July 2, 2010 (12:47 pm)

Baby Kamea Update

by Kristen Suzanne

Baby Kamea is here! I’m so in love with her. As many of you know from following my Kristen’s Raw blog, Kamea was born on June 26. Apparently, she was born at a powerful time with the eclipse occurring. Personally, I think she was past our estimated due date so she could make a grand entrance at such a special time.

She had her first doctor visit and the good news is that she is gaining weight. Yay! That’s a relief because as a first time mom, I couldn’t help but wonder, “Is she getting enough?” Sometimes she nurses strongly, but other times she just seems to play around. I’m tracking her diapers to help gauge, but again, as a first timer… I can’t help but wonder.

It’s been an awesome, joyful, and anxious adventure so far. I am one heck of a worrier it turns out. But, we’re taking it half day by half day. I had/have all of these plans for things I want to do, but we’re taking it one step at a time. First, I’m getting the hang of breast feeding. It’s been pretty easy so far, but not without its soreness. As a result, I’m pumping to not only relieve them, but to also encourage my breast milk supply. This gives Kamea’s dad and grandmas a chance to feed her, too, while giving my ta-tas a break. Furthermore, I’m able to freeze some in the event of an emergency if we should ever need it. To tell you the truth, I had always planned on solely breastfeeding, but when new information presents itself, being flexible is important. I was a little worried about nipple confusion, but I was more worried that she wasn’t getting enough breast milk. Fortunately, she is taking to both like a champ. All in all, she is mostly at the breast, but gets a little in a bottle at times.

We’re using eco-friendly disposable diapers right now for two reasons: 1) easier until her cord falls off and 2) easier on mom and dad until we get the time to concentrate on trying the different systems I have. So, that means that we’ll focus on cloth diapers next. After that, we’ll start playing with EC.

And, I am eager to babywear, but I tell ya, I feel so lost with using these things. I have a ring sling, ergo with infant (probably too hot right now), kanga-wrap shirt thing, moby, gypsy mama. But, I’m scared to use them! My doula came over the other night and we tried the gypsy mama which was great, but now I have to practice it on my own. Eek! I want to watch some videos on youtube, but I’m so busy with breastfeeding, getting rest, and overall just getting to know Kamea, that I’ll tackle this later. By taking things one project at a time, it helps me manage it all mentally so I’m more calm.

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  • Deborah

    Know and trust that you will provide all the nourishment she needs. Do ya think they questioned Mother Nature way back when. As long as you are eating healthy, drinking lots of fluids, why would she Not get enough? Sounds like you have plenty if you are pumping also. Relax & love your little darling. When mine were young all I had was my two arms to hold them with., they seemed to work just fine. Keeping it simple…

  • Ubluem

    Kristen, you are doing wonderfully I am sure. When my son was born 32 years ago, I spent 4 days in the hospital, trying frantically to breastfeed him. Basically, he ate nothing while in the hospital. As all babies do, he lost a little weight at first (he was born a 8lbs9oz). Once we got home, he latched right on. He was one of those babies that ate every two hours, and it took me about an hour to feed him at any one time because he would eat/sleep/eat/sleep and on and on. You get the picture. As I look back, it was a struggle, but we all survived and by the end of one year, he was the fattest little baby you ever want to see. (Breast fed babies tend to be quite fat until they start walking.) But those first 3 months flew by, and after that, the smiles and cooing was rampant. I have loved every minute of being a mother, and you will too. The worrying never stops, but you have to put it in perspective. Trust that you are doing the right thing. It will be a magnificant experience. Kamea is a BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL. Enjoy every minute!

  • http://frugalbabe.com FrugalBabe

    So glad to hear that things are going well for you guys! Before you know it, all the things you mentioned will be so easy that you won’t even think about them, and you are going to be awesome at all of them. Baby wearing was one of the best things we did when our son was little. My favorite sling ended up being the Moby Wrap, although I didn’t start using it until our son was about six months old, and I had to watch a video on YouTube to figure out how to wear it!
    I had huge amounts of pain when our son was nursing for about the first three weeks. It was so bad that I would cry every time he’d latch on, and squeeze my husband’s hand for dear life for the first couple minutes of each feeding. And although those few weeks of painful nursing seemed like forever at the time, they were just a speck in the 24 months that I ended up nursing our little guy.
    Enjoy your time with your tiny little girl! You’re a rockin mama :)

  • http://soychaibookshelf.blogspot.com/ Jennifer

    She’s so beautiful! Seriously, I would be delighted to have a baby that adorable. :] I would be scared with those wraps too but it’s definitely doable – you just have to work at it. Congrats and enjoy her! You seem like you’ll be a great mommy. I look forward to more posts as I love babies!

