48 episodes

Start to Stop Toddler Breastfeeding by Jenna Wolfe is dedicated to supporting moms breastfeeding and weaning their older babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and those who are hoping to make it that far and want to set themselves up for success. 
You wanted to breastfeed for years, not months, but I bet you didn’t expect gymnurstrics, skin crawling with every latch, nipple twiddling, meltdowns, and still having sleepless nights. In this podcast you will find everything you need to extended breastfeed, full-term wean and even tandem feed without losing your mind (or your toddler’s trust). We will also cover nutrition, supporting healthy emotional and social development in your child, and so much more. 
You will find fireside chats with incredible experts like Krystyn Parks of Feeding Made Easy, Samantha Radford of Evidence-Based Mommy, and more. You will leave every episode feeling like you have found your people and have a new-found confidence in your breastfeeding and parenting. 
If you are looking to make some changes in your breastfeeding relationship with your older baby or child, make sure to download the free “Making Changes” communication guide & cheat sheet so that you can say “no” to the feed while saying “yes” to the need. 
www.ownyourparentingstory.com/guide

Start to Stop Toddler Breastfeeding Jenna Wolfe, Certified Lactation Counselor (CBI) and Certified Purejoy Parent Coach

    • Kids & Family
    • 3.2 • 6 Ratings

Start to Stop Toddler Breastfeeding by Jenna Wolfe is dedicated to supporting moms breastfeeding and weaning their older babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and those who are hoping to make it that far and want to set themselves up for success. 
You wanted to breastfeed for years, not months, but I bet you didn’t expect gymnurstrics, skin crawling with every latch, nipple twiddling, meltdowns, and still having sleepless nights. In this podcast you will find everything you need to extended breastfeed, full-term wean and even tandem feed without losing your mind (or your toddler’s trust). We will also cover nutrition, supporting healthy emotional and social development in your child, and so much more. 
You will find fireside chats with incredible experts like Krystyn Parks of Feeding Made Easy, Samantha Radford of Evidence-Based Mommy, and more. You will leave every episode feeling like you have found your people and have a new-found confidence in your breastfeeding and parenting. 
If you are looking to make some changes in your breastfeeding relationship with your older baby or child, make sure to download the free “Making Changes” communication guide & cheat sheet so that you can say “no” to the feed while saying “yes” to the need. 
www.ownyourparentingstory.com/guide

    43: *UPDATED* Tandem breastfeeding: Life with 2 booby-monsters (part 3 of the tandem feeding series)*

    43: *UPDATED* Tandem breastfeeding: Life with 2 booby-monsters (part 3 of the tandem feeding series)*

    **AUDIO FIXED**
    Breastfeeding a toddler and a newborn... at the same time -> most people in the Western world think this is crazy. 

    And yet, I breastfed 2 kids (of different ages) for 3.5 years, and I hear from listeners all the time who are either doing it or considering it. 

    But, just like most things "extended breastfeeding" there aren't many places to find support when you start out on your tandem nursing journey. 

    In this final part of the Tandem Feeding series I give you all the things I wish I would have known as a first time tandem feeding mom, 

