The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning: How to Bring Breastfeeding to a Gentle Close and how to Decide when the Time is Right

Front Cover
Harvard Common Press, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 208 pages
13 Reviews
For many women, the most challenging part of nursing is bringing it to an end. Whether you are considering weaning or trying to wean, this book will help you understand the hygienic, nutritional, and emotional concerns that make weaning such an important transition in a child's life. This fully revised guide covers: Weaning a child who is a few weeks, several months, or several years old, Solving nursing difficulties so you can delay weaning if you choose, Introducing bottles, selecting formula, and preparing it safely. Book jacket.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - LLLSouthCentralMiami - LibraryThing

How to wean, When to wean, and when not to, Babies, toddlers and older children, Ensuring good nutrition, Weaning to a bottle vs. a cup, Mother -led vs. child led weaning, Gradual vs. abrupt weaning, Tips for the working mother and much more Read full review

Review: The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

This book first made me feel 100% guilty for being ready to wean-at almost 13 mos. After making me feel guilty and weirded out it did provide some helpful tips. Read full review


Weaning Your Four to TwelveMonthOld
Life After Weaning

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S., is the author of the million-plus-copy-selling The Nursing Mother's Companion and co-author of The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning. A registered nurse, certified lactation consultant, and early childcare expert, Kathleen has over 25 years of experience working with pregnant women, new moms, and newborns. She is the owner of the maternity shop Simply Mama in San Luis Obispo, California.

No Bio

William Sears, M.D., received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital & Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, the largest children's hospital in the world. He has practiced as a pediatrician for nearly thirty years & is a former assistant professor at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He & Martha Sears are the parents of eight children.

Martha Sears, R.N., is a registered nurse, childbirth educator, & breastfeeding consultant. She & her husband, William Sears, M.D., are the parents of eight children.

Bibliographic information