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Breastfed babies feed very frequently. Even older babies and toddlers may need to feed a lot more than usual in a busy new environment. DO: Let your daughter or daughter in law know that she is free to feed wherever she feels most comfortable. If another guest, by word or deed, makes your daughter/in law feel uncomfortable remind them that it's just a baby having a drink, no different to them having a glass of sherry, and no-one would expect them to take their sherry in the loo. If more extreme measures are needed to keep disapproving guests in line threaten to bring out the old photo albums and bring up all their embarrassing moments and 80s fashion choices. Bring your daughter/inlaw food and drinks while she's feeding. Offer to cut her food up for her. Tell her what a great job she's doing responding to her baby's needs. Ask if baby is having solids (if the answer is no, that's that!) and if so does she want you to prepare anything in particular for the baby e.g. not putting gravy on the plate due to high salt content, cutting carrots into batons rather than rounds so baby can grip them more easily. Ask her if she would like a glass of whatever drinks you're serving. Alcohol is generally fine occasionally and in moderation while breastfeeding, but some mums prefer to abstain. Accepting a glass of champagne or asking for orange juice instead are both equally acceptable. If baby has an allergy consider asking in advance what her favourite dairy, soy etc. free treats are. Try and make as much of the meal as possible allergy friendly, or buy in dairy, soy etc free alternatives. For an allergy mum thoughtful little gestures like this can mean so much. If you, or another guest is holding baby and baby starts to get fussy hand them straight back to mum or dad. I know you're trying to help but no parent wants to hear their baby crying in someone elses arms when they, the parents, know better than you do what baby needs. Think of party games that Mum can play sitting down, with one hand so she can join in even when feeding. DO NOT: Expect a breastfeeding mum to faff with a cover or be exiled to another room where they can't join in the celebration. If another guest has a problem, tough, that's their problem, they can leave the room or put a blanket on their head. Make negative comments about how often the baby is feeding. Especially not when everyone else's hands are itching for the chocolates every 5 minutes. Why would a tiny baby only eat every 4 hours? Try to pressure or coerce mum into letting you give baby solids, especially if baby is under 6 months! Parents know best what their baby can and can't eat, and what they feel comfortable offering to their baby. You might have done things differently with your babies, but that's irrelevant, they aren't you, it's not your baby. So sit down, shush and have a mince pie. Go on about how in your day there was 'None of this allergy, car seat safety, not giving babies brandy for teething malarkey'. You're right, there wasn't instead we had things like polio, rickets, rubella and a higher infant mortality rate and lower life expectancy. Things change, that's life. If it didn't we'd all still be sitting round in a cave saying 'ug' and trying to cure the plague with leeches. If you offer some well meant advice and parents politely turn it down- that's it! Discussion over! Move on. Do not try to press your point. As above it's not your baby. You have to let parents find their own way. Their way may be different from yours, and that's fine, we can't all be the same. Just accept it with good grace. Mention 'making a rod for your own back'. If you utter that phrase you just sound like you've made your own rod for up your backside. DO Eat, drink, be merry. Make an effort to co-exist peacefully with the younger members of the family and you'll be much better off for it. ... See more
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