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|Yes, but limited (at a certain age or in certain places)||15||100.00%|
|Tolerated but not supportive||2||50.00%|
|Tried to make you stop or otherwise inhibit you||0||0%|
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and my man . Momma to ds1 (11-'04) , ds2 (8-'08) , dd (3-'12) , and Mr Blue, Chiyo, and Fireball, our 3 .
Chaotic mama to 5 plus a bonus one on the way.
DP has never really had any opinions on breastfeeding, negative or positive. Though he does believe that DS is so healthy party do to breastfeeding, so yeah, he can be supportive. Other than that he doesn’t care much one way or the other.
Liz Lovin' DH DS (12) and forever missing DD (12/02/07)
From the withered tree, a flower blooms~ He's here!!! So crazy in love with my boy!!! 12/14/11
But I think partner support is the "make it or break it" issue for many moms.
He was pretty freaked out by the idea of nursing a toddler, but the LLL ladies all seem "normal" to him, so I don't forsee that becoming an issue for us. He just needed to be exposed to "regular folks" who nurse that long.
His mother, who did not nurse her children, is shocked how big an advocate he is for breastfeeding!
He's also made sure that his family knows that it's not a topic for debate.
and Brigid Eleanor (11/20/08)
But to get back on topic...DH is very supportive
Originally Posted by mommytol&a
my dh is very supportive, he makes me all sorts of yummy meals because he says I'll feed the baby well that way
DH is super supportive of BF. In the beginning, he acted like he might be a little uncomfortable with us going past 18 mo. but dd will be 18 mo. tomorrow and just the other day he remarked on how sweet she looked when she was nursing so I am pretty sure he has come around.
Recently we were at a HS graduation. DD was getting cranky and really wanted to nurse. I was was a tad bit unsure about nursing her in my seat because it was very cramped. I had a bunch of male relatives seated behind me. (I have always nip'd without abandon btw). I give dh an unsure look. He looks back at me that said "just nurse her, who cares". That was all the support I needed to nurse her confidently. Of course, my sister who was seated next to me scowled and said "Not right here!". She's easy to ignore though :LOL
I think a pregnant woman is right up there though!
He so totally freaking rocks!
Same with homebirth and midwifery. He is so sold on it he is deeply against going to the hospital unless there are medical problems that can't be taken care of at home.
I think what really affected him though was seeing the joy and satisfaction that DS had when he anticipated nursing. To this day he gets this hysterical laugh when we ask him if he wants num nums. Seeing how healthy and happy he is, DH really encourages me to EN ... even though his mom is still questionable on the whole BFing thing!
He does seem to think that children should naturally wean around 2-3 but we're working on that :LOL and so far he's taken my lead in his attitudes about nursing, homebirthing, etc so I think he'll end up being totally fine with CLW.
Jen Mama of 2 precious boys (9) (6) and still in with my Matt after 12 years together.
Domestic Violence Children's Advocate and Counselor
I think if I had wanted to formula feed he would have had a cow! My MIL nursed 4 of her 5 kids for 2 years (the one she didn't nurse was dh and it was only because he wouldn't latch on and I guess they didn't have pumps back then) so it's very normal for him. He remembers (barely) his little sister nursing when she was already walking (he's 2 and half years older.)