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Milk for 1 year old twins, mom could not breastfeed

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 18, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Hi All- I am looking for some help. I have 1 year old twins, I could not breastfeed past 3.5 months as I had only a trickle of milk so we had to use formula (was organic but we have only recently fully embraced paleo so we didnt follow a westen formula or anything like that). Now our pediatrition has said since they are 1, no more formula but to use goat milk. Anyone else have any other options? Asked the doc about coconut milk but he said it was 'a fad'. Advice?? Thanks so much!!

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on June 18, 2012
at 09:39 PM

Just over 6% of total fat in breast milk is lauric acid, not 50%.

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on June 18, 2012
at 08:53 PM

That would be why I specifically mentioned a well-rounded diet.

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on June 18, 2012
at 08:49 PM

I have a friend who used a combination of donor breast milk and the raw goat milk formula for her son with much success. He's no longer getting donor milk but still thriving on whole real foods and the WAPF formula.

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on June 18, 2012
at 07:33 PM

MathGirl, this isn't to say that your wrong about coconut milk if they are eating a well-rounded diet, just that if coconut milk is used to fill the number of calories that animal milk would in a typical American one-year-olds diet, that child wouldn't be getting a well-rounded diet.

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on June 18, 2012
at 07:31 PM

Coconut milk is yummy and wonderful, but it doesn't contain proteins or other nutrients found in milk. I am NOT saying you need to feed your child milk! Just that you need to allow for the nutrients that might have come from lots of animal milk and aren't in coconut milk.

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on June 18, 2012
at 08:13 PM

Contact your local La Leche League and they'll help you out with resources including moms who donate their own breast milk. They'll also help you to start breastfeeding again, if you wish.

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on June 18, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Stress can negatively affect breast milk production. and you need to consume a lot of fluids 20-40oz.

Breast milk contains more than 50% of Lauric Acid. Lauric acid is also found in cows milk (2.2%), and goat milk (4.5%). virgin coconut oil contains between It contains between 45% and 57%

so yeah goat>cow

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on June 18, 2012
at 09:39 PM

Just over 6% of total fat in breast milk is lauric acid, not 50%.

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on June 18, 2012
at 07:01 PM

Sally Fallon of the Weston Price Foundation has a recipe for a good homemade formula:

http://www.westonaprice.org/childrens-health/recipes-for-homemade-baby-formula

You may not have all the ingredients it calls for just lying around, but I would personally use this instead of just goats milk.

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on June 18, 2012
at 08:49 PM

I have a friend who used a combination of donor breast milk and the raw goat milk formula for her son with much success. He's no longer getting donor milk but still thriving on whole real foods and the WAPF formula.

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on September 22, 2012
at 10:08 PM

Frankly, I think goat milk would be superior in this case as compared to coconut milk. After all, your children are still essentially infants. While I'd be the first to say that coconut is very healthy and beneficial, coconut milk, in itself, is a processed food, and does not hold a candle in nutrient makeup to mammalian milk, and I don't have to convince you that real milk is the ideal food for infants.

However, your children are a year old and probably are not fed exclusively formula at this point. But if your original intent was to extend breastfeeding beyond one year, I'd say goat milk (NOT ultra-pasteurized) and/or a homemade formula--as someone else mentioned--would be the next best thing.

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on June 18, 2012
at 07:24 PM

I don't buy into the "kids must drink animal milk" BS. If they are eating a well-rounded diet, they are getting what they need, especially if you are including coconut oil and coconut milk. Also, your pediatrician needs to be educated on the benefits of coconut milk.

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on June 18, 2012
at 08:53 PM

That would be why I specifically mentioned a well-rounded diet.

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on June 18, 2012
at 07:33 PM

MathGirl, this isn't to say that your wrong about coconut milk if they are eating a well-rounded diet, just that if coconut milk is used to fill the number of calories that animal milk would in a typical American one-year-olds diet, that child wouldn't be getting a well-rounded diet.

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on June 18, 2012
at 07:31 PM

Coconut milk is yummy and wonderful, but it doesn't contain proteins or other nutrients found in milk. I am NOT saying you need to feed your child milk! Just that you need to allow for the nutrients that might have come from lots of animal milk and aren't in coconut milk.

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