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by 13 · about 17 hours ago

So I was thinking that my milk this time around with baby #2 would be AWESOME. I mean what can be better than a Paleo fed baby right? I did placenta encapsulation, I've been drinking mother's milk tea, taking fenugreek, blessed thistle, and... (more)

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Girlgenius 0 · June 03, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Motilium is an anti-constipation OTC med that increases milk supply for some women. Not sure I saw it mentioned, so I did. I see it on Amazon regularly.

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

Hi all - I'm very new to the Paleo lifestyle (in the middle of our first 30 days & loving it). I have two littles - my son, 3, drinks (store bought original/unsweetened) Almond Milk a couple times a day. My daughter is 13 months and we're in... (more)

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RK 0 · April 19, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Regina - a great resource for you is the Weston Price foundation. They have several recipes for making baby formula from cow and goat milk. Though you are moving beyond the formula stage, the recipes are fascinating, with lots of explanations of... (more)

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by 2318 · about 18 hours ago

It seems like so many people I speak to in my age group (I'm 25) are foregoing breast feeding for their newborns and opting for bottle feeding instead. This of course does not apply to people who cannot breastfeed for whatever reason. It seems... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 14, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Please don't blame the moms--they need our compassion & support more than ever in this area. I work in the pregnancy/birth world and I think it is very challenging for new moms who don't have support to breastfeed. In some places in the... (more)

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by 1811 · about 18 hours ago

My 8-month old is in daycare and our provider wants to give her some finger foods. Apparently, she is feeling left out watching the other baby jam cheerios down his throat. The requirements are that the food be firm enough to handle without... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · January 24, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Oysters .

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by 4283 · about 18 hours ago

http://news.discovery.com/human/evolution/surrogate-mother-wanted-neanderthal-baby-130122.htm Maybe this might be going a little far down the rabbit hole. Would you do it? (more)

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Scratch 0 · January 23, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Ha! As usual, the Internet has perverted another scholar's entirely reasonable statements into a fantastic, enquirer-esque headline: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/01/harvard_professor_blasts_neanderthal_clone_baby_rumor_web (more)

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by 4283 · about 18 hours ago

Is there a prenatal vitamin on the market that is Paleo / Chris Kresser friendly?

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Eugenia 0 · December 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Yes, Kresser is mentioning them on his Baby Code, but you'd have to buy it to read about it. However, read the actual blog on his Baby Code site, some of the information there is free. For example, he suggests folate starting 6 months before... (more)

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by 55 · about 18 hours ago

(Forgive me if this has been asked before, I did a search but couldn't find what I was looking for) I have been wondering lately as to how I will explain the Paleo/Real Foods way of eating to my daughter as she gets older? My gorgeous baby is... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 02, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Tell them to look outside and tell you what food they see. Do they see a skittles tree? If they can see it outside and get it and eat it then it's probably okay, as long as it's not poisoness. You probably don't want them to eat grains, all you... (more)

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by 55 · about 18 hours ago

Hi there, first time poster & long time lurker. I had my baby 11 months ago & am raising her using a WAPF/Paleo diet. Baby is exclusively breastfed (no formula/substitutes) & I started Baby led weaning when she was 7 months old. Baby... (more)

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nthmost 0 · September 14, 2012 at 8:44 PM

I don't think there's any kind of meal standard with my toddler. He's a Zen master: he eats when he's hungry and sleeps when he's tired. It's frustrating sometimes when he rejects food that I thought would be his favorites forever (e.g. as an... (more)

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by 150 · about 18 hours ago

Anybody here ever try some of the baby food options? I was going down the isle and noticed some of the fruit ones are just the fruit no water or other additives. Thinking of things to add to my lunches as a treat from time to time. What do you... (more)

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Acumen_Athletics 0 · September 08, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Why not real fruit? I gave this a thought at one point while shopping. I saw a bag like package of organic yams & sweet potato baby food. I figured it would be easy to carry as a pre workout source of carbs. I put it backafter reading the... (more)

