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Breastfeeding Your 5-yr-old

June 2, 2010
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I have finally chewed through Ann Sinnott’s wonderful, dense book on extended breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Older Children. She calls it sustained breastfeeding. A better term really, since it’s only “extended” from the POV of our stressed modern lives where children are typically breastfed for a few months if at all. Sinnott interviewed hundreds of women all [...]

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Night weaning, continued

August 6, 2009

Serena, not a baby anymore. She ran most of the way home from Davis Sq. today, while I trailed behind her pushing an empty stroller. And she’s ready for the night weaning, even if she doesn’t like it. Since I first posted about night weaning: Ellen helpfully pointed out that Serena might be getting her [...]

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Saying good-night to nursing

August 4, 2009

Today’s gratitude: I am grateful that for five years, my body has produced abundant, healthy, apparently delicious milk for my kids. I’m grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to nurse them each for the first years of their lives. I’m grateful for the rocker my mother gave me to nurse in, and the nursing clothes [...]

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