When I was pregnant with my first child, I decided I was going to nurse him. It seemed like the obvious choice. My body was going to make this lovely milk for my own species, this perfectly designed food for my baby. Of course I’d nurse him! For one year.
Because you’re only “supposed” . . . → Read More: How I Came to Nurse My Toddler
Lately, I’ve seen a lot of new mothers concerned that their breastfed babies are not pooping every day. My first son has always pooped a zillion times every day. We never knew when a BM was a-brewin’. It was kind of terrible.
When this picture was taken, Felix (then 3 months) hadn’t pooped . . . → Read More: Breastfed Babies and Their BMs
My baby is trucking right along in his solid food experiments. He snarfs down meatballs and fish, Cheerios and freeze-dried veggie discs. We’re trying as much as possible to practice baby-led weaning, which at our house means we toss cubes of food on his tray and mostly ignore him while we finish preparing food, . . . → Read More: Adventures in Solids
There’s a GI bug circulating around…well, basically everywhere. It’s at my older son’s preschool. It’s all over my play group. I initially scoffed at this bug like I always do because say what you will about my older son–that kid has an iron stomach. He has never, ever vomited.
I smugly assumed my family . . . → Read More: GI Bug Prescription: More Breastmilk
A friend sent me a blog post a few weeks ago explaining the release of a new product: Similac Mom. It doesn’t seem to be available in the US, but it sure is for sale in lots of other countries around the world. It’s a product designed for pregnant and postpartum women to drink, . . . → Read More: Similac Mom: Formula for Grownups
We cloth diaper three-quarters of the time here at Team Lev Headquarters. We launder the diapers ourselves and I must say, it’s been pretty lovely these past six months to not worry about the contents of the cloth diaper.
I never imagined that the sun really would bleach out stains. But it does!
. . . → Read More: Cloth Diapering and Introducing Solids
What is the WHO CODE? It is a “code of ethics” developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to regulate the marketing and distribution of breast milk substitutes. It is a VOLUNTARY code which companies, medical facilities, doctors and organizations are encouraged to follow, but it is not mandatory and there are no repercussions . . . → Read More: Importance Of The WHO Code