Father suggests wife switch to formula for equal bonding time with son

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A new father is seeking advice on whether he was in the wrong for requesting equal bonding time with his infant son. The father claims that his wife is hogging all the bonding time by breastfeeding and not allowing him near her while she feeds the baby. He has suggested that she switch to formula so he can bond with the baby, but his wife refuses. The argument has escalated, with accusations of selfishness and ulterior motives. Reddit users are divided on who is in the wrong. Some suggest that the father is being unreasonable, while others argue that he has a right to bond with his child. What do you think? Read on for the full story and share your opinion in the comments.

Father seeks equal bonding time with son, suggests formula feeding

rob_mcdonald677 | rob_mcdonald677

Father feels neglected during breastfeeding. Needs bonding time with son.

rob_mcdonald677 | rob_mcdonald677

Father's attempt at bonding with son during feedings backfires

rob_mcdonald677 | rob_mcdonald677

Father suggests formula for equal bonding, but is it fair? 🤔

rob_mcdonald677 | rob_mcdonald677

Father wants bonding time with son but mother refuses to switch.

rob_mcdonald677 | rob_mcdonald677

Father pressures wife to switch to formula out of spite 🍼

rob_mcdonald677 | rob_mcdonald677

Father argues for formula feeding, calls wife selfish. 😒

rob_mcdonald677 | rob_mcdonald677

Father suggests formula to bond with son. Fair or selfish?

Breastfeeding is a beautiful way for a mother to bond with her newborn, but what about the father? A concerned father is feeling left out of his son's life due to his wife's refusal to let him bond with their child while breastfeeding. He has even suggested she switch to formula to give him an equal chance to bond with their son. Is this a fair request or is he being selfish? While the father's desire to bond with his son is understandable, the mother's role in breastfeeding is also important for the child's health and development. However, communication and compromise are key in any relationship, especially in parenting. The father may need to find other ways to bond with his son while respecting the mother's decision to breastfeed. In the end, it's important for both parents to work together to ensure their child's well-being and happiness. What do you think? Share your thoughts and opinions below.

YTA for micromanaging breastfeeding and prioritizing your wants over their needs 🚩

_iamtinks | _iamtinks

YTA for disregarding your wife's needs and prioritizing your own.

umuziki | umuziki

Stop being a nuisance and educate yourself on breastfeeding 🤦‍♀️

happybanana134 | happybanana134

Commenter calls out OP's behavior, others express disbelief and sympathy 😱

Amerdale13 | Amerdale13

Father's criticism during breastfeeding leads to YTA judgement.

CountDodo | CountDodo

Father's controlling behavior towards wife's feeding, YTA for suggesting formula.

friedeggsandtoast | friedeggsandtoast

YTA for prioritizing your ego over your son's health and development 🤦‍♂️

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Commenter calls out OP for selfish and misogynistic behavior 😒

iwanttoquitposting | iwanttoquitposting

Controlling husband suggests formula for equal bonding time with son 🤦

Great_Clue_7064 | Great_Clue_7064

Father's mom should stay out of his marriage. YTA 👎💩

fakemonalisa | fakemonalisa

Overbearing father told to back off breastfeeding wife. YTA. 👎

NotSoNaughtyNurse | NotSoNaughtyNurse

Commenter calls out OP's immature behavior, hilarious mom-shaming ensues 😂

foozballisdevil | foozballisdevil

Breastfeeding vs Formula debate sparks intense reactions. YTA receives backlash.

ClareSwinn | ClareSwinn

Father gets called out for suggesting wife switch to formula

ProgrammerBig6254 | ProgrammerBig6254

Commenter strongly disagrees with father's suggestion. 🤬

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Father's pushy behavior during breastfeeding- YTA.

GillianSeed85 | GillianSeed85

Micromanaging breastfeeding? YTA needs to back off 🙄

leopardprintbra | leopardprintbra

Selfish father insists on controlling wife's parenting choices. 🙄

CakeEatingRabbit | CakeEatingRabbit

Breastfeeding vs formula debate gets personal. YTA told off.

faeriekitteh | faeriekitteh

Commenter calls out father for hovering over wife, mother-in-law's interference 👏

toonsee | toonsee

Father criticized for suggesting formula to wife for bonding time 😡

JudgeJed100 | JudgeJed100

Commenter calls out father's problematic behavior in breastfeeding situation.

IAmHerdingCatz | IAmHerdingCatz

Commenter thinks father is TA, divorce on the horizon

YouretheAH | YouretheAH

Breastfeeding benefits both baby and mother. YTA for interfering.

jmwebbrn | jmwebbrn

Father's desire for equal bonding time turns into control issues. 😬

YourImaginaryFried | YourImaginaryFried

Commenter calls out entitled father for suggesting formula over breastfeeding 🔥

Always-Nice | Always-Nice

Respect your wife's decisions for equal bonding time with son 👩‍👦

tea_lover_88 | tea_lover_88

Overbearing mother-in-law causes tension in breastfeeding relationship

follygirlscr | follygirlscr

Commenter calls out disrespectful father, avoids ban. 👏

Agreeable-Asparagus | Agreeable-Asparagus

Father gets roasted for suggesting formula feeding over breastfeeding

Affectionate-Song748 | Affectionate-Song748

Father suggests formula instead of breastfeeding, gets called out YTA. 😬

DogMom1976 | DogMom1976

Asking wife to switch to formula for bonding time? YTA indeed 😒

dalekmasterplan | dalekmasterplan

Father thinks he has the final say on parenting decisions 🤦‍♂️

JudgeJudAITA | JudgeJudAITA

Commenter shuts down father's parenting suggestion with hilarious insult 😂

Allaboutbird | Allaboutbird

Commenter calls out OP's defensive attitude, labels them TA 👀

Arizonacolleen | Arizonacolleen

Breastfeeding is tough. Formula not equal to breast milk. YTA.

haveuseenperry | haveuseenperry

Support breastfeeding moms, don't control them. 🤱

rachierach91 | rachierach91

Breastfeeding is not the only way to bond with your child 💕

Alive_Commercial_480 | Alive_Commercial_480

Supporting breastfeeding is crucial for the baby's health. YTA.

MagicalJunicorn | MagicalJunicorn

Father wants wife to switch to formula for bonding time 😡

Queen_Aurelia | Queen_Aurelia

Breastfeeding is best for babies and moms. YTA wanting formula.

canberrastreets | canberrastreets

Father suggests formula for bonding, wife needs support instead. YTA.

walkinwater | walkinwater

Father tries to control wife's breastfeeding, gets called out YTA 🍼

flora66 | flora66

Formula vs. Breastfeeding: The Battle Continues.

ladyofrain | ladyofrain

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