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7 Ways to respond to 'Are you still breastfeeding?' (GIFs)

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

7 Perfectly acceptable responses to the rudest breastfeeding question

Asking a mom if she's still breastfeeding isn't inherently rude or nosy. In fact, sometimes it can lead to a new friendship. Reaching out to another mom about something you may have in common can be an excellent ice breaker.

However...

Asking a mom if she's still breastfeeding is kind of a jerk move. The slightly disapproving tone of the question, a raised eyebrow, a barely-contained sneer... just one of these added elements can contribute to some pretty ill feelings on your part.

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Instead of mumbling something and darting away at the first opportunity, add a few of these sarcastic comebacks to your repertoire so you're prepared when someone asks such a stupid, judgmental question about your parenting.

"Why, are you wanting a turn, too?"

7 Perfectly acceptable responses to the rudest breastfeeding question

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Because I totally have enough to share. Really.

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"What is this 'breastfeed' you speak of?"

7 Perfectly acceptable responses to the rudest breastfeeding question

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Would you mind making sense once in a while? K, thanks.

"No" (latches child on)

7 Perfectly acceptable responses to the rudest breastfeeding question

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I really have no idea what you're talking about. Wait... how did this baby get here?

"No, she just drinks from the dog's water bowl now"

7 Perfectly acceptable responses to the rudest breastfeeding question

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It's easier to feed her this way.

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"Yes, and I'm also starting a breast milk ice cream business. Want a sample?"

7 Perfectly acceptable responses to the rudest breastfeeding question

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You can even go into business with me!

"Yes, but I'm planning to wean him before he starts college. Probably"

7 Perfectly acceptable responses to the rudest breastfeeding question

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Actually, there are plenty of colleges nearby where I can just pop in for a feed.

"Does your mom still breastfeed you?"

7 Perfectly acceptable responses to the rudest breastfeeding question

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Because that's totally my business, amirite?

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