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As Paige nears her first birthday I can’t help but feel emotional. How is she already (almost) one? She’s starting to give me the cutest kisses, loves to dance when music comes on, starts to sing whenever her brother is belting out the National Anthem, and loves ALL food. She’s been walking for a couple months but seeing her develop in other ways is just so exciting but also makes my mama heart a little sad at the same time.
I breastfed Michael until he was one year and have always planned to do the same with Paige. Side note: I support all methods of feeding your child whether your baby is formula fed, breast fed, or a combination! Personally, I was always so proud of myself for reaching that one year mark with Michael. The last day I nursed Michael I unexpectedly cried … an ugly, ugly cry. I didn’t want that special bond to be broken and I also worried big time about how he would possibly attain all of the nutrients that he was receiving from breast milk.
Well here I am .. almost to that one year mark with Paige. Will I stop at exactly one year? I’m not quite sure yet but it is some time in the very near future. Our new pediatrician is all about vitamin drops, something I didn’t know much about when I had Michael! I recently started giving Paige NovaFerrum drops. They are a flavored multivitamin with iron. Aside from having 8 essential vitamins and minerals, it contains both Vitamin D and Iron as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)”1-2.
Here’s a closer look at the vitamins: NovaFerrum Multivitamin with Iron Pediatric Drops is free of alcohol, sugar, dye, gluten, dairy, lactose, soy, peanuts, or tree nuts. It contains no artificial sweeteners or colors and is also kosher and vegan verified. It is naturally sweetened raspberry grape flavor and was created for infants & children under 4 years of age.
It really gives me peace of mind that adding such a simple little task into our daily routine will help her get some of those important nutrients to help her grow and develop. That being said, I’ll admit that our daily routine is changing all the time so I don’t give it to her at the exact same time every day. You know how mom life goes. I will keep you guys posted on when I decide to wean her! Right now I’m breastfeeding her about three times per day. Sometimes a little more, sometimes slightly less. You know what they say .. “life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” We’re all in this together and trying to give our babies the best that we can!