ktgrok Posted July 1, 2012 Share Posted July 1, 2012 So, my mom was in town, and took my sister and I shopping yesterday. (sister is also 30 weeks pregnant). That was fun, and nothing was said about my impending home birth, so I felt great. (last time they were REALLY rough on me about it). So today my mom took us out for lunch, then we met my hubby and 2 year old at Ikea. In the car between Cheesecake Factory and Ikea I was told by my mom that I need to start thinking of weaning (she is 2 years, 4 months old). And my sister chimed in and said why not just give her a pacifier. (I just replied she doesn't like them anyway...I wish I'd said that my breast is much better for her, but of course I didn't think of it). Then my sister went on and on about how she's weaning her daughter from the pacifier because she's just "too old". (her daughter is 9 months younger than mine...the implication being my daughter is too old to nurse.) My mom said that it could cause problems with Molly being jealous of the baby, etc. I just said "I'm not worried about it, it will all work out." My son nursed until 3.5 years old, so I'm not sure why they expected me to wean earlier this time. Oh, and my sister started saying (in a falsely casual way), that she is scoping out what stores have private places to change and/or nurse a baby. (she thinks it is weird that I nurse in public) I said, well, I know Ikea at least has changing tables, plus those cool little kid sinks for toddlers in the bathrooms. She replied, yes, but they don't have anywhere to nurse. Keep in mind, I've nursed my daughter there before, WITH my sister there. She's SEEN me nurse there! I just replied "well, they're Swedish, I'm sure they expect people to nurse anywhere without worrying about it." I know this is all silly, but I just wanted to vent, and get past it. Why on earth would it be better to give my child a piece of rubber rather than my breast? Why are my breasts up for discussion at all???? Ugh. Plus she was whiny the whole time at Ikea, about the crowds, the size of the store, telling my mother to hurry up, etc, when the idea was it was my Mom's first trip to an Ikea and we were there to just browse and have fun. She kept telling my mom to hurry, which I found really rude. that's all. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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