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Thursday, February 21st, 2013
5:55 pm - Vegan Gestational Surrogate
janeswomb I am vegan and I want to be a gestational surrogate. I wasn't vegan when I carried my own son, but at this time, I've been vegan for one year and before that I was vegetarian for about 1-2 years. I'm really excited about the idea of being a vegan surrogate for someone. Then I realized, vegans are supposedly 1% of the population. Out of this number, am I going to find intended IPs or one IP who wants a vegan GS?

Has anyone done this before, or do you know of vegans who have?

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
9:31 pm

Hello all- my name's Mads, I'm 19, Australian, and about to become a Vegan Parent.

I've been vegan for some years now, so I'm used to managing my own iron/B-group vitamin/calcium/omega-3 intake- so it's not really advice I'm after... well. I guess I'm always after advice. Especially now that my RDI has gone up so tremendously.

But I really just want to know that there are other vegan parents out there who have happy, healthy children, so I can tell 'the father' that I'm not harming our child, and that he/she will grow to a normal stature and be of normal (if not more than normal, heh) intelligence and that they won't be teased all the way through school.


I look forward to getting to know you all.


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Tuesday, May 29th, 2007
10:38 am

Howdy vegan parents. Not a parent, but quite a few of you have families that aren't all vegan.
I'm after some suggestions of meals that you and omni members of your household enjoy together.
Plus to anyone in UK: is there an organic, unsweetened soymilk with added calcium (preferably from seaweed source) available? I've searched in vain.

current mood: groggy

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Sunday, October 1st, 2006
3:50 am


what books on vegan pregnancy/vegan kids do you reccomend?


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Saturday, August 19th, 2006
2:54 pm - Hi!

I just joined the community and the vegan lifestyle. My husband and I have a 3 year old little boy. We live in Alaska.

Do any of you use these:

Vegan Kids

How do you like them? Why or why not? What if any added vitamins do you give your children?

current mood: curious

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Friday, July 28th, 2006
3:44 pm - A child's free will

At what point do you think you will give your child the choice of whether to stick to a vegan diet or to choose to eat foods of animal origin?

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Thursday, April 6th, 2006
9:39 pm

my friend shella and i were discussing our pregnancies, and i commented that i thought the reason that i didnt have any morning sickness what so ever was because of my diet, and i think that morning sickness is reserved for people who love mc*d's and eat pure shit. am i way off base with this, or have you as expectant mothers experienced the same thing?

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2006
12:01 pm - Vegan mama

http://www.veganmomma.com/blog/ Don't know if anyone has posted this. Found it through an enjoyable Podcast by VeganFreak Radio.

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006
10:53 pm

Hi I'm new to this, Hope its alright i post this here my son Jordan is two and I'm raising him a vegetarian...I would love to go vegan but its so hard! I really admire those of you raising your kids vegan I do believe its so much better... Does anyone know of a book or website that has good recipes? Thanks a bunch! ~Cindy

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
10:37 am - new member

...hi. First post to this com. & second day on LJ.
Its nice to see other vegans out there. Starting to feel insane. I'm married w/ 4 kids. (2 adopted, 2 surrogate. No mpreg here...) Moved to London to live with my husband who is as f. non-vegan as they come. How does everyone do it? I don't let them in the kitchen when I make sure their food is organic and his isn't. (I do the cooking.) Hes right tho, when they're older they will notice & ask why his food is different. He refuses to eat organic. Not even asking vegan just organic. Had a 3 day fight over it when we first got together. Just like I don't want them in front of the idiot box.
How did everyone eles get their S.O. to try organic or vegan? Tried logic, starting to get sarcastic. ("Can spray some f. pesticide on your food if you want it that bad." etc) Am I fighting a battle I wont win?
-Ziichi (my real name. yeah. parents had a sick sense of humour.)

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Friday, October 7th, 2005
5:25 am

this is the first year my son is old enough to understand halloween/trick or treat and my wife and i were wondering what other vegan parents do as far as that goes... what i mean by that is, how does one politely refuse the kinds of candy that are not vegan? or do most vegan parents avoid it altogether? we had the idea that we would simply make up kind of a halloween basket for him for when he gets home so he can have his treats like the other kids after he went out and saw everyone else going door to door. also, we have to take into account that our son has a very "sugar" restricted diet. thanks for any input.

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
3:19 am

Not much of anything new here but I thought it might be of interest.

Vegan Diet Damages Baby's Brain?

