Feeding Time

Leandra Medine Cohen, founder of Man Repeller, reading to her twins.

Postnatal Mealtime For The Babies and Their Mama

by Leandra Medine Cohen, Man Repeller

The Twins

They take a bottle at 7am, eat breakfast (oatmeal, scrambled eggs with mashed avocado, a pumpkin pudding made from puréed pumpkin, coconut milk, and almond butter, or lately, I have been mixing bananas and eggs and making pancakes with the batter) at 9am, have a light lunch (root veggies, greens) at 11am, another bottle at 12pm, another at 3pm, dinner (chicken soup) at 5pm, and a final bottle at 7pm. Sounds like a lot, but the portions are fairly small.


Tons of protein — I am tired almost all the time because when I’m not at work, I’m hanging out with the twins and the only way to combat persistent fatigue, I have found, is by protein consumption. Big fan of tempeh. I eat a ton of salmon, too. Until recently, I pounded turkey meatballs like they were Milk Bar truffles, but I’m currently re-evaluating whether I will continue to eat poultry.

Man Repeller is a media brand that connects women with eccentric taste, smart opinions, and a come-as-you-are, balls-to-the-wall attitude. Leandra Medine Cohen is its founder, doesn’t use deodorant, and likes to call it a non-literal, heartwarming group text.