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Hello<br><br>
Sorry if this is not the correct place to post if so please move it<br><br>
I am vegetarian and my partner is vegan and we have both agree to raise this baby mostly vegan i am going to breast feed for as long as i can but i have concerns over what if i am unable to breast feed what other Soya milk is suitable from birth that has no sugar? what if i raise my baby vegan with no cows milk but when it gets older it had it would this cause a reaction? it maybe difficult but we stand by our decision i don’t want to give my baby cows milk its unnatural and morally wrong. as i see it god only gave us breast for one reason but there maybe times when i cant breast feed for what ever reason so i am just trying to find out what the alternatives there are to cows milk and breast milk. The way cows are treated today for milk greatly saddens me so i want to be as far away from that as possible i just don’t want to know that i am supporting it. Anyway if you have any advice or know of books or Soya milk that is suitable from birth please do let me know<br><br>
Thank you for any help you can offer me<br><br>
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Regular soy milk is not suitable for an infant, do a search for 'organic soy formula', I'm sure there are some out there! Breastfeeding is the better option though, and you will find LOTS of support for that here! Good luck to you!!!
 

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Plan on breastfeeding. I don't think it's wise to plan on failing. My dd is 19 months and has never had any milk besides mama.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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Please try to keep a positive outlook about breastfeeding!! I think when women have shreds of doubt in their minds, it is too easy to feel like you cannot do it and you give up. It is very rare that a woman cannot and you will be able to do it even if you need a little help in the beginning!! My son is 16 months old and I KNEW from before pregnancy even that I was going to nurse him come hell or high water. Not doing it was not an option. We had some trouble in the beginning but with help we got through it because I refused to give up.<br><br>
Take care and enjoy your pregnancy!!<br><br>
Your milk is better than any soy formula out there. And, there is really not that much of a history of what soy formula does to babies in the long run.
 

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Breastfeed your baby a minimum of 2 years and then don't worry about cow's milk. Humans are the only species that drink milk from another species AFTER the age of weaning. It's not necessary.
 

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You CAN do this!<br><br>
1.) get a STRONG support network - la leche league, friends, etc. Tell anyone (including the nurses who tend to you) if they are negative that you don't wnat to hear negative talk. You have "nursies" for a reason! To nurture your baby!<br><br>
2.) insist that a lactation specialist see you in the hospital/birthing center/at home after birth, etc. Most of the time it is free, and often insurance carriers will have someone come to your home FREE after the baby is born. Sometimes they will even pay for a pump! CALL and ask.<br><br>
3.) be patient with baby and you. my DS was a horrid nurser in the beginning. However, I HAD to nurse (financially) in order to stay home wtih him (the formula would push our budget over to the point i'd have to go back to work). SO, i learned how to work with him and to help him nurse. It worked. He weaned at 16 months and only had less than an ounce of formula his whole life. I am stll nursing my 17 month old DD.<br><br>
I wish you the best. You'll do great!
 

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i have 5 weeks to go so your kind words make me feel very good about everything and i really appreciate them thank you<br><br>
i'll post back and let you know how it all went<br><br>
Thanks again<br><br>
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Women in this country are conditioned to want to prepare for "just in case" breastfeeding should fail, mainly by formula companies. We get vibes and hints all around us, whether we notice or not, with every magazine we pick up, everytime we watch TV, and glimpse a formula advertisement in passing.<br><br>
Keep in mind that in other countries where breastfeeding is the norm, a woman "failing" at breastfeeding is virtually unheard of. (Although, I should mention that doesn't necesarrily mean that it will be a piece of cake, either...)<br><br>
Keep on the positive side. I would suggest not to even keep any formula or bottles in the house. There is a very very minor chance of anything happening that should warrent you using formula.
 
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