Weaning is often an anxiety-provoking event for children and thus my approach to weaning involves strong consideration of this anxiety and how to work with kids to reduce it when weaning is necessary.
"I am writing this at a pivotal moment in our nursing, sleep, and general parenting relationship with our 20 month old daughter. I always thought I would wait until the story was complete to write this down (when is that really though?), but I find myself hearing the story being written in my head right now at this turning point."
Two new pieces of research support the idea that we need to be including evolutionary breastfeeding when looking at feeding outcomes. Without that, we fail to get the whole picture.
Today an article in the Daily Mirror in the UK was brought to my attention. It’s called ‘When Should You Stop Breast Feeding?’ by Dr. Miriam Stoppard. And for lack of a better term, it’s crap.