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I haven't gotten the 'it will make your boy ay one.' Instead, I got 'It will make your son and boob man!' I laughed at this... too funny. And really, who cares? lol.gif I was also told "Well, you won't be able to do that with a girl or you'll really screw her up!" Implying, it seemed, that she would be a lesbian.

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I overhead my MIL (who has been supportive of my nursing even at 18 months) tell my uncle that dd is still drinking mothers milk when she was 14 months old. He balked and said, "Still??!????!? It's time to wean her and start giving her the good stuff." I thought I WAS giving her the good stuff.

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Re the "it's like having sex in public" comment (OMG)...I had someone imply this, if not say it outright. I was at a museum with my son, about 8 months. I sat on a bench with him, intending to nurse as we were about to leave. A woman in her 60s or so sat next to me to rest and struck up a conversation. My son sat on my lap, not nursing yet, just hanging out. She asked if he was breastfed and I said he was, and she immediately set in talking about how her daughter didn't nurse her two kids and felt bad about it and that she kept telling her, "It's a personal choice! It doesn't matter!" I'm sitting there listening, nodding, thinking "I really don't care whether your daughter nursed and why!" I hate it when my breastfeeding is seen, in itself, as some kind of criticism of those who don't. I'm doing my thing, I haven't said a word about you, so leave me be! Anyway, after a while I needed to get that nursing session in before we needed to go so I started to nurse and she got all freaked out, saying, "I'll just go over here while you have your INTIMATE TIME." I gently said not to worry, it was fine, etc. and she got up and walked away, repeating stuff about not wanting to interrupt our PRIVATE INTIMATE TIME." It was so creepy, like she was implying I was doing something sexual with my own kid. Yech!


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My favorite was at my DS 7 month checkup. I was still EBF and the doctor told me I needed to start him on vitamins, especially vitamin D. I replied that he got at least 15 minutes of sum ever day (we live in San Diego. How do you avoid it?) And didn't need a supplement. He then continued to say it was vital since breast milk doesn't have any vitamins. We got out of there as quick as we could and made sure to let the nurses know exactly why we wouldn't be coming back.
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I was told to "rough up" my nipples while I was pregnant to get them used to being nursed on. I guess that kind of advice was pretty common in my mother's generation.



LOL I was told to brush them with a toothbrush for the same reason!

 


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LOL I was told to brush them with a toothbrush for the same reason!

 



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I was told by a sleep "specialist" (ugh!) that my DD's digestive system would become "over-burdened" and "out-of-whack" by night-nursing, "just like an adult who gets up in the middle of the night to snack!"

 

She's just about to turn 3, we're still nursing (yes, sometimes at night!!!!!) and the only thing that's really ever made her system go out of whack is stomach flu and cow's milk.

 

And really, all (or 99%?) of humans were breastfed until the twentieth century....So all those weird arguments are complete hooey.

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My very supportive MIL recommended the practice of cutting nipple holes in my bra to let them rub against my shirt or to put small pieces of sandpaper in my bra to rough up my nipples before DS was born. Lol still makes me laugh 2.5 yrs later. smile.gif

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My very supportive MIL recommended the practice of cutting nipple holes in my bra to let them rub against my shirt or to put small pieces of sandpaper in my bra to rough up my nipples before DS was born.

OUCH! I'm glad you can laugh about it! ... Seriously, YYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOWCH!


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This thread is absolutely hilarious!!! Where do they get these ideas??? My faves:

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on the bus, a lady was going on about her daughter planning on breastfeeding and her fears that her grandchild would be MORE INCLINED TO BE A CANNIBAL! 

 

 

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My father, that grew up near dairy farms, told me that I needed to wean as the cows needed humans to drink their milk or they will explode!


 

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I was told all the classic ones...that breastfeeding after age one will give my son perverted sexual issues, that the art of breastfeeding should have "come naturally," and that I should stop breastfeeding simply because I had trouble with it and had sore nipples.