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Monday, April 25th, 2005
10:31 am - Vaccinations

I didn't really have much education about it when my son was born over ten years ago, but I am now trying to adopt a newborn and was wondering what other vegan parents did about vaccinations. Have you had your children immunized? I am terribly torn about it.

Reading this article reminded me why it's such a difficult decision. Do you not vaccinate because of the animal ingredients, or do you suck it up and vaccinate to protect your child?


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Saturday, April 23rd, 2005
1:00 pm - an introduction

hi. my name is Shannon. I have a vegan baby named Avery, he's 8 months old. Just wanted to introduce us to the group and say hello.

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2005
9:30 am - Bringing up children as vegans is unethical, claims nutritionist

This story really has legs - here it is in Nature News. Too bad there isn't any room for comments, but hopefully someone will write a letter to the editor disputing these ridiculous claims.


Published online: 22 February 2005; | doi:10.1038/news050221-5
Meat diet boosts kids' growth
Michael Hopkin
Bringing up children as vegans is unethical, claims nutritionist.Collapse )

xPosted to veganpeople and vegan_parents and veganbaby

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Sunday, January 9th, 2005
8:09 am - NY Times Magazine article on toxins in breastmilk

I haven't finished reading the article yet, but wanted to get it posted asap. Please feel free to re-post anywhere you think it's appropriate.


January 9, 2005
Toxic Breast Milk?

January 9 NY Times MagazineCollapse )

xPosted to all_mamas, veganbaby and vegan_parents

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2005
5:20 pm - Breast infection

I have a breast infection for the first time from breast feeding. Does anyone have any vegan solutions to get rid of the infection. I have a fever, chills, achy body, and severe pain in my milk ducts. I don't want to see my doctor because she will suggest antibiotics which aren't vegan. Thanks.
I posted this in the veganism journal but people are quick to tell you to see a doctor. I emphasize that chills and fever and pain are a normal part of a breast infection. I only want to use antibiotics as a last resort because antibiotics pass through breast milk and are not very good for a person. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Wednesday, December 29th, 2004
2:57 pm - food my children will eat.
ex_earthsist869 Okay, vegan parents, I need your help!

Having not been vegan or vegetarian very long, I am having a hard time convincing my children that this is the way to go. I am currently raising my three boys (ages 6, 3, and 18 months) alone, and have had some resistance from family and their father about what they are eating. But the biggest resistance is probably from my 6 and 3 year olds, who have been eating the Standard American Kid Food Diet at daycare (fishsticks, chicken nuggets, grilled cheese, etc.) for some time. They don't like the new dishes at home, they wonder why the pizza and lasagna have no cheese, they miss hot dogs, etc. So, as someone who lives on a very tight budget (about $60/wk for food for all of us), what can I fix these guys to win their little hearts over? I want to raise them in a vegan household, and I'm not taking them to fast food joints (all though their dad does), but they can pick and choose at grandma's or school. I'm hoping that a vegan foundation at home will be a good start for them (and I've sent some vegan lunches, as well). But they're not very keen on vegan foods at the moment. New vegetables scare them, and honestly, even with several vegan cookbooks, my culinary skills leave something to be desired.

How do you go about converting the tastebuds of the little ones? Any hints, tips, tricks?

Thank you. :)

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Saturday, December 11th, 2004
11:43 pm

hi. i was wondering if anyone knew of any good books on raising children vegetarian/vegan?

also i was looking for books/videos (mostly books) that are geared toward children covering animal rights/veg*ism. i am planning on raising both my sons first as vegetarians moving into veganism (as soon as i fully transition over to veganism, ive been vegetarian for 10 years and wanting to do this as healthfully as possible.)

thanks for any suggestions!


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Wednesday, November 24th, 2004
6:03 pm - Nursing

Hi. My sister is breastfeeding and it turns out her baby is allergic to dairy products, just like her mommy was as an infant. I had my sister cut out all dairy products for two weeks because I had a hunch about it and she ate ice cream and cheese after the break which made her baby scream the whole day. She wants to continue nursing but is worried about getting the correct nutrients for the baby. She is a "polo-vegetarian" so she already tries to watch her protein and iron. What are the easiest ways for her to get calcium and b12 while she's feeding her baby? I tried to talk with her about fortified soy milk and orange juice, spinach, blackstrap molasses, and nutritional yeast (b12) among other food items. Does anybody have additional resources, online or in book form? She has some limitations because she lives in Montana but I'm worried about her giving up if she doesn't feel she can maintain a well-balanced diet as a temporary vegan.

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