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Crunchy Acronyms

Like any organization or group, crunchy families have a whole set of acronyms to describe typical crunchy materials and methods. Here’s a list, although I’m sure I will miss a few!

ACV – apple cider vinegar
AP – attachment parenting
BF – breastfeeding
BLW – baby led weaning
BM – breast milk
BW – baby wearing
CD – cloth diapers
CIO – cry it out (definitely not crunchy, but we advocate against it a lot!)
Circ – circumcision (crunchy fams are typically anti-circ)
CNM – Certified Nurse Midwife
CO – coconut oil
CPM – Certified Professional Midwife
CS – colloidal silver
DF – dairy free
EBF – exclusively breastfeeding, extended breastfeeding, depends upon the context
EBM – expressed breast milk
EC – elimination communication
EO – essential oil
EP – exclusively pumped
ERF – extended rear facing in reference to car seat safety
FCLO – fermented cod liver oil
FF – forward facing in reference to car seat safety
GF – gluten free
GLENS – grains, legumes, nuts and seeds
HBAC – home birth after cesarean
LC – lactation consultant
MW – Midwife
NF – nut free
NFP – natural family planning
NIP – nursing in public
SAHM – stay at home mom
SF – soy free
TTC – trying to conceive
TTO – tea tree oil
WAHM – work at home mom
VBAC – vaginal birth after cesarean

Let us know if you think of any more we should add to the list! […]

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