Breastfeeding Past Infancy-Must See Links

Links: Breastfeeding Past Infancy

Recommended Articles

Extended Breastfeeding Fact Sheet @ kellymom

Extended Breastfeeding by Kimberly H. Barbas, BSN, RN, IBCLC.

Why Mothers Nurse Their Children into Toddlerhood Excerpt from Norma Jane Bumgarner’s “Mothering Your Nursing Toddler”.

Is There Any Value In Breastfeeding Past One Year? by Debbi Donovan, IBCLC

Breastfeed a Toddler? Why on Earth? by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC.

Nursing Beyond 1 year…..10 reasons to just DO IT!! from

Comfort versus nutrition by Kathryn Orlinsky

Are You Still Doing That? by Jan Andersen

Why I’m glad I didn’t wean at one year (a great post from the ParentsPlace message boards)

Nursing Manners

Nursing Manners @ kellymom

General Information and Personal Experiences

Nutrition for Nursing Toddlers @ kellymom

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your child’s intense needs? @ kellymom

How Long Should You Breastfeed? by Georgette Bartell, IBCLC, BSN

Breastfeeding and Tooth Decay @ kellymom

Extended Breastfeeding articles from NEW BEGINNINGS.

Extended Nursing FAQ by Paula Bobbett

Extended Nursing: Breastfeeding: Beyond the First Year by Keri Baker

FAQ on Breastfeeding Past the First Year from the newsgroup. Mothers who nursed past the first year discuss how long, how frequent, demand nursing, weaning, etc.

Nursing Past A Year by Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC, from Compleat Mother magazine

You’re Still Nursing? Words and Links to Encourage Extended Breastfeeding, from the Patti at Home web site.

Handling Criticism

Handling Criticism about Breastfeeding @ kellymom

Responding to Criticism by Marianne Vakiener

Breastfeeding and the Law @ kellymom

Web sites

Dettwyler’s Thoughts on Breastfeeding Katherine Dettwyler is an anthropologist & university professor who does research on breastfeeding. Dr. Dettwyler is a strong advocate of child-led weaning, and her website has lots of information on extended breastfeeding. Also see the preliminary results of her extended breastfeeding survey.

Mothering Your Nursing Toddler Author Norma Jane Bumgarner’s website: includes thoughts & experiences of nursing mothers that she has received as she works on the revision of her book. You can also submit your own comments or questions.

Beyond One Year Breastfeeding and Parenting Beyond the First Year. There are some wonderful researched and commentary articles at this site.

Nursing Toddlers From the Kids Are People Too website.

Nursing past a year Q&As from Debbie Donovan, IBCLC

4 thoughts on “Breastfeeding Past Infancy-Must See Links

  1. Hi –
    I produced a Radio Documentary in 2010 that I thought you might like to link to
    Vanessa Lowe

    If you are interested in hearing the voices of some real, caring, intelligent mothers speak about their experiences breastfeeding past the first year, you can hear “Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy” at .

    “Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy” is an independently produced hour-long radio documentary.  It features the voices of fourteen women who have breastfed their children between one and four years.  Some of the major topics covered include:  dealing with judgment and criticism, public nursing, benefits and challenges, weaning, nursing while working, and support. Also featured is commentary from Dr. Nigel Rollins, of the World Health Organization, Dr. Jay Gordon, a Fellow of the American Association of Pediatrics, and Dr. Katherine Dettwyler, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Delaware.

    The goal of this radio documentary is to give voice to breastfeeding mothers, and to stimulate dialogue about breastfeeding past one year in the United States.  

    • Vanessa,
      This is soooo cool. I applaud your effort. Thanks for sharing. I am the proud nursing mommy to a soon to be 3 year old!

  2. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going
    to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

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