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Old 07-22-2012, 04:22 PM   #11
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Re: Soy formula vs. goat milk

I would also do goats milk as it is the closest to human milk as you can get. I am personally not a fan of soy because of the havoc it wreaks on hormones.

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Old 07-22-2012, 08:17 PM   #12
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Re: Soy formula vs. goat milk

I would avoid the soy.
Have you looked into donor milk? i am hesitant to recommend the WAPF homemade formulas because the vitamin A levels are really high, but i think that it is probably healthier than soy.
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I would avoid the soy.
Have you looked into donor milk? i am hesitant to recommend the WAPF homemade formulas because the vitamin A levels are really high, but i think that it is probably healthier than soy.
I thought about this, but I also thought that probably the levels in the tested breastmilk don't reflect a mother eating as much vitamin A is really healthy, so the levels would be lower than with a mom eating closer to an optimal diet. Most Americans don't get nearly enough natural Vitamin A in their diets anyway. I'm not sure why they're so high in WAPF formula; I have heard a lot of good comments about it, though. I'd use it if I needed to because there really isn't any other good option.
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I thought about this, but I also thought that probably the levels in the tested breastmilk don't reflect a mother eating as much vitamin A is really healthy, so the levels would be lower than with a mom eating closer to an optimal diet. Most Americans don't get nearly enough natural Vitamin A in their diets anyway. I'm not sure why they're so high in WAPF formula; I have heard a lot of good comments about it, though. I'd use it if I needed to because there really isn't any other good option.
The Vit A level in the liver-based one is nearly toxic.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:19 PM   #15
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I researched many recipes and modified to my baby's needs and my comfort level. ;-)
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Re: Soy formula vs. goat milk

My daughter did soy formula for 15 months. In the long run, I felt like it was a mistake. But, for only a three or so months, I would go with formula before goats milk, then transition to goats milk later on.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:52 PM   #17
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Re: Soy formula vs. goat milk

I think I am going to order some Goat's milk but wait maybe a couple months to begin a slow transition.

Has anyone used? Meyenberg - Meyenberg Goat Milk (Powdered), 12 oz powder

I am thinking of using powder Goat Milk, it is fortified and it seems to have great reviews.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:56 PM   #18
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I used it in my formula recipe...we didn't have any issues. We found a farm we trust though and switched to raw.
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