I have a 3 month old son who I breastfeed and I plan on breastfeeding him until he is 6 months. I am going back to work part-time now so I pump so my son can still have my breast milk.
But on the days I work, I sometimes will take my son over to my finance’s mom so she can watch him and spend time with him. When I take him over there I pack at least two 8 oz bottles of breast milk and then if he goes through both of those,I will pack a extra bottle for formula if need be.
But the problem is she doesn’t feed him my breast milk she usually ends up dumping it out and feeding him the formula.
Or sometimes she makes an excuse saying she didn’t know the bottles were in the fridge. So she just made him a formula bottle,this offends me very much sometimes and I don’t know what to say. I would really like to keep my son strictly on breast milk if we can help it.
It makes it harder on me when I have days off or I get off work to feed him cause he throws fits when he is hungry and I try to feed him my breast milk after he has had a formula bottle all day and its harder for me to feed him. Please someone help me I don’t want to make her mad.
Breastfeeding Magazine Response:
Many of today’s grandmothers raised their kids when moms wanted to be “liberated.”
They were bombarded by formula companies who spent MILLIONS of dollars attempting to convince them that formula feeding was the better option. It is not. Today’s grandmas are just victims of excellent marketing.
Try talking to your baby’s grandma about the advantages of breastfeeding. Tell her that you are just trying to do what you feel is the very best for her grandchild.
You might be surprised. She may totally change her attitude!
(By the way…your baby is adorable!)
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