Saturday, January 12, 2013

Older nurslings and all that goes with them!

Although each nursing couple is unique, one thing we know for certain is that all breastfeeding relationships change and progress as time goes on. At this week's morning meeting we'll chat about nursing our babies into toddlerhood, and all the amusing and at times frustrating things that go with it! These can be great opportunities to work on gentle discipline--as the most recent edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding says, "Knowing what your child needs and what's underneath his behavior means that you can provide loving guidance that teaches appropriate behavior within the limits and capabilities of your unique child." Respectful and gradual weaning is something we often think about at this stage, as well as dealing with questions of whether to continue nursing in public, and fielding questions and criticism from others. 
And we always make space for any other concerns or questions you may have!

See you Tuesday, January 15 @10am
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

**And stay tuned for next week's meeting, at the Women's Care Center when we'll talk about the other end of things--Birth and Breastfeeding in the Early Days and Weeks!**