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My Mother in law wants me to rub tomato sauce all over my tits...

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notbeingfunny Wed 12-Aug-09 10:39:27

... and tell ds that "mummy's boobies are owey now so no more milkies for ds".

Obviously she is barking. Obviously I have no intention of putting condiments on my norks.

I don't even want to wean ds. He's only 15 months.

But, Mil insists it is a well known 'technique' for encouraging children to wean off the breast. Really?? This cannot be true. Tell me she made it up, and that no one in the history of lactation has ever actually done this.

deepdarkwood Wed 12-Aug-09 10:42:24

<snort> never heard of it.

Surely if you wanted to put them off, you'd run mustard or chilli jam or something - tomato sauce is the one thing that 99% of children eat with enthusiasm!

Disclaimer: I do not recommend rubbing chilli jam anywhere.

Habbibu Wed 12-Aug-09 10:47:29

Eww. Not a conversation I'd want to have with anyone, least of all a MIL. Bonkers. and possibly counterproductive, as deepdarkwood says...

littleducks Wed 12-Aug-09 10:50:29

It is sort of known and does work to a degree, i know that in pakistan some women put henna on their breast and say bfing milk is finished. Just to make breasts look different (like when you serve their fav dish looking different an d they refuse to eat it)

But if you dont want to stop dont worry about it, although how did conversation arise?

SammyK Wed 12-Aug-09 10:52:04

weird.

5inthebed Wed 12-Aug-09 10:52:44

She sounds barking mad!

AmazingBouncingFerret Wed 12-Aug-09 10:53:16

Oh dear god I read the title as "my mother in law wants to rub tomato sauce all over my tits" kinky grin

tkband3 Wed 12-Aug-09 10:56:33

I read 'MIL wants me to rub tomato sauce all over her tits' shock [eewww]

ZacharyQuack Wed 12-Aug-09 10:56:48

What a daft idea, you'll ruin your bras.

Tell her that you've tried it with chocolate and your DH, but it didn't discourage him wink.

mawbroon Wed 12-Aug-09 10:57:17

Your MIL may mean well, but really she is a loon.

I think the practice of using chilli or marmite is one of the cruelest ways to wean a child.

you could either try to educate her about breastfeeding, or just ignore her and hope she goes away!!!

pseudoname Wed 12-Aug-09 11:03:56

yes she is barking.

ask her if she recommends using condiments for any other activities besides eating.

charleymouse Wed 12-Aug-09 11:04:15

I have a friend who used lemon juice.

notbeingfunny Wed 12-Aug-09 11:12:53

Now, you see, from what I understood (which, I admit may be slightly limited due to my habit of covering my ears and shouting "LA LA LA CAN'T HEAR YOU" whenever mil wants to chat about my breasts) I thought it was more about appearance than taste. Make your boobs red so they look different, rather than cover them in lemon juice or sweet chili dipping sauce to put the child off.

mawbroon Wed 12-Aug-09 11:20:28

Well, even if she did mean that, it's still barking!!!

LovingtheSilverFox Wed 12-Aug-09 11:36:15

I was actually laughing until I realised that it was serious! In the summer if you rubbed ketchup on your boobs there would be a swarm of flies chasing you down the road!

Tell your MIL to keep her nose out of your boobs. IYSWIM wink!

pigletmania Wed 12-Aug-09 11:45:15

oooh sounds a bit saucy.

Mamazon Wed 12-Aug-09 11:49:38

what on earth is she taking?

what an odd suggestion

ben5 Wed 12-Aug-09 11:53:36

oh what a laugh!!!!! she is barking!! bf your child till he is happy with ketchup and chips!!!

Habbibu Wed 12-Aug-09 12:04:01

Oh, second Zachary's suggestion - that ought to stop her in her tracks...

FlyMeToDunoon Wed 12-Aug-09 12:04:43

grin

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