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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Because I am extended nursing, I cloth diaper, and sling my babe!<br><br>
Right now my 2 dd's and I are in Mississippi visiting family. We left on Friday and will be returning home on Sunday evening. I am so thankful that I am nursing dd2 as this trip has really made her out of sorts. She is my happy babe who is content but these last few days she has been glued to mommy.<br><br>
When we arrived here on Friday my family that came to get us from the airport got quite the shock. DD2 was crying in the carseat ( I was sitting right next to her trying to soothe her) and they asked where her bottle was. I said she doesn't take a bottle. They asked where her pacifer was. She doesn't take one. They asked if they needed to stop and get her some juice. I said no she just needs some momma milk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I thought they were all going to have a stroke! They then proceeded to lecture me about how she doesn't need "that" any longer. To which I promptly interupted them and said we are going to let dd2 decide when she is ready to stop nursing!<br><br>
And anytime I nurse the babe my fmaily refuses to look at me! The will not even make eye contact with me. I refuse to hide though. I sit right out there with everyone and nurse her if she wants to!
 

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Good for you!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I hope they come around.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I remember a thread a while back with a response to "she doesn't NEED that anymore".... Well, you don't need that doughnut (or whatever) either, but there you are.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I love it.<br><br>
Be proud! Great job!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<b><i><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';"><span style="font-size:large;"><span><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> good for you hun doing the best for your baby and not careing what others think, of course she still needs mummy milk my dd caitlin is eaxactly 4 mths older than your dd #2 and still needs bm imo cos she still feeds on demand and still gets a lot of comfort and nutrients from bm</span></span></span></i></b>
 

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Sometimes being the wierdo is a good thing. Good for you.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Sometimes its good to be the wierdo. And here you are deffinatly NOT the weird one thats for sure. Keep it up!
 

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Weirdo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Good for you and her. I am so happy for you and her that you stood up to them!!<br><br>
It makes life interesting to be the weirdo. I am the weird on in my family, as work, on the playground, at the playgroup. But in DH family I am normal and it is nice to have reassurance. Although my SIL's are competative and I am not so sometimes they like to embelish things and make it a who's crunchier contest. I opt out and shake my head and laugh as it would be nice to see them comfy in there own skin. Looks like you are!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Oh, but she NEEDS a bottle or pacifier, huh? You know, I have no problem with a toddler who still uses a bottle or pacifier, but to treat that as the norm and breastfeeding a toddler as the "wrong" thing to be doing as a child gets older always annoys me!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh, but she NEEDS a bottle or pacifier, huh? You know, I have no problem with a toddler who still uses a bottle or pacifier, but to treat that as the norm and breastfeeding a toddler as the "wrong" thing to be doing as a child gets older always annoys me!</div>
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I agree with this- I feel like being the wierdo in my family just means that I have made different choices than most everybody and therefore I must be doing something "wrong". I get so aggravated with that mindset- most of the time people can't tell me why it's "wrong," just that "it's going to cause you problems later on..." Um, okay.
 

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You're an awesome mama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Yay for being a weirdo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Me too!<br><br>
You are setting an example though and paving the path for future generations!<br><br>
You are not weird...you are wise and strong!!<br><br>
~Charlene~
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I remember a thread a while back with a response to "she doesn't NEED that anymore".... Well, you don't need that doughnut (or whatever) either, but there you are.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I love it.<br><br>
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OH....that is soooo good. I will be sure to use that one a year or so from now when my family thinks I am the weirdo. My DS is only 7 months but I am only the third person in a family of ohh...about 25 grandkids to BF...the other two...my sisters...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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You are not weird...you are wise and strong!!<br></div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"> Yay for you for standing firm!<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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