Last week I posted about how my step mom thinks I need to give DS a bottle of formula since he's not napping very well, (http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/26640936.aspx). I agreed with the ladies that posted that this is not related to his being hungry. Then we had Thanksgiving, with my family and the in-laws, and it fell right in the middle of DS's three month growth spurt so he was eating every hour.
Yesterday FIL calls DH and says "we should go for a walk there are some things I want to talk to you about". As soon as DH walks into their house they start in on DS isn't getting enough to eat, and we should be supplementing with formula or I should be pumping to see how much is coming out of each breast to know if he's getting enough. And they taked to my step-mom at Thanksgiving and she agrees but my dad told her not to say anything (which is bunk, my step-mom and I get a long great so she would have no problem saying it to me again). FIL basically said that we are obviously doing this wrong and "we are two generations from Dr. Spock so it's not that hard". MIL formula fed only all three boys and that worked for her but that is not what I want to do.
I also want to clarify that I have no judgement for other moms who ff or supplement, I firmly believe that a happy mom equals a happy baby and you have to do what's right for your family. But I really belive that what's right for my family is to EBF DS for as long as I can. We had a rough start to BFing and it's so hard to have them gang up on me about it. I know they mean well but it's just really hurting my feelings. I told DH that I would take DS into the doctor tomorrow to get him weighed and measured to prove that he's doing just fine and hopefully that will get them off my back for a while.
TTC#2 October 2011. June 2012 diagnosed with mild PCOS and both tubes blocked.
10/1/12 miracle BFP 11/12/12 missed m/c (9w2d), baby stopped growing at 7 weeks
1/16/13 BFP, EDD 9/27/13, m/c 1/19/13
2/12/13 BFP, EDD 10/25/13 Please stick little one
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