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Old 09-14-2011, 12:23 AM   #11
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Re: How to deal with comments about weaning after 1

I'm kind of just a grouch and rude so I would just say something along the lines of "What's it to you?" or a sarcastic "When do YOU think I should stop???"....but seriously do what best for you and your LO!


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Old 09-14-2011, 12:57 AM   #12
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I just say "Oh, I'll wean him before he goes off to college". You could hit them with some facts: The average age of weaning worldwide is 4 1/2, she is receiving nutrition and antibodies throughout lactation, WHO recommends bf until age 2 AND beyond. If you need to be more harsh: My breast, my child. It's not open to discussion. She'll wean when she's good and ready, deal with it!!
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:32 AM   #13
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Re: How to deal with comments about weaning after 1

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My mil said something about dd2 weaning (15 mths) and since I was a little taken aback I just blurted out, "why go out and buy milk when she has the cow at home?". She looked at me and burst out laughing at that was the end of that convo

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Old 09-14-2011, 01:35 PM   #14
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Re: How to deal with comments about weaning after 1

When my first was that age and I was still nursing, I would tell people that I intended to nurse for at least 2 years and that is what the WHO recommends. By the time she was 2 years old, people had stopped asking mostly! I think they got used to it by then. With my second baby, nobody ever even asked!
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