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<a href="http://www.mercola.com/2005/oct/11/healthy_alternative_to_conventional_infant_formula_part_1.htm" target="_blank">http://www.mercola.com/2005/oct/11/h...ula_part_1.htm</a><br><br><br>
it seemed pretty good until i got to the part about giving all infants, even BF ones, egg yolk at 4 months. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Well it was co-authored by Sally Fallon, who wrote Nourishing Traditions. If I remember right, this is what she recommended in her book.
 

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Funny, I jusdt read that, we must have gotten the same email. It kinda freaks me out but I don't know enough to make any educated opinions, maybe it's wonderful stuff.<br><br>
I dunno about yolks mandatory at 4 months either, I don't agree with that.
 

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I'm just surprised Dr Mercola didn't comment at the bottom of it, as he does with most articles. He usually explains that breastmilk is what babies are supposed to eat, get raw breastmilk from a friend if you can't bf or need to supplement, and as a last resort use this formula recipe. He usually also includes his diet and supplement recomendations for nursing moms.
 

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i think he actually wrote, or co wrote, this article. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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i already emailed him. did anyone else?
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
Ya know, what I don't get about the whole NT/Sally Fallon/Weston A Price is...<br><br>
WAP thought traditional diets were so great because everyone had nice straight white teeth. (He was a dentist, after all.) In traditional cultures everyone pretty much would have breastfed, often for several years...does Sally Fallon not think maybe it was the BREASTMILK and the BREASTFEEDING that led to those nice straight teeth? (A la the article in Mothering a few issues back on how extended breastfeeding ensures normal jaw/teeth development). I seriously doubt that the traditional cultures where WAP did his observational work were feeding babies egg yolks at 4 months. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"><br><br>
So why it is there's so much misinformation/poorly written stuff on bf coming out of the WAP foundation website and Sally Fallon...I have to believe it's because of her own issues with bf.
 

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egg yolks are not bad inherently, LOL. but mercola is saying that they should be given to FOUR MONTH OLD babies. maybe, maybe, if a baby was abm fed, and the mother was going to do solids at 3 or 4 months anyway...but anything is better than stripped down rice cereal! but BM is complete for around 12 months, even longer for some babies. no BF baby NEEDS any solid food at 4 months.<br><br>
my mother was born in 1949, and her first solid food (besides cereal in the bottle) was at 5 months old: my g'mother gave her a cold strip of bacon to gnaw! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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re: egg yolks - IIRC<br>
first of all, you should breastfeed exclusively for 6 months, to avoid food allergies.<br>
Eggs are an especially common food allergy - allergies come from exposure to the protein - and perhaps there is more protein in the yolks, than the whites?<br>
This is pretty common babyraising knowledge - both nowadays, and in the old days. Still true.<br><br><br>
Re; Weston Price<br>
I've had a friend and mentor, a Public Health Nutritionist, board member of INFACT Canada, and Chair of the Nutrition Committee of the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada, examine the Weston Price homemade formula recipe.<br><br>
She had MAJOR concerns with it. for one, the fact that the milk had not been heat treated, means that the cows milk proteins had not been broken down, and it would be VERY hard for baby to digest. She had other concerns, which I don't recall at the moment (but I have on file), to the extent that she said, if a mom couldn't breastfeed or find donor breastmilk, she would recommend commercial formula over this recipe.<br><br>
I really trust her opinion - she is both trained in infant nutrition, and well versed in the politics of formula feeding , AND very open to natural foods (she's a vegetarian) - so I know that she wouldn't recommend commercial formula lightly, if the Weston Price formula made sense.<br><br>
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Well, I think you have to take some of the things on that Mercola site with a grain of salt, but I know others disagree.<br><br>
I am NOT a fan of the Weston Price people, so I can't be unbiased. I read some anti-breastfeeding stuff on their site awhile back.<br><br>
I've always heard that the whites of the egg are the more allergenic part of the egg, but I've also heard that you should even hold off on giving the yolks until after a year as the are potentially allergenic too. From about.com <i>Proteins from the egg yolk have not been extensively studied. However, egg yolk has been found to contain allergens other than the major allergens in eggwhite. Three proteins, apovitellenins I & VI and phosvitin have been shown to bind IgE from the sera of persons with specific IgE to egg yolk (18).</i>
 
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