The most natural act there is should not be subjected to societal misunderstanding and judgement. Babies first, everyone else later, or never.
Here is one page I meant to put on my fence for a while. Finally, Dulce de leche is given proper recognition. Check her out and feel free to stick around, she has great ideas.
In her own words:
“A mom who is passionate about gentle discipline, breastfeeding, and parent-child relationships. Let’s encourage each other!
Loving our families and treating others, regardless of age, the way we would wish to be treated.”
I found Paa.la through her wonderful graphics with beautiful photos and even greater messages in them. She is such an inspiration to those trying to normalize breastfeeding that I just had to make her a fence. I always admire individuals who get involved with the cause close to their heart and keep educating tirelessly.
Also on Facebook.
In her own words:
“Raise your hand if you love mothering, breastfeeding, and birth! I post my rambles here about natural parenting and full-term breastfeeding.
My name is actually Paala. I am a stay-at-home mother of two daughters under four. If you ask me what type of parent I am or what parenting style I might label myself with, I would just say I do what works for me and my family.”
This is NOT a must for every family. Some choose different foods from these offered groups and in a different order. I only wanted to share as an alternative to the commonly suggested commercially-bought cereals. Please consider your family’s diet and preferred foods that you, yourself, are more used to. Chances are your baby will agree with you more.
This is how I chose to introduce first foods with my second child after getting burned on rice cereal with my first. And we both couldn’t be happier.
Some good Information found in this article:
“Baby Led Weaning First Foods – Fruits
Banana – this is best served in large chunks for baby to gnaw, as they will be easier for him to hold.
Pear- this can be served raw (if soft, ripe and juicy) or lightly steamed if the texture doesn’t seem ‘gummable’.
Made this mistake with my first because I thought my pediatrician knew better than me, and didn’t do any research. I know better with my second now and I notice a world of difference between my children’s eating habits and appetite in general.
Have a look at this article by Dr. Joseph Mercola:
“Almost every childcare book offers the same advice about a baby’s first solid meal — start them first on rice cereal mixed with breast milk or formula. This has been received wisdom for 60 years.
But this is because in the 1950’s, baby food companies launched an advertising blitz trumpeting the benefits of white rice cereal.
But there is no scientific basis for this recommendation. None at all. And now, concerned about increasing childhood obesity, some pediatricians want to change how babies eat.
There are some pages that defend their values and beliefs so passionately that it drives some people crazy. And you know what? I respect them for that. If you are just as passionate about standing up for children’s rights despite a lot of resistance, then Mama’s Milkies is for you. Thanks to them and other advocates like them, a lot of kids are having a better life now.
In their own words:
“Attachment Parenting! Breastfeeding, intactivism, cloth diapering, baby wearing, natural birth (and birth YOUR way), car seat safety, and ALL that fun stuff! (We also reserve the right to post about random topics to encourage discussion with our peers!)
We focus around all things motherhood. We believe everyone wants to be the best mother they can be, and with the internet at your fingertips, we have no excuse not to learn as much as we can to be the best parents we can for our children! We do get off topic sometimes as well and discuss general things about life.”
How odd that I found this beautiful nursing photo as an official mainstream ad for a clothing company, decided to show it to the Facebook world saying, “Look, it is not so bad if even this popular clothing company didn’t have a problem with it”, and instead it got reported and removed by Facebook. And I got a warning. Wow, people, babies need to eat, mothers need to feed, get over it and stop getting shocked. There is nothing shocking about something as natural as nursing your child.
And here is the original, in case you want to enjoy it without the Facebook warning: