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When I was pregnant with ds1 and mentioned to my sister that I planned to BF, she tried really hard to dissuade me, telling me that I would likely not be able to as "none of the women in our family BF" My grandmother apparently did not produce any milk and my mother had supply issues (have since found out that was most likely not the case, she was feeding me on a strict 4 hour schedule, and when she showed me my weight card, I was actually gaining very well until one week around two months old when I did not gain weight and the doctor told her to switch straight to formula <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I have heaps of allergies and suffer from eczema...<br><br>
Anyway, when ds was tiny she was always making little snide comments about my milk not being good enough, saying things like "If your milk was enough for him he would be sleeping through the night now (at about three months old <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: )<br><br>
My niece, her daughter, is pregnant now, around 20 weeks and she plans to BF. I'm hoping to be able to help her get things established, she is very determined and I am hoping she will be successful! but I've had this worry that my sis will sabotage her, like she tried to with me. They live opposite each other, while I am 40 mins away <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
However, my mum told me something yesterday which has made me feel much more positive about the whole thing. I work now part time, and my sister was taken ill recently, so my mother took my breastfed ds2 round to see her while I was at work, and took a bottle of EBM, while she was feeding him my sister said "Is that breastmilk?" She said yes, and my sister said "It really is better for them isn't it, breastfeeding. He is so healthy"<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> She finally gets it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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That is awesome!<br><br>
I have fears that my sister's failure to BF both her DD will put a distance between us. Not that I want it to; I am very careful to avoid saying things which may provoke guilt, but it is hard when I have to ignore (over and over again) blatantly false statements and misinformation that she and others in my family use to justify her choice to FF. Since I am an active BFing advocate and preparing to work to provide PP support, there's a whole part of my life I have to keep silent about with her because any discussion of the topic now just makes her feel bad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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What great news for your neice or nephew to be!<br><br>
Krystyn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Yeah!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 
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