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not too much about nursing or nursing a toddler
on October 27, 2000
Mother sits down to tell a story to Michelle about Michelle herself. Mentions mannerisms and activities this busy toddler girl does throughout the day, playing, going to the library, etc. Then it mentions when Michelle was a baby and shows illustration of nursing a little newborn and states (not in these words) that she breastfed and that milk was the only food she ever had. The text then tells how her teeth came in and how she loves to eat many foods. There is only one line that tells the reader Michelle still nurses: "One thing Michelle always knew--she'll still have lots of love when her nursing days are through" and shows an illustration of Michelle nursing as a toddler, and an illustration of a party, I assume a weaning party. That is all the mention of breastfeeding a toddler. I was a little disappointed as nursing was in the title and it played a tiny role in the text of the book. The subtitle of the book is "a story about sharing love" but really there is not much content about sharing love except to say at the end that her loved ones will always love her as she grows older. Thanks La Leche League for publishing this but I would have liked so see more images of toddler nursing because we definately don't see much toddler nursing in children's books, and anywhere else for that matter: parenting magazines and books or anywhere else! I also would have preferred a more general toddler nursing topic and included children from different families who are all nursing toddlers, different ages, several races and both genders.