By Kim Grundy
Kourtney Kardashian is ready to be an attachment parenting mama to her daughter, Penelope Scotland. She recently posted a photo of The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby by William Sears and Martha Sears with the caption, “excited to read.”
The book explains the parenting style that encourages a strong attachment, according to the book’s description, through “bonding, breastfeeding, babywearing, bedding close to baby and belief in the language value of baby’s cry.” Many of these principles aren’t new to Kourtney, as she followed many of these principles with her son, Mason, as she was seen babywearing by carrying him in a Baby Bjorn, as well as co-sleeping.
“I know that having Mason sleep in my bed might be a controversial topic. But I have to be honest: I just love that time,” she wrote on her website. “I especially love how when you sleep with your baby, you breathe together on the same pattern. I’ve been able to bond with Mason so much more. “
Kourtney is reportedly exhausted as Penelope has been keeping her and Scott Disick up all night, so perhaps she is turning to the book to help get her through this trying time. “Their first baby was really easy so they weren’t prepared for this, she’s been keeping them up all night crying so they have both been on edge,” a source tells Radar Online. “Kourtney and Scott are totally frazzled though, they have been losing a lot of sleep and that is stressful on any couple.”
Kourtney joins a long list of hands-on celebrity moms who embrace the attachment parenting style, including Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Garner and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Alanis Morissette has been an outspoken advocate for attachment parenting and extended breastfeeding. She told ABC news that she will continue breastfeeding her son, 1 ½ year-old Ever, until he is ready to stop.
“I know some children who have weaned naturally at two years, some kids wean naturally a couple of years later. I mean, it’s up to every child,” Morissette explained.
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