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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

this course looks very informative, but is rather pricey. i'm wondering if anybody has taken it & if you can recommend it?

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by 605 · about 5 hours ago

I have a 10mo daughter and while she is still being breastfed, she's been eating solids in greater amounts and I'm feeling unsure about what's best to give her. In general when it comes to digestion, if something comes out the other end... (more)

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Stefanie 0 · November 23, 2013 at 3:03 AM

Ok, I need some more traction on this. Care to weigh in, @Firestorm @gilliebean anyone else @HappyNow? (more)

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

I would like to start transitioning my 8 month old to a paleo diet. Unfortunately, I stopped breastfeeding at 4 months so she is on formula, which I will probably continue until she is 10/11 months. Does anyone have experience with giving babies... (more)

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Marie 0 · May 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Just an FYI - it is very easy to "restart" breast feeding, if you wish. Just contact your local Le Leche League for the "how tos" and a wonderful support network. They may even have women willing to donate milk for you. My mom donated milk to them... (more)

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by 3742 · about 6 hours ago

Somehow training babies not to cry when parents aren't around doesn't seem very Paleo. Thoughts? Any insight on what the implications of this practice might be?

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CD 0 · November 26, 2012 at 1:15 PM

If you research some of the modern hunter-gatherer tribes, the children are held for the first year of their lives. The mother, or surrogate, essentially swaddles the child into the chest and never puts the child down. These tribes typically do... (more)

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by 1260 · about 6 hours ago

I just brought home my twin infants from the hospital's NICU )they were born at 32-and-some-change weeks). Everyone is healthy and doing well, but this waking up every 3-4 hours is pretty draining. I expect that polyphasic sleep is not... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · August 03, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Many hunter gatherers actually wake up in the middle of the night and then sleep again (bi-phasic). I recall a journalist who stayed with the !Kung (or maybe it was Hadza) who went with the men for a middle of the night baboon hunt by moonlight.... (more)

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by 30 · about 6 hours ago

Hi, I need some snacks for my toddler who is 13 months old that he can manage to eat himself and preferably that can be taken out with us. He can't have whole nuts, and seems to react a bit to nuts, so I'm keen to get other ideas. We don't do... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · June 19, 2012 at 5:46 AM

You might benefit from a food dehydrator, to make jerky and dried fruit with...careful with drying high sugar fruit though, it concentrates the sugars, and may lend to a sweet tooth..(if thats even avoidable in our society lol)

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by 4283 · about 6 hours ago

Ok, so I looked at all the other cows milk versus goats milk questions on here and I don't know that I seen this question asked elsewhere. A co-worker and I got into a debate today in regards to goat's milk versus cow's milk for infants and... (more)

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Stephen_5 0 · May 04, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Why would one consider feeding a child anything other than breast milk in the first place? If it were my kid, it wouldn't matter if it's from a goat, cow, or whale for that matter. I'd be keeping him or her away from all of them. Assuming the... (more)

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by 519 · about 6 hours ago

I'm curious. Being 20 and a male with no kids, I've never seen a baby ingest any of these. Is there generally a reaction? Are they fed grains from birth if they consume baby food(in secret forms)? I guess what I'm going for is if this reaction... (more)

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Lutfisk 0 · April 14, 2012 at 6:21 PM

I don't know but I personally think most of the bad things that happen to babies (gas pains so bad they scream, terrible diarrhea, skin problems, etc) are due to bad diet.

