The "How to" Carnival of Breastfeeding: How to Wean a Breastfed Toddler

 How to wean a breastfeeding toddler Welcome to the April Carnival of Breastfeeding. This month it's all about breastfeeding how to's so I had to have a good long think about what it was that I most wanted to learn how to do during the time I was a breastfeeding mother.

I decided I'd cover How to Wean a Breastfed Toddler as it was perhaps the one thing about breastfeeding that I dreaded and worried about having to do. Like many breastfeeding mums I worried about how I'd approach the whole situation. It wasn't something I wanted to be rushed into but rather something I wanted to do it at the right time for me and my children. Perhaps more importantly I was also keen to cause as little distress as possible for both myself and each of my children too. So here goes:

Tips for How to Wean a Breastfeeding Toddler

(adapted from an  article on my website, www.BreastfeedingMums.com)

Are you currently weaning a breastfeeding toddler?

For the few women who breastfeed their babies into toddlerhood it can be very difficult to make the decision about when to wean. Do you decide from the outset to breastfeed for a set number of months or years? Do you opt to let your child decide to self-wean? Or do you just run with it and see what happens?

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Join the April carnival of Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding How To's...

This month's carnival of breastfeeding is all about those how to's you struggled with when you were breastfeeding. Did you struggle to breastfeed successfully, find it difficult expressing, constantly suffer from blocked milk ducts, find it nearly impossible to source a good fitting bra, feel exposed breastfeeding in public etc? If you recall vividly how you solved a particular breastfeeding problem then we want you to join the carnival!

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February Carnival of Breastfeeding: Money Saving Tips

Money-saving-tips Welcome to the February Carnival of Breastfeeding which rather appropriately, considering the current economic climate, is focusing on money saving tips!

For this Carnival I thought I''d share an article I wrote for my website a while ago which concentrates on some of my favourite uses  for breastmilk.

Since breastmilk is naturally sterile and has antibacterial, antiseptic and healing properties there are many occasions when it can be used instead of or alongside more well-known treatments.

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Join the February Carnival of Breastfeeding: Money saving breastfeeding tips

Saving money This is a VERY late call out but if you have any tips on how to save money whilst breastfeeding (apart from the money you save by actually choosing to breastfeed) then you can join our next Carnival of Breastfeeding.

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January Carnival of Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding Goals

Welcome to the January Carnival of Breastfeeding! This month we're all talking about our breastfeeding goals for the coming year so don't forget to check out the other bloggers' posts which are listed at the end of the page!

My Breastfeeding Goals for 2009

In some ways it seems a little strange perhaps for me to have any breastfeeding goals since I'm no longer breastfeeding any of my children. However, since I'm very keen to keep spreading the message in whatever way I can that breast is best I do indeed have at least one breastfeeding goal for the coming year - to publish my breastfeeding book!

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Join the January Carnival of Breastfeeding - Your New Year's Breastfeeding Resolutions

New years resolutions The January Carnival of Breastfeeding is all about your New Year's Resolutions... breastfeeding ones that is! What do you intend to do in 2009 as far as breastfeeding goes? Are you going to start, continue, stop breastfeeding? Maybe you're going to get to work promoting breastfeeding?

Whatever your intentions, we're looking for your posts for our forthcoming Carnival of Breastfeeding.

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November Carnival of Breastfeeding: Product Reviews - The Food of Love, Kate Evans

 The Food of Love, Kate Evans Welcome to the November Carnival of Breastfeeding, the theme of which, as we approach the season of goodwill is appropriately enough Product Reviews. We have many great posts from lots of bloggers this month so make sure to check out their posts which will be added to this page as they become available.

Book Review: The Food of Love, Your Formula for Successful Breastfeeding

For this carnival I absolutely had to post a review of one of the wittiest books about breastfeeding I've had the pleasure of reading, The Food of Love, Your Formula for Successful Breastfeeding.

We don't tend to think of breastfeeding as being particularly funny but The Food of Love brings many humorous situations breastfeeding mothers find themselves in to the fore. It helps a lot that the author, Kate Evans, is an extremely talented cartoonist and throughout the book it is undoubtedly her cartoons which bring to life the many situations breastfeeding mothers are faced with every day.

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Join the November Carnival of Breastfeeding: Product Reviews

Shopping-bags-small The November Carnival of Breastfeeding will feature reviews of breastfeeding products. Have you  a favourite book about breastfeeding, a nursing bra you couldn't live without, a nursing cover that helped you breastfeed discreetly. If so, use this chance to write about it!

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October Carnival of Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding and Poverty

Breastfeeding friendly Welcome to a slightly different Carnival of Breastfeeding. This month we are taking part in Blog Action Day, the theme of which is poverty. I've decided to concentrate on how poverty in terms of  a lack of knowledge and understanding about breastfeeding affects society in general.

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Join October's Breastfeeding Blog Carnival: Poverty and Breastfeeding


Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty from Blog Action Day on Vimeo.

Our next Breastfeeding Blog Carnival will focus on poverty and breastfeeding and will coincide with Blog Action Day, which aims to to bring bloggers and others together to focus on important topics. 

As usual, when considering posts to include, we're looking for:

  • Well written and grammatically correct posts.
  • Posts which are thoughtful and on topic. 
  • Posts from blogs that are on topics that are of interest to readers of breastfeeding blogs (parenting, breastfeeding, etc.)

If you'd like to participate, please email me your post by October 11th 2008.  the Carnival will take place on October 15th. Please note, if your post is one of those chosen, on the day of the Carnival you will be asked to link to all the other Carnival participants.

Examples of past carnival posts can be seen here.