This Guy Actually Had to Ask If Expecting His Wife to Pay for the Baby’s Formula Was Wrong

There are lots of things that can cause conflicts for new parents. The lack of sleep, the new division of labor, and – sometimes – debates about how the baby is fed. Many a new parent has struggled with expressing their own feelings and opinions about raising this new human that they are sharing responsibility for — especially when the other parent is of a differing opinion. And in the case of breastfed babies there is the challenge that one parent tends to bear the brunt of the responsibility for handling the endless feeding tasks. It can be a tricky subject for emotional new parents to handle. But there is a limit to what counts as a disagreement and what counts as someone just being, well, a jerk. And this real-life example certainly introduces us to that limit. 

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In an anonymous post (which has since been deleted, but can be seen on Twitter thanks to @collectdust) a man says that his wife, who has been breastfeeding their child for 6 months, “feels done” and wants to begin using formula.

Despite the fact that she has been the one sustaining the life of their child with her own body for months now, this guy feels entitled to lay down some rules. He says, “I think if she wants to stop for no reason then the money for formula should come out of her personal spending money because she is the one making that decision. She says I'm an asshole and it should come from the family/grocery budget (which is already tight) even though I don't have a say.”

He is putting it out there for others to comment, clearly thinking that he has built a solid case around his logic of expecting his wife to pay. But most replies were not in favor of his nonsense. 

So – what's your take on this conversation? Is there anyone out there who thinks he is right? 

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