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I am SO sick of hearing this! Between my mom and my friends I could scream. They are amazed by how often I nurse... Which I know they don't mean anything by it, but they're constantly pointing it out by saying things like "didn't she just eat" or "she can't be hungry again". UGH!!! Anyone else going through this at all??
When my MIL was visiting, she said it constantly. She would want to hold him, but he would start fussing, sucking on his hand, smacking his lips, etc. She would say, "You can't be hungry." Or he would spit up and then want to eat, and she would say, "You just spit up because your stomach was so full. You can't be hungry again."
It really irritated me. She had no experience with BF, just FF. So I think that's where her opinion came from. And that she wanted to hold him instead of letting me feed him.
My mom arrives in a week, and I'm sure she'll be of the same opinion.
Every baby is different, and they go through growth spurts at different times. So if he acts hungry, I feed him. Whether it's 30 minutes in between feedings or 3 hours in between feedings. He's the boss. And he fact that he was 10 ounces over his birth weight at his 2-week appointment and that he appears to be up another pound at three weeks (I weighed myself and then held him and weighed this morning) means that I'm doing just fine with the way I feed him.
You're doing a great job, too, mama. And don't let others' opinions sway what you're doing. Summer's a lucky girl.
I get the opposite. I'm sick and tired of people asking me are you sure he's not hungry. The boy is just a bit fussy. Try to comfort him before you automatically toss him in my direction instructing me to feed him. Especially if he just finished eating. Yes, there are times where he's eating every 30 - 90 minutes. But that's usually because he fell asleep eating or didn't nurse long enough at the last feeding.
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Yes, my grandmother actually told me about how her kids did that because she didn't have enough milk. Way to try to freak out a new mama. I know I have enough as I leak 1-2 ounces on the other side while feeding. Ugh, I wish people would keep their opinions to themselves.
Summer's a lucky little girl to have you for a mommy. Just keep feeding her and ignore the comments.
I get them but by number 4 have learned to ignore them. DH on the other hand always says well she is growing, and point out that bm digest easier than formula so she needs to eat more than formula babies. No one on either side of our families breastfeeds or fed so I think its a lack of experience that makes them ask questions
I got this with DD all the time and I hated it. I don't like people sticking their noses in my business and telling me what MY baby needs. Ummmm....I think I know my kids just a little bit better than they do.