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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Does anyone else think it's funny that less than 12 hours after I posted about my lack of inspiration to write about breastfeeding, Weaner-gate breaks out and posts and comments start flying around like crazy?

God's way of telling me I'm not done here yet? ;)


  1. Blogger Christy | 9:54 PM |  

    No, I don't think you are done yet! In fact, your blog has done its job - your comments spurred on debate and created conflict. I don't know of any good story that doesn't have conflict. Great job!

  2. Blogger ME | 8:34 AM |  

    Oh you are definitely not done! I mean- obviously the choice is up to you, but i must say that I felt very out of sorts for that month or so that weren't regularly posting. I weaned my son (gently- but not child-led) almost 5 months ago now and I still check to see what's going on. But I am loving this child-led weaning debate. I'm thinking about writing something about it on my blog even though my blog has nothing to do with breastfeeding:-)

  3. Blogger Mademoiselle Oulla | 10:53 AM |  

    It's funny how a few intolerant people can cause such a ruckus. Hey, you are articulate and thoughtful and if I had the gumption, I would start a blog called "The Child Led Weaner", except I would probably disappoint someone out there - the one's who write the manifestos, that is. I wonder if it really is the "The" they they object to - if your blog was titled "the unexpected lactivist" or "the acccidental lactivist" would they really have no gripe? I am rambling now. I am CLW (that's the plan, so far) but I didn't even know that that concept existed before I had my daughter. I, too, thought nursing older toddlers was a little "weird" - and although I am ashamed that I ever had idea, there was really no way for me to know about CLW until DD and I began the breastfeeding process 21 months ago. I hope that you will continue your blog, and I hope that you wont let a small number of narrow minded CLW mothers deter you from being an advocate for ALL nursing mothers (CLW included) Goodness knows, we need all the support we can get. Just because you, Jennifer, may stop breastfeeding after a year and a half (That is nothing to shake a stick at, by the way! And it boggles my mind that people ARE shaking their sticks!) I would love to know that you are still blogging and would do your best to help nursing moms - whether the are new moms or tandem nursing 3-year-old twins moms.

  4. Blogger Hot Librarian | 6:46 PM |  

    weanergate! I almost spewed wine on my keyboard from the laughing so hard.

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