  • Tricia

    I really enjoyed using a moby style wrap when my son was real small. He would snuggle and sleep on my chest and I could walk around the mall, my house, or the neighborhood. Of course it was December then, so maybe a different story for you in AZ during the summer! Babies sure do change everything, don’t they?

  • http://www.rawon10.blogspot.com/ Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day

    She’s just beautiful, Kristen. Congratulations to all of you :) .

    Babies generally get enough breast milk. You might want to hook up with the nearest Le Leche League. Their advice can be invaluable. IIRC, you’re in Phoenix? This is an AZ LLL site … http://www.lllofaz.org/phoenixmetroarea.htm Also, it can be hard to tell anything from watching a breast fed baby’s diapers. My daughter didn’t poo for 2 months straight as an infant … and I discovered that can be normal for a breast fed baby, because there’s no waste. Also, the soreness will go away … it lasts a week or so and then just stops. I guess they toughen up. It wasn’t very long at all before I felt like I had nipples of steel lol.

    Congrats again, I’m really happy for you :)

  • Anonymous

    I’m new to the Raw Vegan world, having purchased some recipe books for raw vegan cuisine, now I have to purchase ingredients and some equipment(dehydrator, juicer), but I just wanted to drop in and congratulate you on the arrival of your baby. Congratulations! She’s a beautiful baby girl, and I love her name.

  • Mihaela

    Baby Kamea is a BEAUTY! Congratulations to you and your family!

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Thank you!

  • http://girlonraw.com/ GirlonRaw

    Thanks for the update Kristen! Everyone has been waiting (patiently however) with baited breath to hear how you and Kamea are going. I am loving your updates!!! Love ya SS xoxox

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    :)

  • http://gingeristhenewpink.blogspot.com/ Lauren519

    Hey Kristen, Thanks for the update. I am enjoying hearing about what's going on, so when my time comes I'll know what to do! :) I hope you are resting and getting to enjoy her, she is so gorgeous!! Sending you all love! XO

  • http://www.grassfedmomma.blogspot.com grassfedmomma

    oh those first days.. mine were a mixed blessing.. Sam lost too much weight so we had to feed her every hour around the clock. Yes, 24 times a day. Talk about sleep loss!
    I used a double pump, every time, made Sure that everyone feed her, and froze as much as I could.
    On the sling: you will get the hang of it.. takes some getting used to. Give yourself time, practice with a fake baby as I called the lifesize doll I bought to get ready.. or a pillow.. then you will feel better about taking her out in it. My Sam LIVED in my sling, she would still be in there if I could fit her and not break my back doing it!
    Much love and peace to you on this very sacred journey!
    deb

  • Melissa

    Hey Kristen!! Glad to hear you and Kamea are doing well:) Enjoy this joyeous time! I would totally be like you and have a million things planned..but I like how you just taking it day by day and being flexible! Have a wonderful weekend.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=578588583 Alexandra Ernst

    Congratulations to you all, and welcome to Earth, sweet little Kamea!
    You picked a beautiful name for your beautiful girl!
    One project at a time sounds good, and don't sweat the small stuff… it will all fall into place. xx

  • Jen

    Babywearing is a DREAM and so easy one you get the hang of it. Do you have a pouch sling? Those are often the easiest for new mamas to get the hang of. You just slip it over your head and put in your little “joey”. There's a great website called “Attached to Baby” that sells all manner of slings. Also, if you are able to get to your local La Leche League meeting, I guarantee you that the moms there can give you some tips.

    Congratulations and enjoy your babymoom! You are doing GREAT!! Trust your body and trust your baby. God gave mamas instincts for a reason and our babies the wonderful ability to cue us in to what they need.

