Tired of the pressure from family especially my dad when I breastfeed my toddler
by Charlisa Riley
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 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...
Comments for Tired of the pressure from family especially my dad when I breastfeed my toddler
I have an 11-year-old, a six-year-old and a 19-month-old. I am breastfeeding my 19 months old but not my older children.
I understand the mothers saying that the nutrition from breastmilk helps their kids stay healthy when they are older, but I don't think it is psychologically healthy for kids to breastfeed when they are in middle school or high school.
When my older children have been sick with the flu or a virus I have put some milk in a cup and mixed it with some regular milk, so they don't know it is breastmilk to help them, and I think it really did help them get over their illness quickly, but I would never actually breastfeed them.
I think the mothers who do this to older children need to pump the milk and give it to them in a cup and stop breastfeeding teenagers.
It seems like the moms who do this just don't want their babies to grow up but they are already way past being babies and need to learn how to get comfort and relaxation in healthy ways for a teen and older child.
I think it can cause mental damage to continue when they are nine years old and older. I hope you moms consider stopping for the good of your children. They need to learn how to eat healthy foods for themselves and comfort themselves by these ages.
Good luck to you all and I am praying for you and your kiddos that you make the right choice for them, not yourselves.