The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning - Revised: How to Bring Breastfeeding to a Gentle Close, and How to Decide When the Time Is Right

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Harvard Common Press, Sep 17, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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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.

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This is the best book on infant nutrition I've read yet... not that I've looked into that many, but it answered a lot of questions I'd had about how to best manage the transition from breastfeeding to ... Read full review

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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


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Kathleen Huggins is a registered nurse and board-certified lactation consultant who is widely recognized as one of the pioneers in establishing the lactation consultant discipline as a core component of maternal-child health care in US hospitals. She established this reputation by creating and running a model breastfeeding clinic at San Luis Obispo General Hospital in California; by lecturing widely to professional peers and hospital administrators; and through her book The Nursing Mother's Companion. She has also co-authored The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning and Nursing Mother, Working Mother. She lives in San Luis Obispo, where she currently runs a new mothers' store, Simply MaMa. She continues to lecture widely in the healthcare and lactation-consultant arenas.

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