...And let's not forget this blog is called Thoughts, Rants and Art for a reason.
Awww here it goes...
At Miles' last doctor appointment I talked to his amazing Doctor about the thought of supplementing formula when I go back to work. Our Doctor fully supported my decision and gave me advice on how to go about doing such a thing if I decide to go forward with it. Although, I'm sure there are a group of mom bloggers/forum posters out there that would frown upon this personal decision. Do I care? No. Why? Because it's my decision as a Mother and it won't hurt my child.
Miles' Doctor joked that "feeding your child formula or breastmilk won't be the ultimate decision that gets him into Harvard University and don't let anyone tell you otherwise."
Every parent is entitled to make their own parenting decisions when they're of sound mind.
I'm just sick of the unsolicited advice/judgemental questions/comments.
"Are you sure you're holding him enough?"
"You're holding him too much."
"You take him out too much."
"Are you sure you're taking him out enough?"
"Is he getting enough food? Maybe you should do this or this."
"Hmmmm are you sure those boppy pillows are safe?"
"He just doesn't seem happy, maybe you should do something differently."
"Are you sure he's happy?"
"Why did you dress him in that?"
"I wouldn't hold him like that, maybe you should do this."
"I wouldn't of done that to my child."
"Really daycare? I would never do that with my kid."
...This list really could go on and on.
I just need to learn to tune all these comments out, but the comment of "You're not holding him enough" really struck the wrong chord at the time. As a Mother, I am doing the best that I possibly can.
Parents, just chill out with the unsolicited comments. They aren't helpful.
This is Jenn,