Hi JeremiahsMommy! I'm glad you found us, I think this is a pretty amazing group! And I love blogs! mine is www.thetweedles.net
I loved your post about formula and breastfeeding. I agree whole heartedly!
So an update on my little foray with what I'm calling my formula wars.
I started Trixie on Earth's best, the organic one from Whole Foods, and it gave Trixie crazy gas, she was farting so loud I thought it was DH! And it was stinky, and her burps and poops got stinky, so I decided to try some of the regular brands and I read the labels to make sure that there wasn't much sugar and I bought Nestle's Goodstart and Enfamil so I could taste them both. Oh Mamas, formula is NASTY! The Goodstart actually made me gag, which is HARD to do, then the Enfamil was a little better but still tastes so bad! However out of the Goodstart and Earth's best is tastes the best of the 3. The Similac organic tastes the best of them all, but it's 'cause it's so sweet.
Oh my formula guilt is high tonight. I feel so bad that she has to endure this stuff.
On a side note I've always read that breast milk is sweeter than formula and I thought that mine must be lacking in some form because it's not as sweet at all compared to her formula, but I guess it's casue I was comparing it to the sugary similac. Now I know it's okay... so that makes me feel good. Now if I can just produce more. I almost want to get pregnant right now just so that my hormones can kick in and hopefully that can help in some manner, but then it might not be until I have another baby and then Trixie can get some of my bm. Do you think she can still reap the benefits if she is 18 months when she can get some??? What if I can produce with the 2nd child and I only get enough for one (I'm not counting on every being able to produce enough to exclusivly bf a child) should I share between Trixie and the new baby? Or is there a window of when the bm is good for a baby? I understand that it changes with the development of a baby, but I would love for Trixie to get some of the benefits.
On the same note if I do join milk share and the mom that is kind enough to help me has a toddler will her milk be okay for Trixie?
okay sorry for all of the questions...