A Grandma is so excited after having a grandchild that she wants to breastfeed him! Seems she has read about the long lost cultures where grandmothers breastfeed their grandchildren for better bonding.
Mother-in-laws have been known to be a little, ahem, overzealous about their dreams and chances of wanting a new grandbaby. This news makes them happy more than anything for sure except a few cases.
So a new mother posted about how her MIL wants to try breastfeeding with the new grandchild. The post had mixed remarks, some said it was not healthy and was disgusting while others supported the grandmother.
As breastfeeding has quite a lot of benefits that are nutritional, and also the emotional bonding part builds up when a mother breastfeeds her child. It is also said the IQ of a child who was breastfed is greater than the one who was not. For many people, breastfeeding is a celebration of a special connection between the mother and the child.
However, mothers who are unable to breastfeed are not thought of as any good. People even think of them as someone who has failed as a mother. And this stigma attached to breastfeeding is not any good, as a mother might also have her own values and priorities. Reasons can be due to health, some latching issues, or simply choosing not to.
Just like that, a grandmother who was unable to breastfeed her own children now wants to try breastfeeding her grandchildren. But the DIL doesn't think of it as any good but is seen to be quite upset.
In an exasperated post, the mom to a month old writes that her husband's mother has just learned that in some cultures, grandmas also help breastfeed their grandbabies, and now she's very excited to give it a whirl because she hasn't tried it.
Of course, the mom is not crazy about the idea, but she doesn't know how to break the news to Grandma that it's never going to happen. Also this woman's own daughter who is pregnant is told by her mother that she wants to breastfeed the child. But of course this daughter hasn't taken to social media about what she feels.
At some point, It's inappropriate and massively crosses the line.
The mother to the two year old says about her MIL,
"But that should be the case, no matter MIL's age. Having someone, anyone demand to breastfeed your child and get upset when you say no would be absolutely mortifying, regardless of whether it was someone in their 90s or a fresh-faced 20-year-old."
Some people are supporting the grandma but still it was something beyond our imagination.
Article source: Diply