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I was told by a sleep "specialist" (ugh!) that my DD's digestive system would become "over-burdened" and "out-of-whack" by night-nursing, "just like an adult who gets up in the middle of the night to snack!"

 

 


"sleep specialist" - double ugh!

 

 


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My grandmother recently found out I'm still nursing DD2 (18 months). Our conversation went like this:
Her: "You're still nursing her?"
Me: "Yes."
Her: "But doesn't she have teeth?"
Me: "Yes, she is actually cutting her molars now."
Her: "Honey, you have to stop before she bites your nipples clean off!"

She was so very shocked and concerned for my well being. I didn't tell her that I nursed DD1 till age 4 and my nips are still firmly attached. eyesroll.gif

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She asked if he was breastfed and I said he was, and she immediately set in talking about how her daughter didn't nurse her two kids and felt bad about it and that she kept telling her, "It's a personal choice! It doesn't matter!" I'm sitting there listening, nodding, thinking "I really don't care whether your daughter nursed and why!" I hate it when my breastfeeding is seen, in itself, as some kind of criticism of those who don't. I'm doing my thing, I haven't said a word about you, so leave me be! Anyway, after a while I needed to get that nursing session in before we needed to go so I started to nurse and she got all freaked out, saying, "I'll just go over here while you have your INTIMATE TIME."

 

 

It's no wonder her daughter decided not to nurse either of hers!

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"Anyway, after a while I needed to get that nursing session in before we needed to go so I started to nurse and she got all freaked out, saying, "I'll just go over here while you have your INTIMATE TIME"

 

uhhhhmmmm... LOL!!!


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After I was having a mild freak-out about how much daycare is going to cost us when I go back to work, my spouse advised me not to let myself get stressed out, because he had heard that stress makes your milk curdle.  I kind of laughed at the visual of curdled chunky milk and the logistics of it all.....gross!

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After I was having a mild freak-out about how much daycare is going to cost us when I go back to work, my spouse advised me not to let myself get stressed out, because he had heard that stress makes your milk curdle.  I kind of laughed at the visual of curdled chunky milk and the logistics of it all.....gross!



Ha! It's fascinating how our consumption of cow milk has affected people's people's perception of how breastfeeding works. People are way more familiar with dairy than with breastfeeding and so they project dairy concepts onto nursing. Our boobs are not little refrigerators holding pints of milk that can spoil- they are PRODUCING the milk, fresh every time.

 

I had a pediatrician, who I chose because she was a trained LC (not an IBCLC mind you), tell me to stop nursing when my son had rotavirus at 8 months. She was lumping breastfeeding in with the no dairy rule for stomach virus. I trusted her so I pumped for half a day and gave him droppers of pedialyte as she'd suggested. But it felt wrong to me and I started nursing again, and he kept that down WAY better than the sugary artificial crap I'd been advised to give him. Even trained professionals often don't realize the vast, vast difference between cows' milk and human milk. So much education is needed!


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That's nuts!  I've been told that breastmilk is considered a "clear fluid" and can/should be offered to them when they're sick.  Anytime I've had a sick baby, breastmilk has made them feel better.  Heck, I remember after my son had weaned, about a week later he came down with a nasty flu bug.  I offered the breast and within hours he was feeling better.  That was the very last time he nursed. 

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When my ds1 was five months old, I was visiting my parents.  My step dad asked me "when are you going to stop nursing him?"  (I planned on going for at least a year and then for as long after as it felt right.)  I said, "I'm not sure.  We'll see."  He said, "Well, you're going to have to let him grow up sometime!"  Okay, yeah, he's five months old...I better worry that he's too immature and start making sure he "grows up!"  LOL!

 

Stepdad also objected to carseats ("I never used one and I am fine.") and booster seats ("Why don't you just make him live in a bubble!").

