Weaning

If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free.

November 12, 2009

Originally published on July 30, 2009 at m a m a :: m i l i e u. Okay, yes those are lyrics to a 1985 Sting song, but they rang oh-so-true today when I came across a quote on my igoogle page. I have a daily literary quote rss feed on my google homepage. […]

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Bye Bye Mama Milk

July 3, 2009

Last week Otter and I said goodbye to nursing. He was two months past his second birthday. The decision to wean was not made lightly. He had been growing more independent for quite some time, blossoming the way breastfed babies do. Then suddenly he began to regress, demanding more and more milk, becoming less willing […]

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Weaning: What If Mom Isn’t Ready?

June 30, 2009

My daughter is 2.5 years old and showing signs of weaning. At times when she would normally nurse, she is now telling me that my “na nas are broken” and is starting to nurse less and less.

She is completely ready. I, however, am not.

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World Breastfeeding Week- Supporting Nursing Mothers

August 3, 2008

World Breastfeeding Week starts on August 1, and runs through August 7th. The theme of this year is “Mother Support- Going for the Gold.” Supporting a mother who is breastfeeding is so important. There are so many other demands that a new mother faces when nursing, having support can be invaluable to the mother and […]

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The Big “W”

May 16, 2008

Originally posted March 30, 2007, when my daughter was two and my son was five. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about weaning. Not as in, “I’ve been thinking a lot about the fact that my daughter should wean”, but more like, “I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the process of weaning, and what […]

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The Big “W”

May 16, 2008

Originally posted March 30, 2007, when my daughter was two and my son was five. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about weaning. Not as in, “I’ve been thinking a lot about the fact that my daughter should wean”, but more like, “I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the process of weaning, and what […]

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The Big “W”

May 16, 2008

Originally posted March 30, 2007, when my daughter was two and my son was five. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about weaning. Not as in, “I’ve been thinking a lot about the fact that my daughter should wean”, but more like, “I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the process of weaning, and what […]

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The Big “W”

May 16, 2008

Originally posted March 30, 2007, when my daughter was two and my son was five. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about weaning. Not as in, “I’ve been thinking a lot about the fact that my daughter should wean”, but more like, “I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the process of weaning, and what […]

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