Originally Posted by twins10705
I definately wouldn't use the formula -- it is a highly processed dead food. I would try to find raw goat or cow milk, maybe at health food stores or local farm(or check out www.realmilk.com)
. Feed her high omega 3 free range egg yolks often-- easy to mix a raw yolk into certain foods like mashed potatoes or cooked brown rice etc. The yolks as well as red meats are good for iron content and essential fatty acids.
Good luck with this, mama..you know, being pregnant and nursing and having had a baby just 10 months ago; you would also benefit from raw milk, yolks, fish, red meat etc...or if you're veg then milk, yolks, hemp oil etc.
Well, if you want your baby to get e. coli or other germs, you could do this. Or samonella from the raw egg yolks. NOT SAFE!
Powedered, milk-based formula is said, by the WHO (an organization extremely supportive of breastfeeding), to be the safest and best alternative. Saying it is "dead" doesn't mean anything except that it's sterilized. I would never, ever give raw milk or other raw animal products to a baby. A grown child would be different. Babies have very different needs than what is in plain cow's or goat's milk, raw or not, and formula does what it can to match those needs (the right ratios of micronutrients, nucleotides, and at least one form of omega-3 supplimentation.)
I think COOKED omega-3, organic egg yolks are a great idea. Formula is not the end of the world. If one must suppliment, it is the best and safest alternative other than banked human milk, of course. I'd suggest organic formula made with 100% lactose (i.e. yes to the walmart parents choice brand, NO to the similac brand) if your child can tolerate it, or a predigested formula (gentleease, goodstart) if she can't, and if all else fails, a hypoallergenic formula (Nutrimagen, alimentum), but those have some other bad ingredients in them and taste HORRIBLE, so only use if needed
Let's not get confused between the evilness that is formula company marketing (I.e. VERY VERY EVIL) and the actual formula itself (only used when bm isn't availble, but has saved more than one baby, including mine, when my boobs wouldn't work.) Thank god we have formula to suppliment with, as opposed to corn sugar water like they used to use, or plain cow's milk, which is terrible and harmful for babies.