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Whats the strangest/most amusing/just plain bizarre comment you have had about breastfeeding?

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waitingtobloom Sun 09-Nov-08 20:23:34

From friends/family/health professionals/ random people?

Mine has to be the doctor who suggested I should express and put it on my cornflakes. I didnt - I dont like cornflakes.

Any odd or amusing (at least in hindsight!) ones out there?

StealthPolarBANG Sun 09-Nov-08 20:38:33


StealthPolarBANG Sun 09-Nov-08 20:39:11

Sorry, I mean why did he suggest that, not what is the point of this thread!

waitingtobloom Sun 09-Nov-08 20:41:34

Lol- thought you were having a go at me there! I am not sure why...we were talking about giving DS rehydration stuff in a bottle as he had D+V and I said he didnt have a bottle (he was 8 months ish at the time). GP looked at me shocked as he was over 8 months and told me "it takes all sorts I suppose" - hmmmm and then asked me if "I knew I could milk myself" - hmmmm again and then I could always put it on my cornflakes if he didnt drink it and save money.

Needless to say I specfically request not to see him now...

RomanCandleQueen Sun 09-Nov-08 20:44:17

At a family party.BBQ, my uncle (by marriage to my aunt) came in to the house, where I was trying to inconspicuously feed, and sat there watching me feed DS1. He said he was fascinated because his (deceased)first wife didn't feed their children and none of his daughters BF their children.
Not really what he said so much, but that I was being so intently watched by a 65yr old man!

phdlife Sun 09-Nov-08 20:45:48

I read in Penelope Leach that if a baby is over 12lbs and feeding more than 5 times a day (iirc) it needs some solids as it is hungry. Which would've meant putting ds on solids at, erm, 2 weeks. hmm

the good thing was, it was the last thing I ever read in a baby book grin

StealthPolarBANG Sun 09-Nov-08 20:46:13

Don't think I've had any odd comments, went into a service station with a friend who looked all nervous as if we were going to get spotted by the boob police But that's it really

StealthPolarBANG Sun 09-Nov-08 20:47:21

oh yes, plenty in books!
As well as the usual thing of implying that you bf if you must until 12 mo and then no mention of it from then on - there's no need to mention it because bfing after 12 months is ridiculous, isn't it??

waitingtobloom Sun 09-Nov-08 20:48:11

Lol Romancandle- my FIL made a similar comment when I said how often DS fed. Something along the lines of "well wouldnt anyone want to if they could". He was embarrassed at that one!

Phdlife - Claire Verity belived that one too didnt she. DD would also have been on solids somewhere around 4 weeks. Knew she was eyeing up my cake.

RomanCandleQueen Sun 09-Nov-08 20:58:00

My DS2 is eyeing up all our food! He's been doing it for a couple of week now. In the morning DH makes me some toast while I feed DS2, ans the bub comes off the latch to turn his head and watche me put the toast in my mouth! He's not 17 weeks yet!

waitingtobloom Sun 09-Nov-08 21:00:53

Ha ha - I swear DD gets excited when I eat something nice as she knows she will get a taste through my milk later lol.

Personally am blaming her for the cake addiction.

Mmmm cake.

CharCharGabor Sun 09-Nov-08 21:08:36

Not really what she said, but I got a very disgusted look off a nurse practitioner when explaining that DD was still bfing a lot while ill - at 1 year and 5 days old shockgrin

My mother has also started saying, 'She's getting a bit long there, isn't she?' when DD's lying on my lap feeding. hmm I think she's trying to say she's getting a bit big for it.

CharCharGabor Sun 09-Nov-08 21:09:01

Yours is a lot more bizarre than mine though, wtb! grin

MrsNormanMaine Sun 09-Nov-08 21:11:48

'Can you get other drinks from there?' - from a four year old though.

whomovedmychocolate Sun 09-Nov-08 21:13:51

Ooh my personal favourite: 'will she still get teeth if she breastfeeds?' hmm

Errrm no, all breastfed babies have to go get dentures when they quit! hmm

whomovedmychocolate Sun 09-Nov-08 21:16:46

"But how to do your boobs know whether to make milk for babies or milk for toddlers. Do you have one side for each?"

Actually that's a fair question really, but it did make me laugh. I replied that yes, it was like the petrol station and lefty gave diesel and the right one unleaded grin

CharCharGabor Sun 09-Nov-08 21:18:11

DSD asked me if my nipple was a straw yesterday. She's only 4. smile She also asks me if I've filled up again when DD asks for a feed.

ninja Sun 09-Nov-08 21:18:11

i had a lovely comment from an 82 year old man in town who asked if dd(6 wk) was sleeping - i said no feeding and he was lovely about it, and continued talking about it for 10 mins.

no odd ones tho' (no-one would dare!)

Sidge Sun 09-Nov-08 21:19:39

My DD3 needed a bladder/kidney investigation at ?6 months I think it was. She needed to be held still under the scanner and the technician suggested I give her a bottle to settle her. I said with a smile she didn't have bottles - the woman then said in a really surprised voice "what does she have then?"

My boobs I said, and I don't think I can get it to stretch that far (under the scanner!)

onepieceoflollipop Sun 09-Nov-08 21:22:51

Lovely lady in her 80s in M&S cafe. Her friends seemed to be "muttering" about me so I was on guard. She then came over and made very supportive comments, said she had bf all of hers, made a point of doing it in restaurants and anywhere really. She had apparently raised her voice once or twice when given dirty looks/rude comments.

She told me that she had made one chap quite blushby telling him loudly to stop looking and did he want some.

She passed a few more supportive remarks about how fab it was for the baby etc then wandered off.

mummyloveslucy Sun 09-Nov-08 21:26:17

A male coleague once said that breast feeding is very strange and just dosn't seem natural. shock

What an iddeot!!

Darkmere Sun 09-Nov-08 21:31:58

When telling a woman from work my DD was quite a "sicky baby" she said she was probably fed up with my breast milk.

I just smiled and and bit my tongue.

FairyMum Sun 09-Nov-08 21:34:52

I have a long list of things as I have bf 4 children, but the most bizzarre was when adviced by a GP that my baby 6 month-old infection and the most important thing I could do was to stop bf and give ribena instead!

FairyMum Sun 09-Nov-08 21:35:30

sorry, that should be my 6 month old baby had a viral infection

onepieceoflollipop Sun 09-Nov-08 21:36:47

Ribena shock

I'd say orange squash instead tbh wink

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