5 Things Not to Say to a Full-term Feeding Mama
1. "That baby will be breastfeeding 'til 5!"
If we had a £1 for each time we heard this one we wouldn't need to enter the lottery every Saturday. What we really want to reply with is: "And?" by allowing our children to self-wean it might just mean that they are breastfeeding until 5, which is quite the norm outside of western society.
2. "Don't the teeth hurt?"
Really? Do you think we'd still be doing it if baby didn't know how to suck without biting? The last time you drank out of a straw did you bite it in half? Exactly. Rant over.
Teeth - ouch? Nope!
3. "Shouldn't your baby be, like, eating now?"
Oh - I did wonder! Maybe that's why she keeps stealing food off my plate. *Face palm*
Melon and milk
4. "If you stop feeding, baby will start to sleep through the night"
Possibly our favourite. Now, is it the 2am or 3am feed we love the most - no wait, it's the 4am! If only it was as simple as just saying "no" to a hungry baby in the small hours.
5. "Once they can ask for it - you need to stop"
New born babies will root around, suck their fingers, lick their lips - asking for milk. What's the difference between verbal and non-verbal communication in dependents, again?
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