I just need to vent because I am really getting sick of my MIL's crap. MIL lives with us (just 3 more months to go and then she is gone!!!) and she takes care of dd during the day as I am back to work for which I am very greatful. But she has been trying to push all sort of thing into my dd's diet since the moment dd was born. It took me 2 months to make her stop sneaking water into dd - after screaming at her several times about it. MIL is in love with formula and everyother day she tries to convince me that formula is better than my milk for my baby because she has reflux and is allergic to soy/cow's milk. MIL even managed to make me believe that my milk supply is low although dd has been on breast milk only since day 3 of her life!!!
Anyways, the latest - I told MIL today that I am plannign to bf exclusively till dd is 6 months old and she was in shock and outraged how can I keep my baby on the same food for 6 months. According to her babies who are exclusively bfed for more than 4 months develop anemia.
Is this true???? Do I need to give dd any vitamins/iron? Do babies get all the necessary vitamins/microelements, etc from the breast milk?
Thanks for listening!! I don't have a lot of support form my familly about breastfeeding. Even my own mother who is otherwise very supportive of bfing thinks I need to introduce other foods at 4 months because I won't be able to keep up with my daughter's demand (apparently she does not have an idea about this supply/demand thing).
Sorry for any spelling mistakes I am soooo frustrated.....