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Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing, but not when you’re up all night. Waking up every two hours to outraged cries for your nipples can be tiresome. Adding fuel to the fire could be someone saying things a sleepless mom does not want to hear after breastfeeding her baby the whole night.
It’s not that husbands are insensitive. But they can say the most infuriating things after a long night of breastfeeding and yet think they said nothing wrong! Have you heard any one of these sayings, which has made you want to throw a punch at him? Here are 6 most annoying things your husband can utter at the wrong time.
6 Enraging Things You Hate to Hear from Your Husband after Breastfeeding the Whole Night
1. She needs to learn to take the bottle
This is easier said than done. They give the order and then turn their back and start snoring because they have work the next day. And you have the day off so you can stay up all night and keep the baby from bringing the roof down.
2. Not bad! She was up just twice last night
This is one of the most annoying things you hate to hear after nursing your baby all night. From getting up thrice every night to just twice last night, you’ve seen your husband’s enthusiasm to share the baby’s night responsibilities fade. In his head, he might still think he’s being helpful to you.
3. Why don’t you use the pump and give her the bottle instead?
Husbands at times think their wives love giving their breasts as much as the little one loves sucking at them. They accuse her of not wanting to use the pump. If only they knew better.
4. Baby kept me awake the whole night
Husbands can really take the cake when they complain of their baby having kept them awake the whole night. How about when babies keep their mothers awake day and night? And mothers find themselves trying to snatch forty winks at the slightest chance they get?
5. I’ve got an exhausting day ahead
Does he really think that changing diapers, bathing the baby, washing soiled clothes by the bundles and catering to his every need is not exhausting enough!
6. How long do you plan on breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is not something you just stop doing because your husband thinks it’s gone on long enough. He should perhaps read more on nursing and baby care!
There are things a sleepless mom does not want to hear after breastfeeding her baby the whole night. Such insensitive statements can really make you feel bad, even guilty, about constantly breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is known to be best for your baby. So, if that’s what it takes to help you through days and nights of baby tantrums, let your husband’s words fall on deaf ears. Things get better!