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November: Celebrating Adoption and How you Choose to Feed Your Baby

November 14, 2016

 

November is a special time for adoptive families -- we celebrate National Adoption Day Nov. 15 and World Adoption Day Nov. 19!

Adoption is a beautiful way to welcome children into your family, whether they’re babies or older children; children from abroad or closer to home; from foster care or through an agency. Adoption can vary so much, just like the shades of skin, ages, stages and personalities of the children you welcome home. Bryan and I adopted our two boys at birth, five weeks apart (have you read our story?). Malachi is Native American, African-American and Caucasian, and Isaiah is African-American. Most passerby see our double stroller and assume twins -- until they take a closer look!  They often have the curiously awkward “How could this be?” question, and we smile and share the story of bringing our family together. Adoption means we didn’t fit the mold: we created a new one!

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Is Your Baby Hungry?

March 12, 2015

We may be biased, but we think mimijumi bottles have the cutest names out there. The Not So Hungry bottle is 4 oz., and it's big brother is the Very Hungry bottle at 8 oz. Which one do you need for your baby? How much milk should your little one be drinking each feed? These are questions best discussed with your pediatrician as every baby is different, but we've put together a quick reference for general feeding amounts based on age. Hopefully this will help you decide which bottle would best suit your baby, and give you peace of mind knowing they are eating what they should be, when they should be!

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