Why is it that my co-workers think that I need them to tell me what to do with my lo?
I have been back at work for 2 months now and today, I'm pretty out of it, because Ada Grace woke up every 2 hours last night. One of the girls I work with asked me to P'd me off (I didn't realize that I looked that bad today). I told her no one, but I was up most of the night w/the baby. So all at once 3 or 4 of my co-workers start telling me to give her formula, give her cereal--I need to train her to sleep through the night, need to let her CIO--WTF?!?!
I believe strongly in the philosophy that everyone who has kids has the right to raise them the way that they want--I don't and wouldn't propose to tell them how to handle their children unless my opinion is blatantly asked--what makes them think I want theirs?!
Ada Grace is 4 months old--I WILL NOT be giving her cereal in her bottle, nor will I give her anything other than BM until she is 6 months old. I don't find that to be the perfect opportunity to wean her to give her formula--in fact, she refuses to take the stuff. My aunt tried earlier this week because I hadn't been able to pump enough milk and she was hungry--Ada Grace took one swallow, spit the nipple out, and wouldn't allow my aunt to put it back into her mouth....I was very excited and feel like this is a victory for our BF relationship!!!
Sorry to vent, I just can't believe that everyone thinks they need to tell me how to take care of my baby. I have a 2 1/2 year old, and he's made it just fine and no worse for the wear!!