 

I ended up nursing ds1 until he was four.  Still nursing ds2 (21 months) and no comments from stepdad yet.  Guess over the years some of my comments must have sunk in a bit.  Or maybe my homeschooling takes up all the worry-space in his mind now.  ;-)

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lol on the homeschooling comment, awritermom! My IL don't know we are going to homeschool and made some comment about another family and the whole typical "socialize" thing...oh well he'll find out eventually.


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omg some of these are just too funny!

 

I recently read, and I don't know if it is true, I have never heard anything about it. But I was recently looking up cold medications that are okay to take while nursing. One comment I came across said that if YOU, the mother, have flu like symptoms to stop breastfeeding til you feel better. That can't be right can it? I know nursing while sick is a huge PITA because all you wanna do is sleep but too stop all together? 

 

Anyway, my other story is similar to a lot of you. When my daughter was born my MIL and I were talking about nursing. She nursed my DH til he was 14 months and she said that was enough as it got "weird". She said that nursing into toddler who was weird in general and shouldn't be done. Me, being on a hormone high and in a persnickety mood said, "Well I'm going to nurse until Chloe (DD) self-weans, be it one year or three years." That shut her up for a few days. 


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NO! It's so completely not true that you have to stop breastfeeding if you get sick! AHHHH I'm so sick of people being told this! Breastmilk has awesome white blood cells and antibodies to whatever you're sick with that will pass to your baby and help protect them from getting sick too. Guhhh. Sorry, that's just like the fifth time in a month when I've heard someone mention being told this. So wrong. 

 

Plus, can you imagine having the flu and also having painful milky boobs? Sheesh. I had a doctor tell me this once and it just made me so mad.

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omg some of these are just too funny!

 

I recently read, and I don't know if it is true, I have never heard anything about it. But I was recently looking up cold medications that are okay to take while nursing. One comment I came across said that if YOU, the mother, have flu like symptoms to stop breastfeeding til you feel better. That can't be right can it? I know nursing while sick is a huge PITA because all you wanna do is sleep but too stop all together? 

 

Anyway, my other story is similar to a lot of you. When my daughter was born my MIL and I were talking about nursing. She nursed my DH til he was 14 months and she said that was enough as it got "weird". She said that nursing into toddler who was weird in general and shouldn't be done. Me, being on a hormone high and in a persnickety mood said, "Well I'm going to nurse until Chloe (DD) self-weans, be it one year or three years." That shut her up for a few days. 



 


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same here! my ob said it right in the middle of examining me during one of monthly pregnancy visits - she grabbed one of my nipples and, i don't know any other words, kinda *plucked* at it and then *kneaded* it, like bread.. and then did it again. i was shocked and embarrassed. the next month, i asked her not to do that, a bit shyly, but still please don't do that. she did it again, laughing me off.

 

i switched obs that week, had my homebirth baby a few months later, and besides the normal adjustments one makes when first breastfeeding (yeah, it hurt a little! but i'm sure that had nothing to do with my non-roughed-up nipples), we were breastfeeding without problems by week 9. still going strong at 10 months tomorrow! so there, doc! pffffffffft! :P

 

 

This is highly inappropriate behavior. Even if you asked "shyly" your request not to be touched in this way should have been respected. This OB should be reported for misconduct. I had a similar experience with my ob that I won't go into here but if you ask a doc not to touch you and they do it is wrong, very wrong.


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That's what I thought! The hassle of pumping for me would be a bigger PITA than nursing a squirmy 7 month old right now! And if I even *talk about plugged ducts I get them so to stop nursing would a recipe for disaster.
 

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NO! It's so completely not true that you have to stop breastfeeding if you get sick! AHHHH I'm so sick of people being told this! Breastmilk has awesome white blood cells and antibodies to whatever you're sick with that will pass to your baby and help protect them from getting sick too. Guhhh. Sorry, that's just like the fifth time in a month when I've heard someone mention being told this. So wrong. 

 

Plus, can you imagine having the flu and also having painful milky boobs? Sheesh. I had a doctor tell me this once and it just made me so mad.



