- I have finally started that other blog with my real name....bookmark it/follow it if you like the subject matter. I would also request you to share it (on Facebook and stuff) if you feel so inclined. It is at http://decodingscience.wordpress.com The introductory post gives a pretty good overview of what the blog will be about. I eventually will move a lot of the science stuff from this blog there, once it gets a bit more search engine optimized. Next up will be a blogpost on the benefits of a specific probiotic supplement in infants: I got really excited about it when I first found out about it, and I've been meaning to write this post forever, but I do not call myself the queen of all procrastinators for nothing. I will write it within the next week, I promise.
- I have also started detailing the first few weeks/months for Gauri to come find as she gets older, and have made it a sticky page. I'm still trying to decide the privacy level of this one.
- I have also updated the goat milk formula recipe post with a how-to on making the formula and some other tweaks/notes. Something interesting to share: I started adding 1/8th tsp homemade clarified butter (ghee) to 8 oz of formula to supply additional fats, and to my very pleasant surprise, it increased the frequency of her bowel movements from 1 per day to 2 per day (further investigation revealed that ghee IS used to treat constipation in adults). I know formula-fed babies have some serious issues with constipation, and I saw some of that when I was on Nestle Nan, but they have all gone away using this formula, and her pooping patterns now resemble that of a breast milk-fed baby. I feel pretty good about that.
Will be updating this post and the sticky page with pictures soon.