Supplementing with Soy milk? (9 months)

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Lisa - posted on 05/23/2013

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I have been strictly pumping since January and all of a sudden in the last two weeks my supply has decreased to almost nothing. I have some frozen milk to get through about a month but wanted to supplement to make it last longer. My daughter is 9 months old and was wondering what the best supplement would be, is it too early to start putting whole milk with the breast milk??

User - posted on 04/20/2009

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Hi, my girl will be 8 months on the 28th of April. At about a week of age, she started to only sleep 2 hours at a time and then be hungry again. The clinic sister told me a child's glucose levels goes down in the evenings and breast milk isn't enough. My husband has asma, sinus problems and a few food allergies. A friend recommended Soy Milk. I've tried that at a week of age, and it worked. I still breastfeeded her up to 6 in the evening and then at about 8 gave her an soy milk bottle feeding. It really worked. Since then she's been on soy milk bottlefeeding whenever needed. She left the breastfeeding at 7 months and since then she drinks about 3 - 4 bottles a day (240ml each). She also eats cereal in the morning and purity fruit or veggies twice a day. She doesn't have ANY problems. No diaper problems, skin allergies, food allergies, nothing. I would really recommend it.

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Emily - posted on 04/20/2009

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If you need to supplement a dairy formula is recommended. Does she have a dairy intolerance? Is she already on soy formula? I agree with another poster that soy is not as healthy as people make it out to be. A drink of soy milk every few days isn't going to hurt in most instances but it shouldn't be given in large amounts like breastmilk or formula.

Tara - posted on 04/20/2009

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Have you read any info on soy milk itself .....i don't think that alot of people are educated enough about it....heres some info you might look into to make a better decision.



IS SOY MILK HEALTHY

http://www.healingdaily.com/detoxificati...



TOXICITY IN SOY PRODUCTS;

http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/so...



NEW RESEARCH ON WHY TO AVOID SOY;

http://www.electroherbalism.com/Naturopa...



SOY MILK, RICE MILK, OR ALMOND MILK WHICH IS THE BEST CHOICE?

http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/05/08...



I know this isnt the answer you were looking for, but I think you might look into it before offering it to your young one.

Lisamarie81m - posted on 04/20/2009

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well when my son was about 10-11 months old, I wanted to start weening him and he broke out in a rash with milk so we gave him soy milk for about a year.

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