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
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 :)
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.
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!
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.
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.