Tired of the pressure from family especially my dad when I breastfeed my toddler

by Charlisa Riley
(South Carolina)

I am still breastfeeding my 21 mth old. Every time I'm at my parents home and my daughter wants to nurse he is always saying things to discourage me or her...it's really becoming annoying and I feel no one should have a problem with it but me if so...

Sometimes I want to yell dad please it's a natural thing and she will wean when she's ready...How do you deal with the criticism? I'm african American and it's sad but I'm only encouraged by Caucasian women to keep to continue to nurse...

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Jun 28, 2012
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what to say
by: Tracy

Hi!

At least you know you are doing the best for your child, they are just uneducated on the matter...so how about you educate them!

I wrote a page on this...

Breastfeeding criticism

Jun 28, 2012
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You're doing great!
by: Katelin Granados

You are doing something amazing for your child! Do not become discouraged whatsoever! Take advantage of being the only one who can provide breasmilk to your daughter. Maybe try to educate your family on the incredible benefits breasmilk has. Even the formula cans read " experts agree breast feeding is best"! Good job girl!! Keep it up and keep going!!!!

Mar 12, 2015
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still nursing...
by: Anonymous

Still nursing my almost 2 year old also. And im not Caucasian. Good job on keeping up on your beliefs. No one can share the bond between you and baby. Just educate others. You're not alone.

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