with natural people natural, drug free childbirth is the norm around me. Maybe you need to hang around some more of those women.