You’ve hit your first breastfeeding goal of six months. Now, what’s next?
9 months? A year? Two years?
The second half of breastfeeding is filled with new behaviors and new milestones you have not experienced before.
What happens when baby gets teeth?
How does breastfeeding change when solids are introduced?
Why is my baby so distractible?
What’s involved in nursing a toddler?
How will I know when it is the right time to wean?
What if I want to get pregnant again?
When can I stop pumping at work, but continue to nurse at home?
How do I decrease the frequency of breastfeeding?
How do I night wean?
You may find yourself holding tight to your long-term breastfeeding goal of a year or longer, but burning out on some of the frustrating and inconvenient parts of breastfeeding, like pumping while at work. You may dread weaning and feel anxious about how it all exactly works.
The 5 month+ breastfeeding program walks you through each stage of the second half of breastfeeding, answering questions and providing strategies that you can’t seem to find anywhere else.
About the instructor
Katie Madden has been a Registered Nurse since 2004 and a IBCLC since 2009. She is the founder of BalancedBreastfeeding.com, an online platform of safe, realistic, and kind breastfeeding support. Katie direct the lactation program at The Birth Center in Wilmington, DE where she and the colleagues, whom she trained in the Balanced Breastfeeding Method, see a heavy load of high complexity patients in their outpatient clinic.