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

The tips, tools, and straight talk you want for pregnancy, childbirth, and bringing up baby

How to Wean - and How to Keep Breastfeeding

About the author 


Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website and helping families through her online childbirth class

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