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Mothering Your Nursing Toddler [Paperback]

Norma Jane Bumgarner
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  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: La Leche League International; Rev. Ed edition (Feb 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0912500522
  • ISBN-13: 978-0912500522
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.2 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
A welcome source of support and positive reinforcement for nursing mother's whose happily nursing babies are quickly approaching their first birthday. As people question when the baby will be weaned, we can seek the words of Norma J. Bumgarner for support. Even now, in October 1998, as the American Association of Pediatrics recommends nursing through the first 12 months and as long as mother and baby feel it is beneficial, there is still not very much support for mothers who nurse toddlers. I read the book when my son was 7 months old to learn what nursing a toddler would be like. The book enlightened me. Now that my son is 14 months old, I have re-read the book. Norma writes realistically and in a down-to-earth manner. I recommend this book to anyone currently nursing their baby. I understand the book is to be revised soon. I would like to see more interviews of mothers telling their experiences. The thing I've learned the most is that every baby is different, and every nursing style is different. While some toddlers nurse many times during the day for very short periods of time, others nurse infrequently. The book should also acknowledge that all toddlers are not comfort-nursers. I especially liked the chapter which dealt with how to deal with negative criticsm from others and the debate of whether to keep the nursing relationship a secret or not.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent source of information 15 May 2005
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Having found myself (unexpectedly!) nursing a toddler I had alot of questions and no-one to turn to for answers. This book has been a great source of encouragement especially when the going gets tough - I hadn't expected a toddler to nurse quite so much at times! Highly recommended to anyone nursing at any stage -toddler or otherwise.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great on the whole with a few flaws I thought 30 Mar 2008
This is a really interesting read; I loved learning about weaning in its historical context, the cartoons were quirky, the description of toddler / child nursing behaviours were interesting and useful.

However I thought that the book was very, very geared to full-time Mums; there was a cursory mention of Mums who work outside the home and what they could do re: expressing / breastfeeding of a toddler but I did not think this subject was covered in nearly enough depth.

For me the book seemed to major an awful lot on modesty / being discreet (even to the point where she presents one option of not nursing in public at all), too. Not that there is anything wrong with that but I do think that perhaps if a few nursing toddlers were a little *less* discreet - if people could tell that they were actually nursing - then the practice might become more commonplace and more accepted.

But apart from this, a great book. (Could probably do with a cover change now though; the smock on the front alone might put some people off!)
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book 8 Nov 2003
The joy and beauty of breastfeeding a toddler
I nursed all four of my children as toddlers and delight in recommending this nurturing book. While long-term breastfeeding becomes more popular in the US, Europe and Canada, there is still some confusion and unease about the topic. This book provides a reassuring nod to all mothers who are breastfeeding their toddlers.
Filled with practical tips, real-life stories, quotes from experienced mothers and glorious photos, it is a joy to read.
Handy pointers about typical toddler-feeding issues such as that annoying twiddling, handling your child's verbal public request to nurse, dealing with critics, night-nursing and weaning.

If you currently are nursing your toddler, or if you are considering the journey, this book is worth owning. I have included a recommendation for it in my new book, Gentle Baby Care: Essential Tips for Raising Your Baby.

-- Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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Mothering your Nursing Toddler is a fabulous book for anyone thinking about weaning or nursing their child. It helps a mother focus on the benefits and reasons for nursing a child beyond a few months. It is filled with stories and ideas for the nursing family. It has many great suggestions about weaning too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 'must' for mums nursing toddlers 27 Aug 2008
This is a great book if you find yourself nursing a toddler and wanting to understand just what's normal. It has some great sections on what to expect at each age and on different ways in which to wean.
Toddler nursing is very much an 'underground behaviour' and I've yet to find a mother who is nursing a toddler to actively broadcast the fact. This book is really helpful at filling the gap that talking to other mothers in similar situations would naturally fill.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A interesting read
If you like the Gina Ford way, this is not the book for you. The book promotes following your child's lead & discusses many elements & issues you may have nursing a toddler. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lala
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for mothers and health visitors
This book was recommended to me by a La Leche League helpline volunteer after I had contacted them for advice about my 15 month old daughter's breastfeeding a lot at night. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Greyhoundlouise
4.0 out of 5 stars lots of ionformation
I was recommended this book when I kept nursing after my son's first birthday. It has lots of useful information, so it is a great source for any mother having doubts on how or... Read more
Published on 24 July 2012 by Teresa Ferreira
5.0 out of 5 stars Good source of comfort, information and encouragement
I bought this book as my son is an avid breastfeeder and at 12 months still relies on breastfeeding regularly both day and night (aargh!). Read more
Published on 2 May 2012 by serendipity
2.0 out of 5 stars Not recommended for practical guidance
This book is more a mission statement than a book of practical advice. It sets out to explain why you should continue nursing after the first year and what to expect. Read more
Published on 27 Aug 2011 by Esther
5.0 out of 5 stars Great information book
As a mother of 4 children, all of which I nursed I must say I enjoyed this book immensely. sadly in society there are too many people too quick to judge us nursing moms. Read more
Published on 29 Dec 2006 by A. McWhinney
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