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

I am writing in need of some advice and resources about feeding a Paleo/primal infant. Isaac has been eating solids for almost a month now and he will be 6 months on Saturday. We started him a little early, but he was ready. He is still... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · September 06, 2012 at 7:18 PM

The reason you can't find any consistent advice is because each author is pretty much making it up as they go. It isn't rocket science, it is just food, and our babies aren't hothouse flowers, they are little people. I think we have gone way... (more)

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by 1876 · about 18 hours ago

My son is 10 months old and I would like to start introducing him to cow's milk. At what age is it safe to give him unpasteurized milk? We have a great local supplier of organic, raw milk and I do not want him drinking any pasteurized and... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 17, 2012 at 1:11 PM

If you can drink it safely & are still breastfeeding, you will pass on any needed antibodies to him. Maybe give his immune system a couple more months while YOU drink the milk, before introducing it to him.

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by 11581 · about 18 hours ago

My daughter is expecting with my second grandchild in July. Aside from the standard type baby gifts, what would you suggest? She's very into attachment parenting and is a Montessori teacher. They live in New Mexico - very dry. Some possibilities... (more)

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Marie 0 · May 26, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I've given this as my "standard "first baby" gift" for the last 20 years with ONLY rave reviews. Even the Dads love this one! BPA / PHTHALATE FREE NO BATTERIES OR ELECTRICITY NEEDED - PERFECT FOR TRAVEL! SEPARATES SEEDS, SKIN, BONE, AND MORE 4... (more)

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by 10294 · about 18 hours ago

Paleo is not about re-enactment. Paleo is about making informed choices in a modern world. What commercially available brand (available in Europe/Belgium) of baby/infant formula would you give to your child. Or which one certainly not. And... (more)

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Nate_6 0 · March 20, 2012 at 10:49 AM

"Paleo is not about re-enactment. Paleo is about making informed choices in a modern world." Well said, and I whole-heartedly agree. The best we've found is the Hipp Organic formula. I spent more than an hour in our local Edeka reading... (more)

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by 457 · about 18 hours ago

OK so my baby girl is 13 months old but can devour a chicken leg like you wouldn't believe. The other day she bit off the end of the bone and it freaked me out but when I went to fish it out of her mouth she had eaten it already. My hubby said... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · March 16, 2012 at 7:48 PM

My dad used to say cartilage makes your bones strong, and showed us how to "eat it like an animal" when we were little. It's basically a bunch of extracellular matrix with collagen mixed in, so as far as content goes it shouldn't be any trouble,... (more)

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by 58 · about 18 hours ago

Hi, My daughter has been primal from day one. Dairy she has is kefir made from raw milk, raw cheese and grass fed butter, greek yoghurt and otherwise just fruit, veg and meats with lots of fat, animal fat and coconut oil. Very occasionally some... (more)

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Chris_27 0 · February 23, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I've read in sports magazines that bumping or pinching your fingertip/nail results in those white spots. I've noticed that's happened to me a few times, usually with doing heavy yard work and remodeling around our house. Maybe she's biting or... (more)

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by 1115 · about 18 hours ago

Quick background: my mother is my daycare for my eight month old daughter. She doesn't work and my father passed away when I was young so this arrangement works out for us financially and emotionally (no caregiver will love my daughter as much as... (more)

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graciel 0 · February 22, 2012 at 2:10 PM

She wants to give the kid a treat. Explain to Grandma that that's ok, but they have to be the treats you specify. "Mom, I love you, but I want my daughter to have the best start possible, and that means no grains. If you want to give her a... (more)

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by 50 · about 18 hours ago

I have a two and a half month old baby boy who I cannot breastfeed for medical reasons. I am new to the Paleo lifestyle, My husband and I are starting this weekend with our 3 and 2 year old after I go grocery shopping for some meat! My son is on... (more)

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brittany_2 0 · January 11, 2012 at 2:54 AM

I make the homemade formula. I slowly introduced it in small portions and increased the ratio slowly over about a week. Just like anything else sometimes their tummies need a slow transition. She has been on it for the past 3 months and is 9... (more)

