Archive for July 19, 2010

Mr. Orange

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So apparently, if you feed your kid a lot of carrots and orange vegetables, you’ll turn them orange.

I did not find this out until it was too late. A few weeks ago, I had turned Nathan orange. His entire body had this orange-yellowish hue, especially his nose, his palms, and the soles of his feet. When we saw his pediatrician, she confirmed that a lot of foods high in carotene (such as carrots, squash, and sweet potatoes) can do this. I have since cut back on the amount of orange veggies that I feed him, and Nathan is no longer orange.

I had no idea carrots could do that! I mean, you don’t turn pink or red from eating large amounts of watermelon, ya know?

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Nathan the Destroyer

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This is what happens when I forget to put the diapers out of Nathan’s reach. He flings them all over the room, every single time. And he knows he’s not supposed to… hence the “I’m sorry, Mama” look on his face.

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Breastfeeding moms stand up for themselves and their babies

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Breast-feeding moms protest: Breast-feeding moms host nurse-in at Apopka park – OrlandoSentinel.com.

All I gotta say is GO MAMAS!

Seriously though. This isn’t 1875. By now, everyone should know that breastfeeding is the most natural, absolute healthiest and best way to feed babies. There is nothing obscene or disgusting about it. People who think otherwise are the ones with the problems. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again- people who are “offended” by nursing mothers seem to always have an issue with the act of breastfeeding itself. Because this is America, and this is 2010. BOOBS ARE EVERYWHERE. They are on billboards. They are in commercials. They are in magazines. Hell, you see women showing off their boobs in Wal-Mart. And it’s not just boobs that are bombarding our vision, but it’s sex, too. Sex is everywhere. Women have been turned into sexual objects… things to be lusted after by men. But everyone seems immune to that. It’s breastfeeding itself that people are particularly offended by. But what they don’t seem to realize is that breastfeeding is natural, normal, and protected by law.

As most of you know by now, I both breastfed and formula fed Nathan (because of low milk supply), so I’m not one of those people who are adamantly against formula- but I AM one of those people who fully supports a woman’s (and infant’s!) right to breastfeed because it is so much healthier for baby than formulas (we had first-hand experience with this). If you are someone who finds breastfeeding offensive, first off, please educate yourselves on the matter and you will learn there is nothing offensive about it. The law is on their side for a reason. Secondly, JUST DON’T LOOK. It’s that simple.

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