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Old Jan 28th, 2012, 08:23 AM   1
pinkpolkadot
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"She's always hungry" (moan!!)


Hi all! A little moan if I may...

I intend to EBF for 6 months but I am so tired of people telling me my baby is always hungry/wants 'proper' food/eats too often etc etc....

I don't know if I am being oversensitive but it is akin to telling me I am not feeding my baby properly and it's starting to get me down!

LO is a constant hand sucker and gets cranky when tired, bored etc... (like most babies) which is often mistaken for hunger by others.

I am very non confrontational and usually just bat it off but really I hate that people might think that way and I always kick myself later on for not saying more. How does everyone else deal with such comments?

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Old Jan 28th, 2012, 09:23 AM   2
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I say, "Nope, he's fine." and leave it at that



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Old Jan 28th, 2012, 14:12 PM   3
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Agree with PP, I had similar comments and they annoyed me too. I tended to just say "he's a growing boy!" and also left it at that. If only people were a little more clued up...*sigh* x



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2012, 21:16 PM   4
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It's the exact opposite with me. When my MIL is holding him and she starts doing his "I'm hungry" cries I tell her he's hungry and that I should feed him, but she'll just sit there and assume it's gas or that he's tired. Personally, I think she's being selfish with the whole holding thing. I have a good means of telling her what's on my mind next time. I mean, it's really beginning to tick me off! No one knows our babies better than we do. We know their cries and what they need. That's my defense and it applies to any situation.



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2012, 23:51 PM   5
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I just say, "No... he's bored/tired/overstimulated/doesn't like you" And then I whisk him away and change his diaper, as that's what the problem actually is 90% of the time that he's not hungry.



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2012, 04:45 AM   6
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I hold out my hands and don't even ask if I see Alex getting fussy and I'm there. If people don't hand him to me, which they usually do, they get told!



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Old Jan 30th, 2012, 04:52 AM   7
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My mum says...

'that boy is starving, you better feed him, he needs a bottle'

I just laugh and ignore!

It used to get to me, but now that he is sleeping for 7 hours straight at night without a feed, actually at a younger age than my formula-fed daughter, she doesnt say it so much now!!



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2012, 05:57 AM   8
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It's the exact opposite with me. When my MIL is holding him and she starts doing his "I'm hungry" cries I tell her he's hungry and that I should feed him, but she'll just sit there and assume it's gas or that he's tired. Personally, I think she's being selfish with the whole holding thing. I have a good means of telling her what's on my mind next time. I mean, it's really beginning to tick me off! No one knows our babies better than we do. We know their cries and what they need. That's my defense and it applies to any situation.
My FIL does that! It's bloody annoying! He keeps rocking her, talking to her, saying 'you don't look like you're hungry', like he thinks I'm bloody wrong . Pisses me right off! She's a real snack feeder as well, which I know my in-laws are going to construe as me overfeeding her or her not getting satisfied by her milk!

To the op, I'm just the same as you, so don't know if I have any constructive advice for dealing with it, I'm afraid. When I had our DS, I had all the same kind of crap back then, I just found immersing myself with people who were supportive really helped with my confidence, but I never spoke out to in-laws like I should have done



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2012, 07:03 AM   9
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doesn't like you



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2012, 07:52 AM   10
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excuse me have u seen the adverts for unicef lately, when does my chubby baby ever look like one of those poor sick children who are actualy starving, if uv got a problem wi the way im feeding him then here u try him on ur boob and see how long he goes lol, im pretty intolerant to peoples abuse and get right in their face lol



 
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