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Old 09-30-2007, 10:20 PM   #21
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Re: Time to wean? Says my DH. WTH?????

I am not trying to be offensive when I mention this...but could it be that he saw a woman nursing in public and he liked seeing it, and then realized that the same could go for other men seeing you? I mean, not even talking liking it like being turned on, but that extra attention?

Or maybe like a pp said, maybe something was said to him. Sit down with him on an unconfrontational field and ask him specifically what made him change his mind.

This just does not sound rational for someone who was okay with it from the get go...

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Old 09-30-2007, 10:32 PM   #22
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Definitely sit down and have a chat. Sounds like something is really bothering him. Just keep it cool and low-key and relaxing and maybe he'll open up....
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:00 PM   #23
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Sorry but I would tell him to F' off! She is 6 MONTHS OLD!!!!!!!!

ETA: I still nurse both my 3.5yr old and my 21month old and when they nurse NOBODY knows they are nursing!
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:09 PM   #24
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Re: Time to wean? Says my DH. WTH?????

6 months is generally when the "experts" recommend introducing solid foods, perhaps you can compromise, he can do the solids and you provide the liquids (in Izzy's preferred cotainers ofcourse )

I think weaning when both mom and baby aren't ready to wean is cruel to both of you.

BTW, have you tried having her caregivers cup feed her (rather than bottling) when you are away?
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:15 PM   #25
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Re: Time to wean? Says my DH. WTH?????

Do you think it might help if you asked what things you might do differently to help him feel more comfortable with it? Like, would he be o.k. with it if you used a nursing cover in public? It certainly more convenient to NOT use a cover, but if the choice was cover up or wean I know what I'd do. Hope you can have a good talk about it!
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:36 PM   #26
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If it was supposed to be left up to the men to decide when a child should or should not BF they would have the boobs! A mother listening to her heart and her child knows what is best, and you already know your DH is wrong you just have to decide how to break it to him. Perhaps it's time you told him those goodies he loves so much actually have a greater purpose beyond his personal enjoyment

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Old 10-01-2007, 06:47 AM   #27
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Re: Time to wean? Says my DH. WTH?????

Thanks for the replies, ladies.

I know all the benefits and we're gonna keep pluggin' away but I'm just so mad! I'm a super discreet nurser despite the fact that Izzy won't tolerate a cover so I don't really think it's the issue. I think maybe he's getting some comments or something from others. I noticed his family are all fair weather and NIMBY breastfeeding supporters. Oh the scandal it's going to be when Izzy's first tooth stays out for good.

He isn't influenced by anything else his family says or does so I don't understand why he's so bothered by this? Grrrrr.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:50 AM   #28
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BTW, have you tried having her caregivers cup feed her (rather than bottling) when you are away?




That'd be a yes! This is one stubborn little miss. She can do it but WON'T. We literally have tried everything including hanging her upside down.
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Sorry but I would tell him to F' off! She is 6 MONTHS OLD!!!!!!!!

ETA: I still nurse both my 3.5yr old and my 21month old and when they nurse NOBODY knows they are nursing!

agreed!
he needs to GROW UP! i still nurse my 14 month old and my 3 year old... don't know if my DH has a problem with it, cause if he does he keeps it to himself. he knows better.
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:02 AM   #30
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Re: Time to wean? Says my DH. WTH?????

Is he feeling a little left out of the process? I notice your siggy and wonder if he just feels in second place now and it might be a motivating factor in his wanting you to stop.
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