Yesterday, 05:38 PM
If the occasional comments about frequent nursing are getting to you, I suggest taking the positive approach. You put on a big, confident smile and say something like "I know, isn't it wonderful? I couldn't be happier with her feeding frequency, and neither could her pediatrician. Breastfeeding is going so well this time around!" That approach can shut down criticism before it has a chance to get started. If, on the other hand, you complain about feeding frequency and being tired from nursing so often, you're likely to get a lot of unsolicited and unhelpful advice (use formula, use a schedule, make the baby wait, crying is good for them, etc.).
There are a lot of moms who get freaked out by the amount that they can't pump, since everyone knows someone or reads about someone on the internet who can pump 5-10 oz at a time. But what most people don't know is that having that much milk is actually oversupply, and it's not desirable because it increases your risk of plugged ducts and mastitis, and tends to make nursing more difficult due to fast letdowns. Better to have just about the right amount of milk!