I’m currently 35 weeks pregnant and my toddler is still nursing, so I’ve finally accepted that he will not self-wean before the baby arrives. Hopefully, he won’t ramp up his nursing too much once my newborn arrives–I think I can handle one or two nursing sessions with him per day, especially once my milk . . . → Read More: Nursing While Pregnant: Guidelines for the Final Stretch
It’s happened. My young baby is a toddler, with budding verbal language. He’s reached the stage where his nursing elicits comments about his being too old to nurse. You’ve heard them all before, I’m sure. When he’s old enough to ask for it, he’s too old to nurse. He should be drinking cow’s milk. I . . . → Read More: Old Enough to Ask for It
As many of you know, I nursed my son for a very long time. We kind of just followed his cues – with a little nudging along the way. Some of my favorite nursing moments are of when he was a toddler. I was browsing the web this morning and came across this diagram . . . → Read More: The Breastfed Toddler
Why is nursing a child over the age of 1 so “shocking” to so many people?? I was reading another blog post on extended weaning a few weeks ago and it got me thinking about it – and about my own feelings – and changing feelings on the subject.
I nursed my son until . . . → Read More: Extended Nursing…
Dear Judy, I have a question for you. My daughter just turned one. What do other breastfeeding moms do? Should I introduce cow’s milk or just breastfeed before meals? From @Leslielu2 (on Twitter)
It is really up to you. Some mom’s introduce cows milk at age one and some don’t. If you are planning . . . → Read More: Ask Judy: When Should I Introduce Cows Milk?