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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Good ole ATX y'all!

    Default Re: First taste of Criticism

    My boys have always reached down my shirt at one time or another. But honestly I have seen other children who weren't nursed do the same thing. I'm sorry that your mom is not supportive of your bfing. You will probably just have to agree to disagree if you can. Maybe you can suggest that she do some research on her own if she can. Sometimes learning it from a third source is helpful for critical people.
    Jen - mom to 3
    DD who I FF
    I survived 10 painful mastitis infections and managed to nurse DS1 till he was 3 years and 7 months
    and now DS2 4 years now working on gentle weaning and

    "Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it can not be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues - faith and hope." Charles Dickens

  2. #12

    Default Re: First taste of Criticism

    In public, I doubt anyone would guess we were still BFing. My girl is always captivated by everything going on around us.

    At home, well, I can't say she rips my shirt off, but she will raise it and take her num num. We generally don't have company, but while my MIL was visiting, I didn't let it bother me. She didn't say anything even slightly offensive even though we did discuss it, so I was glad.

    If I had your mother, I would probably just ignore her, honestly...

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Polson, MT

    Default Re: First taste of Criticism

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*babygirl05 View Post
    Anyway, my dd doesn't really try to rip my shirt off. She more or less gives it a gentle tug (like someone trying to get your attention), however if I ignore her and don't nurse immediately it turns into her lifting it way up and flashing the person I'm talking to (I really don't *ignore* her, I just try and finish conversation so we can go somewhere quiet to nurse)
    This is how my DS is. He is one (on Thursday) and *usually* he will sign to nurse, but if I miss it or he gets impatient he will start tugging on my shirt to let me know what he wants. If he's REALLY anxious or very cranky, he sometimes becomes very insistent and grabby, but not usually. He has just started trying to keep his hand down my shirt as a comfort thing (which I thought only started when they were being weaned, but I guess not). Most of the time, like the other mamas said, when we are out and about he is too distracted to want to nurse.
    I'm a babywearing , cosleeping , breastfeeding , loving, blogging single mommy to the beautiful Jayden 9-17-08

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