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Monday, September 3, 2007

Suka artikel ni - extended B.feed

Aku suka kalau artikel jenis gini...
Ni kes nak hentikan anak breastfeed takut anak tak boleh independent.

I want my baby to become independent.

And breastfeeding makes the toddler dependent? Don't believe it. The child who breastfeeds until he weans himself (usually from 2 to 4 years), is generally more independent, and, perhaps more importantly, more secure in his independence. He has received comfort and security from the breast, until he is ready to make the step himself to stop. And when he makes that step himself, he knows he has achieved something, he knows he has moved ahead. It is a milestone in his life.

Often we push children to become "independent" too quickly. To sleep alone too soon, to wean from the breast too soon, to do without their parents too soon, to do everything too soon. Don't push and the child will become independent soon enough.

What's the rush? Soon they will be leaving home. You want them to leave home at 14?

Of course, breastfeeding can, in some situations, be used to foster an overdependent relationship. But so can food and toilet training. The problem is not the breastfeeding. This is another issue.

Susukanlah anak anda selagi termampu.

1 comment:

Nero ...... said...

Aku pun suka baca..mmg le baby yg bf more independent...