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New born Paleo girl!!

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Created August 31, 2011 at 1:24 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 are way helpful

Thanks!!

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390 · September 02, 2011 at 12:22 PM

I haven't found that to be true. They recommend breastfeeding at least one year as the primary source of nutrition. And then just add other foods for taste and experience...there are some recipes on there for raw milk formulas...but only for children who can't nurse for whatever reason. Adopted children, for obvious reasons, and kids with health issues, like my youngest, are good examples.

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24538 · September 01, 2011 at 8:44 AM

We're not to age 4 yet, but I don't currently have any plans of cutting the little guy off before then. I've been thankful we haven't weened yet so many times, especially on the occasions he's gotten ill.

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15229 · August 31, 2011 at 10:52 PM

ahhhhh i miss that baby sleeping on my chest. mine are 3.5 and 1.5 and those days are fleeting. i could lay there all day and night with their warm little breath. heaven. like a drug, but better.

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16131 · August 31, 2011 at 10:03 PM

I had to go to holding hands at bedtime rather than nursing...weird.

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1801 · August 31, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Only thing with WAPF is that (I haven't read it myself) I have a lot of breastfeeding friends and they say the breastfeeding advice is not good...

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1801 · August 31, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Meredith, sounds like my kids... My 2.5 yo - dunno when he's gonna wean. My 3.5 yo DD eats like a horse - she eats more than me somedays.

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16131 · August 31, 2011 at 6:27 PM

@Jack - this WAS a slight oversimplification. My kids are total opposites. My first would be unbuttoning my shirt TODAY had I not finally held an intervention at 2 1/2. My second stopped at about 17 months. The first is still not s huge eater of solids (at 5!) but he can down some raw milk. The second is 20 months and he eats more than most NFL linebackers.

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341 · August 31, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Congrats! I hope delivery was smooth. Ours was 6lb 6. She is almost 6 months now and still breastfed. Doc said she is gaining weight ahead of schedule and no other food is needed.

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2004 · August 31, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Congratulations!

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2004 · August 31, 2011 at 2:50 PM

10 years ago my daughter started to eat only when she was 1 year old - and weaned herself at 18 month...

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24271 · August 31, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Congratulations!

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4400 · August 31, 2011 at 2:29 PM

I second the podcast. Start at episode 1.

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18417 · August 31, 2011 at 2:29 PM

mer - they were on the nips for 2 years? that's awesome.

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382 · August 31, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Thank you!, I will certainly listen.

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16131 · August 31, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Congratulations. If this girl is like my boys, you'll have like two years to think about this. Seriously, I needed to get a restraining order to get these two weaned. Congrats on the babby :)

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1049 · 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 little fingers, toes, nose and willingness to sleep on your chest

Then later, worry about the bigger kid stuff :)

Stacy paleoparents.com

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15229 · August 31, 2011 at 10:52 PM

ahhhhh i miss that baby sleeping on my chest. mine are 3.5 and 1.5 and those days are fleeting. i could lay there all day and night with their warm little breath. heaven. like a drug, but better.

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7592 · August 31, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Have you looked at Chrissy Gower's site...Growing up Paleo

I listen to their podcast with Sarah Fragoso from Everyday Paleo too. It's very good.

And...congratulations!!!!!

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4400 · August 31, 2011 at 2:29 PM

I second the podcast. Start at episode 1.

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382 · August 31, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Thank you!, I will certainly listen.

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1453 · August 31, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Please read "The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost " Could be the most important thing you can do for your baby in addition to diet. I consider it even more important than figuring out the "perfect diet" for a child.

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266 · August 31, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Congratulations!!! That's wonderful news!

I found great support at LLL and not just for breastfeeding. While LLL is not paleo they do advocate whole, unprocessed food and their advice on solids is good (no rice cereal -- my first child's first food was avocado and my second child's was sweet potato). Every group is different, too, so if your community has more then one check them out.

We were long-term BFers (4 years) and while I know that's longer than some people are comfortable with I will say that nursing during the toddler years when they can be picky or too busy to eat or go on food fads is great! Just knowing that breast milk will fill any nutritional gaps is very comforting.

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24538 · September 01, 2011 at 8:44 AM

We're not to age 4 yet, but I don't currently have any plans of cutting the little guy off before then. I've been thankful we haven't weened yet so many times, especially on the occasions he's gotten ill.

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390 · August 31, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Take care of yourself so she is getting the best possible! I breastfed my "heart baby" which is practically unheard of in the congenital heart world for three months with a paleo diet before having to supplement. There are lots of great resources out there. I, personally, like Weston price's stuff. It's not necessarily a strict Paleo, but I have found it to be helpful for my little peanuts. Website is www.westonaprice.org good luck and congratulations! Enjoy every moment!

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1801 · August 31, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Only thing with WAPF is that (I haven't read it myself) I have a lot of breastfeeding friends and they say the breastfeeding advice is not good...

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390 · September 02, 2011 at 12:22 PM

I haven't found that to be true. They recommend breastfeeding at least one year as the primary source of nutrition. And then just add other foods for taste and experience...there are some recipes on there for raw milk formulas...but only for children who can't nurse for whatever reason. Adopted children, for obvious reasons, and kids with health issues, like my youngest, are good examples.

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15229 · August 31, 2011 at 10:56 PM

i agree with stacy. just enjoy your time right now and focus on keeping you and your partner healthy, hydrated and rested. everything will fall into place, and youre a long way off from having to worry too much about solid food. eat lots of healthy food, drink tons of water, accept all the help that is offered and just rest. giving birth and the recovery from it can be really tough. just rest and enjoy your little family and enjoy all the awesome little bits, ESPECIALLY the feeling of her sleeping on your chest. sigh.

congratulations!

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