Mothering Your Nursing Toddler

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La Leche League International, Jan 1, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 308 pages
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The classic handbook for mothers who breastfeed their children past infancy in an updated and expanded edition. Norma Jane Bumgarner puts the experience of nursing an older baby or child in perspective, within the context of the entire mother-child relationship. She cites biological, cultural, and historical evidence in support of extended breastfeeding and shares stories gleaned from thousands of families for whom breastfeeding and natural weaning have been the norm.

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User Review  - Tiffany - Goodreads

Essential reading for anyone breastfeeding or family member of someone breastfeeding. It shows its age though because of some serious heteronormativity and gender-based stereotypes. Read full review

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User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

This is a very informative read if you're considering nursing your baby past one year of age. Read full review


part one Nursing Your Toddler Why?
NursingStill the Best for Your Child
NursingStill the Best for Yourself

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About the author (2000)

Bumgarner, mother of four, and grandmother of three (and still counting), is a La Leche League Leader Alumna who served as a Group Leader, then Area Coordinator of Leaders for Oklahoma, and later as a Regional Administrator of Leaders for Latin America and the West Indies. Recently graduated with a Masters in Journalism, she serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Oklahoma.

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