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Old Dec 20th, 2012, 10:16 AM   1
socitycourty
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When do people stop asking?


I find it incredibly annoying that people who I run into, family members we don't see often, etc. without fail ask if I'm breastfeeding. I hate it, it makes me uncomfortable. I say no and then leave it but if they ask why then I usually just say she has stomach problems which made it really hard for her. Which is 100% true, but it still pains me to talk about it.

She's eating solids now but I just wonder when will people stop asking? when she's 5? IDK



 
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Old Dec 20th, 2012, 10:45 AM   2
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I don't remember people (except HV/GP) asking after Roo turned 1. Roughly, it's been a while

TBH I don't even find people asking me now about Moomin, and she's approx 9 1/2 months. I think it possibly will tail off more and more now your LO is 6 months and onto solids etc



 
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Old Dec 20th, 2012, 10:46 AM   3
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My guess is about a year old when the majority of society decides LO's should be on cows milk and turns on those who continue to BF.



 
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Old Dec 20th, 2012, 10:49 AM   4
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That's true also, many people don't understand extended BF, when I had told my family I wanted to BF for at least a year they thought I was nuts. Well, it didn't work out so at least they don't have to deal with it.



 
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Old Dec 20th, 2012, 10:51 AM   5
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No-one ever asked me



 
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Old Dec 20th, 2012, 10:53 AM   6
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I never ask other people either. It just seems like a rude question. But each holiday people have asked me. Also just acquaintances i run into! it's frustrating



 
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Old Dec 20th, 2012, 10:54 AM   7
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I had people asking me all the time with my first baby and even though I wanted to BF I couldn't due to medications I needed to take. Everyone would say to me "well then don't take the medication, BFing is SO much better for your baby" Yea, easier said than done, especially when my dr ordered me to take my medication for MY HEALTH.

My second son had stomach issues as he's lactose intolerant and had to be put on soy formula. I hate that you have to explain yourself and your parenting choices to people!



 
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Old Dec 20th, 2012, 12:29 PM   8
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Maybe it's a California thing. IDK but I hope people will forget about it soon. My sister also got asked all the time once she went back to work



 
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Old Dec 20th, 2012, 14:17 PM   9
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Just ask them ever so sweetly, "Would you find it intrusive if I asked YOU what you do with your breasts?"

I had some completely random old lady stop me in the health centre and ask me - totally out of the blue and not the sort of thing you tend to launch into a conversation with as an opener!



 
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Old Dec 20th, 2012, 15:57 PM   10
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I got asked by other mums all the time in the first months but nobody asks anymore. Sorry you're still getting comments. Aren't there more interesting things to talk about now?



 
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