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Thanks for the encouragement and feedback :)

  • Mandie

    Just remember, that there are so many things that we plan for and want to do — that once we get have the baby, some of those things just don't work. Mothering is very personal, and it's different for everyone. I wanted to babywear so badly, but we (my daughter and I) just couldn't get the hang of it. Sounds like you're doing great! She's gorgeous!

  • Dawn

    Kristen, I was the exact same way. I had glorious plans and in the end it is really really important to be flexible, you are sooo right. Your ultimate goal is to enjoy a happy healthy baby, and if you are overextending or stressing yourself, that's not going to happen. There is no shame in not following every plan you had, and you'll feel better knowing you gave yourself what you both needed. My first son I wanted to breastfeed exclusively too, but he was a preemie and I guess wanted to “catch up” suddenly at about 4 months old. I felt like a dairy cow, lol! It was straight from one breast to the other and then back and forth. Well, we decided that maybe a little formula was in order, and it was nice to have my breasts back:) So it wasn't what I had planned but it saved my sanity and he's happy and healthy today.

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Thanks for sharing :)

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    That is great to know… how long it took for feedings. Very helpful.
    Thanks!

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Thank you! That makes me feel better and gives me more confidence :)

  • Michelleanne

    I can't wait to hear your birth story! :)

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    I'll get to it eventually, but that might take awhile :)

  • http://agscronlifeblog.blogspot.com/ Aggy

    All the congrats in the world. Sounds like you are doing great!!! Thank you for sharing.

  • http://myfruitylife1.blogspot.com Kat (MyFruityLife)

    Wow, is incredibly beautiful. Congratulations Kristen :)

  • Bittofraw

    thanks for the update! she is so beautiful. what everyone i know says is to be flexible and have plenty of options–you got it covered!

  • EmeliaG

    I love your post – it's so real! Bringing a newborn into your life is such an amazing event – it's like she's suddenly the boss – in a good way :) Even though we brought our son home through adoption at 8 days old, I had what I thought were pretty strict plans to use a certain kind of cloth diaper, work into breast feeding him, co-sleep, etc. In the end, we did what worked best for him – and still are! After the cord falls off and you feel up to doing some laundry on a weekly basis, yes – the cloth diapers are awesome! :) We started out with enviro disposables too – lol. I feed our son through a supplemental nursing system with his formula blend in the pouch that leads to my nipple shield… it's quite a contraption, but because I am also 6 months pregnant – I am not able to get a good milk supply going yet. He'll get the full breast milk when the 2nd baby is born. :) So, I say all that to say this – You're doing a great job! Keeping your sanity and your body healthy is really going to help your little baby thrive :) Your original plan is going to happen, and I love how you're being “easy” on yourself during this time – :) That's awesome!! Love the update!!

  • http://twitter.com/GFtriesVegan Sarah Collins

    She's so beautiful Kristen. You must be so proud. Congrats again! xxx

  • Isledance

    (((((Beautiful)))))

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Thank you for sharing! And congrats!

  • Ashley Gotschall

    Oh my! SOOOO precious! What a sweet beautiful little thing! Don't worry! It will come in time, you probably already know all this, but each person will have their own preference for slings and you'll learn yours in time. I didn't use hardly any of my “stash” I tried, but most just weren't as comfortable for me. I just used my ergo and moby. :)

  • http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/ Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    She's beautiful and I remember the early days of nursing…all you do is nurse! As a lactation educator I can tell you that yes, it's absolutely normal for her to just hang out at breast. She wants to be near you :) And as long as she's had a good feed and is gaining weight, she can hang out all she wants, provided you get a little break too.

    Disposable dipes, then CD'ing, then EC'ing…perfect progression. Washing CDs at this point is ALOT of work and I didnt start CDing til 3 mos. Never made it onto EC but yeah, give yourself the break! Washing CDs is a huge task for these early days.

    Babywearing. Didnt start formal slinging til about 3 mos b/c Skylar was so small…6 lb 7 oz and dropped to 5. 13 so was just too tiny to really fit safely. And getting them into the sling on your own does take practice!
    Congrats, Kristen!

