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by 9402 · 12 minutes ago

Our 9 month old is on solid foods. We are feeding her primal with lots of food through the baby grinder (beef, eggs, sweet potato, banana, avocado, white rice, cheese, etc). We let her feed herself which ends up working well (though quite... (more)

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Allie_4 0 · October 06, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I was a nanny for 8 years but I have no kids of my own and I definitely haven't raised a paleo baby, so take this with a grain of salt... Hard boiled egg yolks cut up into pieces seems like it would be okay, they might be just a bit crumbly.... (more)

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by 5 · 14 minutes 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 11581 · 23 minutes 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 50 · 34 minutes 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 75 · 41 minutes 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 1614 · about 1 hour ago

My wife and I just had our first baby three weeks, a healthy little girl who will be breastfed for at least a year. Typically she's a mellow baby as long as she's well fed. But lately she has developed more fussiness, particularly at night. It... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · February 10, 2011 at 12:49 AM

Congratulations on your new addition!! You are right in the thick of the newborn gauntlet. :) But after you get through the first 2-3 months you'll be convinced that you can make it through anything. The first weeks with both of my daughters, I... (more)

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by 2713 · about 1 hour ago

Let's say you have an infant under 6 months old, and you run into an unfortunate situation of not making enough breast milk. Typical store-bought infant formulas are full of Neolithic processed crap. What are some good options to give to the... (more)

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ben61820 0 · June 14, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Here you go, i have long been a WAP-follower and this is one of their stronger pieces i believe: http://www.westonaprice.org/childrens-health/319.html WAP beats SAD, but yes folks, Grok beats all. (more)

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by 316 · about 24 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm a new mom to a one-week old boy. I've been (mostly) Paleo for a bit over two years. I'm exclusively breastfeeding (going well) and the doc recommended Poly-Vi-Sol for our son. He said if the baby doesn't like it to at least... (more)

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hannah_2 0 · June 13, 2012 at 5:05 PM

My sister was also told to supplement her three week-old son with D3 drops (on nipple during breastfeeding). However, she has found that taking him into the sun for a few minutes a day is not only super relaxing, but a lot easier on his tummy. I... (more)

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by 5531 · October 30, 2014 at 3:47 AM

My younger sister is having her first child (my first ever nephew) any second now (she's due today) and I want both of them to be as healthy and happy as possible. I've already threatened her with the hellfire of my older brother wrath if she... (more)

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staceychev 0 · November 17, 2011 at 11:00 PM

As a mama who nursed her first for several years and is going strong with the second (20 months), I'd agree with the above advice. I'd also tell her to perfect her smile and nod. People ask all sorts of annoying and/or dumb questions ("is she a... (more)

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by 300 · October 30, 2014 at 3:41 AM

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 1689 · October 30, 2014 at 3:39 AM

Natives living in typically 'harsh' conditions: do any have low infant/child mortality rates?

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Happy_Now 0 · September 11, 2011 at 9:03 AM

"Newborns are particularly susceptible to shortfalls in caloric intake. They are dependent on their mother???s milk for calories. I know the agricultural diet is nutritionally deficient, I???m not gonna argue that it is. The farmers??? diet has... (more)

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by 4553 · October 30, 2014 at 3:07 AM

Are there any vaccinations you'd consider giving your new born? In the lens of a Paleo lifestyle/nutrition, but with all modern sanitation, health care, etc available, just what makes sense to get? Most vaccines seem to be without merit for most... (more)

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Daniel_Smith 0 · July 21, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Most vaccines seem to be without merit for most individuals Vaccines are for the benefit of everyone else in the population just as much as they are for the individual. By not taking vaccines you increase the risk of a pandemic. Also, the... (more)

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by 4553 · October 30, 2014 at 3:05 AM

Just had our baby boy, Friedrich "Fritz" Ward Rangitsch on the 15th. Fed up Paleo (85%) from before conception (41 year old Pop, 38 year old Mom). A very Paleo/Primal experience from start to finish. My question is on PKU since it has been a... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · April 17, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Congratulations on the birth of your son. This is a situation in which to be very thankfull for modern science and medicine and the screening of newborn babies. The genetic mutation has been around for a long time and is present worldwide... (more)

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by 147 · October 29, 2014 at 3:32 AM

I am a fish-a-tarian trying to transition to eating more meat, mainly chicken right now. My partner is paleo-leaning, and eventually I'd like to be able to cook just one meal for the both of us. My problem right now is that I'm breastfeeding, and... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · March 14, 2012 at 8:42 PM

How old is baby? My son reacted to cruciferous vegetables my first few weeks but once he learned how to pass gas it subsided. I wouldn't cut them out. It's really important to get lots of vitamin k, which your mammary glands change to k-2 for the... (more)

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by 15 · October 29, 2014 at 3:11 AM

Hi all, I was referred here by the PaNu blog. I'm a mother to a 9 month old infant and have a few questions related to his nutrition. So far we've been feeding him: organic sweet potatoes, bananas, avocados, apple sauce, omega 3 egg yolks,... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · March 22, 2011 at 10:33 PM

I wouldn't give so much fruit. I give my 17 month old a serving of fruit about once every 2 or 3 weeks, and it is never raisins or other dried fruit -- that stuff is very concentrated in sugar and sticks to the teeth. Mainly, I just don't want... (more)

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by 4553 · October 24, 2014 at 3:04 AM

From my experience so far, it sure does. Small bands of human hunter/gatherers certainly would have had a depth of knowledge passed directly from parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles. Not to romanticize the whole thing, but the extended... (more)

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speno 0 · April 21, 2010 at 10:54 PM

It probably does help. There are some other parenting practices that I consider to be paleo-friendly: breast feeding, baby wearing, and co-sleeping. I think the kids call that attachment parenting these days. Back in the paleo days, we just called... (more)

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by 260 · October 21, 2014 at 4:33 AM

I am planning on breastfeeding, but due to complicated health issues, I am not sure how long I will be able to do so. I have researched the best commercially available infant formulas (according to Weston A. Price and the Paleo community) and... (more)

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