My son, James Archer was born 2 months ago. He's wonderful, exclusively breastfeeding and almost sleeping through the night!
The problem is grandma... who tries to be helpful but since week 5 has been aggressively campaigning to add rice cereal to his bottle at night to get him to sleep longer. Both myself and my boyfriend have told her no politely, but it just pushed her to now make comments anytime he cries after 7:30pm that if he would already be asleep if we'd do it... and then there's the comments about him being too skinny despite his healthy weight gain.
It's not that I think it'll hurt my son. I just don't see the point in doing it if he's almost already sleeping through the night, doesn't have acid reflux and is gaining weight at a healthy pace.... Especially given that he already struggles to poo and sometimes it constipates little ones.
How do I get it across to grandma that we have decided as parents after extensive research that adding rice cereal to his bottle is not something we feel is necessary without offending her?