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by 570 · about 6 hours ago

My wife does not get enough sleep. While I can sleep through our babies constant whining through the night or our older childrens' night terrors, she does not. She is doing pretty well on Paleo now (there is hope for those of you who are... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 23, 2011 at 8:13 PM

You just kind of roll with it the best you can, parenting doesn't stop at bedtime. Sleeping a solid 8 hours and the early years of motherhood seems to be mutually exclusive. Mamas are pretty much hardwired to respond to any sounds of distress... (more)

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by 547 · about 6 hours ago

Background: My 10 month old has been Paleo (plus cheese) since birth. We could literally count the times she has had non-Paleo foods on one hand. She typically eats whenever and whatever I do, so unless you count when she nurses, she hardly ever... (more)

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Lizzish 0 · July 29, 2011 at 4:49 AM

She's 10 months old. Wave something shiny in front of her face and she'll forget about the snack. I don't think it's a good idea to get kids used to crunchy crispy "paleo-ized" versions of junk food. Keep feeding her real food. I have an... (more)

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by 343 · about 6 hours ago

Okay. I am in the process of trying to become pregnant. For the past two years, I haven't had any dairy, wheat, gluten or soy. For the past 30 days, I have been strict Paleo. If I remain strict Paleo while pregnant, and while breastfeeding, are... (more)

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turkeytyme 0 · July 09, 2011 at 5:19 PM

I've debated how to answer this because I don't want to come off as preachy, but I really think it's okay to allow them the occasional birthday cake, etc. It's so easy for a child to feel like an outsider if they can't partake of these normal... (more)

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by 12174 · about 6 hours ago

I need some kids' books for my daughters' collection that promote real, whole foods. Too many of the kids books we've read involve/promote classic kids' foods as a viable/positive option (grilled cheese, hot dogs with macaroni and cheese, pastas,... (more)

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being 0 · June 20, 2011 at 1:43 PM

i got my kids a bunch of books about gardening and farming that are very cool. not necessarily about food, but about the process of making food. i really want them to think about where their food comes from, and they certainly are more likely yo... (more)

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by 230 · about 6 hours ago

Not asking for me..but sister, brother in law, and my 1 year old niece..who isnt eating much of the rotten formula/baby food she is fed anyway. My brother in law seems concerned. I sort of preach paleo to the family anyway, so I would like to be... (more)

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Sara_5 0 · April 29, 2011 at 4:09 AM

Toddlers LOVE coconut. My daughter isn't fully Paleo, but she had weight gain issues. What seemed to help her keep her weight up is keeping her cup full of whole milk. At that age they should be nursing, so some kind of milk should be fine for... (more)

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by 220 · about 6 hours ago

I'm breastfeeding my second and he is 11 months. With my first, I was on a very limited paleo diet for much of our 28 month bfing relationship due to food intolerances (dairy, nuts, grains, starchy veggies). With this little guy, he cannot... (more)

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Eliz 0 · March 25, 2011 at 7:32 PM

I wouldn't be concerned about the starch. You need calories right now and you should eat until you're not hungry anymore and don't feel bad about it. I think sometimes women feel guilty for having a large appetite. I'm breastfeeding my... (more)

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

What's the paleo view on paediatric diet? When should infants be weaned from breastfeeding to a diet primarily of animal product?

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Ambimorph 0 · March 24, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Not speaking for paleo in general, but with my latest child, now 17 months, I started sharing broth with him, or juices from my meat, when he started asking for it (about 4 months old iirc). Over a couple of months this morphed to sharing my meat... (more)

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by 15 · about 6 hours ago

Hi all, I was referred here by the PaNu blog. I'm a mother to a 9 month old infant and have a few questions related to his nutrition. So far we've been feeding him: organic sweet potatoes, bananas, avocados, apple sauce, omega 3 egg yolks,... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · March 22, 2011 at 10:33 PM

I wouldn't give so much fruit. I give my 17 month old a serving of fruit about once every 2 or 3 weeks, and it is never raisins or other dried fruit -- that stuff is very concentrated in sugar and sticks to the teeth. Mainly, I just don't want... (more)

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by 9812 · about 6 hours ago

I was talking with a friend who is a special-ed major; we have a mutual friend with a toddler who may have autism. I mentioned that I had heard/read some good things about the ketogenic diet (I myself would try Paleo before going the ketogenic... (more)

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MikeD 0 · February 07, 2011 at 6:21 PM

