....to quote my MIL. Isn't that special? And she said it in front of people, too. After she said it to DH and he changed the subject & walked away from her.
She never supported me BFing DD1, asking me while I was still pregnant if I picked out a formula yet "just in case", and that I should research them & pick the best one in case BFing didn't work out. I had horrible problems with DD: inverted nipple that resulted in severe nipple trauma, lost parts of my nipple & have scar tissue there now, got infected & took 3 different antibiotics to get rid of, then DD had reflux & was screaming & pulling away through every feeding....imagine what that does to your supply; then, she had a milk protein allergy & I had to cut out dairy. I was so sleep deprived I had no idea what to eat, so I was starving, in pain, and still had to supplement 1/2 the time. I finally quit after 3 months.
This time, I was determined to do better. BFing was going so good this time, and then we found DD2 had reflux too. I also cut out dairy just in case, easier this time because I knew what I could eat. But DD2 remained very fussy & cries a LOT, and now her poop has turned green. OF COURSE, the first time we found blood in her poop was at MIL's house. Perfect, so she could stick her nose into our parenting business once again.
So this is when she said I should switch her to Alimentum like DD1 was on so that she doesn't suffer anymore. We don't even know what's causing the blood (obviously it's not the dairy because I'm dairy-free a month now). This is after her making several passive-agressive comments over the past weeks about how no one else can feed the baby because she needs me to eat, and how I must have enough milk because she's gaining plenty of weight. And if I hear one more time the story of how she took DH to the pedi when he was a week old because he was crying all the time, and the pedi told her he was hungry & she needed to give him formula, I'm gonna scream.
Oh, and she implied that my kids have allergies because I BF. She said "Your 2 nieces don't have any allergies, do they? And they were BFd?", and also said "Well, you have a lot of allergies....". Um, NO, jackwagon, I'm allergic to POLLEN. That's it. Your SON, on the other hand, is allergic to hazelnuts, shellfish, soy, cats & dogs, and pollen, as well as being lactose intolerant and having asthma. Her response to that was that he wasn't allergic to those things until he was older, and that because of her wonderful parenting skills, she got his asthma under control without him having to be on meds.
Honestly, we're having so much trouble with DD right now & she's miserable & I don't know why, but what's keeping me BFing is not giving my stupid MIL the satisfaction.
Yep. That's my MIL. And DH is an only child. Sigh.....