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Thx for the info! Very helpful :)

  • http://livingslowly.wordpress.com Michelle

    Yes, take it one thing at a time. You are doing great! She is absolutely beautiful and I just love her name! Congrats Kristen!!

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Thank you!

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Thanks for the link and info!

  • Deb

    Ohhhh she is sooOOoo beautiful and such a beautiful name too!…You are doing great Kristen! Absolutely, flexibility is key….wanted to let you know I didn't use the sling (ring type) until my babes were about 3-4 months old…just didn't feel comfortable in that newborn stage…and it worked better for us when they had better neck support……….La Leche League might be very helpful for you too…I see that you have a link to a group in your area…I wished I had called them sooner with my firsts (twins)….with them, I pumped, supplemented, breastfed etc…..until 1 year, then just nursed and regular foods etc……with my youngest, I just breastfed and it was so much easier than the routine I had with the firsts….hang in there…..though the days/nights seem long, she will begin to stretch it out as she gains more weight and become a more effiecient eater too (so feedings will go quicker)….if I still had “my breastfriend” nursing pillow I'd send it to you in a heartbeat, because I could put my feet up and read or be on the computer or eat or drink etc. all while nursing……..my youngest who was exclusively breastfed (now 4) has had only mild colds (just a few) and a couple of tummy bugs that lasted maybe a day…my oldests, only got ear infections once they started school (had more tummy upsets than my youngest for some reason)…..be gentle with yourself too…no one tells you that after having a baby, you have to find your way back to yourself again…but you will…and you will be so much more enriched :) Deb

  • Kateisfun

    Congratulations to you both and your husband! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! I was a bit nervous to use the Moby at first, but practice really makes perfect. One thing that helped me was to start with just a little bit each day (20 minutes or so), until we were both more comfortable… happened before we knew it, and was great! I like your progression, seems like a good plan.

    I’m just getting into raw food, and it reminds me of having a baby in a way – take it one day at a time, it gets easier as time goes on and you figure out how best to do everything, start small and take on more as you feel able. :-)

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Thank you so much for the encouragement and support.

  • Rawtwitchn

    I love her and I love you Kristen!!! I'm so happy for you and G!! Kamea is GORGEOUS!! you are a wonderful mother who will give Kamea only the BEST!!!!!! Love you Sis!!!! XOXOXO

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Love you too!!! :)

  • healthy&homemade

    WOW Kristen, you are doing an amazing job! I'm glad you still have the energy to update for us on here, it's so special to be along for the journey. I hope you get plenty of rest and snuggles with your baby girl.

  • Tatiana Climo

    Aww what a blessing, congrats to you and your hubby!! Baby Kamea is Beautiful god bless her.

  • http://www.facebook.com/asabdelbari Areej S. Abdel Bari

    Congrats! Babies can go through cluster feeding periods which is totally normal :) I had lots of issues which sore cracked nipples the first week- I used a cream along with puping and it completely healed

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Thanks for the tip!

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    :)

  • http://www.vegancacaobee.blogspot.com Melissa (Vegan CacaoBee)

    Congrats on your beautiful baby girl!

  • http://color-so-loud.tumblr.com Kat

    How exciting that she is finally here! Your attitude about taking it one thing at a time is great. With my second child I am finding it easier to try EC here and there since I have the cloth diapering figured out, and I am getting better at finding ways to wear my infant since I had 2+ years of practice learning with my first. The most important thing is to do what you can, and not feel like you are failing if you can't do it all.

    Do you have any friends who babywear? Or are there any local crunchy groups, like La Leche League or an AP meetup or some other postpartum circle that you could visit after you have reached a point where you're ready to leave your nest? I'm sure your midwife or doula would have the d/l on such groups. I found it so helpful to have people around who had been through or were going through the same thing and could help, whether with learning to use a carrier or just providing emotional support.

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Thx! I hope to check out a group or two after I get settled. One hard
    part of going out is also the weather. It's so hot right now in AZ! I
    normally love it, but with an infant? Yikes.

