My cousin watches DD once a week. Let me start off by saying she's the family drama queen. Usually we all just ignore her when she's on a roll but now she's gone way too far. Her and a few other family members have been pressuring me to start cereal as early as 4 weeks! I told them I discussed it with the pedi and did the research and had decided to skip cereal and wait on solids until she seemed ready. They think I'm crazy and the doctors don't know anything. Last Thursday she texted me saying she had bought some food to have for DD the next day. I politely told her to hold off as we were slowly introducing solids in a certain order to keep on top of any allergies or bad reactions. She said she got applesauce and there was no way she would be allergic.
Fast forward to Friday night. She posted on FB asking everyone's advice on when to start solids. Some agreed with her and some thought later was better. I didn't plan to comment until she wrote that my pedi told me I couldn't start until 6 months and she was crazy. Also that my baby was hungry and should be fed! I commented and clarified what my pedi really said and that I hoped my family would respect my parenting decisions. She then started texting me nonstop about how bad of a parent I am and how my whole family thinks I'm starving my child. Long story short I told her she didn't have to agree with me but she had to respect my decision or she would no longer be able to watch her. Then she sent me a video of her feeding DD against my wishes!!!
I thought we had settled it but tonight she started again and said I wasn't ready to be a mother and it was a pitiful shame that I'm harming her by being selfish and not feeding her and that my whole family agrees with her! I have never been so hurt in my life. There's a lot more she said that I don't have room to type Please tell me I'm not crazy for starting slow on solids and skipping cereal.