Category Archives: Food

The Year in Review: Milk & Food

We’ve almost come full circle when it comes to breast milk. Jenn started to pump at 4 weeks because she had to go back to work. From those precious, few first ounces to the thousands and thousands that have added … Continue reading

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Thanks to an email suggestion from a reader who wanted to stay above the frothy milk fray, I just went out and got some antibiotic and steroid-free whole milk. (TTU locals: It’s the Maple View Farm brand that comes in … Continue reading

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Still Mammals

I wanted to revisit a couple of points on this topic before moving on to something else. I’m still amazed at the final production numbers. I had no idea what to expect when I ran the data, but over 9,000 … Continue reading

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We're all Mammals

As we approach the one year mark, it seems like a good time to look back over Trixie’s milk history. Our initial goal was to feed her breast milk until 6 months, then to get through winter, then 9 months … Continue reading

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Back on Course

Thanks again for all the great ideas. We’re sorting through and trying out everything. We’ll revisit the food report at some point and see how things are going. In related news, posting will probably be a little light this week … Continue reading

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This is a nightmare

Well, I thought I hated mealtimes last week. As reported on Friday, thanks to the overwhelming advice posted here, we have turned our feeding operation around 180 degrees and now Trixie is only self-feeding. The fact that she took to … Continue reading

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I wanted to thank everyone again for all the advice that poured in today. It was a real eye-opener. So much advice has been posted to this blog since its creation, but today’s comments were just so immediately applicable. We … Continue reading

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The Food Report

Currently, the absolutely worst part about owning a baby is the feedings. Not the breast or bottle feedings — there’s nothing too tricky about that after the first couple of weeks. I’m talking about the food feedings. The three-times-a-day, get-that-the-hell-away-from-my-mouth, … Continue reading

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V is for Vomit

We’ve had a little throwing up problem lately. As documented in last Tuesday’s Pedialyte entry, Trixie threw up for the first time in many, many months. Now just a week later, she did it again. There’s no need to rehash … Continue reading

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Pedialyte – when hummingbirds need a pick-me-up

The advertising on the box says to use Pedialyte instead of sports drinks or juices to replace lost fluids in sick children. I’m surprised this line of thinking hasn’t been picked up outside of the dehydrated baby market. Pedialyte should … Continue reading

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