Dairy free calcium rich foods

Dairy free calcium sources

If you or your children are following a dairy free diet, you may be concerned about ensuring adequate calcium intake. Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in our bodies, and while it is most commonly thought of in terms of bones and teeth, it is also important for muscle development, stable blood pressure and healthy skin. The myth […]

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Why I’m still breastfeeding my toddler

Why I'm still breastfeeding my toddler | www.toiletsarentforturtles.com

I’ve had a few people ask me lately when I’m going to stop breastfeeding the Stuntman. He’s 20 months old now, apparently “too old for breastfeeding”, according to some. When people ask me why I’m still breastfeeding my toddler, my first instinct is to tell them to mind their own effing business. My second instinct is to smile sweetly and […]

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How to go dairy free while breastfeeding

How to go dairy free while breastfeeding | www.toiletsarentforturtles.com

When the Stuntman was born it didn’t take me long to realise that something wasn’t quite right with him. He was feeding every 1.5 hours around the clock, projectile vomiting after almost every feed, and screaming in pain a lot of the time. He slept fitfully and couldn’t seem to settle into a deep relaxed sleep. His nappy situation was […]

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Ready for a Low Sugar Lifestyle? + *GIVEAWAY*

chocolate brownies in a row

If you’ve visited this blog before, you’ll know I’ve been trialling a new way of getting my kids to develop a healthy relationship with food, based on the Division of Responsibility infant feeding theory. Ooh, that sounds pretty heavy doesn’t it!! It’s not really that difficult – what we’re doing is trying out something called Family Style Service, which is […]

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How to have a Dairy Free Easter

a selection of dairy free Easter eggs

Dairy Free Easter eggs N.B. This is not a sponsored post, I’m simply sharing some products I’ve found in the hope that it helps you to enjoy your dairy-free Easter too. Easter can be a really crappy time if you’re intolerant or allergic to dairy. Milk chocolate eggs are everywhere, and you can’t go more than a few steps without […]

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The Curse of the Upper Lip Tie

The Curse of the Upper Lip Tip | www.toiletsarentforturtles.com

While I’d heard of Tongue Ties before, I’d never heard of an Upper Lip Tie until it turned our lives upside down after the arrival of my second child. L-Plate Mum When Little Miss was born 3 years ago, she refused to take my breast for the first 24 hours, and I had to feed her my colostrum through a […]

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