Tag Archives: extended breastfeeding

Booby Traps Series: “When are you going to stop doing that?” and others things moms fear hearing from their providers when nursing past infancy.

After overcoming the many barriers to breastfeeding in the early weeks and months of breastfeeding, many women are understandably proud to continue nursing  into toddlerhood and beyond.* But instead of a fist bump and words of encouragement, some moms instead … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/15/2013

Booby Traps Series: “If we lived on an island where nobody else cared what we did…” How stigma hinders nursing past infancy.

In Mothering Your Nursing Toddler, author Norma Jane Bumgarner describes the reasons why mothers feel they can’t breastfeed past infancy,* even though they (and presumably their children) would like to: “What other people think bothers me too much.” “Nursing is … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/08/2013

Science You Can Use: Really? Breastfeeding for a year or more = iron deficiency

Have you breastfed a baby past the one year mark? If so, a new study in Pediatrics, which found an association between breastfeeding for a year or more and iron deficiency, might have you a bit alarmed.*  We thought it … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/16/2013

Science You Can Use: Does breastfeeding influence your kids’ moral development?

While the health effects of breastfeeding get plenty of attention, you’re less likely to hear about some of the interactions between breastfeeding and psychological development. That’s why I was so excited to learn about the research of psychologist Dr. Darcia … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/22/2012

Alanis Morissette Ok With Breastfeeding Son Until He’s Six, Shares Nursing Picture

Alanis Morissette announced on Good Morning America today that she will breastfeed her son as long as he wants, even if that is age 5 or 6.   This is the strongest statement yet from the Grammy-award winning singer, who … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/31/2012

Kelly Preston and “Extended” Breastfeeding

As someone who didn’t want to breastfeed past six months (and feared embarrassment), I can understand where some of the comments (230+ and counting!) are coming from with regards to Kelly Preston’s news that she is nursing 16-month old Benjamin … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/19/2012