I am a special ed grad student, I've been super interested in diet since a lot of exceptional kids are put on keto diets--kids with autism and kids with seizure disabilities especially. One thing our society is screwing up is that the brain... (more)

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by 12174 · about 6 hours ago

ETA: I started a bounty on this question because I never found the definitive answer I was seeking. Links/studies cited to answer the question below should assist nursing paleo moms in terms of their knowledge of how their fat consumption affects... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · September 17, 2010 at 2:41 AM

Here's something for the discussion. It's fascinating, although may not be a direct answer to your question. Stephan on linoleic acid in breast milk from one generation to the... (more)

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by 12174 · about 6 hours ago

I have a 3.5 year old and an 8 month old. With my older child I was fairly orthodox in terms of following conventional wisdom/recommendations on when to introduce allergens. With this second baby, it's all been out the window! I've already fed her... (more)

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CT 0 · September 02, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Very interesting question and one I have considered often. It's a good question because it's hard to imagine our ancestors children not eating some nuts if their parents did. However, when previously researching this topic, I've noticed that the... (more)

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by 1229 · about 7 hours ago

I have an almost 3 year old who is gluten-intolerant, but loves his carbs. Any ideas on how to wean him of his morning piece of rice toast? It is, for the most part, the onlygrains he gets. He has tons of food sensitivities, and I really worry... (more)

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Mady 0 · March 15, 2010 at 1:33 AM

I think that the trick is to replace it with something that feels like a big treat. My 4 year old daughter is a fan of the apple omelets in this post. Other treats are avocado and bacon, and also pumpkin pudding. Smoothies can be good too, as are... (more)

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by 3268 · about 7 hours ago

This is a little out of left field, but why have we not seen any babies from a paleo couple that had the full dental arch that Weston Price talks about? Ryan has been posting some very interesting stuff on fixing malocclusion during... (more)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · March 14, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Stephan has a great summary and expansion on Weston Price's study of dental health here: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/search/label/dental%20health My wife and I are expecting our first child in mid April, and have been diligent to feed... (more)

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by 357 · about 7 hours ago

There is another question about children here, but I wanted to focus more on babies: We have a 16 month old and we have never done formula or 'baby food'. We have always tried to mash up whatever we were eating. At 16 months he is also still... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · February 19, 2010 at 3:50 AM

Carol N. Simontacchi, who wrote "The Crazy Makers," suggests breast feeding until 18 months at the shortest and perhaps even until 24 months. You can hear her thoughts on child health at this podcast (the episode titled "The Crazy... (more)

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by 115 · October 21, 2014 at 4:37 AM

Preferably some tips besides obvious once like breastfeeding them and not letting them sit by the computer or television all day. Should they get a shot of vitamin-K at birth? Should day have a comforter/pacifier? A baby bouncer? Vaccination?... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · April 29, 2014 at 2:10 AM

Definitely vaccinate!!! I agree with what others have said about skin to skin contact and lots of love!

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by 15226 · October 21, 2014 at 4:02 AM

My friend's have a 1 year old and just found out he has a peanut allergy. Not sure of the severity, but is there any way they can at least reduce the reactions if there is incidental contact with it? edit: They found out about the allergy from... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 05, 2012 at 1:37 AM

A peanut allergy is nothing to fool around with. It can be life-threatening. The more exposures, the more severe the reaction can be (at least from the stories I have read.) Anaphalactic shock is not fun (from personal experience, eating 1/2 of... (more)

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by 3742 · October 21, 2014 at 3:46 AM

Just had my second baby a few days ago so am wondering - what are some Paleo practices to start now and that we should plan on in the next few months? He's already breastfed and I try to keep the mom's diet full of as much meat and veggies as... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 09, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Congrats! Cosleeping, nursing on demand, elimination communication in a few weeks...supporting mom to rest... breastfeeding for as long as it works for both of them. (ideally 6 months exclusively.) More info... (more)

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