So for those who don't know, my MIL watches Brenna when I am working on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during the day only 8-5. I have been having success with my Avent ISIS pump and have developed a good amount of frozen milk, and there is never a shortage of it to feed Brenna....and it is all prefozen in 4 ox increments mostly in the Gerber bottles so all she has to do is put the top with nipple on and feed. SOME are in bags with clips on them, but she has never had a hard time transferring it to bottles.
Which is why I was SHOCKED when my hubby told me his mom was asking when Brenna was going to be switched to formula...um, isn't the frozen milk EASIER for her then having to steralize the bottles and water, and mixing the formula???? All she has to do now is put the bottle in a bowl of warm water and wait a few minutes! Its not like I am asking her to breastfeed her @@
Later that day, I told hubby in passing that I was suprised we didn't get a notice about a Thanksgiving food drive for the kids' schools (Canadian Thanksgiving passed ages ago) because I have been saving the formula sample cans to donate to the food bank. He said "Well, why don't we save it for when we'll need it." I told him I didn't think we WOULD need it and he said "well, that's fine by me.." then paused and continued "why won't we need it?" I told him I was going to feed her for the first year and he looked shocked. "Really?? A YEAR?" I BF DD1 for 9 months I believe. I WOULD have gone longer, but in hindsight I felt pressured by DH and MIL to stop. With this being my last baby, I want "zero regrets".
Has anyone had a similar situation? Any advice on how to handle this? Are there any dad-supporting BF sites that I could link him to?
Thanks everyone for listening