Adaptive Clothing & Bolus Feeding

We are always in search of adaptive clothing that will make our life easier with a feeding tube. Last year, I supported a Kickstarter campaign for Tubesies– a bodysuit made for easy access to the feeding tube (G-Tube or GJ-Tube). Because Elizabeth is small and a slow grower, she can still wear her original Tubesies–… Continue reading Adaptive Clothing & Bolus Feeding

Real Food for Toddlers Blended Plan One

I am currently batch preparing food for eight days and then blending one meal at a time.  This is the simplest way for me to make sure Elizabeth is getting a varied diet throughout the day.  She has volume tolerance issues and a lot of food intolerances. Why eight days? Because I put 2oz of… Continue reading Real Food for Toddlers Blended Plan One

Breast Pump Wean

I’ve been MIA! Life has been BUSY! That’s how it goes with seven kiddos and a medically needy little one.  I had initially hoped to continue to pump until Elizabeth’s adjusted first birthday (Sept. 9) which would have been 15 months actual.  My milk supply dropped to only 10oz a day and it was still… Continue reading Breast Pump Wean

Nipple Lubes

Here’s the thing. Whether you exclusively pump, exclusively nurse, or a combination, those nipples are going to need some love.  Here’s the lowdown on keeping your nipples happy and healthy. Meet coconut oil- your new BFF. Seriously. Best thing ever.  I applied before every pumping session (on nipples and lubed the flanges for easy gliding). … Continue reading Nipple Lubes