Beyond Baby: Extended Breastfeeding and Child-led Weaning

World Breastfeeding Week is a great time to read lots of posts with people’s experiences and resources gathered together at places like Natural Parent Network. Seriously, who can read Hybrid Rasta Mama’s “Why Breastfeeding a Toddler is HILARIOUS” without at least a chuckle? I’ve just lazily put all these awesome posts together along with some resources on Extended Breastfeeding, Child-led Weaning, and Baby-led Solids. There is good stuff in there, so enjoy reading!


Nursing After the First Year  — Kellymom

Extended Breastfeeding (Beyond One Year) — La Leche League (LLL)

7 Breastfeeding Myths — a number have to do with extended breastfeeding or weaning with links to info

Breastfeeding a Child Who Can Chew Steak

Weaning: How Does It Happen? — Kellymom

Natural Weaning


Joys of Breastfeeding Past Infancy — This is a ton of posts series all about extended breastfeeding, including a couple below

Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy: Radio Documentary

(The Actual Radio Documentary @ Knitwise Media)

Breastfeeding in Sickness and in Health, Even Past Infancy — lots more posts to link to

A Good Thing Going

Bumps in the Road (sometimes they come later in the game)

10 Selfish and Shallow Reasons to Breastfeed a Toddler

Breastfeeding Past Infancy and Breastfeeding Past Infancy: Followup

Breastfeeding a 14 Month Old Is….

Why Breastfeeding a Toddler Is Hilarious

Pros and Cons of Breastfeeding a Toddler

Confessions of a Breastfeeding Mom: TTC — links about breastfeeding and fertility


The Big “W”

The Pros and Cons of Weaning a Toddler

And So It Ends

Child-led Weaning (even past 8 years old?)

Reducing Nighttime Nursing without Night Weaning — links about night weaning included

I Told My Family He’d Wean Before College…I Was Right

BABY-LED SOLIDS (as part of Child-led Weaning)

Babyled Solids and Weaning @ A Living Family — Overview w/ Resources, Reflection, Photo Gallery, Choking

Won’t Baby Choke?

Babyled Weaning: A Real Food Approach to Feeding Your Child

7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Lata Murti on August 5, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    So good of you to honor World Breastfeeding Week with all of these posts. Breastfeeding can be such an isolating experience. Thanks for doing your part to help all of us breastfeeding mamas not feel so alone.


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  3. Thanks, Lata! If you have felt or are feeling alone, I am sorry. I understand the feeling and find that reaching out for information and support illuminates the larger community we are actually a part of as individuals. Just reading stories about other people’s journey’s makes it feel more doable, doesn’t it?!


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