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To bf in front of other people's DC?

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GeorgieJo Fri 27-Jun-14 19:51:48

BIL and SIL have dropped off their DD and DS at ours for the weekend. They are 6 and 5. I have an 8 month old DS. My niece asked me what DS ate, and I mentioned bf. She asked what that was and I explained (although possibly was a mistake to talk about suckling puppies...)

Anyway sent SIL a what I thought was a funny text about it, and she has texted back asking me not to bf in front of them.

I think that is outrageous - it is my house, and bf is totally normal. I don't want to offend but I don't think bf is offensive.

AIBU to go ahead as usual?

apermanentheadache Fri 27-Jun-14 19:53:36

Course you're not BU. Your SIL is a loon! Good opportunity to educate those kids by the sound of it...

CalamityKate1 Fri 27-Jun-14 19:53:42


Your SIL is.

PorkPieandPickle Fri 27-Jun-14 19:53:54

Tell her If she doesn't want her children to see you bf, to come back and pick her kids up and not use you as a free babysitter! Cheeky mare!

YANBU- it's YOUR home!

Jengnr Fri 27-Jun-14 19:53:59

Tell her to come and get them then.

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 27-Jun-14 19:54:02

Go ahead as normal. If they don't like it, they can pick their children up.

iwasyoungonce Fri 27-Jun-14 19:54:52

SIL is a loon. I'd be tempted to ignore and if it ever coms up just say "I assumed you were joking!"

(In fact, are you sure she wasn't?)

vichill Fri 27-Jun-14 19:55:31

Were they bf by her?

HopefulHamster Fri 27-Jun-14 19:55:50

Yep, tell her to come and get them if you're not allowed to feed your child!

everythingisonmurtaghlist Fri 27-Jun-14 19:56:45

I too would be telling her to come pick the children up if she is serious about you not feeding your child in front of hers.

Frusso Fri 27-Jun-14 19:56:58

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ToodlesMcToodles Fri 27-Jun-14 19:57:04

I concur with the others

You're feeding your baby FFA not pole dancing naked in front of them

everythingisonmurtaghlist Fri 27-Jun-14 19:57:27

And I say that as someone who ff.

GeorgieJo Fri 27-Jun-14 19:57:41

OK phew - was wondering if I was being really insensitive.

Pretty sure she wasn't joking because she said if I absolutely had to I could bf in front of her daughter but definitely not her son... shock

Bf is pretty normal in my family, but nobody in my DH's family did so I always feel a bit nervous about it

Mrsjayy Fri 27-Jun-14 19:57:44

Oh for gods sake really its boobs we alll have them and sometimes babies are fed our of them your sil is a loon obviously

cornishbaby Fri 27-Jun-14 19:58:33

'Oh dear, if you feel that way I suggest you come back and collect your children asap'

LoblollyBoy Fri 27-Jun-14 19:58:57

YANBU. What did she think she was doing dropping them off for the weekend in these circumstances if she has this issue?

treaclesoda Fri 27-Jun-14 19:59:48

Your sil is a loon. That's the long and the short of it.

callamia Fri 27-Jun-14 20:00:19

That's some bizarre attitude.
She might need to to raise that you're probably not going to starve your baby to death this weekend, so she'd better come and get the children, or maybe just the boy.
Those kids are being set up with a weird bunch of issues there.

TheLovelyBoots Fri 27-Jun-14 20:00:29

Is this thread a wind-up?

You should tell her you're busy breastfeeding her children but you'll respond later when you have more time.

bumpiesonamission Fri 27-Jun-14 20:01:46

bloody in laws! would be tempted to start the sex Ed talk on Sunday afternoon!

CalamityKate1 Fri 27-Jun-14 20:01:46

She's thick and weird.

Tell her to come and pick them up.

Nancery Fri 27-Jun-14 20:02:22

That's bonkers.

TiredFeet Fri 27-Jun-14 20:02:24

She is being ridiculous. Utterly ridiculous

Mrsjayy Fri 27-Jun-14 20:02:25

You know what just feed your baby if the boy asks jyst say you are feeding their cousin a baby head is in the way he isnt going to see anything

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