is it selfish for breast feeding mom NOT to offer

Breadth feeding parent has a pump but will not use to allow dad to feed. I find this very selfish. Is it wrong for me to feel she selfish? The baby is 7 wks old n he has only fed her twice, and he wants to feed the baby. Again, I find this very selfish

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Jan 20, 2013
try not to harbour resentment
by: Michelle

Do you know the reason this mother is unable to breastfeed and needs to pump? If she were breastfeeding directly, then she would be the only one feeding.

Maybe she is devastated that she cannot breastfeed and by at least holding her child while she gives a bottle of expressed milk, this is as close as she can get to that.

I planned to breastfeed my son and was judgemental of other mums giving their baby bottles. But I had a low milk supply, nothing helped to increase it, and now I give my son a bottle!!!! It taught me a big lesson not to be judgmental.

As long as Dad is involved in other ways and can hold and hug and love baby, it doesn't matter if he doesn't keep a bottle in its mouth.

Aug 02, 2013
by: April

As a Mom to a seven week old myself, let me tell you that it is hard enough to keep up with his demands, much less time to pump it. Trust me...I'd love to have a night out on the town, but haven't had the time to do so.

Aug 04, 2014
by: Anonymous

Up until my daughter was three months old, she's now six months old, my husband and I would take "shifts" every 4 hours during the hours he was home so I could get some sleep. I would breastfeed her, and he would bottle feed her milk I pumped. However, when she was about three months old she refused to take a bottle. It could be that this might be going on as well.

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