Mothering Your Nursing Toddler Revised Edition
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About the Author
- Publisher : LA Leche League Intl; Revised edition (February 1, 2000)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 308 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0912500522
- ISBN-13 : 978-0912500522
- Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 1 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #634,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book helped me realize that much of what we do in terms of interacting with our bf babies can be a cultural 'set up' to begin the weaning process, whether the mother and child want that or not. It was invaluable in helping me maintain my bf relationship with my daughter, who at 28 months is still nursing. It also helped me discuss child led weaning with my husband, who was initially skeptical.
I worked outside the home when I read this book - I didn't think it was critical of working outside the home, although the author recognized that there were trade-offs and obviously believes that the ideal situation for mother/child is to be together if it's at all possible. But she spent plenty of time talking about how to manage things if it isn't possible, including pumping advice etc. Maybe more could be included in future editions, but I thought it was pretty well covered personally.
Top reviews from other countries
At times i smiled knowingly such as when she describes training their free hand (which wanders and likes to play with the other breast/ nipple) and how to encourage them away! She also highlights that it is common during the first few months of the first year for nursing to increase which made me relax as i was beginning to think that my son was "de-weaning" from solids at times! All in all i felt much more confident and happier with my decision after reading this book. I'm not sure how long I'll continue to BF for. I'd like my son to wean himself but if you're looking for some advice on breastfeeding toddlers or have concerns about it this book will assuage your fears.
The book is well written, sympathetic and informative. All assertions are carefully referenced. She provides an interesting insight into other cultures and looks at a historical as well as cross-cultural view of breastfeeding and weaning age.
Worth the purchase if you're considering breastfeeding beyond the first year or have already continued and have some questions about breastfeeding a 2,3,4 year old.
Worth every penny!