Refuse to give my baby cow or goats milk

Amber - posted on 06/17/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My baby hates formula and I'm wanting to wean her soon. I think milk is awful for kids, and adults for that matter (I've done several studies on it)
Anyone the same way? What did you do with the transition and what foods were implemented to cover the missing nutrients from breast milk?

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Jillian - posted on 06/18/2009

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My little boy is seven month and three week and when i got to the point he was sucking so hard i couldn't bare the pain much longeri started weaning Jake about five month and he took to it very well so the only milk he as now is morning with weetabix and porridge at evening which is either cows or cow and gate ready made formula which tastes much better than the powders you have to mix i was very reluctant to give him formula as i tried it with him when he was young and he was very ill but thats only one he happens to like.It comes in a carton purple and it's the follow on milk step 3 thats he as.I give thing like petit flous which are full of vitamin D and calcium so he gets from other sources plenty fruit and veg i'm a breast feeding peer supporter and you just know whats right so do what you feel best with as every bit of advice is great but do what suits you and your baby. :) :) Good luck !!!!

Sonya - posted on 06/18/2009

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I believe soy contains aluminium because it grows in the ground so I would not sujest to anyone to drink it. Whole cow and goats milk are as natural as you can get but there is another option which not many people know about. My grandparents and parents raised us on wheylite milk which can only be bought online. It was recommended by a naturopath my family has been going to for years. If your interested go to www.wheylite.com.au It's how I weened my daughter off BM. Hopefully I've helped! Goodluck

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Natasha - posted on 07/15/2009

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I personally hate milk myself. My son is almost 2 and I give him a very limited supply of cows milk, he still has toddler formula. My son is off bottles now, so I put formula on his cereal for breakfast. Just a whole lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, for babies 1 and up you can get some really good liquid multivitamins, because not all babies will eat enough food to get the nutrients they need.

Jillian - posted on 07/15/2009

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Quoting Amber:How you got on did you come up with a solution and how you being going with the weaning xx :)






Quoting Jillian:

My little boy is seven month and three week and when i got to the point he was sucking so hard i couldn't bare the pain much longeri started weaning Jake about five month and he took to it very well so the only milk he as now is morning with weetabix and porridge at evening which is either cows or cow and gate ready made formula which tastes much better than the powders you have to mix i was very reluctant to give him formula as i tried it with him when he was young and he was very ill but thats only one he happens to like.It comes in a carton purple and it's the follow on milk step 3 thats he as.I give thing like petit flous which are full of vitamin D and calcium so he gets from other sources plenty fruit and veg i'm a breast feeding peer supporter and you just know whats right so do what you feel best with as every bit of advice is great but do what suits you and your baby. :) :) Good luck !!!!





Oh! I know what you mean with the painful sucking!! I bleed every time I nurse!! That's partly the reason why I want to wean. I'd like to have a break before I get pregnant again too (we're planning on Novemberish!)





 

Amber - posted on 06/19/2009

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Quoting Jillian:

My little boy is seven month and three week and when i got to the point he was sucking so hard i couldn't bare the pain much longeri started weaning Jake about five month and he took to it very well so the only milk he as now is morning with weetabix and porridge at evening which is either cows or cow and gate ready made formula which tastes much better than the powders you have to mix i was very reluctant to give him formula as i tried it with him when he was young and he was very ill but thats only one he happens to like.It comes in a carton purple and it's the follow on milk step 3 thats he as.I give thing like petit flous which are full of vitamin D and calcium so he gets from other sources plenty fruit and veg i'm a breast feeding peer supporter and you just know whats right so do what you feel best with as every bit of advice is great but do what suits you and your baby. :) :) Good luck !!!!


Oh! I know what you mean with the painful sucking!! I bleed every time I nurse!! That's partly the reason why I want to wean. I'd like to have a break before I get pregnant again too (we're planning on Novemberish!)

Amber - posted on 06/19/2009

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Quoting Rebecca:

Have you considered soy milk? It is safe for the baby and for adults and has the nutrition that is needed. If the baby is under one I would ask the doctor first.


I've looked into soy milk but is VERY high in estrogen and feeding it to girls can cause them to develop much faster, i.e. periods as early as 7 and breast buds as early as 2! :(



Thanks though :)

Charlotte - posted on 06/18/2009

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I am planning on keeping my son off cows and goats products until he is at least 1, I think formula is terrible and soy is especially bad for boys because of the oestrogen like substance it contains. Im still breastfeeding my 5 month old at the moment but he bites so will have to give up when he has teeth! but i plan to express until he is a year and then if I have to choose between cows and goats milk I will choose goats because it is supposed to be easier for us to digest.

Rebecca - posted on 06/18/2009

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Have you considered soy milk? It is safe for the baby and for adults and has the nutrition that is needed. If the baby is under one I would ask the doctor first.

Vicky - posted on 06/18/2009

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I feel the same, my son is only 6 months and fully breastfed but i'm trying to keep him off cows milk for as long as possible as i have crohns disease and studies have shown cows milk can cause crohns, so for me i will carry on BF for as long as possible, he won't be getting formula at all!!!! Could you express maybe?? If not if your baby's under 1 then i think formula is your only option unfortunately?!

Katrina - posted on 06/18/2009

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Well if you stop nursing the best thing for her would be formula. Even if she hates it, she won't starve herself. When she gets hungry enough she'll drink the formula if that's her only option.

Jen - posted on 06/17/2009

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I personally give my daughter whole milk, but I can understand where you are coming from. When you transition her I would look for products with DHA in it. It's very good for brain development. I usually buy yogurt with DHA and I want to try those new gerber graduate and juicy juice drinks. I would try to give your daughter other dairy products in order for her to get the calcium she needs and also fruits and veggies of course. My doctor also suggested giving my daughter vitamins so that we know that she's getting all the nutrients she needs. I don't know if that helped any, but good luck.

Jen - posted on 06/17/2009

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I personally give my daughter whole milk, but I can understand where you are coming from. When you transition her I would look for products with DHA in it. It's very good for brain development. I usually buy yogurt with DHA and I want to try those new gerber graduate and juicy juice drinks. I would try to give your daughter other dairy products in order for her to get the calcium she needs and also fruits and veggies of course. My doctor also suggested giving my daughter vitamins so that we know that she's getting all the nutrients she needs. I don't know if that helped any, but good luck.

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