Breastfeeding, Night Nursing, Extended Breastfeeding, and More
This Principle is not complete without reading http://www.attachmentparenting.org/principles/intro.php -- important information for understanding the context API's Principles of Parenting.
Breastfeeding and Attachment
- Breastfeeding satisfies an infant's nutritional and emotional needs better than any other method of infant feeding
- Feed on cue, before the stage of crying
- Breastfeeding continues to be normal and important nutritionally, immunologically, and emotionally beyond one year
- Breastfeeding has many benefits for both mother and baby
- Nursing is a valuable mothering tool to naturally comfort a baby
- "Comfort Nursing" meets a baby's sucking needs
Read More About Breastfeeding via the Links Below
- Feed With Love and Respect - One of API's Eight Principles of Parenting
- My one-year-old nurses every 1 to 2 hours, 24 hours a day. Should I be doing something to encourage my baby to nurse less often?
- My three-year-old still nurses to sleep, and I'm pregnant. Should I be looking for alternative methods to parent my toddler to sleep? Do you have any suggestions on tandem nursing at night?
- My one-year-old toddler wants to nurse a lot at night, and I'm extremely tired. How can I encourage him to stop nursing at night?
- At what age should I wean my child?
- A New Look at the Safety of Breastfeeding During Pregnancy by Hilary Dervin Flower, MA
- Infant Nutrition During a Disaster: Breastfeeding and Other Options (PDF file)
- When you are feeling overwhelmed by breastfeeding on APtly Said (blog)
- Weighing in on breastfeeding in public on APtly Said (blog)
- More on Feeding With Love and Respect on APtly Said
- Get advice on gently weaning a 3 year-old on the API Forums
- Moms weigh in on breastfeeding a busy baby on the API Forums
- Ask your own question on the API Feed With Love and Respect forum
The Attached Family
API's The Attached Family online magazine, updated weekly with articles on a variety of topics, is an extension of the quarterly The Attached Family print magazine. The following articles on Breastfeeding are accessible at no cost on The Attached Family online magazine. Please consider joining API to help support API's ability to continue providing this information.
- Breastfeeding the Right-Brained Way
- Discovering On-Demand Breastfeeding
- Breastfeeding and Cosleeping in a Critical Culture
- Cora’s Story: Food Allergies in a Breastfed Baby
- Caroline’s Story: Living with 25+ Food Intolerances
Members also receive a quarterly magazine, The Attached Family. This summer’s issue focuses on the API Principle of Feeding with Love and Respect, particularly overcoming feeding challenges.