Nothing replaces Breast milk – lets get that clear! However, if you don’t nurse, cannot nurse, don’t make enough milk (like me), this is for you! I wasn’t able to nurse past 2 months due to the SCD diet not providing me with enough carbohydrates and calories to make milk. This does not apply to everyone on SCD! Weight has always been a struggle for me with Crohn’s.
All of us Mommy’s know what commercial Infant Formula is like. Horrible. Some of the first ingredients are corn syrup and so on. Not to mention how hard dairy is on their little systems. I’ve read so many articles about bacteria, arsenic, DHA from algae, and other toxins were found in formula even ORGANIC and the FDA won’t pull it off the shelves until some of those poor babies die, like some have. Not all cases are that severe, thank God.
I researched an alternative–keep reading below.
Goat Milk Vs. Human Milk
- The protein structure of goat milk is close to that of breast milk, with plenty of whey proteins, and very few heterogeneous proteins common in cow milk that can cause allergic reactions. Therefore, goat milk is easier to digest than any other dairy products and seldom causes allergies like stomach discomfort and diarrhea. This is a dairy product that fits most people regardless of physical condition.
- The lipid structure of goat milk is similar to that of human milk, so excessive drinking will not accumulate fat in the body.
- The micro-nutrient make-up of goat milk is similar to that of human milk, and is plentiful in minerals, trace elements, vitamins, taurine, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
- Just like breast milk, goat milk is rich in the hormone epithelial cell growth factor (EGF), which can effectively repair mucous membranes in the nasal cavity, blood vessels, and throat, as well as improve the body’s resistance to viruses thereby reducing the risk of catching colds and other diseases.
Goat milk is the closest supplement to breast milk with the most diversified nutrient make-up. It is also the dairy product most easily absorbed by the human body.
Here are some articles on Goats milk vs Breast milk and how similar they are. I won’t go into how far off dairy is- the reason they chose dairy you ask? It’s cheaper.
I researched and played with ingredients and figured out what would work best for my daughter and our lifestyle. You should do the same and just make sure that the appropriate amount of carbs, fats, and vitamins are there. I also ordered all my ingredients online because it’s cheaper. This costs roughly, $50 a MONTH to make, depending on the ingredients you choose.
Here we go… All based on an 8oz bottle.
Your biggest choice— Raw, pasteurized refrigerated milk or Meyenberg Powdered Goat Milk? -Raw is a bit easier digested. However, I went with powdered for its shelf life and ease. The product I ordered 100% natural- no antibiotics, preservatives, or growth hormones, that is important. On Amazon I got a great deal with their Subscribe and Save for 3 cans. That will last almost 3 weeks. 1 TBSP – powder – Please research if you will use Raw, it needs to be diluted with water due to it’s high protein.
Next- Carbs aka sugar—Brown rice syrup, molasses, agave? -I chose molasses because it’s high in Iron and many many other nutrients! Also, I found it online in a Powder Unsulphured Non GMO! So, I mix it in the goat powder and that is one less step for me! Non GMO, no fillers like wheat, etc is another important factor. If you do powdered and make a batch, use 1 TBSP per 12 oz container to make a batch. Any Black Strap Unsulphured Molasses is okay. (Remember I am not making per bottle I am making a container of this powder)
Fats- Olive oil or Coconut Oil—Anything coconut I am in! It has amazing anti-fungal properties, lauric acid found in breast milk and so many other health benefits, read about it! The oil is hard when on the go because when it’s cold it is hard, it has to be warm. Just be sure to do it as much as possible, even if it’s only when you are home and able to warm it up. If you were using Raw milk obviously you would be warming up your milk anyways, so coconut oil would be a good option. I am also using Coconut Water as part of the water needed to make the bottle, I’m doing it in parts. 2oz Coconut Water, 6oz H2O. MUST HAVE No additives or flavors. I use Olive oil if I need to pre-prepare a bottle. (This is PER bottle not batch)
Vitamins/Probiotics- Any infant drops and powdered probiotics will do. I went with powdered Rainbow Light NutriStart Multivitamin it will last 2 months. I also just mixed this right in the powder batch! 3 packets per 12 oz container. (Per container) These also have probiotics right in it!
Omegas/DHA- For their little brains! Omegas are wonderful for anti-inflammatory as well. Any infants DHA drops that are from a fish source, not algae etc. And this you can put right in their mouth or in each bottle.
Store formula mix in a NEW BPA free sealed container or Glass jar. Adjust ingredients as you see fit but please research what you are doing. Let me tell you, if you bring this to your pediatricians attention he will think you are crazy. We don’t do things the right, healthy, smart way here in America. We do it cheap and in a way to make the rich, richer.
A few reasons to avoid Cow’s milk-
- Osteoporosis-YES it can deplete your calcium levels
- Zits, Puss in the Milk
- Allergies and Mucus
- Milk and Colic Disease
- Growth Hormone, rBGH, Milk, and Prostate Cancer
- Eczema and other skin conditions
- Candida yeast infections
My daughter was constipated from the day I stopped breastfeeding until I started her on this formula. She is doing great.
It is not a lot of work I promise! You will feel better you are doing this for your little one. And saving money! Don’t forget most babies need breast milk (or formula) until at least 2 years old. So you can definitely get some use out of this!
Ask questions if you need help! And maybe you know someone with a baby you could pass this on to…We can help one baby at a time! Let me repeat NOTHING replaces mother’s milk!!