I'm exclusively nursing my newborn son, and using formula is not an option because he has tummy troubles. We're only supposed to use bottle-feeding with breastmilk, if he begins to refuse nursing or if I'm incapacitated. My mother "gets it," and is very supportive. MIL, however, keeps recommending "controlled feedings," and other such things, and believe me, advice has not been asked for. DH has weathered the majority of these comments with "This is what the doctors have said we're supposed to do, as well as the nursing consultants." So far, it's sort of worked? As in, she backs off for a little bit, but reopens the subject during their next phone chat. The ILs live out of town, but will be in for a whole weekend next month, although they're staying in a hotel. FTR, both my mother and MIL only used formula, so neither has direct experience with nursing. My mother has indirect experience, since my sister nursed both of her children. I think my mother is more amenable, simply because she has more experience with it.
Any other suggestions for getting the subject closed? "This works for us," and the like have, so far, not worked. Part of it is that this is her first grandchild, but part, too, is that I think she keeps forgetting that the conversation has already happened before. We don't want to be rude, but we also don't want to be harassed.
Also, I do not nurse in front of anyone, aside from DH, medical/lactation staff, and the females of my immediate family. I would not be comfortable with MIL being back in our bedroom while I nurse. Any polite ideas for keeping her at bay?