*Fluffy Bunnies - posted on 06/29/2010 ( 100 moms have responded )
Hello Breastfeeding Moms! My name is Sara and I'm the new Admin of this community. I am currently a stay at home mom of one. My daughter is 14 months and we're still BF :).
Breastfeeding is a sensitive topic to a lot of moms and we want to do our best to be supportive in this community. Recently there have been a number of posts that have sparked debates or negative comments. The controversial topic lately is weaning. Moms are becoming discouraged because they come to this community looking for support for weaning their baby and are met with questions, accusations and debates. After talking it over with our moderators we are requesting that you refrain from debating and making unsupportive comments. This includes questioning why a mother would want to wean her 12 month old or telling a mother that nursing beyond 2 is unnecessary, gross, etc. Moms need just as much support and encouragement as their babies do when it's time to wean regardless of if they choose mother-led or baby-led weaning. That time is different for each family and that choice is between mom and baby. Please keep these things in mind while posting. This is not limited to threads about weaning, but other controversial breastfeeding topics as well such as covering and nursing in public. Our goal is to make this a place where moms can come for support and encouragement whether they're nursing their 6 month old or their 6 year old :).
As a reminder the following are the community guidelines:
This group is here to support families that breastfeed. We follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and La Leche League International (LLLI). This group is here to promote breastfeeding and support families who choose to breastfeed. Please refrain from recommending formula in this group. Group Guidelines: 1. We do not support or encourage the use of formula. Please refrain from recommending the use of formula. 2. No posts that are threatening 3. No solicitations 4. This group does not encourage or support weaning an infant under 12 months of age for any nonmedical reason. 5. In line with LLLI we do not support or recommend the introduction of solids before 6 months of age.
Locked threads: Threads can be locked if they become an argument or have multiple flagged posts. The OP can lock their own thread at any time. Threads with 100+ responses will be locked. This allows new threads to move to the top of the board to receive attention.
Flagging: Please flag posts that violate Circle of Moms No THUMPS guidelines or our own community guidelines.
***EDIT*** If you see posts that attack a moms weaning and/or extended breastfeeding choices, you can report those by clicking the "report" button at the bottom right of the post.