I recently made a year breastfeeding my son. I am very proud of this given my two unsuccessful attempts, yet I m getting nothing but hate from my family. My friends make comments that he’s to big now, my friends boyfriend who is a doctor says it’s only recommend up to six months. He even made a common "that some Spanish people seem to keep it going for much longer" like there’s something wrong with that. I felt like he was implying am weird. My mother in law keeps making comments. She just called me a few minutes go to tell me that she was speaking to her friend who told her that I may be putting my body at harm and the reason for my recent dental problems are due to me breastfeeding, that the baby is taking all my vitamins. She told me I should stop breastfeeding him and give him regular milk. I am tired of fighting people on this and trying to educate them, I don’t want to hide and nurse but I am exhausted having to explain myself, like I am doing something wrong. I feel so happy to nurse him, I feel like its the most natural thing I have ever done.
I wish they would back up. Is it time for regular milk? Or do I do both, I am not even sure when to introduce regular milk. I just feel so defensive. So confused.