In a phone conversation tonight my husband found out that my MIL thinks D is "big enough" to be weaned now. She means old enough. I am just so down, it seems like the entire time i've been breastfeeding she has found some reason to NOT be supportive.
And I don't understand why, she bf my husband for a year and her next son for 6mo. Her other kids are adopted. She even used a SNS (i think) with one of them.
I don't feel like i have to defend my extended breastfeeding, and I'm not going to stop just b/c she doesn't "approve" or whatever, but I just feel like i could use some encouragement once in a while! Good grief, i'm doing what's best for my baby, after all.
Just a bummer to feel like one of my big accomplishments is a failure to her, I guess. I'm not even sure if that's it, things are so jumbled right now inside me.
Anyone else suddenly discover that someone close to you thinks you've gone "too far"?
Thanks for listening.