Mom left furious after mother-in-law feeds her 10-month-old baby ice cream

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A woman has slammed her mother-in-law after she fed her 10-week-old baby ice cream without her permission.

An anonymous mother took to Reddit to share her dilemma on the "JUSTNOMIL" forum - which is a space for people to seek advice on their relationships with their partner's mothers.

She shared some context to their recent argument and explained how her mother-in-law has "never truly liked her" and even called her an "incubator" throughout her pregnancy.

"She’s always had this thing of trying to control my husband and make my input or advice seem wrong or like I don’t know what I’m saying or doing," she wrote.

The mom admitted she butted heads with her mother-in-law. Credit: Dobrila Vignjevic/Getty Images

The woman insisted that the disconnect between her and her mother-in-law is real as even her partner's grandmother had to get involved and tell her daughter to start "being nice" to her.

Continuing with the story, the poster said that when she was pregnant, her mother-in-law "never really checked" in with her or the baby. She then stated that her partner's mother became obsessed with the idea of giving the newborn some ice cream or cake icing.

Despite being told "no" repeatedly, the woman divulged that her mother-in-law sneakily gave her 10-week-old their first taste of ice cream.

"'I'm assuming it was just the fingertip full of ice cream. I know this was true because later on, she told my husband she did it," she explained, adding that as a result of the dairy, her newborn suffered from an upset stomach and developed a "rash".

"Although she is seemingly fine, I can’t forgive my mother-in-law. She knew it was wrong or she wouldn’t have hid," she remarked. "We have repeatedly said no. She’s still too young, we were worried about allergies, and we want to be there for fun stuff like that (when she’s old enough)."

Although the woman's husband vowed to speak to his mother about the incident, she said that she now wants to cut ties with her to temporarily teach her a lesson.

Despite being told no, the mother-in-law sneakily gave her 10-week-old their first taste of ice cream. Credit: GMVozd/Getty Images

The woman then asked the readers if she was "overreacting" to the situation or whether she should ban her mother-in-law from seeing her granddaughter for a time.

The majority of the people agreed with her solution, as one user wrote: "She hurt your baby after years of trying to hurt you. You are very much under-reacting.

"I would cut ties until she indicates remorse for her behavior and DH can handle her without getting steamrolled. I recommend couple’s counseling for that second goal," they added.

Another said: "Ooo this got me so heated. This is foul behavior from your MIL."

A third commented: "I gasped at this title! Never let her alone with your baby. She does not care about their well-being! What an a***ole! Ooh, I would go NC [no contact] so quick."

Babies under 12 months shouldn't be given milk products. Credit: Cavan Images/Getty Images

A fourth shared: "You mil should never be left alone with your kid. Seriously. She has shown herself to be unfit."

Babies are not meant to be given products containing cow's milk until they're 12 months old, according to the NHS. This is because it does not contain enough iron to meet the newborn's needs, and also the protein could affect their kidneys.

Was the woman right in banning her partner's mother from seeing her baby? Share your thoughts.

Featured image credit: Cavan Images/Getty Images

Mom left furious after mother-in-law feeds her 10-month-old baby ice cream

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By VT

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A woman has slammed her mother-in-law after she fed her 10-week-old baby ice cream without her permission.

An anonymous mother took to Reddit to share her dilemma on the "JUSTNOMIL" forum - which is a space for people to seek advice on their relationships with their partner's mothers.

She shared some context to their recent argument and explained how her mother-in-law has "never truly liked her" and even called her an "incubator" throughout her pregnancy.

"She’s always had this thing of trying to control my husband and make my input or advice seem wrong or like I don’t know what I’m saying or doing," she wrote.

The mom admitted she butted heads with her mother-in-law. Credit: Dobrila Vignjevic/Getty Images

The woman insisted that the disconnect between her and her mother-in-law is real as even her partner's grandmother had to get involved and tell her daughter to start "being nice" to her.

Continuing with the story, the poster said that when she was pregnant, her mother-in-law "never really checked" in with her or the baby. She then stated that her partner's mother became obsessed with the idea of giving the newborn some ice cream or cake icing.

Despite being told "no" repeatedly, the woman divulged that her mother-in-law sneakily gave her 10-week-old their first taste of ice cream.

"'I'm assuming it was just the fingertip full of ice cream. I know this was true because later on, she told my husband she did it," she explained, adding that as a result of the dairy, her newborn suffered from an upset stomach and developed a "rash".

"Although she is seemingly fine, I can’t forgive my mother-in-law. She knew it was wrong or she wouldn’t have hid," she remarked. "We have repeatedly said no. She’s still too young, we were worried about allergies, and we want to be there for fun stuff like that (when she’s old enough)."

Although the woman's husband vowed to speak to his mother about the incident, she said that she now wants to cut ties with her to temporarily teach her a lesson.

Despite being told no, the mother-in-law sneakily gave her 10-week-old their first taste of ice cream. Credit: GMVozd/Getty Images

The woman then asked the readers if she was "overreacting" to the situation or whether she should ban her mother-in-law from seeing her granddaughter for a time.

The majority of the people agreed with her solution, as one user wrote: "She hurt your baby after years of trying to hurt you. You are very much under-reacting.

"I would cut ties until she indicates remorse for her behavior and DH can handle her without getting steamrolled. I recommend couple’s counseling for that second goal," they added.

Another said: "Ooo this got me so heated. This is foul behavior from your MIL."

A third commented: "I gasped at this title! Never let her alone with your baby. She does not care about their well-being! What an a***ole! Ooh, I would go NC [no contact] so quick."

Babies under 12 months shouldn't be given milk products. Credit: Cavan Images/Getty Images

A fourth shared: "You mil should never be left alone with your kid. Seriously. She has shown herself to be unfit."

Babies are not meant to be given products containing cow's milk until they're 12 months old, according to the NHS. This is because it does not contain enough iron to meet the newborn's needs, and also the protein could affect their kidneys.

Was the woman right in banning her partner's mother from seeing her baby? Share your thoughts.

Featured image credit: Cavan Images/Getty Images