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    Default Self weaning @ 10 weeks - HA!

    Unless I'm really, incredibly wrong, this does not happen @ 10 weeks, right? This is more of a shake your head 'ok, I'll look into it' laughing on the inside sort of moment. Was explaining to my stepmother (who said she had zero interest in BF when she had her kids) Aidan's preference for the bottle & how it was hard to muddle through it (something clicked & doesn't seem to care where the milk comes from now, just wants to EAT!) & she said 'maybe he's not interested in breastfeeding anymore. you said you were going to wait for him to self wean, right? it could be time.' Yes, i'm sure that's what it is, ma. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Self weaning @ 10 weeks - HA!

    Oooh. File under "THANKS, BUT THAT'S NOT HELPFUL, MOM."


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    Default Re: Self weaning @ 10 weeks - HA!

    It's very rare for babies to self-wean before a year. And if they do it at just 10 weeks, it's probably due to bottle preference.

    I bet your step-mom simply has no idea how long babies naturally nurse. I know that when my mom was having her kids, in the 70s and 80s, nursing for a couple of weeks was considered more than sufficient, nursing for a couple of months was considered a long time, and nursing for a full year was in the "whoa, that's creepy!" zone. If you nursed for more than a year you kept it very much to yourself, because people would assume that you were nuts, or maybe a pervert.
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    Default Re: Self weaning @ 10 weeks - HA!

    Yeah, I've heard similar things to this. Mostly from moms who FF or only BF for a couple weeks. I've also gotten the lecture about how I'm depriving my DH from being able to bottle feed our LO (hint, after seeing a FF mama's kitchen and the plethora of bottle gadgets, my DH has NO feeding envy whatsover). It's one of those smile, nod, and laugh about it later kind of comments!

    {Was it on this forum, or maybe in my LLL group, that a mom said she (a petite, small-breasted woman) was nursing her LO at a ball game or something -- and a little old lady leaned over and exclaimed, "are you sure you have enough milk in those things?"}

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*elisabetsey View Post
    {Was it on this forum, or maybe in my LLL group, that a mom said she (a petite, small-breasted woman) was nursing her LO at a ball game or something -- and a little old lady leaned over and exclaimed, "are you sure you have enough milk in those things?"}
    I would have been so tempted to say "Hmm, let me see" and then squirt that old biddy right in the eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    I would have been so tempted to say "Hmm, let me see" and then squirt that old biddy right in the eye.
    Best thing I've heard all week! Thanks, needed that laugh!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    in the 70s and 80s, nursing for a couple of weeks was considered more than sufficient, nursing for a couple of months was considered a long time, and nursing for a full year was in the "whoa, that's creepy!" zone. If you nursed for more than a year you kept it very much to yourself, because people would assume that you were nuts, or maybe a pervert.
    Got that you're nuts/pervert type of look/response when I told her we were bed sharing followed by he'll let me know when he weans. Also get that look when I tell her he uses my boob for a pillow. My own mother got a talking to from her CO (in the navy) when they found out I was still BF @ 4 months which unfortunately prompted her to stop.

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    Default Re: Self weaning @ 10 weeks - HA!

    You also have to remember that anyone who "wasn't really interested" in BFing would look at any adversity as an excuse to stop and feed formula. It wasn't "weaning" as we talk about it.
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    Default Re: Self weaning @ 10 weeks - HA!

    This is too funny... I had a good laugh about the old lady part! Lol

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    Default Re: Self weaning @ 10 weeks - HA!

    My SIL told me to give my baby formula so he would sleep longer. Ha ha! He self weaned at 7 months and didn't sleep through the night until he was almost three! Hahaha!

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