Breastfeeding moms, why do we have to accommodate people who are not willing to accommodate our breastfeeding babies? I am so tired of people telling me that my baby is 14 months old – time to wean him. I say NO it’s not! My baby started eating solids late, he showed no interest of eating solids early. He only wanted to nurse until he was about 12 months old. I still nurse him prior to feeding him solids, so why should I wean him?
The comments I get, even today are, ” he is using you as a pacifier”. UGH, this irks me! Maybe he does when he’s tired but I think it’s his preference, why is that wrong?
So I was invited to a family function (wedding shower) for a member of my family. The event is an hour away from me so that’s 2 hours worth of travel time and the event is for 3 hours. I am told I can’t bring him with – no children allowed. So tell me, why are they allowing my 8 year old cousin to go? OK maybe technically he is considered a toddler which I think at 14 months is a stupid label – in my mind he is a baby. So he has to stay home. Why should he? He should be coming with! So the only option I have to to travel the distance each way and stay a short time. Why though? The answer I get is – he eats solids he doesn’t need to come. I am honestly tired people of the comments! I do not tell you how to raise your children – do not tell me how to raise mine! I am doing what I think what’s best for my BABY (yes I said baby). Respect that!
So breastfeeding moms, why do they try to bully us into weaning our babies?
What are your thoughts?