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Post by Kasia80 on Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:54 pm

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To moms who make the decision to breastfeed for longer than seems acceptable in our society or believe in child-led weaning, there are two age-old questions that can be asked so often that it can make a mom feel like she is on trial, even if the person is asking innocently enough. How can moms best answer the question and still be polite and keep a sense of humor? It is a difficult task to find the right words for every situation. It really depends on the person asking, the circumstances, and the relationship between this person and the mother. Here are just a few inventive remarks to help moms answer with confidence.
Responses to "Are you still nursing?"

"No, I'm not, my mother lives too far away. Jacob is, though."

"Of course! Nothing but the best for your grandson!" (or nephew or whatever)

"Yes, isn't it amazing? I am so glad he's not in a hurry to grow up"

"Yes, it's really been a life-saver, it is the only liquid he'll drink when he's not feeling well"

"Absolutely, isn't love a wonderful thing?"

"Yes!" (then hold up your hand expecting the other person to high-five you)

"Right now? No, he's over there playing. I need him to do it"

"I was never a nurse. I don't like needles! I'm an Accountant, remember?"

"Yes, his doctor is so thrilled. So many moms give up due to pressures of friends and family" (hint hint)

"Yes, and he's a real pro at it. I am so proud of him"

"Everyone asks that, it must be because he's so incredibly healthy" (not really answering, but it gets the point across that you aren't planning on answering)

"I get that question all the time. It is so great that people are looking out for him!" (again, not answering)
"Yes, he deserves the very best. He's such a good baby."

(for someone who continuously asks) "It is funny how people ask that, but then they don't really want to know"

(for someone who continuously asks) "Of course, I am glad you keep asking. It shows you want the best for him"

(and another for someone who is hounding you to no end) "do you really want to know this time? You didn't seem satisfied with my answer last time."

Responses to "When are you planning on weaning?"

"I'm not. He'll wean me."

"Before he graduates"

"He hasn't told me yet."

"I haven't asked him yet. He doesn't really make plans for the future at this point. He just does things day to day"

"I don't know, I guess when my milk dries up" (confuse a person who has no clue about breastfeeding)

"I hope not for a while. We're both enjoying our time together"

"I don't know, when the puppies weaned, they were taken away from their mother. It doesn't seem like such a great thing to me"

(sometimes they ask, "when will you start giving him cow's milk?") "Not sure, maybe if he starts thinking he is a calf"

"What, and get my PMS back? are you crazy?"

"I don't know. He seems to still enjoy it and I enjoy those extra 500 calories I burn"

"It is so hard to plan anything with a baby. We're just doing things day to day."

" We're in no rush, he has time to make up his own mind"

"Thanks for asking. Everyone seems to need an answer for that except for me and my child."

(and another for someone who is hounding you to no end) "It depends, when are you planning on asking me again?"
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Post by kay on Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:44 pm

:lmao:

They are great katie!
Cant wait to try some out Wink

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Post by angpixi on Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:25 pm

excellent! wish id had those when i was feeding my others!!!
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Post by Natasha on Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:45 pm

Brilliant! Razz

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Post by jools on Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:10 pm

I love them! I've already been asked a couple of times! Shocked
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Post by pollyjake on Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:24 am

Excellent! I'll certainly be refering back to this is a couple of months x
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Post by Guest on Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:48 am

aww lol.. they are gteat!

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Post by Helen on Thu May 22, 2008 10:29 pm

:lmao: I hope we reach the stage were we need them! lol
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Post by gem1981 on Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:56 am

Yes!" (then hold up your hand expecting the other person to high-five you)

"Right now? No, he's over there playing. I need him to do it"

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Post by Kasia80 on Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:19 am

I'm glad you like it!
I'm lucky enough for no body to ask. Yet.
oh, maybe its because Maya is attached to my boob almost all the time so no need to check do I and I'm too scarry to ask when we finish? Wink Razz
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