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Paleo newborn practices

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Created April 09, 2012 at 4:41 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 she'll tolerate.

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495 · April 10, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Cereal is like stuffing your baby´s tummy with paper instead of "liquid gold"-breastmilk.

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495 · April 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

My gyno was worried that I planned on stopping breastfeeding when I asked for an IUD and wanted me to nurse for as long as I could to restore Iron stores. She is a cool lady. I was white as a sheet when I met her :)

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495 · April 10, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Also I recommend "baby-led weaning". I did this with the younger one and he will eat anything. Also, I recommend not introducing sweet fruits and such until at least 1.5 years old, they can get hooked on sweet fruit and not want anything else. This happened with my older son. Thankfully he has been "rehabilitated" and will happily eat scrambled eggs for breakfast every day and they both ask for plain yoghurt mixed with heavy cream in a sipcup if they are hungry just before bedtime. I am amazed at how perseverance can train kids to eat ANYTHING.

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495 · April 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Cosleeping and breastfeeding "on demand"- which meant that my younger son was in arms 24/7 for the first 4 months. it was like titering in a chem lab all day long. The older one was content to nurse with 0.5-2 hour intervals. Also because the younger one was in arms 24/7 I had nothing better to do than elimination communication. He is now 2 and still cosleeps, nurses to sleep, wakes at midnight to pee in potty and drink water, sometimes nurses back to sleep and wakes to nurse in the morning, it is wonderful.

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10919 · April 09, 2012 at 7:38 PM

I always send people over here for food ideas for breastfeeding mommas. http://www.westonaprice.org/childrens-health/diet-for-pregnant-and-nursing-mothers feel free to paleo-fy at will.

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32518 · 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 here:

http://www.attachmentparenting.org/

http://www.continuum-concept.org/home.html

http://www.llli.org/

http://www.diaperfreebaby.org/?&MMN_position=1:1

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495 · April 10, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Also I recommend "baby-led weaning". I did this with the younger one and he will eat anything. Also, I recommend not introducing sweet fruits and such until at least 1.5 years old, they can get hooked on sweet fruit and not want anything else. This happened with my older son. Thankfully he has been "rehabilitated" and will happily eat scrambled eggs for breakfast every day and they both ask for plain yoghurt mixed with heavy cream in a sipcup if they are hungry just before bedtime. I am amazed at how perseverance can train kids to eat ANYTHING.

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495 · April 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Cosleeping and breastfeeding "on demand"- which meant that my younger son was in arms 24/7 for the first 4 months. it was like titering in a chem lab all day long. The older one was content to nurse with 0.5-2 hour intervals. Also because the younger one was in arms 24/7 I had nothing better to do than elimination communication. He is now 2 and still cosleeps, nurses to sleep, wakes at midnight to pee in potty and drink water, sometimes nurses back to sleep and wakes to nurse in the morning, it is wonderful.

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124 · April 09, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Breastfeeding breastfeeding breastfeeding! Extended breastfeeding at that. No food imaginable is more paleo. While that may seem a lot of pressure on some moms - help and support is out there! Find a local La Leche League group.

Cosleeping and nursing on demand also promote amenorrhea which in turn restores iron stores, facilitates healing, and help with natural spacing.

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495 · April 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

My gyno was worried that I planned on stopping breastfeeding when I asked for an IUD and wanted me to nurse for as long as I could to restore Iron stores. She is a cool lady. I was white as a sheet when I met her :)

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496 · April 10, 2012 at 5:27 AM

Don't start cereal @4 months,instead try to breastfeed exclusively and give baby egg yolks,liver and raw cultured dairy when he's ready

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495 · April 10, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Cereal is like stuffing your baby´s tummy with paper instead of "liquid gold"-breastmilk.

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495 · April 10, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Reason and reading has gotten me to this conclusion: I does not make much sense to feed a baby solids, the baby is ready to eat solids when she grabs for them herself and puts them into her mouth by herself and they do not fall out i.e. she eats them. Lamb fat will melt in the baby´s mouth when she starts to eat by herself and was an excellent first food in my experience.

Also remember that after you start introducing solids 90% of the baby´s nutrition will still be from breast milk until she is around 1 years old. At first she is just experimenting with food, learning to handle food with her hands, in her mouth, getting used to different textures and tastes. Then, she will gradually become more dependent on food over the next year.

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