Weaning My Toddler

Weaning My Toddler

+J.M.J.+ Zelie is 28 months old and she is now weaned. I can't believe I'm typing this, because just a few weeks ago on social media I shared a photo of her saying how we were on the downhill slope, but that I was "sure we have at least a few months of breastfeeding left." [...]

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Our Easy Night-Weaning Story

Our Easy Night-Weaning Story

+J.M.J.+ Zelie is almost 15 months, and as of last week, she is night weaned! I put the call out on Instagram to see if anyone wanted to know anything specific about our process so I'll explain how we night-wean as I answer your great questions. How Did You Know It Was Time? We do [...]

Weaned at 3 – A Look at Our Nursing Journey

+J.M.J.+ Philomena turned 3 this past week, and just a few days before that, she weaned. It's been sad knowing she is done, and like I figured would happen when I was musing about nursing my toddler in a wean by one world here, I can't remember our last nursing session, because I didn't know [...]

“Exclusive” and “Ecological” Breastfeeding Are Not the Same

“Exclusive” and “Ecological” Breastfeeding Are Not the Same

+J.M.J.+ Very often online in various mommy groups or forums you'll see someone comment on their period already having returned and how shocked they are since they exclusively breastfeed their baby. Inevitably a bunch of other moms will chime in that they too experienced a return of their cycle or even conception of another baby [...]

New Parents: Research What Matters

New Parents: Research What Matters

+J.M.J.+ This week my mother-in-law sent me a tragic news story about a baby suffocating inside a baby carrier. When she messaged me the link she commented that this must not be the same type of stretchy wrap I use, but it was the same thing, just a different brand. I am not scared my [...]

Night Weaning and Toddler Beds – How We {Gently} Transitioned from Cosleeping

Night Weaning and Toddler Beds – How We {Gently} Transitioned from Cosleeping

+J.M.J.+ Sleeping arrangements for families with small children are incredibly varied. I know people who use separate nurseries with baby in the crib from the start, to friends that have family beds with parents and kids all piled in together. For us, co-sleeping with just our babies has been a sanity-saver. Disclosure: We are a [...]

Nursing My Toddler In A Wean By One World

Nursing My Toddler In A Wean By One World

+J.M.J.+ Philomena is two and a half years old, and she still nurses. American culture is funny. I could say my way of bonding with her at night is to snuggle in front of a t.v. screen together eating a packet of sugary fruit snacks and most wouldn't give that ritual a second thought. But [...]

My Favorite Nursing Clothes {Shirts, Dresses, Bras, and Nightgowns for the Breastfeeding Mother}

My Favorite Nursing Clothes {Shirts, Dresses, Bras, and Nightgowns for the Breastfeeding Mother}

+J.M.J.+ I've been breastfeeding for 4.25 solid years at this point, and gone through a ton of different clothes to see what worked for me. Here is a full list of the clothing and tips that have helped me build my nursing friendly wardrobe. Nursing Dresses   A few years ago Ethan bought me this [...]

My Favorite Nursing Accessories

My Favorite Nursing Accessories

+J.M.J.+ I nurse. A lot. In fact, I have nursed every single day since Philomena was born two and a half years ago. (And yes, my toddler does still have a quick nurse before nap and bedtime. This is kind of culturally taboo in America, and something I'm going to chat about in another post [...]