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So my babe is 11 mos now, and I'm starting to think about what's next on the nursing front. CLW *sounds* like a good idea so far, but I really don't have much info on it and I'd like to know more. Is there some "authoritative" site or book on the issue? I'm trying to track down a copy of "Mothering Your Nursing Toddler", but I'm not sure if this is about CLW? or simply EBF?<br><br>
Right now do I belong here? or in the nursing beyond infancy forum?<br><br>
Where can I learn more about CLW?<br><br>
Thanks mammas!!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> Welcome! I don't have any great titles to send you, but wanted to say hi. If there are any specific questions you have for moms of older nurslings, this is a great place to ask. Quite the friendly group. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
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Mothering Your Nursing Toddler talks about nursing at 1,2,3,4 and beyond. Basically it's a book of information and mamas' stories about their nursing experiences with toddlers. I found it very helpful when dd was around a year to understand that she does still have a need to nurse. I haven't picked up my copy in a while, so I'm not sure about it specifically advocating CLW. It's definitely worth reading though. Do you have support for nursing a toddler in your life (family/friends)? If you find a need in this area, LLL is a great place for support and to ask questions...many of the members in my group have nursed toddlers and it has been really helpful for me to talk with them about their experiences. Of course, this board is a great place for advice and support too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hmmm, I don't know if there are any books devoted to CLW, per say. Anthropologist Katherine Dettwyler writes about a natural weaning age of 2.5 to 7 years, and you probably know about all the medical organizations that suggest nursing a MINIMUM of two years. Kellymom.com has a lot of good info on nursing past infancy. In addition to the LLL book you mentioned, there's one about weaning (I can't remember the name) that has some very good info, and if memory serves, may also include info on CLW. I personally didn't set out to CLW, but as we nursed one day at a time, the days grew into years. There was no one day where I suddenly felt ds was too old. It just felt right. And he weaned all on his own a couple of months before his 6th birthday.
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome ladies!<br>
Callmemamma - I think that's where I am right now - I want to take things one day at a time - and I can't even imagine trying to wean this young (although that's what so many of the moms I know IRL have done) - but I would like to learn more about CLW.<br>
Kellymom is a great site - and has been a great resource for me since day one - I have to revisit and see what other information (and links) are there.<br>
I'm also looking forward to getting my copy of Nursing Your Mothering Toddler - I ordered is from amazon yesterday!
 

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I think the book about weaning that callmemama referenced is "How Weaning Happens." I haven't read it yet but plan to check it out at our LLL meeting tonight. I honestly haven't given much thought to weaning because I'm enjoying the nursing relationship with DS so much, but I am interested in learning about how weaning would happen naturally without being imposed on the child, and it sounds like this book might have info of that type.
 
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