Kerryn 23mth old girl & 11mth b/g twins
As far as my relatives go... they know better than to ask me or comment on my decisions! I did have lots of trouble in the early days - fortunately only 1 bout of mastitus - but my mother actually told me to use my stubborn streak and bloody mindedness to see it through!
Kudos to you for knowing what you want to do and going ahead and doing it. As for your relatives, perhaps suggest to them that if the sight of a baby being fed is nauseating to them, they might like to leave the room for a while. Other than that, just smile, continue doing what you're doing and know that you are giving your babies the best start possible in life.
For what its worth, I thing you are doing an amazing job. Just smile and ignore them. Or kindly thank them for their advice and continue doing what you are doing. Im with the PP, If it makes her feel sick I would be saying "Well the door is over there and free to use"
Keep up the good work!
Mumma to DD1 Jan 04 and DD2 Mar 06
What I say now is... "How do third world countries feed their babies?"
In one ear and out the other........
DK, Lexi..9mths and neally walking....
i just wanted to say good on you! you are amazing to still be breastfeeding twins at 9mths!
my DS is 5 1/2mths and i ocasionaly get asked if im still breastfeeding, and just say yes and dont go into it anyfurther!
i honestly don't see what the problem is, people know breast is best, why do they have to have a problem with it?
i thought that it was recomended to feed for up 2 2 yrs anyway.
i don't really have any advice but good on you and stick to you guns because only you know what is right for your children and no one else!
and as for the comment about bubs 6mths not babies anymore??!?!? i had to laugh lol.
Sarah, NZ, Isaac 2.5yrs
Usually it is people telling you that you shouldn't be bottle feeding, not breastfeeding. How dare they say things like that to you. It is absolutly wonderful that you are still breast feeding one baby little own two. Your milk will be fine, it adapts to the needs of the baby that you are feeding. At times people constantly ask me why I am still breast feeding. I just tell them the truth. It is free, it is the best for them and that it is made for them. I wouldn't worry about them.
Tiddles, Vic, 3/1/2006 dd
I have a similar problem. I have an 11mth old and have just started to wean her off onto a bottle. I feed her 2 formula feeds & 1 BF a day. Within my group of friends I am the only one who BF and sometimes I am made to feel guilty about it. On the other hand my community nurse would not give me any advice on how to switch to formula as she said I should BF until she is 2. I think that you need to do what suits you and not worry about what others think. It use to be the other way around, people would talk or make comment if you didnt BF and now it seems bad to BF a baby who is older than 6mths.
Tracey,Jaye (girl)12/06/05, Sam (boy)10/07/09
Karryn I'd firstly like to congratulations on doing such a great job, there is nothin quite like the feeling of feeding your little ones and seeing them thrive on your milk. Don't let anyone tell you differently. I breastfed my twins until they were two years and four months old and my little boy at that time would get up in his cot and ask for 'boo-boo'. They are four and a half now. At the time I also copped a lot of rude remarks from people close to me, one friend said that she was revulted by even thinking about it. I did not care. My twins loved it and I loved it and I'm hoping that with my little one now who's 10 months old I can do the same.
Good luck and Good on you.
kinga,SA, fourth on the way