Question by new SA mama: Before my daughter was born, my husband and I agreed to breastfeed for 8 months. . .?
Now she is eight months old and we agreed to cut down to twice a day. I realized that she needs more, so I’ve moved it up to about four, but I’m kind of doing it behind his back. We agreed to wean her by 12 months, and I KNOW there is no negotiation this time. She is gaining weight well but I feel like we are forcing her to wean when she’s just a little distracted. My hubby wants her to be independent and thinks that she doesn’t want/need breastmilk anymore. I try to tell him that the American Academy of Pediatrics reccomends at least one full year of breastfeeding and the World Health Organization reccomends two years, but he won’t listen. He’s convinced that our daughter is somehow more advanced and doesn’t need it. I am about ready to supplement with formula just so she gets enough nutrition. Help!!
Oh yes, and he also tells me I should find some other way to bond with her when I told him about the emotional connection. . .
Don’t get me wrong, he’s a wonderful father and husband, massaged my back through eighteen hours of unmedicated labor. I hate this subject with him because I HATE fighting, and I feel like I already negotiated the 12 months out of it.
Would it be that bad to supplement with formula? I wouldn’t even know where to start, what to use. . .
Answer by PK211
Talk to your peditrician about it and take your husband with you.
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