The Nursing Mother’s Guide to Weaning
This fully updated guide, written by Kathleen Huggins, author of The Nursing Mother’s Companion, and respected editor Linda Ziedrich, explores the hygienic, nutritional, and emotional concerns that make weaning from the breast such an important and often difficult transition. By suggesting alternative ways of resolving breastfeeding problems, Huggins and Ziedrich help women avoid weaning prematurely. They describe the safest, least stressful ways to wean at every age, from early infancy through the toddler years and beyond. They answer questions like these: Must I wean before I return to work? Can I breastfeed part-time? Should I wean to a bottle or a cup? Do children ever really wean themselves? Does abrupt weaning endanger a child’s health or psyche? Will weaning help my child sleep through the night?
Just as Huggins’s The Nursing Mother’s Companion has become the standard guide to helping women with breastfeeding, The Nursing Mother’s Guide to Weaning has proven indispensable to mothers as each breastfeeding relationship comes to a close.