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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