Goats milk instead of formula?

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My baby will be 2 months old on January 1st. I really don’t want to feed her formula after hearing the risks of feeding it to her. I have been breastfeeding up until now and I’ve just had it. I’ve pumped and I’ve tried to nurse her she just won’t do it and my milk supply is going fast. I’ve pumped to try to get it up and nothing works. I eat and drink right as well.

I was just wondering if anyone has used goats milk instead of formula at this age and if it’s okay to do so?

I AM going to talk with her doctor about this though. I was just asking if any of you moms on here have used it and how did it turn out? and if there is any other substitute for formula that I could try please let me know! Thanks.

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11 Responses to Goats milk instead of formula?

  1. I know you’ve had it with breastfeeding but before you finally give up. I’d talk to a lactation consultant. http://www.llli.org they can try different things to try and make the breastfeeding thing work.

    What is it about formula you don’t like? There are so many different kinds of formula that maybe there is a special one you could get thta wouldnt be so bad.

    I personally don’t like the idea of goats milk or anyone elses milk in a young baby. Humans are the only animal in the world that drinks other animals milk. I think that it can lead to food allergies and sensitivities.

    May 1, 2014 at 4:19 pm

  2. No, no, no. Really unsafe. Much more unsafe than formula is.

    If you have a thing about cows milk formula, you could give her goats milk FORMULA, but not straight goats milk.

    Once you’ve given up on breastmilk, there are no substitutes for formula which are not far more dangerous for your child than formula is.

    May 1, 2014 at 5:12 pm

  3. Your baby will NOT thrive on goats milk. Formula is FAR less risky.

    May 1, 2014 at 5:29 pm

  4. Formula is only “risky” when compared to breast milk. After breast milk, it is the safest option. Neither plain cow’s milk or goat’s milk are safe as an infant’s main food.

    If you are not completely fed up, consider asking for help from a La Leche League leader. Your breastfeeding problem might be something that is easily solved.

    May 1, 2014 at 5:56 pm

  5. My daughter and son went on milk at 4 months , I don’t trust formula. Think about it , your parents and grand parents weren’t raised on that , chances are they were fed cow or goat milk, and look at the health issues we are seeing now days. Alot of people will tell you , its not healthy for your baby, but like I said my daughter and son were both raised on milk and they have been healthy their whole life. I watered it down a little until they got use to it but by 6 months they could take straight milk.

    And before any one has any smart comments , my daughter was on 14 diff formula and fell very ill on all, gave her milk and she was fine . All my nieces and nephew were pulled off formula and put on milk as well.
    But I would recommend ,if you can breastfeed , that is best for your baby. I could not breastfeed, if I could I would of

    Joe and Terri
    May 1, 2014 at 6:05 pm

  6. Unless your daughter is a goat then no. There may be risks to feeding formula, but those risks are compared to breast milk. You CAN’T feed your daughter goat’s milk instead. Research all the baby deaths that occurred before formula was invented!!!

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    May 1, 2014 at 6:52 pm

  7. my son as well as most other babies i know are formula fed and perfectly healthy..baby formula was made to be good for them, while goats milk, is somthing, that wont hurt, but not a great idea

    May 1, 2014 at 6:53 pm

  8. No cow or goats milk until the baby is 1 year old, only either breast milk or formula. The thing is, the goat’s milk also has enzimes, proteins and lactose as cow’s milk, which is exactly the same reason why the kid under 1 year shouldn’t drink it.

    May 1, 2014 at 7:31 pm

  9. The risks of feeding your baby goats milk are far greater than the risks of formula.

    The main risk inherant in formula is that a baby getting formula is NOT getting breastmilk — formula itself isn’t poison or harmful. And commercial formula at least contains the nutrients that a human infant needs to grow and thrive — unmodified goats milk is ideal … for baby goats.

    I’m puzzled though .. if your baby hasn’t yet starved, why do you believe that you have little milk? You presumably DO have milk if baby is doing well. Even if your supply isn’t quite adequate for her needs, I would continue to pump and/or nurse what you can, and make up the difference with commercial formula.

    EDIT: Looking at your earlier questions it appears that baby’s nursing issues are very recent — PLEASE don’t give up. Have you spoken with an LC? There could be something very simple and 100% correctable going on. And if baby is having belly issues, putting her on formula OR goats milk is likely to make things even worse.

    May 1, 2014 at 8:24 pm

  10. “I really don’t want to feed her formula after hearing the risks of feeding it to her.”

    You are misinterpreting “risks of not breastfeeding” as “risks of feeding commercial formula.” Health-wise, not breastfeeding is not breastfeeding and there is NO milk, packaged by a company or produced by any non-human mammal, that makes ANY difference in outcomes for children who are not breastfed.

    Seeking qualified help (IBCLC consultant, La Leche League leader — not a doctor or nurse) would be a good idea.

    If feeding two-month-olds unadulterated goats’ milk worked, infant formula would never have been invented. Terrific numbers of babies died from that sort of thing in the past.

    Also, read http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/breast-fullness.html

    May 1, 2014 at 8:29 pm

  11. I’m in no way pro-formula, but it’s safer than any other animal milk at this point. My sister made the mistake of using goat’s milk when she had to work, instead of pumping. Now her child is having dental problems (like, big dark patches in her 3 year old’s first two front teeth) that doctors are telling her are related to the goat’s milk. Plus, he had some growth issues as well.

    Melanie Nowlin
    May 1, 2014 at 8:57 pm

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