  • http://www.tallgrasskitchen.com Anna

    I also had this enzyme issue – it is thought to be an overabundance of lipase, which actually is something that helps baby digest. It is NOT harmful to baby, but some babies don’t like the taste. My baby had no issue with it (even though I felt kind of bad feeding it to him, because it didn’t smell/taste good to me.) I did find that if I froze my milk immediately after pumping, and stored it in glass or hard BPA free plastic, it was better. More info here: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/lipase-expressedmilk.html

  • Gina (Fitnessista)

    thanks for the update! she is so beautiful and i’m happy you’re both doing well <3

  • Jan

    congratulations! not that you need more advise, but make sure that your frozen milk is still good after being frozen. i worked so hard to free and save so that i could have a little bit of freedom for a date, but when it came time to thaw the milk, all of my milk was bad. and i had no idea so a lot of milk got thrown out. turns out that some people have an enzyme issue with their milk and i did. so 11 months later and every feeding has been from my ta tas. totally worth it though. oh, you'll get a hang of your carriers. i have a beco and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Interesting… how do you get it tested?

  • Marie

    Congrats on the beautiful baby girl. I wish someone had emphasized with me that the first couple of weeks are pretty much about building a little nest and focusing on nursing. Of course mama needs to eat and drink and sleep when the baby sleeps. Everything else can wait! Family and friends are perfect for helping with the details.
    My little one was a sling baby, and still rides in the Ergo as a 3 year old, but in the first couple of weeks I really didn't much with babywearing. I've heard great things about the wraps for the newborn stage. Thebabywearer dot com is a good resource if you haven't heard about it already.
    For breastfeeding kellymom dot com was invaluable for me! Lots of great info and resources there. I would be careful when it comes to pumping so early on, as the pump doesn't stimulate the same as putting baby to breast to establish your milk supply. I completely feel you on the sore/cracked/unhappy nipples as I definitely dealt with those. What helped a lot was expressing a couple of drops of breastmilk after a feeding, spreading that over the nipples and letting air dry. The fats condition the skin and the anti-microbials prevent infections. I promise that it gets better as your body adjusts.
    What a sweet, precious time this is. I am so excited for you as you get to know your beautiful little girl!

  • Itinerantyak

    Are you going to tell us about the labor and birthing?

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    It'll be awhile before I get that story out because it'll take a while
    to write it. ;)

  • crookedmoonmama

    Congratulations mama. Job well done.
    The nursing will get easier.
    The slings will all make sense.
    The cord will fall off.
    Everything will be as it should.
    Just rest and love and count her toes…it goes by too fast.
    xoxo

  • http://twitter.com/AFitnessFreak Nicole McDonough

    She is an absolute doll Kristen! I'm so glad you are both getting settled into the new arrangement and enjoying it. My sister used and loved the Moby wrap. Oh how I wish they had those things when mine were babes : ) Enjoy this special time,

    Nicole

  • Travel Raw

    Kristen, Let me add my BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you and your new Family! SO VERY EXCITING and Kamea is so lucky! I can't wait to read more about your new life together. XOXO

  • http://www.rawbabyrowan.blogspot.com Sharilyn

    Glad to hear you're going to try EC. I plan on it as well, as soon as babe is born (Sept.) Please be sure to let us know how it is or isn't working for you.
    . . . she looks so soft.

  • http://www.todayslesson-theartofbalance.blogspot.com Lauren M

    Interesting. I never heard of this enzyme. However, I did taste my own milk since I had a premie and pumped for her before she was big enough to nurse. To me, it was delicious… warm, sweet milk. Similar to rice milk because it's watery. So, smell and taste give an idea if lipase is overabundant?

  • http://twitter.com/deva1111 Shari Blake

    What is EC?

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Elimination Communication

  • Hanna

    Hi, just found your site. Congrats on the beautiful baby – she's just precious! Can't wait to hear the birth story. I had a hypnobirth – went brilliantly too. I did exclusively breastfeed first child and, ironically, had a very sickly baby/toddler (non-stop respiratory and ear infections), though my children are not in a daycare setting. My second pregnancy went just as well but my milk never came in – ever (how odd!) and despite formula, is the healthiest child I've ever known. Third (and last) child was breastfed exclusively and is healthy too (though has had some illnesses). I can't figure it out. :) Oh, and about the EC – my good friend had perfect success with this. I didn't even try it because the cloth diapers were so convenient. But you'll do fine, whatever path you choose. And I agree, it's all about flexibility and being easy-going. It's just impossible to have a child and be spot-on, 100% every day. Sometimes you just have to take the easiest route possible so you don't lose your sanity too. Wishing you the best.

