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    What is the stupidest advice or comment you have ever received as a parent?

    I'll start... Letting my ds lay in is cot and talk to himself when he wakes up is child abuse and neglecting him

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    Who the hell told you that?!

    I have had a few stupid things said to me with DS back when i was vulnerable. One was being told to throw away my frozen stash of breast milk and replace it with formula. Why would i do that after working so hard for the stash? But i was told it was stupid and to throw it all away. I was very insulted.

    Another time a young single male know it all 'mate' came over for a visit (well more so to try and help his other mate sell us stuff) and when DS needed a nap, but was over stimulated (he was 13 months old) because of the rowdy guests we had over, the 'mate' came into the room while i was putting DS down and le3ctured me for only BF for 9 months and that he can tell there is a very obvious issue between DS and I because DS is refusing his nap and its because i wasn't BF anymore.... That comment shocked me and upset me so much. I haven't spoken to that jerk again. He has tried to invite himself since over but I have told him after his uneducated parenting advice he isn't welcome.

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    Omg some people are so rude!!!! No way on earth would I throw my stash away. I almost cried once when I dropped a 100ml bottle of ebm on the floor haha

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    Giving my two weeks old panadol because she got blocked nose and unsettled ......

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    I haven't even had my bub yet but this is one 'gem' I've been given so far:

    "I know of a really great parenting program for 'people like you' & it's very important so you really should go because you are going to be a 'young mum'".

    I'm in my late 20's. I just happen to look young. And even if I was going to be a 'young mum' why does that mean I would need to go to a parenting program? Why does that make me any less likely to be a good parent than older women? I seriously could have slapped that lady...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firsttimemummabear View Post
    Omg some people are so rude!!!! No way on earth would I throw my stash away. I almost cried once when I dropped a 100ml bottle of ebm on the floor haha
    Exactly!! EBM is like gold!! And my stash was my hero whenever DS was having is major growth spurts as well, as he was born 8 weeks prem so his growth spurts were hectic! He was a boob zombie! So it really came in handy to give me a break at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    I haven't even had my bub yet but this is one 'gem' I've been given so far:

    "I know of a really great parenting program for 'people like you' & it's very important so you really should go because you are going to be a 'young mum'".

    I'm in my late 20's. I just happen to look young. And even if I was going to be a 'young mum' why does that mean I would need to go to a parenting program? Why does that make me any less likely to be a good parent than older women? I seriously could have slapped that lady...........
    Ohh that's a ripper - what a rude person! She sounds bitter.

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    FOB telling me that I was BFing our son too many times a day. DS was only 10 days old and it was a hot December day. I told him to F off after that

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    The reason your baby still has no teeth is because you're still breastfeeding and she's missing out on essential nutrients from formula. MIL- dd was 8 months.

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