Tag: extended breastfeeding

True confession: Breastfeeding was my best parenting tool

While I never imagined I would have nursed my daughter until she was over the age of two and a half, breastfeeding ended up being the best parenting tool in my arsenal and the one I reached for more than any other. Yep, I milked our breastfeeding relationship for all it was worth (pun intended).

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Touched Out: Toddler Nursing and the Older Child

[image credit]   I’m embarking on some new career/business pursuits (more on those later), and they are, unsurprisingly, taking a physical and mental toll on me.  While this was to be expected, I am nonetheless evaluating the situation to see if I might be able to take some steps to make my life easier right

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I Could Wean? I Could Wean!! The End of Breastfeeding, and the Happy Dance I’m Not Supposed to Do.

Christa recently did a very sweet post about how she is still breastfeeding her two-year-old, and how she will follow her child’s lead when it’s time to wean.  I’m a big fan of both extended breastfeeding and child-led weaning, which naturally go hand in hand.  I nursed my older daughter, Mackenzie, until she was 22

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Hey TIME, this is what extended breastfeeding REALLY looks like.

I just read the recently published TIME article, “The Man Who Remade Motherhood,” which is an interview with Dr. Bill Sears, father of what you might call modern-day Attachment Parenting philosophy.  My thoughts on the article itself and on dear old Dr. Bill can be found in my comments in response to Michelle’s post from

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