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How Weaning Happens Paperback – 31 Mar 2000

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Product details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: La Leche League International (31 Mar. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0912500549
  • ISBN-13: 978-0912500546
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 18.4 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Addresses the physical and emotional aspects of weaning children of varied ages, including natural weaning, weaning children for medical reasons, and standing firm in the face of pressure to wean a nursing toddler.

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It is excellent to find a book dedicated to weaning when most parenting books only dedicate one or two lines to the subject. This book covers physical, emotional, medical and social aspects of weaning - and so is very thorough. Offers information that you wont find from health visitors or the usual baby books and magazines. It has some touching personal accounts of weaning and offers some very good practical suggestions for weaning. However, this book does tend to push a philosophy of child led weaning. This in most cases will mean breastfeeding until a child is well into toddlerhood and is ready to wean on her own. (The book also seems to assume full breastfeeding including night feeds well into toddlerhood). The book does mention other methods of weaning but is not objective in this. This philosophy, whilst fine could perhaps could put some women off the book. I feel that it would be better if it was written more objectively allowing the individual reader the freedom to choose the methods that feel right for them without having value judgements attached. For this reason I gave the rating of 3. Nevertheless, i tried to read the book with some impartiality and found some good ideas to pick out and that I felt would work for me.
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I found this book a complete eye opener. For once I was offered a true impression of what it might be like to feed my baby as a toddler. Rather than an old load of baloney from my mother's generation of bottle fed babies telling me to give up now or you'll breastfeed them until you die. Instead I got great satisfaction and encouragement that I now know I am doing the right thing and to stuff all the ignorant people who only know about words like SMA, Cow ang Gate, etc. This book makes you realise that it is our modern fast-pace sex/boob assessed world that has got a problem with you breast feeding your 2 year old and not the child in your arms who derives the biggest comfort from their mummy milk, and that ultimately a secure baby will become an independent child. The criticism I have of this book is that may be it tends to over value the needs of the child and make you feel bad for wanting to even suggest weaning your baby from the breast. Also the fact that the book is written in the USA means that culturally there are differences in attitudes to breastfeeing and I certainly got the impression that it was more advocated in the US than in the UK.
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It is an essential book on weaning—I love it—very inspiring—full of insights and wonderful knowledge.
I want to thank the person who sent the book to me.
I will share this book with all my friends mothers.
Thank you Ms Bengson for this most incredible book.
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like all LLL books they give practical advise which is easy to understand, this book also gives lots of senarios which one can relate to
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Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars 33 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Glad I got this book but... 22 Nov. 2013
By KWG - Published on Amazon.com
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I did get some good weaning advice from this book, and since I was getting a lot of pressure to wean from my in-laws when I and definitely my daughter weren't really ready yet. So this book helped reassure me that all was going to be OK and gave me a little support and faith when I needed it. However, I also was facing a medical condition that might have required that I wean-- and I'm not sure this book would have helped me had I really needed to wean cold turkey. It was nearly two years after I read this book before I actually was able to stop nursing (at well over 4 years old), so mothers out there-- you aren't alone if you have a child who won't wean!! It's not easy and I feel your pain. This book may help you feel better, but I'm not sure it will actually help you wean. I substituted her holding my pinky at night. I also used a bribe-- as in if you can make it x number of days without nursing... That was ultimately what worked.
5.0 out of 5 stars Real information without trying to "sell" a method 4 Dec. 2014
By Nicole Valadez - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this book to be incredibly helpful. It answered every question I could think of. It shares the experiences of many different families and gives a realistic picture of how weaning could happen depending on the circumstances and desires of the mother and family. This book considers the psychological needs of the child, which is key in deciding when and how to wean. This is another great resource from la leche league. I don't think there is a more knowledgeable and researched resource for breastfeeding out there.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 11 Jan. 2007
By E. Truman - Published on Amazon.com
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While the book provides a few generic ideas for weaning, there is no specific advice on how to wean a nursing child. This book will give you a good idea of what a child-led weaning would look like. I read the book hoping for some ideas on how to wean my 2-year old, but after reading, I decided it would probably just give us both too much stress to try and wean. Now, he is still nursing and I am pregnant. So I can't really say we were at all successful. But it was a very informative read and I would recommend the book to anyone who nurses for longer than 18 months.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 23 Dec. 2015
By bindisdesign - Published on Amazon.com
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Most comprehensive and well-written book on this topic.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars more about EBF than weaning 20 April 2007
By Krista - Published on Amazon.com
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Although this book is supposed to be about weaning it is more geared to extended breast feeding. It is more based on child led weaning which correlates to the La Leche League principles. If you are looking for suggestions to wean cold turkey; this is not the book for you. This is more of an attachment parenting approach than anything. I would recommend this book but it takes a reader who has that mindset. There are many stories and quotes from mothers who have has the experience. It is wasy to read and informative. However, this is one of few books that even mention nursing past 12 months so it is more openminded in that perspective.
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