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Starting Solids

An Inside Look: Blue Russ Holistic Health Coaching


I am pleased to introduce you to Blue Russ today.  She is a certified Holistic Health Coach, trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied over 100 dietary theories and a wide range of coaching techniques. She is your calm, gentle guide, supporting you to achieve your goals with confidence and grace. No counting calories or grams of nutrients. No judgment. No food is off limits. No deprivation. She believes that we have all the wisdom and healing power we need. The best healers are the ones that enable us to reawaken it.

Food chronicle: Angelika ~ Week 8

This is the eighth and final installment in my Introduction to Solids series.  I am journaling about our experience with baby feeding since we have the unique opportunity to share this with our students and readers as we start the process of weaning our youngest child.  This is not medical advice, nor is it a schedule to be followed.  It is simply our choice for our baby and the first time we have done what is gaining popularity as “baby-led weaning”.

Click on these links forWeek 1

Food chronicle: Angelika ~ Week 7

This is the seventh and penultimate installment in my Introduction to Solids series.  I am not sure how many more "aha" moments I am going to have going forward, so I think that I will keep one more week of notes to post and then move onto something else.  I am open to ideas, so let me know!  I will also count on our students to keep my ideas fresh :)

I am journaling about our experience with baby feeding since we have the unique opportunity to share this with our students and readers as we start the process of weaning our youngest child.

Food chronicle: Angelika ~ Week 6

Starting solidsThis is the sixth installment in my Introduction to Solids series.  I am journaling about our experience with baby feeding since we have the unique opportunity to share this with our students and readers as we start the process of weaning our youngest child.  This is not medical advice, nor is it a schedule to be followed.  It is simply our choice for our baby and the first time we have done what is gaining popularity as “baby-led weaning”.

Click on these links forWeek 1,Week 2,Week 3

Food Chronicle: Angelika ~ Week 5

Bradley baby gnawing on an apple
This is the fifth installment in my Introduction to Solids series.  I am journaling about our experience with baby feeding since we have the unique opportunity to share this with our students and readers as we start the process of weaning our youngest child.  This is not medical advice, nor is it a schedule to be followed.  It is simply our choice for our baby and the first time we have done what is gaining popularity as “baby-led weaning”.

Click on these links forWeek 1,Week 2,Week 3

Food Chronicle: Angelika ~ Week 4

Food Chronicle: Week 4   

This is the fourth installment in my Introduction to Solids series.  I am journaling about our experience with baby feeding since we have the unique opportunity to share this with our students and readers as we start the process of weaning our youngest child.  This is not medical advice, nor is it a schedule to be followed.  It is simply our choice for our baby and the first time we have done what is gaining popularity as “baby-led weaning”.   

Food Chronicle: Angelika ~ Week 3

Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, PaysonPhoto: The last of our peaches...so happy our baby got our home-grown produce!
 
This is the third installment in my Introduction to Solids series.  I am journaling about our experience with baby feeding since we have the unique opportunity to share this with our students and readers as we start the process of weaning our youngest child. 

This is not medical advice, nor is it a schedule to be followed.  It is simply our choice for our baby and the first time we have done what is gaining popularity as “baby-led weaning”.

Food Chronicle: Angelika ~ Week 2

  
Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, PaysonHere is the second installment of introducing solids with our 8-month old.  She is our fourth child, so we are trying to apply the lessons we have learned with our previous children.  Additionally, I want to remind our readers that this is a snapshot into our family’s process since I have had many students ask about how we approach introducing solids.  This is not medical advice, nor is it based on any expert advice – this is purely anecdotal.   

Here is the first installment on introducing solids (

Starting Solids with Angelika

Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, PaysonFirst of all, let me start by saying this is completely anecdotal and a log of what we are doing with our family.  I thought I would take the opportunity to write about it since I have the unique opportunity to share what is going on with us as we introduce Angelika to solid food.  This is not medical advice, or a suggestion to follow to the letter.  Each family has to do what is right for them.  Your instincts and your care team are the best guide for your child.  
 

Breastfeeding for Newbies

"What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding That No One Tells You"
 
We had our first introduction to the benefits of breastfeeding in last night's class.  We have the benefit of having two moms who have already breastfed in our class and it was great to have their input as we introduced the new parents to the concept of breastfeeding.
 
Most people know about engorgement or nipple soreness, or that it can take a few days for your milk to come in.  There were comments about the new things our students heard about breastfeeding when we closed class, so I thought I would share the insights people learned in class.
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