Tag Archives: beyond a year

I Should Talk About Weaning

I have been talking about breastfeeding for almost 6 years. I have visited the topic of weaning via other blogs and stories shared by you. But for some reason I felt a distance from this word. I know that I will one day soon not breastfeed. I do know that even if I do absolutely nothing to wean them, or absolutely …

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Breatsfeeding Is Not Spoiling

The Badass Breastfeeder, Abby Theuring, breastfeeding in public.

Most people would not think that breastfeeding a crying baby is spoiling the baby. They would agree that the baby has needs to be met and that a parent should tend to them as they arise. So why do the rules change so drastically when babies grow into toddlers? I have heard a great deal of paranoia from parents surrounding …

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My toddler’s teeth scrape my nipples when she nurses

Ask Anne… Question: My daughter is 12 months old and still breastfeeding several times a day.  For the past 2 months, my nipples have been very sore. She doesn’t bite me, but I have sores on the bottom of my nipples, and they crack and bleed when she nurses. I’ve tried changing positions and applying lanolin, but nothing helps. I …

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My 2-Year-Old is Not Too Old to Breastfeed

I am currently breastfeeding my 2-year-old, Exley, and my 5-year-old, Jack. I am one of those tandem breastfeeders you hear about. I don’t post many pics of Jack nursing anymore because he usually only nurses to sleep at night, maybe for a few seconds during the day when he thinks of it, but then he’s off again. So what people …

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Why Breastfeed?

Advantages to baby Advantages to mother Advantages to the family Advantages to society   With nearly 79% of women in the United States currently choosing to breastfeed their infants  (as opposed to around 20% in the seventies), it is obvious that the majority of women are aware of the many benefits of breastfeeding. When asked why they chose to nurse …

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What Breastfeeding a 4 Year Old Really Looks Like

Often times when people hear that a mother is nursing her four year old, they equate it with nursing a newborn,  but that’s not what breastfeeding a 4 year old really looks like.  Weaning is a process that naturally takes years.  What this looks like in real life is a gradual decrease in both frequency and duration of breastfeeding. I …

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Older Sister Still Wants To Nurse

Ask Anne… Question: My daughter is 2  1/2 and usually only asks to nurse at bedtime. Sometimes I don’t mind, but other times I feel resentful because I have just finished nursing my one year old son and I feel like she’s manipulating me. I like the closeness with her, but at times I feel so touched out and would …

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