    I cover: 
    The most commonly asked tandemfeeding questionsPreparing to tandem feedNavigating the early days of tandem nursing (including positions & sleep) Common challengesSome benefits of tandem nursing. Resources & Links from the episode:
    Sleep:
    Tiffany's Safe Bedsharing GuideUniversity of Notre Dame Mother Baby Sleep Labratory FAQLa Leche League International Safe 7 Sleeping
    Baby Wearing:
    Tula Toddler Carriers (not an affiliate - just an example of something available)Ring Sling with a newborn videoBreastfeeding in a ringslingWoven wrap tandem carry  with a woven wrapBack carry newborn (ONLY ATTEMPT IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCED)
    Studies referenced in the episode:
    Sinkiewicz-Darol E, Bernatowicz-Łojko U, Łubiech K, Adamczyk I, Twarużek M, Baranowska B, Skowron K, Spatz DL. Tandem Breastfeeding: A Descriptive Analysis of the Nutritional Value of Milk When Feeding a Younger and Older Child. Nutrients. 2021 Jan 19;13(1):277. doi: 10.3390/nu13010277. PMID: 33478010; PMCID: PMC7835967.
    Yate ZM. A Qualitative Study on Negative Emotions Triggered by Breastfeeding; Describing the Phenomenon of Breastfeeding/Nursing Aversion and Agitation in Breastfeeding Mothers. Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res. 2017 Nov-Dec;22(6):449-454. doi: 10.4103/ijnmr.IJNMR_235_16. PMID: 29184583; PMCID: PMC5684792.
    Supportive resources for navigating judgment while tandem feeding:
    Podcast episode on Navigating JudgmentAdventures in Tandem Nursing by Hilary Flowers, PhDKellyMom.com Tandem feedingWant to learn more from me? Watch my free, instant access workshop:  Designing Your Pathway to Toddler Breastfeeding Mastery
    Grab your free guide to say "No" to the feed while still saying "yes" to the need at  www.ownyourparentingstory.com/guideLove this episode?!  Shoot me a DM over on Instagram @own.your.parenting.story and tell me all about it. 3

    • 40 min
    42 - Breastfeeding a toddler while pregnant (part 2 of the tandem feeding series)

    42 - Breastfeeding a toddler while pregnant (part 2 of the tandem feeding series)

    Finding out you are pregnant is a complex at the best of times.  


    Having concerns about safety for you and your growing baby, finding your life impacted in ways you never would have expected, and feeling emotions you didn't know were possible (thank you hormones!) are all normal things in pregnancy - but there is an added layer of concern and change when you conceive while you are currently breastfeeding. 

    It's (unfortunately) common to immediately get advice from friends, family, and even doctors that you must wean for your well-being and the health of your fetus.  It's understood that breastfeeding during pregnancy has far more risks and benefits and continuing on is just foolish... or is it? 

    In this week's podcast episode I bring together some of the lastest research & science around breastfeeding during pregnancy, as well as my own personal experience as a tandem feeding mom, and my professional experience as a toddler breastfeeding coach to give you the best information on: 
    The safety of breastfeeding during pregnancyYour milk supply while pregnanPain & aversion during pregnancy while breastfeeding Weaning & making changes with your toddlerHit follow/subscribe to get notified when the 3rd and final part of this series drops!

    Much of the research I share in this podcast episode is from the 2nd edition of Dr. Hilary Flower's book: "Adventures in Tandem Nursing"

    Click to listen to the referenced episode on Milk Supply while breastfeeding a toddler.

    Stalimerou V, Dagla M, Vivilaki V, Orovou E, Antoniou E, Iliadou M. Breastfeeding During Pregnancy: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Maedica (Bucur). 2023 Sep;18(3):463-469. doi: 10.26574/maedica.2023.18.3.463. PMID: 38023747; PMCID: PMC10674114.

    Madarshahian F, Hassanabadi M. A comparative study of breastfeeding during pregnancy: impact on maternal and newborn outcomes. J Nurs Res. 2012 Mar;20(1):74-80. doi: 10.1097/JNR.0b013e31824777c1. PMID: 22333968.




    Want to learn more from me? Watch my free, instant access workshop:  Designing Your Pathway to Toddler Breastfeeding Mastery
    Grab your free guide to say "No" to the feed while still saying "yes" to the need at  www.ownyourparentingstory.com/guideLove this episode?!  Shoot me a DM over on Instagram @own.your.parenting.story and tell me all about it. 3

    • 34 min
    41: Getting pregnant (or not!) while breastfeeding a toddler (part 1 of the tandem feeding series)

    41: Getting pregnant (or not!) while breastfeeding a toddler (part 1 of the tandem feeding series)

    Trying to understand your fertility while you are breastfeeding your toddler is an uphill battle. 

