BBL 054: How to Wean (and How to Keep Breastfeeding)

Sometimes weaning says “I love you” – but breastfeeding challenges can often be overcome so you and your little one can keep nursing.  This podcast talks about strategies for older babies and young toddlers – both to keep you nursing and to wean with love.

Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • Forced weaning vs. child-led (and why you should consider option #3)
  • Why boundaries about your body are healthy for your toddler
  • When it's time to consider night weaning (plus when you don't need to)
  • How to shrink the night nursing window
  • Using the sunrise (or your breakfast) as an easy-to-understand marker for your child
  • When it's time to bring in the troops (AKA… Daddy!)
  • You might consider fully weaning when…
  • Weaning and pregnancy: what you need to know
  • What to do if your child asks to feed every time you sit down
  • How to handle biting, pinching, and other painful habits
  • Resources for dealing with low milk supply
  • Tips if you've decided that weaning really is the answer
  • How to go forward with a close, loving relationship once nursing is done

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Items mentioned in this podcast include:


Birth, Baby, and Life Podcast
Birth, Baby, and Life Podcast
Kristen Burgess: Crazy About Everything Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby

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How to Wean - and How to Keep Breastfeeding

About the author 


Kristen is a pregnancy coach, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! I've spent nearly two decades helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Does complete support for a sacred birth and beautiful beginning for your baby resonate with you? Contact me today to chat about how powerful guidance and coaching can transform your pregnancy, birth, and mothering journey <3

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