Goat milk formula
Goat milk formula
I've been doing some reading on here and it seems that formula is looked down on. This has not been my personal experience. Nobody seems to take an issue with the type of milk an infant or toddler is given. Not around here anyway. People feed in the way that's right for their families. We'd probably all make a different decision under different circumstances. If we lived in parts where the drinking water was not too good, or my child had a medical condition, or any other factor, then the decision might have been to continue breastfeeding or use donor milk if available. But with a healthy child born into a healthy family in a part of the world where drinking water is safe, with a mother who can read and follow instructions and work things out, where hygiene is at a high level, the choice was to wean onto formula. For me it really was a choice. I was capable of breastfeeding, the baby was capable of breastfeeding and had been doing it for months, but it was better for everyone if she was fully weaned from the breast.
Last edited by Atropos; 04-08-2013 at 20:53.
I plan to breastfeed #3 (due Feb).
I failed with my 1st - physically and emotionally, i just wasnt able to bf, and it turned out she had severe CMPI as well, so we prescription FF her.
I was unwilling to attempt bf'ing my second bub and went directly to regular formula.
I am anticipating some physical issues this time. I have one severely inverted nipple. But i am prepared to bf from the left and bottle feed ebm from the right. Failing that, we will ff once again.
After the discussion in here, the thread name is quite negatively put.
I mean no offence to op, its just an observation, I'm sure they didn't mean it, but I am really sensitive, even now, 2yrs after stopping bfing my ds....because I had only believed I would exclusively bf, for all the right reasons, but no amount of perseverance worked, and my ds had to be fed formula. There was not even the option of donor milk where we live, and I cried every time he had to have a bottle, at every feed, every few hours! For months. Its not what I wanted, but my choices were formula or starve my baby. I continued to bf until he refused at 4 months, and pumped round the clock until 6 months to maybe give him one ebm bottle a day...I had to stop due to medication for my own health.
I just find it upsetting that where there is no other choice but formula, to read that its not considered appropriate....when I'm still battling the guilt that my body just does not produce enough milk....just makes those with no choice feel worse than they probably already do.
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