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#1 of 4 Old 03-23-2003, 07:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
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The nursery worker at our church actually said this to me when my son asked to nurse. He's only 19 months. All 3 of her children were/are formula fed. (And cry unattended, sit in their excrement for hours, destroy neighbor's property for the fun of it. . .)

Every week, I come home with a new "I can't believe she treats her children that way" story for my husband. It really is sad. I do think she loves her children, but they seem to be such an inconvenience to her.

So I was able to say to her "No he isn't! The World Health Organization recommends nursing until at LEAST two!" And she said "Really? Teeth and all?"

For some reason, her comment didn't bother me at all. Maybe because I already knew how she felt, and finally had an opportunity to present some facts.
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Great response. I always get flustered and just mumble incoherently at times like that. Well done you!
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Since you were in a religious setting I would have been tempted to say something like "Talk to God if you don't like it. It was His idea!"
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You guys are great! Keep up the good work!
I was talking to my very best friend on the phone yesterday about nursing (her dd weaned at 4 months) and she asked how long I planned on doing it with my 9 week old. I said (don't flame me) "I really don't want to nurse past the age of 3.5, but she really calls the shots on that one." She freaked on me! Saying that she sees her daughter as a kid now (2.5) and shes too old for that. This is the same child that uses a pacifier. I dont know why I didnt quote the WHO, I just clammed up. How come I can debate the benifits of EBF with my MIL, other friends, and complete strangers till the cows come home, bt I get nervous about it when I talk to her?

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