My husband doesn’t approve of my daughter-in-law breastfeeding in public, which to him means in front of the family. He doesn’t want her breastfeeding at the Thanksgiving dinner table. My husband is the step-grandfather of the baby. Specifically he says he doesn’t want her breastfeeding at the Thanksgiving dinner table. We love her and the first grandchild, but I have to keep peace in the family. How should I handle this?
–JP, Arden, NY
- Offer to provide her with a baby guilt or muslin swaddle or muslin blanket (at adenandanais.com) to drape over the baby's head and the mother's breast.
- Otherwise you should tell your son that she should go into another room while the baby is nursing, since it is his step-father's home as well as yours. Even though the nursing mother is the guest.