Originally Posted by nataliachick7
my son is intolerant to milk protein, soy protein, goats, etc. he cannot even handle nutrimagen because of the small amount of milk protein in it.
lately he doesnt want as much formula so i am doing a similair thing only with pacific brand almond milk because i noticed it has more protein and more fat that the rice milk we were using. i give him flax seed oil and avacodos daily. i have never heard of coconut oil...where do you get that?
Yikes! While I realize how difficult your situation must be, I would not give almond milk to an infant, esp. one with so many allergies. Almonds are a tree nut, and a common allergen.
Coconut oil is available at a hfs or online (Whole Foods or Wild Oats should have it). Locally, look for a good brand, unrefined, like Nutiva, or Garden of Life. Online, there are others, like Tropical Traditions, Wilderness Family Naturals, among others. Coconut oil is good. Among other properties, it is a good source of lauric acid, which is also in breastmilk.
OP, I agree with the recommendation for trying to find someone who can share some breastmilk. Also, and this very well may be what you're doing, but if not, I would try using a hospital-grade pump. You might be able to get more milk that way.
The avocado is good, too. I'm glad you're both using it. Cod liver oil would be good, too. It has EPA and DHA, as well as vits. A and D. The vit. D, especially, has been shown to shown to help prevent autoimmune diseases like Type 1 diabetes and MS.
Bone broths are also very good. Might try that as a base for your formula (or maybe part of the time anyway).
And in case you're interested, here's a page
with the liver-based formula. It's the second recipe. And btw, it's cooked liver, not raw. You'd need to talk it over with your naturopath, as it may need some tweaking for your dd to tolerate it.
A couple of notes about that page. The bifidobacterium infantis that it calls for is cultured in goats milk. I don't know if that would be a problem for your dd or not. The same company (Natren -- a very good company, btw) sells a product called Bifidinate, which is a powder, and that's what they recommend for babies who can't tolerate any dairy at all. It's cultured in a chickpea base. It worked great for ds's thrush.
Also, that page recommends egg yolks. I would stay away from those until about a year (or more) for a baby who is sensitive to some foods. I've heard others say that they did the egg yolks early on, and now the child can't tolerate eggs at all. I don't think it's worth it.
Good luck with all of this.