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Welcome to our newest forum!

post #1 of 81
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What a nice surprise!! Thank you!
post #2 of 81
Excellent!
post #3 of 81
OMG Cynthia!!!! What a wonderful surprise to find this morning. I am in shock! This is so great. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!

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You have been making some really wonderful and important changes lately and we SO appreciate them.
post #4 of 81
YAY!
I'm here, too!
We should do a "roll call"

Thank you, Cynthia and MDC!
post #5 of 81
Nice! I'm glad to see this here.
post #6 of 81
I prefer the term "child respectful weaning" myself. Was this one of the titles we voted on? I thought most preferred "bfing beyond infancy?"

Will we be ostracizing moms who can not do child led weaning? I fear it is a title loaded with value judgements.

But I know it is meant well...
post #7 of 81
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Originally Posted by DaryLLL
I prefer the term "child respectful weaning" myself. Was this one of the titles we voted on? I thought most preferred "bfing beyond infancy?"

Will we be ostracizing moms who can not do child led weaning? I fear it is a title loaded with value judgements.

But I know it is meant well...

Thank you. I think it is horrendously ostracizing and belittling, and most certainly 'loaded with value judgements'. Also exclusionary, as if every mama on MDC has chosen this path.
post #8 of 81
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Originally Posted by Cynthia Mosher
- you are helping her to build a confident, trusting foundation for future dependence.
A typo?
post #9 of 81
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Originally Posted by WithHannahsHeart
Thank you. I think it is horrendously ostracizing and belittling, and most certainly 'loaded with value judgements'. Also exclusionary, as if every mama on MDC has chosen this path.


Wow. Boy, obviously I have missed something. But then, I haven't been in this forum much since our weaning.

I think it's great to have a place where one can talk about child-led weaning without people bashing it. My own late weaner caused some extreme social isolation for me IRL. I don't think it's unreasonable to have a "safe place" for people who make the decision to do this.
post #10 of 81
i don't get why it would be belittling - its just a forum for people who are practicing child led weaning. clue me in please some one.
post #11 of 81
As I understand it, this forum has been *added* and is not replacing anything. I can't help but wonder, does the homebirth forum cause others to feel ostracized and belittled for having a hospital birth? Or does the EC forum do the same for those of us who aren't doing EC?
post #12 of 81
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

Clarification please: will any posts referencing non child led weaning be removed from this forum?

TIA,
Kay

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Will we be ostracizing moms who can not do child led weaning? I fear it is a title loaded with value judgements.
Couldn't they just stay in the regular bfeeding forum (even extended)? I'm really weary myself of the constant weaning emphasis that creaps in, and I like the idea of a place with NO weaning pressure (including just people asking for advice on how to wean their young infant/toddlers).
post #13 of 81
WAIT A SECOND!!!

Where is the "Extended Bfeeding" Forum? Has that just become "Child-Led Weaning?" Because, in that case, I have to agree with the others--- that is not an appropriate name change. I think the majority of posters on the Extended Bfeeding forum do NOT practice CLW--- where are "they" supposed to go?

Kay
post #14 of 81
No, this is a new forum. I realized that the EB forum has now been merged with getting started and overcoming difficulties. Hmmm, if I was doing mother led weaning, but extended bfing I think I wouldn't want to have the same forum where there are questions about newborns etc. I can understand being upset about the merging of those two forums. The CLW forum has not replaced anything though. It's simply our newest forum addition.
post #15 of 81
I am getting the idea that anyone with breastfeeding issues, be it:

a brag/celebration
a problem
a weaning question

should stay in "Breastfeeding"

Child-led weaners get their own sub-forum.

Did they want one?
post #16 of 81
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Originally Posted by DaryLLL
I am getting the idea that anyone with breastfeeding issues, be it:

a brag/celebration
a problem
a weaning question

should stay in "Breastfeeding"

Child-led weaners get their own sub-forum.

Did they want one?
We wanted a subforum, but did not intend for any of the other BF forums to disappear. Is support and advocacy still here? I'm a bit confuzzled now.

Glad to be here! I don't understand why anyone feels this forum is exclusionary... after all I don't have teens or preteens so I don't post in that forum. I have had vaginal births so I don't post on the VBAC forum. If you intend to choose mother-led weaning then one of the other BF forums (assuming there are others left) would be for you.
post #17 of 81
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DaryLLL
Child-led weaners get their own sub-forum. Did they want one?
DaryLLL, we most definitely want our own forum! Even at MDC, there are many mamas that consider 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and beyond too old to breastfeed. It is very disheartening. I am extremely pleased that there is now a forum dedicated to child-led weaning, which imho is not the same as child-respectful weaning.

I also think it may be a good idea for extended to be combined with getting started and overcoming difficulties. I was guilty of never visiting the getting started forum. Perhaps now there will be more experienced people over there to offer help.
post #18 of 81
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Originally Posted by TiredX2
Clarification please: will any posts referencing non child led weaning be removed from this forum?
Yes. They'll be moved to the Breastfeeding forum.
post #19 of 81
I am glad to see this forum, but very sad to see the demise of the EBF forum. Though I am the mother of an almost 3 year old nursling, I have set some limits on her nursing that I think many who are really committed to CLW would not agree with. Now I feel like I don't fit in anywhere.

Could we keep this forum and bring back EBF?
post #20 of 81
Thanks soooo much!!!!
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