Breastfeeding after ‘Almost’ Weaning

by Rita Brhel on July 5, 2011

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My two-year-old had almost completely weaned himself a few months ago. Then I got laid off from work and he began nursing all over again. Now he demands to nurse every two to four hours and will hold on to my boob saying he “doesn’t want it to fly away.” I put a limit of nursing at nap time and bedtime, but I’m not sure if he will re-wean himself. And, I’d really like to resolve his apparent fear that they are going away, or to somehow find a way for him to console himself with something other than the breasts. American parenting educator Naomi Aldort answers on The Attached Family online magazine: Breasfteeding after ‘Almost’ Weaning.

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Rita Brhel (151 Posts)

Rita Brhel, CLC, API Leader, is the Executive Editor for Attachment Parenting International. She lives with her husband, Mike, and 3 children, ages 9, 8 and 4, near Hastings, NE, USA, where she works as a WIC Breastfeeding Counselor, domestic violence crisis counselor, and Christian ministry assistant. She also writes for various publications, including Mothering and La Leche League's New Beginnings.


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