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4 Moms Answer Questions on Breastfeeding and Potty Training



It's time for The 4 Moms [2] once again to focus on reader questions. Here are 2 I have received lately.

What about breastfeeding? How do you do keep it up? When do you wean and how?

I have written before about how I continue breastfeeding for at least a year [3] after each baby is born. You will find tips in that post on maintaining a good supply, and what to do about pain.

As for weaning. Sometime around the end of year one, my babies become very nosey and want to explore all that is around them WHILE nursing. The stay for 1-2 minutes, and then want to get down, only to come right back in only seconds for more milk.

That's when wean, and I do it by increasing their food  intake, and introducing a sippy cup. Slowly, I encourage them to use the cup and replace one nursing at a time with that. Eventually, they are completely on the sippy cup, and no longer nursing.

Here you will see how to manage a home while you have a nursing baby [4].

How do you potty train?

For the most part, we wait until the child is around three and showing all the signs of readiness. Here are some potty training tips [5] I have written about before.

And now, please go visit Life in a Shoe [6] and The Common Room [7] to see the reader questions they have answered.

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