Last week at my acupuncture appointment, the practitioner told me I need to wean my 2 year old. "She won't do it on her own," she said, "I knew someone is China whose child nursed until they were 6 or 7!" I didn't say, "So? What a lucky kid!"
My midwife (who is awesome
in most every way) told me, "Is [my newborn] on any kind of feeding schedule?" I say, "No, he just nurses whenever he wants". "Well, that works nicely for the first child, but it's a lot harder with the second. You could put him on a 3 or 4 hour schedule if you wanted to. You condition them, or they condition you".
Today, I took my baby to an osteopath for cranial-sacral therapy, and when the Dr. learned that I am tandem nursing, all she said was, "You nursed through pregnancy? That's really hard on your body".
Why do all these caregivers, who are so wonderful and great at their actual jobs, insist on giving me their opinions about nursing? They are all ostensibly worried about my well-being, but it's so unsupportive.
Has extended and/or tandem nursing been hard on your body? I don't know how to respond to this. I mean, it's not like I'm going to stop; maybe if it was killing
me. It is really annoying when all the people who I'm paying to take care of us are second-guessing me all the time.