Most people feel like experts when it comes to parenting. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that your family and friends care so much about your baby’s health. It’s hard to navigate the maze of advice when it goes against what you want to do as a parent. Especially when it’s your in-laws who are putting pressure on you!
Mother of 4-month-old daughter turned to famous Mumsnet forum for advice After a delicate situation arises in her family. Her parents-in-law wanted her little girl to have a luxurious room and stay with her often. However, there are two issues. Baby is still breastfeeding. And she sleeps with her parents.
As such, the mother does not feel that her daughter will be able to have regular sleepovers anytime soon. Unfortunately, her mother-in-law has a different opinion and puts pressure on her not to breastfeed her baby “more than necessary.”MIL What she thinks is right and science are contradicting each other. Scroll down to see the mother’s full story and how the internet reacted to it.You can share your thoughts on the family drama in the comments.
A mother of a baby girl turned to the internet for parenting advice
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Her mother-in-law pressures her to have regular sleepovers at home, even though the baby is only four months old.
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Healthy boundaries are essential in any relationship, whether it’s a professional one or a family one. But let’s be honest, it’s much easier to enforce these boundaries at work than with someone very close. Saying “no” can be difficult, even diplomatically.
However, this can lead to many unpleasant situations down the road. Your loved one needs to have a clear understanding of what behavior is and is not acceptable regarding your child. (Even though it may seem so!), you need to communicate with them regularly as candidly as possible.
Without sounding defensive, explain to them why you continue to breastfeed your child. Point out that you must wait until
Of course, you shouldn’t be pressured into weaning your baby in the first place.According to the World Health Organization, mothers should breastfeed their children 2 years or moreOn the other hand, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding. for at least the first 6 monthsThe mother can then breastfeed as well as introduce solid foods into her diet.
In short, there is general consensus that babies should be exclusively breastfed for at least about six months, and probably for quite some time thereafter. It depends on what you feel is the best. It’s their decision. It certainly isn’t up to their in-laws if they want their grandchildren to be home as soon as possible.