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Breastfeeding After the First Year

Articles about breastfeeding after the first year

The Pleasure of Extended Breastfeeding

My first-born, Emma, was 14 months old. I had enrolled in a course, and, with the feeling of my life opening up again, had begun to wean. It was at that time that I read a book called Mothering Your Nursing Toddler. Starting with the assumption that extended breastfeeding is satisfying for both mother and child, the author, Norma Jane Bumgarner writes of the security, confidence and self-esteem that we give our children when we allow them to nurse,

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Breastfeeding a Toddler

Breastfeeding was always something I was determined to do with my babies, and for as long as possible. I remember a few hours after my first baby was born: the midwife came and asked me if he had suckled yet. When I replied no, she gave his head a firm push in the direction of the nipple, he immediately latched on, and it was the beginning of my breastfeeding career!I’ve since had four more children, and have breastfed each of

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