It’s truly inevitable. Whether it’s your first or 20th time seeing Aunt Susie or Uncle Joe, your Great-Grandmother, or your sister’s ex’s cousin’s best friend’s father-in-law’s 2nd cousin twice removed…SOMEONE…is bound to ask those dreaded two questions……
ARE YOU STILL BREASTFEEDING THAT KID?
WHEN DO YOU PLAN TO STOP?
As a breastfeeding mother, these questions are our archenemy. Before someone gets their panties in a bunch, we do know that there are truly people out there that are genuinely curious and would like more information about breastfeeding; however, in our experience, most of the time, people don’t get or aren’t comfortable with a child that has teeth or can speak nursing. You can usually quickly tell the difference with the side-eyed stare and mouth gapping open waiting for you to answer their question. Trust me, as a mom breastfeeding a 3 year old, I am met with this reaction often.
So I asked around and received these hilarious responses to how you should answer if someone asks, “Are you still breastfeeding that kid?”
- “Yes I am. Do you need milk for your coffee?”
- “You’re still a moron?”
- “Why do you ask?”
- “Yes. Please pass the gravy.”
- “Only when he/she is hungry”
And answers for “When do you plan to stop?”
- “We usually stop after about 10 minutes”
- “I haven’t even thought about that”
- “She’ll be walking down the aisle asking for milkies!”
- “still? Of course we are, why wouldn’t we be?”
- “because I love it so much”
- “Ask him/her!” (and point to your child)
- “Hoping she’s done before she goes to college. Otherwise I’m going to have to rent an apartment wherever she decides to go”
- “When my boobs are saggy and dried up from old age…..kinda like yours”
- “Stop!? You mean we’re supposed to stop?”
Or just look at them with RBF.
But the true answer — “When she’s/he’s ready” should suffice too.
Do you have a hilarious response that you always give? Leave your response in the comment section!