OT Interesting Article

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FF - December 19

I found this article about the history of formula feeding and thought it was interesting. I just wanted to pass it along :)

 

FF - December 19

Oops crazy me forgot to paste the link! http://www.contemporarypediatrics.com/contpeds/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=111702

 

FF - December 19

I found this on another article! This is very interesting to me... What do you guys think? "Canned evaporated whole milk should be used to make formula, only if you cannot get commercial formula: if you are using your own formula made with canned evaporated milk, use only whole evaporated milk (do not use 2% milk) you will need to give your baby extra iron and vitamins each day to make sure that he or she has adequate nutrition if you are using your own formula made with canned evaporated whole milk, use this until you are able to get commercial formula. if you cannot get commercial formula at all, then you should continue to use your own canned evaporated whole milk until your baby is 12 months old." use the following instructions, to prepare formula using canned evaporated whole milk. talk to your doctor, midwife, nurse or nutritionist / dietician for more information about supplements and when to introduce solid food the recipe to prepare this changes for babies 6 months of age, talk to your doctor, midwife or nurse for more information.

 

amanda.d - December 19

That was a really interesting article. I was fed as a baby evaporated milk and then straight cows milk, that was after being b___st fed. Interesting. My oldest daughter was at one time on the formula SMA ( i don't think they sell it anymore). Thanx for posting that.

 

Jbear - December 19

My pediatrician gave me a recipe for formula, made with powdered milk. I've never tried it.

 

FF - December 19

There are even recipes to make your own formula from evaporated milk, boiled water, and sugar or corn syrup!

 

amanda.d - December 19

Ya our health nurse has a "recipe" for the evaporated milk formula, I did oin fact use that with our second oldest daughter because it was the only thing that didn't bother her colic when I couldn't nurse.

 

FF - December 19

I feel like this info could really really help some of us who are paying for all of our own formula. I'd like to discuss it with my doctor.

 

amanda.d - December 19

I would ask about it, I know my doctor would probably say it would be okay in a bind or maybe you can even mix half with formula on a permanent basis. I just think because of the corn syrup or sugar the dentist may frown,lol.

 

amanda.d - December 19

I found the recipe: Homemade Baby Formula If prepared properly, this still ranks third. Breastfeeding ranks first and commercial formulas second. Under certain circ_mstances, it may be alright to use homemade formula, but consult your baby's pediatrician before introducing this to your infant. 2 (12 ounce) cans evaporated milk 32 ounces water 2 tablespoons Karo syrup 3ml Poly Vi Sol Vitamins Mix thoroughly. ecipe:

 

Shelly - December 20

I am too lazy right now to read the article,but just looking at some of the ingredients you guys posted....how about the DHA/ARA? If you look at the formula without that it is a lot cheaper.I know they didn't have it a couple years ago,but now that I can't b___stfeed anymore I am happy it does excist.It's not the same but at least it is a little closer to breasmilk.

 

juls - December 20

dha and ara used to come from the sunflower oil people put in homemade formulas

 

Christy - December 20

I am nursing right now (not sure how long I'll be doing it), but thought the article was really interesting. Thanks for sharing.

 

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