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by 115 · about 3 hours ago

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 605 · about 3 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 3742 · about 4 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 15226 · about 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 1213 · about 5 hours ago

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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paleohacks 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 · about 5 hours ago

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 10919 · about 5 hours ago

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 · about 5 hours ago

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 570 · about 5 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 5 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 5768 · about 5 hours ago

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 12174 · about 5 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 10919 · about 5 hours ago

So I'm eating a VLC diet right now (I've lost about 17 pounds so far and have another 65 to go,) I'm also breastfeeding my 3 month old baby boy. I didn't discover Paleo until my third trimester but because I was so heavy during my pregnancy I... (more)

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kelly_2 0 · March 26, 2011 at 5:22 PM

I would imagine it affects the composition of your breast milk to some degree. I had a lecture on lipid metabolism a couple of weeks ago and our professor focused on the fact that the type of fats people eat are perfectly mirrored in the plasma... (more)

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by 220 · about 5 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 5 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 9812 · about 5 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 5 hours ago

This is a question on my mind recently as I'm planning on bringing meals to a couple of local mothers of newborns. When you are eating paleo-style, and you have a life event which results in a lot of people bringing you meals as a supportive... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · January 18, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Yes, I do make requests. I request very, very politely, that they not bring me any food, at all. I thank them, as kindly as possible, for their kind intentions and tell them I am on a special diet. I state my request again, and if they try to... (more)

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by 12174 · about 5 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 5 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 10502 · about 5 hours ago

Yes or no. Why or why not? Thanks in advance!

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · July 16, 2010 at 2:55 AM

As a new dad (my boy, Fritz, is 3 months old today), I can tell you we skipped every thing that put any foreign object in the boy's body. From the moment of birth, he was laid upon his mother's bare skin and immediately began to suckle. No... (more)

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by 3268 · about 5 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 5 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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