So I told DF that when we eventually have a baby, I don't think I will like breastfeeding, for whatever reason he got really annoyed. I told him I would be more than willing to try but if I don't feel it's right for me then I am not going to do it but he won't let it pass. He thinks just because a few adverts on TV that "breast is best" that every mother should breastfeed! I understand that breast may well be the best, and whilst some people might find it selfish I have sacrificed so much already and I'm not even pregnant yet. I then asked him if he was breastfed or anyone he knows/knew and he said no, so why does he make such a big deal out of it? He's never around children and hasn't been around many newborns so why all of a sudden is he a damn expert?! He knows every month that my nipples become extremely sore and untouchable before AF, so I said what if they are the same when I need to breastfeed, ofcorse he had no answer, because he doesn't go through the same hell I do every month.
I feel bad for not having much enthusiasm about breastfeeding, maybe it will change in time but I think I should stand my ground on this one.
Does anybody else feel the same, or their OH's agree or disagree on certain things?
I never had this issue. I could not breast feed my first son but was able to with my second. Both are healthy. My second son had both breast and formula as i was not comfortable breastfeeding in public. Hope you can work through it. The formula they have out now a days are really good.
The fact that your willing to give it a go is better than nothing and really although its his baby too he cant force you to do it if your not comfortable. Me and my OH have had disputes over cloth nappies as he doesnt like the idea but seeing as I will most likely be changing nappies (the slightest whiff of poo and he starts heaiving - he cant even clean our ferrets cage out ) if Ill be doing it most of the time then its up to me and the rest is compromised on.
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