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    Re: Whats in your vaccine?

    Um, yeah, a big part of why we don't choose to vaccinate.
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    Re: Parent feedback and support

    So glad to hear you've already found a better doctor!!
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    Re: Vegan Diet Reverses Eczema

    It is often a genetic condition. My son likely had it because grandma, great grandma, and aunt on my husband's side all had it.
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    Re: Vegan Diet Reverses Eczema

    Definitely doesn't work for everyone. My oldest son had eczema really badly on his face and hands. Always been vegan, breastfed, etc. Tried every "natural" remedy in the book. Eventually tried a...
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    Re: Need some fellow vegan parent feedback and support!

    I was fortunate to have been veg and then vegan for long enough to preface any relationship and possibility of children with the expectation that they would be raised on a vegan diet. I even put it...
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    Re: Vegan Vitamins for Toddlers

    We order Animal Parade off Amazon.com.
    They have a fruit flavoured multivitamin, and a vanilla sundae flavour calcium vitamin, both chewables. Our kids love 'em, though I don't really know that...
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    Re: Need some fellow vegan parent feedback and support!

    So sorry you had to deal with that! You must have felt so attacked by this doctor (an MD? or just a naturopath?) that you had previously trusted. I would personally find a new doc asap.

    We also do...
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    Re: vegan infant milk?

    No, because cholesterol and fatty acids are not the same things. Obviously omega 3's and DHA are also important to add to a baby's diet (or to a breastfeeding/donating mother's diet before baby is 6...
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    Re: vegan infant milk?

    It's not just the dairy industry at work here, but it is medically sound advice not to use exclusively soy formula in infancy if possible. Babies need dietary cholesterol for the first 2 years of...
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    Re: vegan infant milk?

    I would definitely look in to donor breastmilk. Even if soy formula is used, it should be supplemented with donor breastmilk a few times per day for optimal brain growth.
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    Re: Vegannaise is so icky!!

    I could eat Veganaise with a spoon. :o
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    Re: Vegan Family blogs

    Raising Seven Vegans was a fake. The author lifted photos from other sites, mainly Pyjammy (link in my blog post I linked above) who has triplet boys. Whether the entire blog was completely...
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    Re: Vegan Family blogs

    Just wanted to note that the "Raising Seven Vegans" blog was a fake!
    Here is my blog post about it: http://disposableaardvarksinc.blogspot.com/2009/11/too-good-to-be-true.html (And if you leave a...
  14. Thread: Vaccinations

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    Re: Vaccinations

    In that situation I would sue for everything I could. Unless you signed something coming in to the hospital, vaccinating you is illegal, plain and simple.

    Vaccines are NOT vegan, and they go...
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    Re: i'm 5 months pregnant - diet advice plese

    I've had 4 vegan pregnancies, all normal, except for excessive morning sickness that required meds for the last two. But if you're able to eat, just make sure you're eating plenty of green veggies,...
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    Re: Veganism, Babies and Cholesterol

    The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for a MINIMUM of 2 years for optimal health.
    "Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and...
  17. Thread: having a baby

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    Re: having a baby

    We usually start solids around 6 months, offering little bites of what we're eating. Smushy baby cereals are not necessary and not very nutritious anyways. My boys were eating a ton by 8-9 months, my...
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    Re: Vegan Family blogs

    Cool!
    I've got a link list on the sidebar of my blog to all the vegan family blogs I know of: http://disposableaardvarksinc.blogspot.com/ It's on the right, scroll way down.
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    Re: Trick-or-Treating

    As another atheist--a family of atheists--they mean a lot to us: FUN!!!! I love celebrating lots of things, doesn't mean I have to be religious to join in a good time.
  20. Thread: having a baby

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    Re: having a baby

    Ditto that. We never even considered having it "just in case". Besides, there are always donor mamas with an extra stash who would be willing to help.
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    Re: School dinner help?

    But usually being brought up in a religion means being told "this is the way it is", yet the child may think whatever he likes, no one can force him to believe stuff.
    Yet saying "this is why we...
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    Re: Trick-or-Treating

    We let them trick-or-treat. When they get home, I tell them to go wash up while I put their bags in another room. Meanwhile I toss in a dozen or so vegan items. Then they dump out their stash and go...
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    Re: Being a vegan in the U.S.A.?

    Even in the regular supermarkets here, non-white/refined sugar products abound, and there are TONS of organic cereals and breads without preservatives. If I buy something sweetened it's often made...
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    Re: Being a vegan in the U.S.A.?

    I just eat mostly whole foods, but most packaged stuff I do buy has simple ingredients. I wouldn't be buying stuff with BHT, etc in it. And many companies do have a big "V" for vegan on their...
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    Re: School dinner help?

    I would either make sure he is only offered veg food, or pack him a lunch. For me there would be no "letting him choose" at this age, because he's too young to make an informed decision, he is simply...
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    Re: The Flu Shot. Curious about some opinions...

    Oh, and nothing is MANDATORY, even if they say it is. There is always a way around it legally.
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    Re: The Flu Shot. Curious about some opinions...

    We do not get the vaccine for many reasons, only one of which is that they're not vegan. In MA we must lie and say it's for religious reasons, but when I worked in a hospital in NH I could state my...
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    Re: contraception

    I use a BabyComp. Google it, it's awesome.
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento) [2]

    Jamboxrock, your lunches always look sooo yummy!

    So I've been challenging myself to branch out with ingredients in my bentos via a new group I started here:...
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    Re: Anyone here practising Attachment Parenting?

    The only opposition we've felt is due to the co-sleeping. But I just quote McKenna and tell them it's really none of their business! LOL

    I did EC with my second baby, and it worked great, until he...
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    Re: Human breast milk fortifier?

    Yes, please do keep us posted. At 9 months what milestones is she behind on?
  32. Thread: Daiya cheese

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    Re: daiya

    Ooooh, Pangea sells it?!!! I've been DYING to try it! I was about ready to drive down to Mystic, CT since it's the closest place that has a pizza shop which uses it.
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    Re: Vegannaise is so icky!!

    Looooooove Vegannaise! Just that and sliced tomatoes on bread and I'm in utter bliss.
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    Re: Human breast milk fortifier?

    Mammal has given some great advice/questions.
    After 3 big baby boys, I now have a tiny girl. She is just not a big eater. At 13 months I still offer to nurse her whenever she wishes, but otherwise I...
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    Re: Vegan Spots in Boston?

    Noooooo!!! Not TJ's! :sad:
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    Re: We're hoping to adopt a baby

    Already sent you best wishes on VP, but one can't have too much on their side while going through the adoption process, right!? May it go smoothly and easily and as quickly as possible for you all!
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    Re: Vegans to Adopt

    We were considering adoption for our 4th child, and may again later. As a potential vegan adoptive family, I too was concerned about how our diet would be received by birth parents or adoption...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento) [2]

    tasty looking zucchini!
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    Re: vegan child, picky eater

    Nope, NOT all kids are picky eaters at all.
    But the best thing to do is to keep offering and most importantly MODELING healthy eating. They will eventually turn their eating around again.
    I have 1...
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    Re: Vegan Spots in Boston?

    Too bad the vegan restaurant just up the street in Brookline, My Thai, just closed. I used to go there for my bday. At least their main restaurant in Boston chinatown is still going strong....
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