    Sure - Google abounds with tips & information about conception and contraception, but less so about conception and contraception while you are breastfeeding... and finding support for making sense of those things while you are breastfeeding a TODDLER?!  ...virtually impossible. 

    But, have no fear - your toddler breastfeeding guru is here! [insert Wonder Woman gif] 

    In this half hour episode I have packed in: 
    Considerations for timing your next pregnancy (or not!) and how there might be factors you are unaware of that could be increasing your stress, and impacting your day-to-day breastfeeding with your toddler. Tips for supporting your sex-life while breastfeeding A simplified breakdown of the menstrual cycle, the hormones involved, AND how they are impacted by breastfeeding. What is normal (and what is not) for your period when breastfeedingWhat contraceptive methods are compatible with breastfeeding (and WHY)Support to talk about fertility drugs with your doctor (before you decide to wean)How to be empowered to understand YOUR body better...and last but not least, how to support your body to move back into fertility while you are breastfeeding. 

    Make sure to hit "follow" or "subscribe" so you don't miss next week's episode all about breastfeeding through pregnancy. 

    Resources mentioned in the podcast: 
    https://www.infantrisk.com/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK501922/

    Resources I used in preparation for this episode: 

    "The Second Baby Book"  by Sarah Ockwell Smith

    "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni Weschler

    Heinig MJ, Nommsen-Rivers LA, Peerson JM, Dewey KG. Factors related to duration of postpartum amenorrhoea among USA women with prolonged lactation. J Biosoc Sci. 1994 Oct;26(4):517-27. doi: 10.1017/s0021932000021647. PMID: 7983102.

    Wilcox AJ, Weinberg CR, Baird DD. Timing of sexual intercourse in relation to ovulation. Effects on the probability of conception, survival of the pregnancy, and sex of the baby. N Engl J Med. 1995 Dec 7;333(23):1517-21. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199512073332301. PMID: 7477165.



    Want to learn more from me? Watch my free, instant access workshop:  Designing Your Pathway to Toddler Breastfeeding Mastery
    Grab your free guide to say "No" to the feed while still saying "yes" to the need at  www.ownyourparentingstory.com/guideLove this episode?!  Shoot me a DM over on Instagram @own.your.parenting.story and tell me all about it. 3

    • 30 min
    (Toddler) Breastfeeding Goals - Do they really matter? (BTS Bonus Episode 4)

    (Toddler) Breastfeeding Goals - Do they really matter? (BTS Bonus Episode 4)

    Have you ever felt the pressure of setting specific breastfeeding goals? I know I have!  In the beginning, I felt like I had to have these concrete goals because, let's face it, everyone asks! But guess what? Once you are actually "in it" - things shift and change day-to-day and all of that concrete thinking feels a whole lot more abstract. 
    In this episode, I share my journey from setting specific goals to embracing a more values-based approach... and the shift I am seeing in those I support.
    Join me as I share my insights on the modern dilemma of breastfeeding goals and what it all might mean for you and your toddler.


    Want to learn more from me? Watch my free, instant access workshop:  Designing Your Pathway to Toddler Breastfeeding Mastery
    Grab your free guide to say "No" to the feed while still saying "yes" to the need at  www.ownyourparentingstory.com/guideLove this episode?!  Shoot me a DM over on Instagram @own.your.parenting.story and tell me all about it. 3

    • 15 min
    My Nursing Aversion & Mental Health Struggles (BTS Bonus Episode 3)

    My Nursing Aversion & Mental Health Struggles (BTS Bonus Episode 3)

    Welcome to episode three of this Behind the Scenes series!
     In this candid conversation, I'm opening up about my mental health journey, embracing the highs and lows of anxiety, and depression, and sharing how it all ties into my experience with nursing aversion. 

    This episode isn't just about my journey; it's an invitation to explore the intersection of mental health, motherhood - and of course, breastfeeding. 

