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    Help/advice please: I'm expecting a lot of pressure to wean at Christmas. We are going to my parents. It's my mum that will make the comments and there is no way it will sway me from my decision to allow bub to self-wean, but I wondered if anyone can suggest ways to respond to comments or any other advice before we head into the lions den? I love my parents and I don't want to be rude to them but it's just so frustrating!

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    How old is your bubba? DS is 8 months and I've been getting comments for ages.
    How about pointing out the WHO recommendations.
    I light heartedly tell family that cows milk is for baby cows and I'm giving him milk made for tiny humans
    Its hard when its your own family; you can hardly tell them to eff off.

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    I would ask 'did you know the WHO recommend a minimum of two years?'
    Lots of people don't actually know that! And many of our parents come from a time when artificial milk was thought to be superior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laksa View Post
    I would ask 'did you know the WHO recommend a minimum of two years?'
    Lots of people don't actually know that! And many of our parents come from a time when artificial milk was thought to be superior.
    There is also alot of information on the WHO website so maybe print some and take it in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummykitty View Post
    There is also alot of information on the WHO website so maybe print some and take it in?
    Great idea, thanks!

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    Boobychino I think started a thread a while back on responses for situations like this she is an extended feeding / self weaning mummy too so maybe pm her or hopefully she finds this she's a wealth of information. I'd look for the thread but on my phone it may be in my posts list if you go back AGES and are so inclined otherwise the extended breastfeeding thread may be of some help

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    I'm absolutely no help whatsoever, as I would actually be honest and tell them to eff off if I had to. Family should be supportive of you giving your bub the best start in life. If you LO didn't want it anymore then at 16mth she wouldn't take it - simple.

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    My daughter is 16 months too and Im still demand feeding her. People make comments to me too but I just joke about how its free to keep feeding her, it costs so much less than cows milk or formula, or I laugh and joke about how if they can get her to stop wanting it, then go ahead. After they've seen her determination, they get the picture.
    Its easier to make a light hearted joke about it all Ive found.


 

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