I have gently fought my family (Dh and his family of all women who formula fed) since Ben was 1 that breastfeeding is the best for him and its good to continue.. and they have come to back me up after lots of discussion about it. We all adore him and want whats best. But for some reason they still think that he should wean at 2.
Yesterday they were like.. "Yep, only 4 more months Ben! Then you'l be a big boy and won't need du duhs anymore!"
Comments like that make me feel like the battle is about to begin. I am in no hurry to wean him and say that to them all the time.
Chris has always been supportive of his being breastfed. He agrees that you can tell a big difference in breastfed babies and agrees its cheaper, easier, and emotionally what he needs.
Chris's mom has been so impressed with how healthy Ben has always been and how smart he is and how much he loves snuggling up with me to nurse. Even now she'll say that he just needs to nurse sometimes when he's cranky.
So WHHHHYYY do they think that 2 is some magic number where he won't need it?
I am just venting I guess and dreading the big battle when I say nope we're gonna keep going. It would probably be easier if his mom didn't watch Ben while I work and didn't live with us...
Chris says he is tired of hearing my lectures about breastfeeding (Which happen all the time lol i guess as I love talking about it due to studying for IBCLC exam...)
I keep saying yeah I want him to do it slowly though and make it HIS choice not ours as its such a big deal to him emotionally. they agree they don't want to stress him out. So at least we're on the same page there.
Oh I just want to cry when they say "only 4 more months!"....