    I also dip into the things that have supported me through the most intense periods of emotional and mental struggles in my life and are still supporting me now.  My hope is that they offer you support as well. 

    I do share a few details around the trauma I experienced with my daughter's birth.  If you would like to skip that part - jump ahead to 9:56 when I give the warning (at around 7 minutes.) 



    Want to learn more from me? Watch my free, instant access workshop:  Designing Your Pathway to Toddler Breastfeeding Mastery
    Grab your free guide to say "No" to the feed while still saying "yes" to the need at  www.ownyourparentingstory.com/guideLove this episode?!  Shoot me a DM over on Instagram @own.your.parenting.story and tell me all about it. 3

    • 27 min
    What it's like breastfeeding my 4 yo - a day in the life (BTS Bonus Episode 2)

    What it's like breastfeeding my 4 yo - a day in the life (BTS Bonus Episode 2)

    Tune into this episode to hear about sleep, boundaries, and more in my home right now.

    Ever wonder what life might look like if you were breastfeeding a 4 year old?

    Apparently, a lot of you have! Hundreds of you were curious about my current breastfeeding experience.  So, I decided to break down what it's like to breastfeed my 4-year-old.

    I know it sounds like the title of a click-bait article, but the truth is, the fact that I am *still* breastfeeding my 4 year old barely enters my mind.  It's a normal (and mostly enjoyable) small part of our lives.


    Also - I am sharing the toddler planner I use in my home to support ease and calm around breastfeeding and beyond. 

    (It's literally the exact same one I created for my family, based on tools I have used and optimized for years)

    You can grab your free printable toddler planner here. 
    Want to learn more from me? Watch my free, instant access workshop:  Designing Your Pathway to Toddler Breastfeeding Mastery
    Grab your free guide to say "No" to the feed while still saying "yes" to the need at  www.ownyourparentingstory.com/guideLove this episode?!  Shoot me a DM over on Instagram @own.your.parenting.story and tell me all about it. 3

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

LRFS9876 ,

Where is the guidance on how to wean?

The three part series on weaning contains close to zero advice on how to stop breastfeeding a toddler. Please be more honest with your listeners and respectful of their time. I am a busy mom confident in the decision I have already made about my breastfeeding journey. I feel I wasted almost 1.5 hours listening to some else’s agenda on prolonging breastfeeding rather than the guidance I expected based on the show’s description.

Bkwrm81 ,

Excellent, but with a caveat…

I discovered this podcast yesterday and listened to four episodes whilst walking my year-old daughter as she slept in her stroller. She was tired; we had both been up half the night nursing. I had been aiming to breastfeed her for two years, but I am ready to stop now and found this podcast in a state of exasperation.
I found Jenna’s podcast to be excellent. She stays on topic and her content seems very well researched. She seems at once articulate but very approachable, and I really appreciate her balanced view of breastfeeding, acknowledging that formula feeding, breastfeeding into preschool years, and every choice in between are valid when it comes to nurturing one’s child. But, what she does emphasize is that there are no overnight solutions— at least not in the gentle- or attachment parenting schools of thought.
I write this review now after my daughter having had a VERY rare night of uninterrupted sleep. Maybe it was a coincidence, but maybe not. While I did not get the quick-and-easy 10-step miracle I’d expected from listening to this podcast, I did get the mindset shift that I apparently needed, and it seems that my daughter—in just one night— picked up on this. I don’t expect for tonight to necessarily be the same, but let’s see. Since listening to this show, I am now simply trying to decouple my daughter’s needs for comfort and connection from my need for sleep and a greater degree of bodily autonomy. We haven’t yet arrived at the end of our breastfeeding journey, but I can now at least see that we are on the path. Thank you, Jenna.

qoeiuyb ,

Waste of time

Omg! Looked at episode titles and listened 6,7,8 episodes, what a waste of time, there is absolutely zero HOW to wean in it, it’s so misleading.

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