Re: What do I say?
IMO, you shouldn't be asking you mother what she thinks about bottles, you should simply be TELLING her how it is going to be. And I don't mean in a sassy sort of way (despite what my user name suggests). If you want control, then take it. Prep the bottles the night before and tell her how often to feed the baby. Done.
If you start using fresh/refrigerated milk rather than frozen then the going out issue is solved and shouldn't be brought up again. If it is, then remind her that a solution was already found. Done.
I wouldn't bring up anything about how breastmilk is healthier than formula or try to explain why you choose to pump. It is your choice and that should be good enough.
ETA: I think djs.mom said a lot of this already, but I cannot read a long paragraph on a computer screen without going cross-eyed.
Last edited by @llli*sassypants; December 5th, 2011 at 12:23 PM.
My little man was born 12/17/2010.
Baby girl was born 4/30/2014.