Re: Managing common breastfeeding problems in the community
Weaning is misunderstood. Its purpose is not to remove milk from the infant's diet, but to weaken the maternal-infant bond, so that the infant can be introduced to other people and other food. The maternal bond is the most powerful and enduring relationship in our lives, and we never fully separate from our mothers. We just find maternal substitutes, like food, friends, teachers, spouses, and doctors.
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