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Thanks for sharing :)

  • Maria

    Your baby is sssooooooo beautifullllll !!!! Lots of luck for all of you from Portugal.

  • Moneyfunkblog

    She is beeeeeaaaaauuuuuuutttifullllllllll! Very blessed and happy for you and your family.

  • Sheree

    She is so beautiful. My daughter found out about EC when her son was about 4 months old. She started right away and we have not changed a poopie diaper since he was 6 months old. He just turned 2 and has been out of day time diapers since prolly 8 months old. We just took him potty every 15 min. It is great!! My daughter has tried every cloth diaper system there is. She really likes the bamboo cloth with snaps. I forget the name of them. They have an outer cover that also snaps.

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Exciting! Thx!

    Sent from my iPad

  • Aiko

    She is ''psychic'' Kristen and she will take you to the next level. Don't worry about using all those cute named bags, slings and what not. Just BE and enjoy these moments because life is built on moments, only. She has a lot to show you..and I am so happy for you :)

  • Aiko

    When you are breastfeeding while ''working'', she is not able to get all the wisdom from you, and it is a form of disconnection..Gaze into her precious being when you feed her because you are transmitting all the knowledge to her..

    Please keep the iPad and iPhones away from you as it emits high radiation..I hope you are not using wireless or arond wi-fi hotspots..please read up on the dangers if you are!

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/arch

  • http://www.meghantelpnerblog.com Meghan

    Oh she's beautiful… congrats!!!

  • Whitney

    Our baby girl Zia was born at home June 25th. I have been reading bits of your blog since the beginning of my pregnancy, but never realized how close our due dates were! Your blog was inspiring when encountering resistance toward our decision to birth at home, and when choosing to eat a healthy diet throughout the pregnancy. I hope everything is going smoothly. I know that these first weeks are quite a transition! Breastfeeding is the most rewarding and demanding thing I have ever done! Blessings to your new family! I cant wait to read your birth story!

  • Acbottomley

    Blessings and peace to you and your little one. Your baby is just beautiful.
    From a mom of 6, grandmother of 4.

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Thank you :)

  • mad

    did you use any type of pain reliever during labor? or was it completely natural?

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    I will post my birth story when I get time to write it in its
    entirety. :) Right now, I only have mini chunks of time to work on
    smaller work projects, while caring for Kamea – my priority :)

  • Britt

    First, a huge congratulations to you and baby Kamea! What a blessing to have her. I've been following your progress throughout your pregnancy and was so excited when she arrived. I was right behind you during pregnancy and had my little boy just a week before you. It's the most amazing experience. I've got a question that is compeletly jumping ahead in time, but knowing how much you prepared for pregnancy, I figure you have already planned Kamea's diet. After one year, MDs and most DOs suggest to add cow's milk into baby's diet and I have no intentions of doing so. I'm wondering what your plan is to ensure the Vitamin D and calcium requirements. I had planned to do “Baby Shakes” with lots of greens for the calcium but really don't want to give a supplement in supplement form. I'd rather have a natural product. Wondering if goat's or almond milk will be the way to go?
    Thanks and congrats again! She's beautiful!

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    With all the thriving vegan babies in the world, I'm not concerned and
    don't feel the need for animal products. I also hope to breastfeed 2
    years or more.

    You might check out the link on my green mommy blog under kristen's
    picks for the post where I list some books. There are some good ones
    there with more info for you… Baby Greens, Evie's Kitchen, and the
    idiots guide one…

    Cheers :)

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    With all the thriving vegan babies in the world, I'm not concerned and
    don't feel the need for animal products. I also hope to breastfeed 2
    years or more.

    You might check out the link on my green mommy blog under kristen's
    picks for the post where I list some books. There are some good ones
    there with more info for you… Baby Greens, Evie's Kitchen, and the
    idiots guide one…

    Cheers :)

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