My LO is 8 months and we've been getting comments from my ILs for AGES! Never to me, though, oh no, they corner my poor DH when I'm not there! Cowards. My lovely DH defends us, but he really shouldn't have to. I wish they'd talk to me, I could answer them properly, in such a way that they'd probably not ask again!
My dad also asked me the other day, though more in the spirit of enquiry rather than criticism, why we were so determined to continue when breastmilk loses its value to LO's the older they get and becomes just a drink, doesn't it? I set him right . He didn't mean any criticism, honestly, but I do wonder if that belief is the root of some people's criticisms?
The scientific community supports you if that makes any difference I do think that people believe that it loses its value. Most people (as I did before I learned better) that the colostrum has the antibodies and that's all babies *really* need.
Thankfully most of my in laws have realised I will BF for as long as LO wants and thats that; and they don't say anything anymore-it was just one lady who said at 8 months that he is too old and I should be switching to cows' milk by now, um no. xx
I pretty much only had mean remarks from my older sister. She must've thought I had weaned my 2nd at 1 year because she was shocked to find out I was still bf'ing her when she was 18 months. She said it was gross. Then my younger sister was acting weirded out too asking why I was still bf'ing. My younger sister was a few months pregnant at the time with her 1st. Her dd is 18 months old now and still breastfed! Guess she changed her mind! I've also had a friend ask why I was nursing past 1
Jakesmum, good on you for bf'ding for a yr, Im going to bf for a minium of 6months and a maximum of 1yr, my sister is still bf'ding and her little boy is 18months, she's going to till his 2yrs & she couldnt care less what people say.
I guess each to their own, I just cant stand some of those silly comments that some people make, but unfortunatley there's always that one person that has to voice their opinion even if it is a silly one and none of their business to begin with.
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