(Closed) How to deal with effects of MIL smoking on baby?posted 4 years ago in Babies
- 4 years ago
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OP, my boyfriend’s mom used to smoke. She didn’t smoke “a lot” in her words, like maybe a pack a week. However, when his sister became pregnant, she told her mom that she would not be allowed the baby at all if she had a cigarette at all that day and the baby would not be allowed at her house at all. There was a lot of going back and forth between the two of them, with her accusing her of keeping her away from her future grandchild.
Boyfriend’s sister appealed to several other family members and because they all collectively agreed with the sister, the mom finally had no choice but to change her ways. It’s not that she didn’t want to quit as she tried several times but always went back. This time she was finally able to break the habit pemanently by medication and a support group.
I think the reason why it worked in this case was because there were so many people on board with the sister’s line of thinking and her reasons made sense. So like a PP said, maybe see if her husband would be willing to help out, or maybe your husband can appeal to other family members, assuming they would agree with you.
- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Hey all, I feel this thread has run it’s course and has gone off track so I’m closing it now for review.
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