Thursday, May 29, 2014

Updates

  • 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. 

10 comments:

  1. Busy Momma! Glad you're doing well!

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  2. It's good to hear from you. Glad your sweet girl is doing well!

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    1. So glad you're both doing well! And as I think I never did comment on your last post - very glad you're both enjoying The Piano Guys, too. :)

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  3. Ah, I love the new blog! Scientific accessibility is one of my big "things." When I was a kid, I wanted to be Carl Sagan... lol. I'd love to contribute to the blog at some point.

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    1. That would be awesome...I'm definitely planning for guest posts :)

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  4. I tried following the other one but it wouldn't let me click it! Can I follow by e-mail?

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    1. Yes, the follow button (look for it at the bottom of the page) lets you follow by email. Anyway, I'll be updating here every time I put a post up there for a while.

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  5. Hi there! I was hoping you could answer my question about your blog! My name is Heather and my email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)

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    1. Sure, what is the question though?

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