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I Force-Weaned My Child, and It Was Awful, for a While Anyway

Joni Edelman | Posted 04.15.2016 | Parents
Joni Edelman

Breastfeeding is magic, until it's not. And when the magic ceases, in my case anyway, it does so quickly, and with great resolution.

On Nursing For The Last Time

Jessica N. Turner | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Jessica N. Turner

All of a sudden I looked at the calendar and it had been a week -- maybe eight days since I had nursed. I realized it was over. I'd never do it again.

'How Do I Wean My Toddler?'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Reader Tired Mommy writes, I have a problem that I'm embarrassed about, but I need help. I'm having trouble weaning my 2 year old. He just turned 2 a...

What The Emotional Journey Of Weaning A Baby Is Really Like

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.16.2015 | Parents

There's a lot of information available to mothers about how to start breastfeeding and support it, but relatively little about what happens when it's ...

When My Baby Weaned Himself and I Wasn't Ready

GalTime | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents

Breastfeeding. This word encompasses feelings of attachment, exhaustion, bonding, frustration, love and imprisonment. For some moms, breastfeeding comes easily, others find it more difficult and many choose not to breastfeed at all.

What I've Said About Breastfeeding And What I'm Saying Now

Emily Hatch | Posted 08.12.2015 | Parents
Emily Hatch

I've said a lot about nursing this last year and a half. But lately I'm finding there is not much left to say.

Palatetraining: How to Raise a Vegetable Lover

Dr. Laura Lefkowitz | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Laura Lefkowitz

Over the past year I have been documenting my 1-year-old son's "Palatetraining" on social media as he gobbles down fresh veggies. It is possible to raise a vegetable lover, you just have to start earlier and "Palatetrain" your child from their first bite of solids.

A Bittersweet Goodbye To Breastfeeding

Molly Shalz | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Molly Shalz

It's funny because I feel like I only just said hello to breastfeeding. And yet it's already time to say goodbye to one of the best times of my life.

25 Complaints My Son Will Share With His Future Therapist

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

For years, Elmo was a furry guy who existed only on T-shirts. When you finally saw him walk and talk, you practically sh*t yourself.

15 Reasons the Pacifier Fairy Won't Be Visiting My Home

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

Many parents debate when the pacifier love affair should end. My husband and I have taken a joint position on this one

Weaning the Mother

Rabbi Haviva Ner-David | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Rabbi Haviva Ner-David

As I recited the final blessing my tears mixed with the living waters of the mikveh. I was overcome with the emotion of having reached this moment after months and months of anticipation, planning, and fear.

The Last Days of Mommymilk

Andrea Meyer | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Andrea Meyer

I stopped breastfeeding my son when he was 2 years, 7 months and 12 days old. It wasn't easy.

The Heartbreak Of Weaning

Amy Wruble | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Amy Wruble

When it came time to have my own child, I knew breastfeeding was doctor recommended, so I put it on my to-do list, like getting the car seat installed or learning baby CPR. I had no idea I'd love it.

What Nobody Tells You About Weaning After Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents

When you're pregnant, everyone from your OB-GYN to your Great Aunt Pearl wants to talk breastfeeding -- whether you're doing it, how you're doing it, ...

Isn't It Time for Pediatricians to Stop Pitting Food Allergies Against Healthy Eating Habits?

Dina R. Rose | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

If pediatricians want to improve children's health, they should start by changing how they advise parents to introduce solid to their infants. It's outmoded, overly cautious and at odds with current research on how good eating habits develop.

Why I'm Not Ready To Stop Breastfeeding

Ilana Wiles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Ilana Wiles

That moment in the morning, when Mike and Mazzy are both still sleeping and Harlow and I are tethered together in a way that only a mother and child can be... That moment is mine. Ours. For now.

What I Wish I'd Known Before Weaning My Toddler

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.02.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

As much as I am an advocate of breastfeeding, I also think it's important to be truthful about the difficulties to help mothers be prepared. Let's both encourage moms to breastfeed and give them the tools to assist them to stop when they move through that sensitive time.

What I Realized When My Daughter Stopped Breastfeeding | Posted 05.30.2013 | Parents

Last Monday night was the very last time that I nursed Avery. If I had known it was going to be our last, I would have savored it more.

Yo Mama: TIME Magazine Cover Edition

Leslie Goldman | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
Leslie Goldman

As someone who spends approximately 38% of the day with her boob in someone's mouth, I took particular interest in the recent TIME magazine kerfuffle over attachment parenting.

What Primates Teach Us About 'Extreme' Breast-Feeding

| Posted 07.28.2012 | Science

By Eric Michael Johnson My son will be three-years-old next month and is still breastfeeding. In other words, he is a typical primate. However, whe...

Catherine Pearson

The Depression Moms Don't Get Help For | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.27.2012 | Parents

In the days after Jane Roper stopped breastfeeding her 13-month-old twin girls, her mood slumped. She took no joy in the things she normally loved, lo...