Baby Formula Recipes?

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  1. ak homesteader

    ak homesteader Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have recipes or suggestions for baby formula? We have an adopted infant and expecting another next week. The formula powders in the stores do not look healthy at all, and babies raised on them seem to have more problems. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    Mother always used canned milk 4oz with 4oz sterile water and 1 to 2 tsp karo (more if baby constipated, less if stools are loose). I would add some baby vitamins. Goat's milk is better, if you can get it.
     

  3. angelak

    angelak Well-Known Member

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    Goat's milk with a good multi-vitamin. My pediatrician swears by it.

    Angela
     
  4. westbrook

    westbrook In Remembrance

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    Hello and Congratulations on your new baby!!!!

    goat milk is what most people that have new babies use that have problems with other types of milk. Goat milk is in my opinion the best Mother milk substitue there is. I would say find someone with a goat, perhaps buy a milking goat and sneek it in your yard ... "Goat? oh no....Big Dog!" and smile!

    You can get goat milk in powder form also which if you don't have access to goats would work fine. Check out your local health food store. If they don't have it, then have them order if for you.

    If you noticed that I have stayed away from talking about store bought goat milk. A baby will get used to the flavor but I just don't care for it. It has sat at least a week before getting to your refrigerator and I think tastes a bit goaty. Having a son allergic to anything cow I went the store bought route and then bought 3 goats. All of my children were raised on goat milk. I prefer the sweet flavor of fresh goat milk.

    You might jump down to the goat milk group and see if you can connect up with someone there. Contact a local feed store and see if you can find a local dairy goat breeder.

    again congratulations on your the addition to your family.
     
  5. Mommalee

    Mommalee Well-Known Member

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    Goat milk! :)

    Powered form can be expensive but not much more than regular formula. Find out of anyone nearby raises dairy goats!
     
  6. Terri

    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    If all that a baby eats is formula, then you have to be very exact. A lack of the proper vitamines, for instance, can be dangerous.

    Do what you think best, just double-check so you KNOW that the child has everything that it needs!

    Once they are on solid food, of course, balancing a diet is much easier.
     
  7. reese

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    Goat Milk FORMULA (not plain ol' goat milk) here are some options:

    Dr. Sears http://www.askdrsears.com/html/3/T032400.asp
    http://www.mercola.com/2000/oct/22/infant_formula.htm

    I Personally would steer clear of soy and use goat milk in it's place and make sure to add folic acid and b-12. I would personally avoid the raw liver (gag me). Also, for iron support I'd personally add molassas (it will sweeten it up some too). I'd also add asidophilus http://www.energywave.com/about_vit...cteria/probiotics_acidophilus_information.htm

    http://www.naturodoc.com/library/children/formula.htm

    Just some basic info: http://goatconnection.com/articles/publish/article_152.shtml

    more options: http://www.budget101.com/recipes/id771.htm

    Reese ** who in hindsight would have made goat milk formula for her 2 formula fed and miserable babies, thank goodness for the last breastfeeding worked **
     
  8. whodunit

    whodunit Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Goat Milk.

    If I couldnt breastfeed thats what I would use.

    I know a couple of women who have brought in their milk to breastfeed their adopted babies. They used SNS to help also.


    CONGRATS on your new ones!


    Mrs Whodunit
     
  9. mucklingmom

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    There's a fantastic recipe in Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon! I have an acquaintance who is using it with terrific results! NO SOY!!
    See http://www.westonaprice.org, and click on SOY ALERT. You can also buy the book there, I believe.
    Blessings and Congratulations to you and yours!
    Amy
     
  10. Maura

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    Congradulations on your babies! :p

    You can put the baby on your breast and your milk will come in. Contact the LeLeche League in your area.