Breastfeeding Past Infancy: Links

July 26, 2011. Posted in: After the First Year

Recommended Articles


Extended Breastfeeding Fact Sheet @ kellymom

Why Mothers Nurse Their Children into Toddlerhood Excerpt from Norma Jane Bumgarner’s “Mothering Your Nursing Toddler”.

Is There Any Value In Breastfeeding Past One Year? by Debbi Donovan, IBCLC

Breastfeed a Toddler? Why on Earth? by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC.

Comfort versus nutrition by Kathryn Orlinsky

Are You Still Doing That? by Jan Andersen

Nursing Manners

Nursing Manners @ kellymom

General Information and Personal Experiences

Nutrition for Nursing Toddlers @ kellymom

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your child’s intense needs? @ kellymom

Breastfeeding and Tooth Decay @ kellymom

Extended Breastfeeding articles from NEW BEGINNINGS.

FAQ on Breastfeeding Past the First Year from the newsgroup. Mothers who nursed past the first year discuss how long, how frequent, demand nursing, weaning, etc.

Nursing Past A Year by Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC, from Compleat Mother magazine

Handling Criticism

Handling Criticism about Breastfeeding @ kellymom

Responding to Criticism by Marianne Vakiener

Breastfeeding and the Law @ kellymom

Web sites

Dettwyler’s Thoughts on Breastfeeding Katherine Dettwyler is an anthropologist & university professor who does research on breastfeeding. Dr. Dettwyler is a strong advocate of child-led weaning, and her website has lots of information on extended breastfeeding. Also see the preliminary results of her extended breastfeeding survey.

Mothering Your Nursing Toddler Author Norma Jane Bumgarner’s website: includes thoughts & experiences of nursing mothers that she has received as she works on the revision of her book. You can also submit your own comments or questions.

Beyond One Year Breastfeeding and Parenting Beyond the First Year. There are some wonderful researched and commentary articles at this site.

Nursing past a year Q&As from Debbie Donovan, IBCLC