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(p. 303) Weaning 

(p. 303) Weaning
(p. 303) Weaning

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 23 September 2020

In this broadcast and paper for mothers, Winnicott describes weaning as a matter of the mother’s cooperation with the baby, leading naturally to the baby’s cooperation with the mother. The wish to wean comes from the mother, but it is an experience through which the baby can grow, if the mother provides a stable setting. Weaning can also be a time when difficulties start.

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