Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tips on weaning your milkaholic toddler from lactation consultant Beverley Rae; Help a mom in need

Before I get to the weaning tips, I have to share something with all of you other mothers out there. I just learned that a high school friend, Carrie Parrish, has recently been diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. Carrie has two babies at home - Ella (2 1/2 yrs old) and Ava (8 months). You can read her full story here. Please put yourself in her shoes for just a moment. You don't have to know her to appreciate the gravity of the situation. It makes you want to really, really appreciate every day, doesn't it? Now go hug your baby, I'll wait here. (I borrowed this picture from her website without asking. I'm hoping she won't mind. I thought you should see her beautiful girls.)

Carrie, a middle school science teacher for ten years, has medical bills that far exceed the amount covered by insurance. Her friends and family are requesting donations to help her family during their time of need. You can donate via paypal, send a check or grocery store gift card. Click HERE for more info.  Of course prayers and good, healthy, well-wishing vibes are welcome too. 

I know money is tight for most people. But can you imagine if just ten of my readers gave $10? And then you told ten people about this or blogged about and they all gave $10 too? Suddenly it would really start to add up. And then maybe Carrie could worry less about paying her medical bills and buying food for her family and just concentrate fully beating this disease. She needs to remain positive and she needs support.  Here's her website again:

Now onto the weaning...

Mothering Your Nursing Toddler
During the course of writing articles for my page I had the opportunity to ask lactation consultant Beverley Rae for some tips on weaning a toddler. She has a lot of great tips. You can read the interview HERE.

She also recommended Mothering Your Nursing Toddler by Norma Bumgarner. I definitely am going to check it out, because although I'm not ready to wean Nate yet, I anticipate that it might be a bit of a struggle. He loves his milk!

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