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Mothering Your Nursing Toddler
     

Mothering Your Nursing Toddler

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by Norma Jane Bumgarner
 

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How long are you going to nurse your baby? Six months? Eight months? A year? What if you celebrate your baby's first birthday and your little one is still nursing, with no sign of letting up any time soon? Many a modern mother has felt as though she has embarked on uncharted waters as she continues to breastfeed a child into toddlerhood. The child's need to nurse is

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How long are you going to nurse your baby? Six months? Eight months? A year? What if you celebrate your baby's first birthday and your little one is still nursing, with no sign of letting up any time soon? Many a modern mother has felt as though she has embarked on uncharted waters as she continues to breastfeed a child into toddlerhood. The child's need to nurse is clear- but mother has lots of questions.

In this revised edition of Mothering Your Nursing Toddler author Norma Jane Bumgarner puts the experience of nursing an older baby or child in perspective, within the context of the entire mother-child relationship. She cites biological, cultural, and historical evidence in support of extended breastfeeding and shares stories gleaned from thousands of families in which nursing and natural weaning have been the norm. With warm insight into the needs of both mothers and children, this book covers what parents need to know about nursing toddlers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780912500126
Publisher:
La Leche League International
Publication date:
12/01/1982
Edition description:
Rev. ed
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.60(d)

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Mothering Your Nursing Toddler 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book! I was recommened it by one lactation specialist and fell in love with it at once. The book is well written and will give all the support to make your decision whether or not to continue nursing your baby into toddlerhood.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I nursed all four of my children as toddlers and delight in recommending this nurturing book. While long-term breastfeeding becomes more popular in the US, Europe and Canada, there is still some confusion and unease about the topic. This book provides a reassuring nod to all mothers who are breastfeeding their toddlers. Filled with practical tips, real-life stories, quotes from experienced mothers and glorious photos, it is a joy to read. Handy pointers about typical toddler-feeding issues such as that annoying twiddling, handling your child's verbal public request to nurse, dealing with critics, night-nursing and weaning. If you currently are nursing your toddler, or if you are considering the journey, this book is worth owning. I have included a recommendation for it in my new book, Gentle Baby Care: Essential Tips for Raising Your Baby. -- Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I nursed my daughter until she was 16 months. I thought I was going to nurse her until she was 5 years old because I could not her wean her off. This book was very essential in assiting me with the weaning process. It also made me feel better about nursing her after she turned a year old
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would have liked to see more actual stories that would have inspired the mom to keep nursing into the toddler years rather than all that educational stuff. I found this book a little hard to follow and not as an easy read as I would have liked.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very informative on a 'scientific' level, but more importantly helping us understand our little ones' needs for nursing. A friend lent me this book and I would recommend it to anyone nursing over a year! It talks about the whole child and gives a lot of insight to help with the desicions of weaning when and how.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very well structured and it is very supportive. It is excellent groundwork for people trying to decide on their styles of parenting. Especially for mothers who are afraid to continue to nurse, this book is a very valuable resource to help deciding whether to continue or to wean. I enjoyed the book very much and it has helped me tremendously in making my decision to continue to nurse my toddler.