Formula to Milk???

Ashe - posted on 05/25/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My daughter is only 8m but this isn't about her its about someone & their son i know.

He's been fed (from what i understand) soy formula. He's goin to be turnin

11m old soon. His mother already has him startin on a mixture of milk.

It doesn't sit to comfortable with me because 1. he used soy formula & still managed to vomit, 2. He was born three months early 3. I think she's givin him 2% millk because she needs milk herself (foodstamps/w.i.c) & doesn't drink soy milk herself.

Am I wrong???

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Cinys - posted on 05/28/2010

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I give my baby girl 3% and she is 8 months. I dont supplement formula for milk at all. She has her formula every day with her cereal, along with her solids for her lunch and supper with snacks. I give her a little of the 3% and never had any problems.



As far as giving a baby dairy (cows milk etc) I was given this as a baby, as well as a lot of other mothers I know and had zero problems.

And Sabrina just loves it.

Sarah - posted on 05/28/2010

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personally, i dont think it matters how it sits with you. (not to be rude) but this is up to the parent, you could get all the people on fb to agree with you, still doesnt make it right to jugde. this is just the start, you are going to see alot you dont agree with, but you just need to bite your tongue, which really sucks in some cases. you dont state how he is doing with the milk, is he drinking it ok?

Annie - posted on 05/28/2010

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I can't see how any cows milk would be good for a baby that has been on soy formula! If she has foodstamps she should buy him his own milk anyway!

Jade - posted on 05/27/2010

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I went to see my health nurse the other day about giving my daughter goats milk since it's the closest thing to breast milk...children with allergies to dairy (i was one of them) should be watched carefuly, specially if you said he vomited with soy milk...I'm sure that babies are not ment to have cows milk until they are one (please let me know if im wrong)...but no i don't think your out of line at all...she needs to put her son first.

Ashe - posted on 05/26/2010

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see im lactose in tolerant & my daughter alley takes simulac sensitive ...lactose free so when she gets old enough i wanna talk to the dr. bout that. but yeah i feel its wrong as well but now bringin it to her attention & makin her aware...thank you everyone

Ashe - posted on 05/26/2010

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Kisha~ I agree i have food stamps still waitin on w.i.c but still i would give my child anythin they needed before i would buy myself somethin. thanks

Kisha - posted on 05/25/2010

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There are very much rules to follow on both programs. ON wic they set what they give you...certain things for babies, certain things for the mom. If the baby is on formula that is all they get the first 6 months and after 6 months the mom doesn't get anything (typically) and the baby will start getting fruits and veggies (babyfood) as well. And our wic gives out WHOLE milk to all children 1-2 years old unless the dr requires otherwise. After age 2 the mom can choose, low fat or skim milk. The first year is is VERY important for the baby to get the fat that is in whole milk for their development.

As far as food stamps, typically you can buy whatever you want as long as it is a food item that isn't something you buy already made ie: fast food, pre-cooked foods at the grocery store like fried chicken, mashed potatoes, etc)

So the mom could be buying the 2% milk on food stamps (which is fine) and then to save money not be buying the baby the milk he/she needs..which is NOT ok...

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I totally disagree with the soy formula being mixed with milk. If he needs soy milk, she should be mixing that with the formula. I tried my older daughter on regular milk a little before 1 just to see if she could tolerate it. I didn't give her much, but I was nursing and wanted her to understand milk could come from a cup. If she's misusing the foodstamps or wic, she could lose it. I'm not positive, but I believe there are rules you have to follow to get on those programs.

Kisha - posted on 05/25/2010

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Also, I don't care how little money I have for food, and I have wic and food stamps both so I very much understand the position of not having much money, I would still NEVER ever buy something that wasn't recommended for my child because it is what I would prefer...I would do without in order to make sure my child had what they needed.

Kisha - posted on 05/25/2010

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Most doctors recommend a year old for milk, and then they suggest whole milk. IN fact Wic in my state will only give whole milk for babies and will only give milk once they have reached 1 year of age, unless you have a doctor fill out a form specifying different.

Personally I wouldn't be using cow's milk yet, especially not 2% because my daughter had stomach problems as well and was allergic to the proteins in regular formula and was put on formula that is much more broken down than the regular/soy formulas.

I also don't know about giving him regular soy milk...I have never heard of a baby having that...

But no matter what the best thing to do always is talk to the babies pediatrician or doctor before you make ANY type of change like that.

Ashe - posted on 05/25/2010

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I agree just wanted to make sure I wasn't out of line. I agree with the soymilk. But gettin her to buy soymilk instead of 2% so she can use it as well will probably be the issue. Thank you!

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The best would be to ask a health care proffesional about this to be sure. But I would say it's not a very good idea. Most babies, when you transfer them to reall milk, it's recommended that you use homogonized. But if he is lactose intolerant, maybe she could try actual soy milk, not 2 % or soy formula?!

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