Booby Moon: A weaning book for toddlers. Creating magic, wonder and ritual for a more joyful experience for all
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I am totally in debt to Yvette and her amazing book. It helped us through something I was very apprehensive about, and made the experience something positive for my son. I am still in a bit of disbelief about how well it worked, while being respectful of him and making it a celebration at the same time. The night of my son's last breastfeed we did a special cake and a celebration and reminded him that we were saying goodbye to booby. Booby Moon is a beautifully illustrated rhyming storybook specifically designed to emotionally support both mother and child for weaning from breastfeeding.
My son did not ask for booby that day. For the first time ever. He mentioned it once, I reminded him we said goodbye to booby and he replied I KNOW. The story was engaging for my son to listen to, and he would even choose it as a book he wanted to read. Book also includes a gentle-parenting user guide that covers: how to wean using Booby Moon, night weaning prior, breaking the fed-to-sleep habit and various options for a meaningful goodbye ritual.
I thought some of the book might have had an effect on him, but I did not expect such an immediate and magical change.
This book is amazing. I nursed my daughter for over 2 years and to say that she was obsessed with the boob is an understatement. We read it for about 2 months and it really helped me wean my daughter when I truly thought there was no end. I will say that at first she refused to read the book after the first time. Probably because she didn’t like what it was about. We didn’t do the balloon ceremony thing, but I would remind her that mama’s booby milk went to the moon whenever she would ask to nurse. At 2.5 years old, she still asks to read the book and enjoys it. Look up to the moon, isn't it amazing? Doesn't it seem magical already? Half the work is done for us right there. Our experience using Booby Moon for weaning our boob-mad 2-year-old was incredible. After we said goodbye to Booby Milk, he simply accepted that it was gone. He still asked for it occasionally but whenever he did we reminded him of how we had let it go and there were no complaints, no pleading, no tears. Instead, excitement and joy would rush to his little face and he would say, “Yeah, I let go! And Booby went shhhhheewww up to the moon!”
I was very emotional the first dozen times I read the book. It is beautifully written and illustrated and really touches on the intense bond that breastfeeding fosters and how hard that can be to give up, for both mum and child.