Sarah in FL: as we say up here in da north, oh, for cute!!!
Welcome to ANOTHER Sarah (don't you think we have enough Sarahs already?
) and I have to second Stacy, unless your baby is allergic to milk, soy is super-hard for all humans to digest unless it's in fermented form (miso, tempeh, soy sauce in moderation), and the proteins are hard to access and break down. True, the major infant formulas are not organic; Sally Fallon's infant formula recipe is on one of the links from Stacy and is reputed to be very good, and you can make it with all organic ingredients. I have heard that you can order all of the ingredients in a kit from the company Radiant Life (Radiant Life? Radiant Light? one of the two) and then you have enough ingredients to last you a while. I personally do not have the wherewithall to make my own formula every single day, so we use Enfamil (I am supplementing due to insufficient glandular tissue). I wish you good luck establishing a milk supply, that's dedication!
Meredith, how did your return to work go?
Well, I was hoping to go to the Friends for a Non-Violent World craft sale today at the Mpls meeting house, but I'm having a really hard time getting going. Tristan was wide awake and gabby! after his 7 AM feeding today and Jo had mercy on me and took him downstairs - I got an extra 2 baby-free hours of sleep. Hallelujia! Or however it's spelled! But T is having his nap right now, and I'm loathe to interrupt it... and I'm enjoying some spit-up free time. I HATE SPIT-UP. There - just had to get that out.
Leigh - remember how ecstatic you were when you had graduated Anna onto breast milk alone? You can do it! Your mastitis will be cleared up before you know it and Anna will be back on the breast chowing down. I will think of you at every nursing here. One day at a time.
OK, time to get going - xo, j