My baby boy is 6 weeks old and mix-fed, the problem is my boyfriend is SO uncomfortable with me breastfeeding in front of his friends. Even though I'll already be settled on the sofa, he'll ask me to go upstairs or make baby a bottle. I feel so annoyed at having to be shut away in the bedroom when it's my house too.
Your boyfriend is an idiot. He has no say in what you do with your breasts. You are free to breastfeed where you like in front of whoever you want to. If other people don't like it then it's their problem - you're feeding your baby and there is nothing about it that needs hiding.
Even though I'll already be settled on the sofa, he'll ask me to go upstairs or make baby a bottle.
A simple 'no' is all that's required here.
That doesn't solve the problem though, really, does it? Because he's obviously got 'issues' which are 100% pathetically his, but he expects you to pander to them.
Is there anyway you can explain to him that you're not doing anything wrong, and you won't be moving? So if that's a problem for him, he needs to come up with an alternative solution. Hint: the best one being to just cop onto himself?
Nobody sane cares about a Mum breastfeeding a baby in her own home.
As I thought!! I know he's being ridiculous, so grateful for the confirmation. Lots of his friends have been over to visit the baby (which I welcome) hence why I've noticed the issue. I'm just going to explain to him that they don't care- almost all of them are dads too- and neither should he.
Next time his friends come over, simply ask them, in front of your bf, if they mind you bf-ing baby in front of them. I can guarantee you they won't have an issue with it. If they ask why, tell them your bf seemed to think they weren't mature enough to see a baby being fed.