This post is sponsored by Evivo but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
It’s been exactly one month since Charlotte decided to stop breastfeeding. And when I say she “decided”, I mean – one minute she’s happy nursing, and the next she’s like “meh, I’m over it.” ? Girl has a mind of her own that’s for sure, and I’m just thankful I got to nurse her for longer than I did her big bro. It’s never easy letting go of that “baby phase” though and watching them go from being so dependent on you, to all the sudden over night gaining this new found independence. I can’t tell you how many times I get asked at the Chick-Fil-A playground how old she is, followed by “Wow, she’s a climber.” Uh yah, tell me about it – you ain’t seen nothin’ dude. I love her curiosity, but sometimes I just want her to slow down just a tad – because before I know it she’ll be talking, and then going to school, and then graduating, and…ok, deep breaths.
Another thing I’m thankful for as part of our breastfeeding journey, has been using Evivo probiotics to help support her gut health. I so wish they’d been around when Garrett was a baby, because we just knew there was something off with this gut – we just didn’t know what or why. Now there’s actually a handy dandy “Baby Gut Check” you can take that will reveal if your baby is one of 9 out of 10 infants missing the critical good bacteria, B. infantis:
Question 1: Were you OR your baby born via C-section?
Question 2: Were you OR your baby given antibiotics pre-delivery or post pregnancy?
Question 3: Does your baby have diaper rash OR 5+ watery poops per day?
When I first read this questionnaire – I had one of those “aha moments.” I was diagnosed with Group B Strep at some point in my pregnancy with Garrett, and so I had to be given penicillin while I was in labor with him. Had I known then what I know now, you better believe I would have had that Evivo waiting in the freezer to give to him the moment we got home from the hospital. But hey, that’s the wonderful thing about science – it keeps evolving with us and I’m just glad there are companies out there like Evivo who understand how important it is to support our baby’s gut microbiome early on to set them up for life-long health.
If you’re interested in trying Evivo, you can get $10 off 4-week starter kit using my code BLOG9031, or $20 off 8-week or greater starter kit with code BLOG9032.
So “Bye bye baby. Hello toddler…” ?