Goat Milk Formula

Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, nursing didn't work out between Emma and I.  It wasn't for lack of trying and I did the best I could, but when she was a couple weeks old, I decided to formula-feed my baby full-time.  It wasn't my first choice but it was the best choice for us at the time.  We tried several kinds of baby formula in search of the best one for her.  Lactose-free, soy, Baby's Only (an organic kind without corn syrup).  The one Emma has done the best with has been the cheapest too!  We use Target's up & up Prebiotic Immune Support, which is basically the exact same as one produced by Similac, but it's much cheaper! 

When we first started formula-feeding Emma, our chiropractor suggested goat's milk formula.  Goat milk is more similar to human milk than cow's milk and it also contains less lactose.  Several months ago, when I went online to look for goat's milk formula, I couldn't find anything.  If I wanted to give her goat's milk, I'd have to make my own formula, adding essential vitamins to the goats milk.  I was afraid to do that, so stuck with the up & up formula. 

So, today, I was shopping at Whole Foods, when lo and behold, in the baby section, they had just started carrying goat's milk formula.  I was so excited to see it there--but not as excited to see the price tag--almost 3 times more than the formula we give Emma now!  I briefly debated buying the formula but Emma has been doing wonderfully on the formula we've been giving her.  Besides, in a few months, she'll be a year old and we can transition her off of formula on to hemp milk.  Still, I'm glad to see the goat milk formula available now and hopefully, it will go down in price and be more available to to those who choose to use it in the future.

2 Response to "Goat Milk Formula"

  1. LittleBoyGreen Says:

    It's been suggested to us that we give our son goat's milk formula. I wasn't comfortable with the idea of making my own. What if I messed it up, ya know? We are waiting to find out if he is allergic to milk and/or soy from a blood test. If he is, it's great to know that I can buy goat's milk based formula now!

    I'll be on the look out for it!

  2. Sue Says:

    I was curious about the info so I did some quick research and found this...http://www.saanendoah.com/compare.html. Written by a PhD in Food Science.

    Safer to stick with commercial if you can (allergies of course make an exception)- the higher protein content of goat's milk makes dilution necessary to avoid dehydration and taxing the kidneys and then you need to add back carbohydrates and vitamins/minerals. And there is also a food-safety issue when mixing your own (hospitals used to make tubefeeding formulas until commercially available ones became available and are MUCH safer!)

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