DD is 14, almost 15 months. She is a little short(like me) and has lost 2 pounds since she started walking, but still has lots of baby fat rolls. She's adorable an healthy, on track in development, happy, independent, doing well at daycare...
We take the train to school every morning and she likes to nurse then. I try to cover up, find a spot not facing anyone so I don't make anyone uncomfortable.
This morning there was a woman talking loudly about a bar fight she got in. I was minding my own, snuggling my daughter and feeding her. I start getting ready to get off the train and this woman asks me how old DD is. I tell her and she says "she's huge. You need to stop breastfeeding her" and I say "actually the American academy of pediatrics suggests breastfeeding until kids are 2" and she says "no, she needs to be on regular milk." And I say "breast milk is actually better for her than regular milk" and she says "well she's obese".. I said "how about you parent your way and I'll parent mine" she says "I can comment on anything I want to"
I said "well it's rude"
She said "yeah, and?"
I hate trashy, nosey people with low standards for themselves. She was ill informed and loud and felt the need to correct me on something she knew NOTHING about and had no shame in it. I never tell people they should be breastfeeding, I never go on and on about the benefits. I do what I do because I know it's good for daughter. If it wouldn't work for you, that's fine, but don't tell me I have to be like you when you don't have any facts or information to back it up.
What really bothers me is that she waited until she saw me getting ready to leave. She's a wimp, she didn't want to risk having a real conversation, she just wanted to throw a dig at me and me done with it.
I probably would have punched her... Lol but no really. I hate people like that.
I wouldn't have even bothered responding to her in the first place. I rarely take advice from my pediatrician, fucked if Im going to take advice from some stranger on a train.
Quoting ERMAGHERD BEEDS!:" DD is 14, almost 15 months. She is a little short(like me) and has lost 2 pounds since she started walking, ... [snip!] ... She's a wimp, she didn't want to risk having a real conversation, she just wanted to throw a dig at me and me done with it."
You did good. Hopefully you planted the seed of information. I'm sorry you had a confrontation about it. It amazes me the way people act sometimes. Completely disrespectful of others. I don't get it. I mean we are entitled to our opinions but never to insult or belittle anyone. Especially a child. EHhhh. Fuck her.
Pssshhh...you're too nice. I would have told her to mind her own damn business. and if she had anything else to say... I would have just walked away. No point in even trying to reason with a woman who is proud of getting in a fight at a bar. She was super trashy.
I would of said too bad its not you're kid so just stand back and watch her enjoy her breast milk got a problem she's as healthy as can be
I'm sorry that happened to you :( That woman was rude and obviously just wanted to pick on someone.....your exactly right when you said she was a wimp. Who else would pick a mom w/her young child to get shitty with. Sorry that happened but it sounds like you understand that woman was just trying to pick a fight and is completely wrong.
:shock: I'm gonna come up there and slap a bitch!
That woman is awful and stupid. Your DD is perfect, mine might actually be bigger. :P Don't let that woman get you down.
Quoting The Blissful Six:" Pssshhh...you're too nice. I would have told her to mind her own damn business. and if she had anything ... [snip!] ... walked away. No point in even trying to reason with a woman who is proud of getting in a fight at a bar. She was super trashy."
!! Couldn't have said it better. :)
That makes me so mad for you :/ She's pathetic, you're right she waited until the end of the ride so there would be no real confrontation. But, ya know, she was in a bar fight so she is just sooo tough.
I'd tell her to shove it and chill out with the ignorance. You were nice :)