- Age Range: 2 - 5 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
- Series: Family and World Health / We Like to
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Hohm Press (October 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935387308
- ISBN-13: 978-1935387305
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 6.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #360,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ready to Wean: The Return of the Dangling Red Earrings (Family and World Health / We Like to) Paperback – October 1, 2012
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About the Author
Elyse April is a licensed (New York State) early-childhood educator, with a master's degree in Early Childhood Education. A private school elementary teacher for ten years. Elyse has more recently taught theatre classes in a special program for youth-at-risk. She is a freelance publicist who has been working with books for children and parents on family health issues. She is committed to the promotion of breastfeeding as a national priority. She is the author is several books for children and parents, including We Like to Read, We Like to Eat Well, and We Like to Move
Diane Iverson (1950- ) was born in Fresno, California, and raised in the small farming community of Kerman, just 15 miles to the west. Her parents and grandparents farmed there, raising cotton, alfalfa and dairy cattle. She has authored and/or illustrated several children's picture books, including "Discover The Seasons, "My Favorite Tree, which was awarded Outstanding Book by Parent Council, Ltd., in 1999; "Forest Alphabet Encyclopedia and "The Mystery of Blackbird Pond. She illustrates primarily in colored pencil.
Deborah Auletta is a nurse and a certified lactation. She works with babies and new moms at Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott Valley, Arizona
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Babies sure like to nurse, a lot - Anytime ... anywhere ... Sometimes mommies have to find unusual places that are just right for nursing. Sometimes mommies have to take off silly hats or dangling red earrings when little fingers begin to wander. Mommies may have to nurse in unusual positions. Little ones need lots of nourishment and closeness besides nursing... Nourishment from Mommy . . . from Daddy . . . from other special people. Someday, Mommy or the little one may be ready to wean. Mommy may say, "Today we will start nursing a little bit less and, when you are ____________________ (fill in the blank with child's age, indicating time you will stop nursing) we will stop nursing and be close in other ways... like cuddling and reading books, or, singing silly songs, or, watching the clouds together. Weaning means that we are beginning to stop our breastfeeding. How long this takes will depend on both Mommy and her little one. Mommy's milk is just the first of many winning tastes... like juicy red strawberries floating in your cereal. Or, fresh ripe peaches dripping down your chin. Or, crunchy carrots dipped in nut butter. As we grow older, our tastes in many things change. One day Mommy will wear her silly hats again... and her dangling red earrings. Mommy will still be close by as her little ones begin to explore the world. "Hey kids, wait for me!-THE END
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Top Customer Reviews
Second confusion: there are so many toddlers nursing, page after page, that my daughter immediately opened her mouth and lifted my shirt when seeing them.
If your child in under 2 years old but has the comprehension of a 12 year old (and still nursing), that book might help, because the writing is very fancy.
"Someday, Mommy or the little one may be ready to wean. Mommy may say, 'Today we will start nursing a little bit less and, when you are __________(fill in the bland with child's age, indicating time you will stop nursing) 'We will stop nursing and be close in other ways..."
My toddler was less annoyed with me reading Shakespeare to her.
I am going to donate it to the local library. Hopefully other mothers will take a peek instead of ordering, and realize it is not worth it.