 



 


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same here! my ob said it right in the middle of examining me during one of monthly pregnancy visits - she grabbed one of my nipples and, i don't know any other words, kinda *plucked* at it and then *kneaded* it, like bread.. and then did it again. i was shocked and embarrassed. the next month, i asked her not to do that, a bit shyly, but still please don't do that. she did it again, laughing me off.


i would have straight up smacked her the second time she did this, or better yet just grabbed her boob! thats what i did when i was preggo to anyone that touched my belly, i grabbed theirs.



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When I told some friends (who had had babies within a month of DS) that it never hurt to nurse, one of them looked at me and said "What kinky things was your husband doing to your nipples before you had D"? ROTFLMAO.gif


its so interesting that folks think it has to hurt and other think it is ever hurts something is terribly wrong when the truth it is always a huge range. mine never hurt past the first day shock of how strong the suck was. and when i told another mom that once she asked " then are you sure you are making any milk?" this was in front of my two EBF twins that had somehow survived to about 5 months at that point!


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My little guy was 10 lbs 4 oz at birth and by day three was back at his birth weight (thank you placenta smoothie!) and at 5.5 months he's a healthy 25lbs. When people find out he's EBF I sometimes get "Are you sure he's getting enough?". My biceps say yes.


yeah how is it that when babies drink so much milk that they grow huge that folks immediately think that milk is not enough for them????? how did they get that big in the first place??!

 

 

 

 

 

i had 2 differnect super pro breastfeeding midwives tell me that my milk lost a lot of its nutritional value after one year or so and became more like water.  thankfully i looked it up and the science disproves that big time 

 


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i had 2 differnect super pro breastfeeding midwives tell me that my milk lost a lot of its nutritional value after one year or so and became more like water.  thankfully i looked it up and the science disproves that big time 

 


Thanks for this link!  I knew this (thanks to MDC!!) but didn't ever have the actual data to back it up!  Think I'll provide a copy to my doctor, since she clearly needs some info on BFing given that she tried to convince me to switch DS to cows milk at 9 mos and then again at a year. shake.gif 
 

 


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Sorry for what may be a rude first post and I actually registered just to say this but I had what I found to be a humorous notion in relevance to the "roughing up" your nipples suggestion...

 

Should you also start fisting in preparation to give birth?
 

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When my first was born, my mother was adamant that new mothers needed to drink plenty of milk so that they could make milk.  At first I thought this was logical, but as I thought about it, I've never seen a lactating cow drink milk, and they make lots!
My Mom made some offhand comment when she visited if I was drinking plenty of milk since I was breastfeeding. I think I made some kind of "Huh?" response as I was pretty sleep deprived and she covered like she meant that the calcium and what not was good for me. So I think she knew once she thought about it that it didn't really make sense, but it was amusing.

And not a comment, but when I explained to my DH that the milk comes out of a bunch of different holes on the nipple, not just one as a lot of non-saavy BFing folks think (me included once upon a time) his face was priceless smile.gif

I never got the comment said to me, but around me that "Babies should stop nursing when they can ask for it." which I always quip back with now that crying is how infants ask for it, some learn signs very early, etc. etc. so when is the proper time to stop nursing again?

Luckily strange comments were rare and everyone around me was so supportive. Even of pumping at work which can really weird some folks out, honestly it was weird to me at first!

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My mother told me the same thing when i was pregnant!  "You have to drink milk to make milk!"  i dutifully obeyed...although i detest milk and always have - i chugged a glass of skim down once a day for about two weeks when it suddenly dawned on me...i grew up around dairy farms.....i dont remember ever seeing the cows drinking from one another!    


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I saw this under Recent Discussions and had to respond, even though my son is 16 and weaned many years ago!

My parents once took me aside when we were visiting them, and my son was just a baby. They wanted to talk about how I was feeding him. They wanted me to give him formula because "This thing you do; it's just not natural!".

I was so surprised, I burst out laughing! Bad move, since my father was very sensitive to being laughed at, but that's another story.
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