Goat Milk Formula

Updated on July 25, 2009
H.T. asks from Round Lake, IL
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I have (with ND advice) put my 6 week old on a Goat Milk formula because after having an emergency CSec my milk never came down which was really a tough thing after having the CSEC. With much research, it is the closest formulation to a mothers breat milk that we could find so we could keep him off of formulas like similac etc bc there are so many processed items in them. The formula is a mix of goat milk, brown rice syrup, fish oil, and acidophilis. His poops are nice and yellow like breat milk (they were really dark when he was formula), however, they are a bit hard. Has anyone used goat milk and have you had the same issue. Also what can we add to soften his poos. Sorry to be so graphic..but your poos tell alot about your health. :)

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F.H.

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Hello H. T,
Get some liquid Cholorphyll and put about 1 teaspoon in the goat milk. They should loosen up. I will look to see what else you may try. You might want to go to www.mynsp.com/bodywhole1 website to order the liquid cholorphyll.

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C.G.

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Dr Sears website has a goat's milk formula recipe on it- he may have some helpful advice (www.askdrsears.com).

Also wondering if you tried domperidone, etc to get your milk supply in. Google Dr Jack Newman if you haven't already tried his advice. There may be hope:)

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R.A.

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On the advice of our doctor, I put our son on a goats milk formula, which I mixed myself. The ingredients included a powder called Innerlight Super Greens, which provided fiber - started at a 1/4 teaspoon and gradually increased to a teaspoon as he grew. I used distilled water, Goats Milk powder, and a lot of essential oils, vitamins and minerals. It was developed by a guy in consultation with his doctor after his wife developed a nipple infection and couldn't nurse, and mimics human milk pretty closely, from what my doctor said. It's not on the market (and it cost a LOT), but if you are mixing the formula yourself, or even if you're not, check the ingredients for fiber content. The brown rice syrup may not be enough. Good luck.

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J.F.

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Hey H.,
I've heard that Goat's Milk is the closest thing to breast milk, and also extremely easy on the digestive system. I would get an organic goat milk, or even raw, unpasturized definately. My 4 year old was put on Goat Milk at 2ish due to cow milk allergies. He did awesome on it. I would introduce it slowly and see how your son does. We used Meyerberg Goat's Milk. I would get it at Whole Foods, but then when our car broke down, I asked my local food store if they could order some and they did!
blessings,
J.

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S.E.

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Is baby having trouble passing his bowel movements. Firmer bowel movements is not a bad thing.
I would add a small amount of another natural oil. Like a small amount of Cod Liver Oil or Virgin Olive Oil. It is probably the Brown Rice Syrup that is causing the firmer bowel movements.

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J.K.

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We use a rice based formula with our kids. Since rice tends to be binding, we've had constipation issues. You might try Miralax. It's a very gentle laxative that can be used daily. We were told to start out with about 1/4 teaspoon and then go up from there as needed. My first baby was on it daily for about a year because he had so many food allergies that his diet had too much rice in it on top of the formula.

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B.S.

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I too had a c section & had very little milk. My son was underweight for a long time & it was exhausting trying to "suck" out any drop of milk for him. I tried to resort to goat milk also. I seemed to have a hang up about formula..being so unnatural and all. I'd heard from all of my european relatives about how goat milk was used during the war when mothers had no milk. That was then..when there wasn't another healthy option as formula. As soon as I stopped all of the "alternatives" & gave into formula my son started thriving. Goat milk, by the way, has protein that is very hard on human kidneys. It may have been the best alternative to breast milk a long time, but we have come a long way. In hind sight I should have given my son the best of what there is for him now & not been so preoccupied with my own hangups! Hope this helps. b

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E.A.

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Hi H., I can't tell you specifically what to add - but there is information on goat's milk formula's for infants in the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. IT's an AMAZING book and your ND will surely know it. I would call the ND back and ask them. I know Sally Fallon discusses why certain ingredients are in her recipe and her list of ingredients is much longer. Also, she encourages the addition of folic acid and B vitamins when using goats milk b/c goat's milk lacks these essential components. PLEASE check out the book. Also there are comercial goat's milk infant formulas now available. I know they are sold just about everywhere on the West coast - but not so much here. You could probably order online. Horse milk is actually the most bio-identical to human mik, with goat's milk being second. (but who the heck is going to milk a horse!) I have a friend whom I pumped breastmilk for 3months for, whom used a goat's milk formula when not giving donor breastmilk. PLEASE check out the book! It's a great resource for the whole family. If you need to chat sometime (I am sure there are plenty of non-supportive people in your life) feel free to PM me.

E.

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B.W.

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Congrats to you for not following mainstream and thinking for yourself! My son is on goats milk, but I did not start it until he was one. I wish I would have known about goat milk formula, but I never saw it. Can you tell me where you purchase yours? I would like to know for the future.

Sorry I could not help with your question, just wanted to give you a congrats and let you know you are a doing a great thing for your child!

Many blessings to you as well!

B.

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M.L.

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Hi H.
have you talked to a pediatrician? I understand your concern with giving your infant processed milk, but having gone thru a similar exercise myself, I concluded that it was better to give him infant formula. It has been created to come as close as possible to breast milk and has all the macro and micro nutrients an infant needs. In addition, it has been researched and regulated by authorities. The same has not been done for goat milk. I ended up chosing Enfamil.
Good luck

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M.C.

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I've heard of adding a little olive oil into the mix. Maybe that could help.

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J.A.

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You might need more fish oil. I would check out dr. mercola's recipe (www.mercola.com) to see how your recipe compares.
Dr. J.

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T.M.

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Hi! I have a similar situation where my ND is putting my week old on Goat's milk...how has it been going? I am looking to buy the powedered organic goat's milk, but haven't been able to find it yet...where do you get yours? According to my ND, the fish oil is good for them and the acidophilis is very beneficial as well. Here is my [email protected]____.com me know how things are going...sorry I couldn't respond yet to your questions. Thanks so much. Maria

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L.W.

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If you want your child to have breastmilk you could always put him on doated breast milk from a milk bank. You can call LLL for more info on milk banks in your area.

I also know a mom that tried to relactate. It didn't work for her, but she said it has for other women. Try looking for more help on www.kellymom.com or you can get in touch with other new moms (either 0-6 months or 6-12 month old children) with these links:

0-6: http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/4236696/ShowFor...
6-12: http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/4236697/ShowFor...

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N.Z.

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My daughter had some pooping issues, and my DR. said to give her some prune juice, 1 oz with 3 oz water. It worked great.

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