Weaning Video Series #4: How the Relationship Between Mama and Nursling Changed

June 5th, 2012 by Dionna | Leave a comment
Posted in Breastfeeding/Lactivism, Carnival and Special Series, Carnival of Weaning, Compassionate Advocacy, Feed with Love and Respect, Just for Fun/Miscellaneous, natural parenting, Video/Interactive Posts

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Nursing can be magical. Don’t believe me? What else can comfort a nursling through everything: surgeries, bumps and bruises, loss, illness.

I don’t know how many times I was thankful that I was still nursing my toddler.

And how many times I fretted about how our relationship and his feeling of comfort from nursing would change after he weaned.

But natural or gentle weaning does not take place overnight. You will not all of a sudden need to figure out how to replace the comfort and security of nursing with some other form of love. You can make that transition gradually. And once you are there, you will look back and wonder what you were so worried about.

Today’s video is part 4 in our series on weaning. In this video, several of my breastfeeding friends talk about how their relationship with their nurslings changed after they weaned.1

Share your story in the comments – how did your relationship change? How did you navigate the transition?

  1. Thank you to the wise and wonderful mamas who contributed to these videos. They are:

    Amber of Strocel.com
    Amy of Me, Mothering, and Making It All Work
    Gretchen of That Mama Gretchen
    Kat of Loving {Almost} Every Moment
    Kym of Our Crazy Corner of the World
    Lauren of Hobo Mama
    Shannon of The Artful Mama

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