July 6, 2024 at 11:51 am

Controlling Mother In-Law Fed Her Toddler Formula Milk When She Asked Her Not To, So She Cut Her Off From Seeing Her Daughter Completely

by Sarrah Murtaza

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Parenting is very tricky especially when it comes to newborns. Some mothers have certain rules with how they want their child’s routine to be. But people might not understand that!

Find out what happened when this mother left her child with her mother in-law.

AITA for not allowing my MIL to see her grandchild anymore?

I (28F) have a newborn baby and, like many new mothers, I’ve been dealing with a lot of stress and exhaustion.

My MIL (55) is known to be very controlling and has been constantly comparing me to my SIL since I got pregnant. Despite her comments, I’ve been trying to keep the peace and put up with it.

She has her rules with her baby.

My newborn hasn’t been sleeping much, and I’ve been only breastfeeding.

One day, I was completely exhausted and decided to take a nap, leaving my newborn with my MIL for a few hours. When I woke up, I found my MIL asleep.


I checked the fridge and noticed all the breast milk I had pumped was still there.

I asked her about it, an

d she told me she thought my breast milk was causing the baby’s sleeplessness because of my stress, so she decided to give her formula instead.

She hated it!

I was furious.

I’ve been very clear about wanting to exclusively breastfeed, and she knows this. She disregarded my wishes and made a significant decision about my baby’s feeding without talking to me.

In my anger, I kicked her out of the house. My husband has been supportive about this and has accepted this.

SIL tried convincing her.

My SIL recently texted me, saying that I could be depriving my baby of a relationship with her grandmother and that my MIL was just trying to help.

This is the only reason I feel like I might be the AH. I don’t want my feelings to prevent my daughter from having a relationship with her grandmother.

She wonders if she’s the bad guy.

And I feel like the AH for putting my husband in between this whole thing.

Why can’t the mother in-law just follow the simple rules! Things wouldn’t have gone this far.

Let’s check out what the Reddit community thinks about this story.

This person has read similar stories and is paranoid about it.

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This person knows the oldies don’t know about parenting.

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This person finds grandparents bizarre.

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This person doesn’t want the mother to leave her baby with the MIL.

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This person has a lot of questions.

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Do better mother-in-law!

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