Breastfeeding and Weaning - It Should Be Easy, Right?

Breastfeeding is totally natural so it should be easy right?  We all know that's not true.  My own experiences with breastfeeding were excruciatingly painful in the first month.  Both times.  But fortunately, weaning is not so hard, or is it? ...more

I love to read about other women's experiences with nursing their babies.  Each and every ...more

Breastfeeding until age 3, 4 or 5 - more common than you think?

When my daughter was born four and a half years ago, I had no plan for how long I would breastfeed her, I just knew that I would start off breastfeeding and then go with the flow. It so happens that in our case going with the flow meant that one month shy of her fourth birthday she was still nursing (albeit only once a day), and as I would soon discover, we weren't the only ones on this path. I wrote my thoughts about this shortly before her fourth birthday in a post titled On Nursing a Preschooler. ...more

My little one is approach 5yrs old and I am still breastfeeding. I have seen African women ...more