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by 115 · August 26, 2014 at 2:32 AM

The first minute after birth our physician wanted to give our baby a shot of vitamin K. We declined. Supposedly all babies (in Sweden) get that. During the first year they will give several shots of vaccine. Our baby got her first shots and cried... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · August 25, 2014 at 9:13 PM

We are having cases of pertusis in my county and even a few deaths.  WHY?  Because there is a high population of priviledged white people who consider themselves natural and who listen to a tv starlet saying that the vaccine against... (more)

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by 115 · May 03, 2014 at 5:58 PM

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 0 · February 13, 2014 at 8:32 AM

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 · November 23, 2013 at 3:06 AM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

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 15226 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

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 1260 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

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 4273 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

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 3742 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

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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by 1213 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

I saw this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHsrT8Om_Rk And was struck by the baby attempting to copy the way the dogs were gnawing on their bones. I then started to wonder if anyone had ever given a baby (meaty or not meaty?) bones for... (more)

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dzone 0 · February 22, 2012 at 3:53 AM

As long as the bone is safe like a knuckle bone and not sharp or too small I think a bone is a good 'teething ring' with great flavour. I'd just monitor the baby while the bone was being chewed.

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by 1025 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

I think most would agree that a strong sense of community is good for our health and quality of life. What really got me thinking about this was the "issue" of girls in their late teens getting pregnant. While 18 is a pretty ideal age... (more)

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The_Loon 0 · October 17, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Great Question! I think whatever we can to do dismantle the current structure that insists on a rigid progression throughout life, is worth working towards. Currently, our youth and our aged are not allowed to fully live. The young are caged in... (more)

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by 300 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Nowhere is all the misinformation about health and nutrition scarier than when raising a child. I love my boy (now 7 months old) so much and want to spare him the health problems I had/have. Gut dysbiosis, autoimmune issues, unexplained aches n... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · September 29, 2011 at 3:32 PM

I plan to follow the guidelines (although I will paleo-ize them) from Nina Planck's book: "Real Food for Mother and Baby" Esentially, she says that after 6 months, you can just start feeding your baby whatever 'real food' that you've prepared... (more)

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by 10919 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

So I am currently nursing my 9 month old baby boy and about 2 weeks ago I started pumping for an aquaintence's newborn. He's a super lazy nurser and her supply is dwindling by the week, despite pumping constantly and trying to nurse. Anyway, at... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 13, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Firstly, I want to say that what you're doing is quite generous and truly admirable. Regarding nutrition, I would say that your best bet would be to really focus on eating organ meats frequently (as I stated before, it's my belief that a few... (more)

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by 15226 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

The million dollar question of course is, small exposures or delay any exposure as long as possible? My instinct like I'm guessing most of yours is to avoid gluten until the kids wind up at a birthday party or something. This review paper seems... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · September 07, 2011 at 5:27 AM

I'm still choosing to limit my son's exposure to gluten grains since I am intolerant and keep my house as clean as possible. I've let him have soaked and soured buckwheat and oatmeal in very small quantaties as a taste, but I just don't have the... (more)

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by 382 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Hey Paleo Family, just had a 8lb 12 ounce new baby paleo rug rat and looking for a smart plan to start her on after the breastfeeding. Excited to start her on a good lifestyle, one that I wasnt introduced till years and years later Suggestions... (more)

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Stacy_3 0 · August 31, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Follow your instincts Let your baby sleep when they want Find a community of like-minded families (LLL has monthly groups) Eat, drink and sleep as much as YOU can as you breastfeed Try to use clothdiapers and bpa-free bottles Enjoy their... (more)

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by 570 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

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 5768 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

My 11 month old is completely Paleo. Has been breastfed from a 70% Paleo compliant mother and has only been given Paleo approved solid foods. I have two questions about paleo babies and allergies: 1) How concerned are you about not giving your... (more)

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Louisa 0 · July 11, 2011 at 4:23 PM

I would say that if you do introduce things earlier not to stress about it. My second child ate chocolate pretty early on as the eldest one fed it to her on several occasions ;) Re: berries, where did you get the guidelines about berries from... (more)

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by 343 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

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 12174 · September 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Breastfeeding is embraced by traditional food communities as the best option for babies. Now Scientific American says, "Strange But True: Males Can Lactate". Lots of PaleoHacks threads on breastfeeding feature commentary from paleo guys... (more)

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Scott 0 · April 27, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Yes. 15 characters.