Yesterday we were at a family gathering on Trav's side. It should be known that I like these people very much.
Basically since Lydia was born they have been teasing about feeding her table food. My dad does this, too, but when he does it's veggies from the garden and in a tone that very clearly establishes that he's joking. The same is not necessarily true for Trav's family. They mention things like ice cream, cake, chips and cookies and I believe that were it not for me they would have followed through on at least some of those things by now. Travis' father has even said that by the time Trav was 3 months he'd had a sip of coffee.
I have told them several times Lydia will have nothing but breastmilk through her 6 month and then after that we will take it day to day when it comes to introducing solids. But even then, the first things she eats will not be junk food.
And then yesterday it almost happened and it ticked me off. Trav's cousin, a woman I like very much and a very good mom, went to give Lydia a dot of frosting. I wasn't paying attention but some one must have said something because I looked, saw what she was about to do and flipped out. Honestly, I majorly over-reacted and thankfully she was very gracious and good humoured about it. Clearly I feel undermined in the whole exclusive breastmilk decision but I am embarrassed about the way I acted. She's going to get an apology phone call today.
But, please allow me to say it once again:
Lydia will eat only breastmilk until she is 7 months old. Do not give her anything else to eat or drink until then, and after 7 months please ask my permission first.
Yes, I am one of those moms. For me it goes along with the whole homebirth and cloth diapering decisions.