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As much as I do appreciate the supportive atmosphere from the moms on this board, I would just like to say that<br><br>
MY MOM IS AWESOME!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"><br><br>
She has been 100% behind me with EBF, despite having bottle-fed my older sister (no help or info available) and bfing me and my younger sister for "about a year" (I suspect perhaps less than that, and with some supplementation). She is one cool 60 yr old (and yes, I have told her that).<br><br>
Incidentally, she's also right on board with co-sleeping, gd, cd and my abandoning my career to be at home with her 2-yr-old grandson, the light of my life.<br><br>
I read a lot of postings here about unsupportive families, so I just wanted to share one that was positive.<br><br>
Anyone else have a great parent, in-law or other "mentor" who's behind you all the way?
 

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Sounds like you have a really supportive mom!<br>
My mom may not be as cool but she did bf both my sister and i, and is really supportive to me in that.( Also about not starting solids too early) She does step over her lines sometimes about me son sleeping with us but i just laugh because both of us girls slept with our parents. So glad to hear you've got a family memeber so surportive for everything you do!<br><br>
BTW i'm so VERY new here and what is gd?
 

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gd = gentle discipline<br><br>
My Mom is the best, too! She nursed all five of us kids, born 6.5 years apart. Weaned whenever she got pregnant again and nursed the last one about three years. (A little too long in her opinion because he talks about remembering it and that embarrasses her). She didn't vaccinate us, was the best at gd, even though she never read about it anywhere, she just did what felt natural. And we grew up without a tv in the house. We had a 2 acre garden and she canned tons of food and always had fresh bread and cookies. We drank milk straight from the cow (no hormones or proccessing). She continues to be in awe of me as a mom and never runs out of praise and support. Downside is she lives 2500 miles from me.
 

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My mother breastfed me until I was 3 years old, so she fully supports me breastfeeding my 2.5 yr old daughter, of course. She had two horrible hospital birth experiences with my brother and me, and she fully supports my decision to have homebirths. She vaxed me and my brother, but she supports my decision not to vax. Although I slept in a crib as a baby (mostly because of my father), she supports my decision to share the family bed. She is very much against CIO. She is against circ, although my brother was circed because they asked her immediately following a difficult birth, when she was exhausted and in pain, and she told them to talk to my father, and my father approved it, and so my brother was cut when he was an hour old, and my mother has deeply regretted it and felt guilty over it ever since. She definitely supports gentle discipline -- my brother and I were never spanked once. (When we were little she crusaded against corporal punishment in schools.) She is very glad I am a SAHM.
 

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Well I love my Mom too!! But she has not been a very big supporter of my breastfeeding and is sure not a supporter of me BFing Littlebit now that he is 3.7 years old.<br><br>
NOw my Daddy, I love him so much. He has always been a big supporter of my BF. He thinks that it is so good that I have BF for so long. I have told him some of the things my mom has said about EBF. HE tells me don't listen to her. You are doing what is the best for you and Littlebit. He says as long as it is working for you and Littlebit that is all that matters. HE tells me I don't need to let anyone try and push me or Littlebit into weaning when he is ready he will wean.<br>
I never dreamed I would still be BF at 3.7 years. But know I can't imagine not BFing him. I am so glad that we have made it this long because now maybe he will remember the closeness and the time we share with our nursing
 

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That is really cool that your mom is so supportive. My mom is very supportive of bf, but not EBF. We'll see if my experiences change her mind. Also she has been very supportive about CD, Parti-vax, gd, co-sleeping, slinging, me staying at home, home schooling, ect. It's not what she did but she thinks that all I do is great mothering on my part. I feel like my mother's bf'ng me and my sister was a foundation for my beliefs.<br><br>
My MIL on the otherhand. Well, her and I butt heads. I hope she will learn to accept but I know she'll never agree.
 
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