Last week I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Sears and his wife Martha present an informal speech at The Baby Grocery Store in Charlotte, NC. I was absolutely thrilled to see they are just as kind and gentle as I pictured in my mind. Dr. Sears spoke about attachment parenting and the reasons he feels it is best for you and your baby not just in the present but as they mature and grow into adulthood. He also touched on some baby super foods: avocado and salmon both being excellent choices because it has the healthy fats your baby needs for proper brain development.
During the Q & A session session, I was able to ask Dr. Sears a question. Here is my question and a summary of his response.
I am in the process of transitioning from breast milk to regular milk. Many friends have decided on almond milk vs. whole milk. What are your thoughts?
A. I wouldn’t want to misquote him in anyway but his answer was simple. Milk isn’t needed past nursing, he instead suggested yogurt. The brand he likes best is the Stonyfield brand. I found this to be a very interesting response. I had a milk allergy when I was born so I didn’t grow up drinking the white stuff so this made a lot sense to me. He did later say whole milk until age 2 then you can make the switch to a skim milk.
Seeing Dr. Sears speak was a really great experience. I felt good that a lot of the things he feels that are important and healthy choices are things we’ve been practicing at home. Although I don’t categorize myself into any one type of parenting style like attachment parenting, I do find that I lean heavily on many of these principles.
I would like to thank The Baby Grocery store for hosting Dr. Sears. Having such a world renown name come to our community was an incredible and perhaps once in a lifetime experience. If you are looking for a one stop shop for all of your baby or toddler needs do check out The Baby Grocery store! This gem recently opened and I am so thrilled to have this great store in my neck of the woods. The Baby Grocery Store is a place to nurture your little one both inside and out from offering cloth diapering, GMO free foods to holding play groups and the list goes on. I’ve found such wonderful products and groceries for my Sweet Pea at their beautiful store. Shopping there always leaves me feeling like I am choosing the best there is out there for my little one.
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