Re: Handling requests to nurse in public
Man, if he were my DH I'd probably kick him in the tush. Manipulating your wife into weaning- into doing anything!- by embarrassing her is not good husbanding.
A lot of moms have this experience: they go in to see the pediatrician and the doc makes it clear that he/she isn't a big supporter of breastfeeding or co-sleeping or nighttime feeding. In that situation, I am in favor of sticking with the doctor if he/she is a good diagnostician and has a generally good practice. Because that's what is most important, right? The other stuff- validation of your parenting choices- you can get elsewhere. Here for example. So, IMO, the same goes for the preschool. You want the teachers to be responsive, for them to have a gentle approach to separation anxiety and discipline. What they think about breastfeeding is not that important in the grand scheme of things, and certainly not worth switching schools over. You can always go into the closet- if no-one sees you nurse, they will eventually assume that you weaned. That's what a lot of moms do around people who can't be counted on to be supportive.
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