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by 569 · about 18 hours ago

Dear Paleos, Please help me choose the best prenatal/pregnancy supplement. I like this one so far, but would like to investigate further: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pure-Encapsulations-Nutrient-Vitamin-vcaps/dp/B002X9UJE8/ref=lh_ni_t Please offer... (more)

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maurile 0 · December 06, 2011 at 12:09 AM

Go to about the 35-minute mark in this Chris Kresser podcast. He says that many prenatal vitamins have too much iodine and iron, and not enough vitamin D or vitamin K. He says it's generally best to try to meet your nutrient needs through food... (more)

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by 569 · about 18 hours ago

I would like paleos to share and comment on good baby books, resources and supplements mostly focused on preconception and labor. I have stumbled upon on the following so far: Book by Dave Asprey and his MD wife which is yet to come... (more)

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Gazelle 0 · October 26, 2011 at 2:37 PM

In addition to all the WAPF stuff: Real Food for Mother and Baby by Nina Planck I bought Chris's program when it was first released but ended up returning it. I think it's a decent intro for people with little or no exposure to paleo/WAPF... (more)

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by 3217 · about 18 hours ago

My kids aren't gluten-free or grain-free, but I've been noticing that when my 19-month old eats the food her daycare provider serves (organic, but wheat heavy--like crackers, pretzels, chicken nuggets), she's up every hour or two at least until 1... (more)

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Grace_M 0 · October 22, 2011 at 12:27 AM

My 18 month old is gluten-free, and grain-free apart from the odd rice cracker at his Nana's house, and he is a frequent night waker! I've got a few friends with young gluten-free children and they're all night wakers, so sorry, removing gluten... (more)

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by 75 · about 18 hours ago

A friend of mine called me today and told me that her super cute 15-month-old just had a doctor's appointment and his height and head circumference are off the charts with regards to percentiles (greater than 100%) and his weight is at 95% and her... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · September 17, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Tell her to ask the pediatrician if low fat milk is so good for the kid how come human breast milk has 54% saturated fat? Is it because God or evolution are not that smart and dont follow the opinions of narrow minded "experts" The kids head... (more)

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by 8933 · about 18 hours ago

Is one better than the other one? There's only a market on sunday here (when I went to France there was one every day in a different city nearby), and that's the only place where I can get great vegetables for a normal price. I can only find baby... (more)

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jared_2 0 · August 16, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Baby spinach is not a bio-engineered version of regular spinach or anything, it's just harvested earlier. With that in mind, it would make you wonder if the nutrient content would be diminished since most plant matter is less nutritious the... (more)

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by 836 · about 18 hours ago

For the parents out there: Moms who are eating a paleo diet and breastfeeding for their baby's nutrition, how is your child's poop? By that I mean, often babies get a lot of diarrhea and are known to be poop machines on modern baby diets. Modern... (more)

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Grace_M 0 · July 07, 2011 at 11:46 AM

I wasn't eating paleo when I was breastfeeding either of my children as young babies. I'm still breastfeeding my second at 14 months and I breastfed my eldest until he was three. I don't think it's the mother's diet so much as the baby's diet... (more)

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by 363 · about 18 hours ago

Has anyone used the Healthy Baby Code, put together by Chris Kresser (who also does the Healthy Skeptic)? If so, was it worth the money (~$200)? I think it probably is (it's endorsed by Robb Wolfe, too), but I wanted to see if anyone had used... (more)

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jjluc 0 · February 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

I was just looking at the site too, with a mind to purchase... the thing that puts me off, personally, is the OBVIOUS internet marketing techniques at play. 3 "FREE bonuses" worth "$67", (but available to buy on the internet to marketers for a... (more)

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

I'm 7 weeks pregnant and have been eating Paleo for the past 5 months, I have been eating my usual meals but lately I've been feeling really hungry and would like to add some snacks other than fruit or nuts that will be filling nourishing for my... (more)

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none 0 · June 27, 2011 at 11:39 PM

You may want to puke at this suggestion - but when I was pregnant this last go round I wanted anchovies, liver (chicken pate), fish eggs, seaweed, sardines, stuff like that. If you read Nourishing Traditions these things are right up there for... (more)

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