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    I agree that breast-feeding is optimal, but if you happen to need something, I found this:


    "Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon has alternative formula recipes using things like grassfed liver, chicken stock, etc. Special ingredients can be found at radiantlife.com."


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    Yeah... the recipes are on the WAPF website.

    I definitely need to look into them in more detail and price them out and compare and such (grassfed raw milk here is VERY pricey - not sure where I'd get goat milk here, but the liver/broth one might be more doable).


    I am REALLY hoping that I will be able to breastfeed though... and also will be prepping to do everything I can to make that possible (getting galactagogues like fenugreek and such ready for me to take, i've already bought a hospital-grade pump, reading a book about breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery... etc).


    My mother reminded me that when she was a kid formula didn't exist. My grandmother mixed evaporated milk with one other ingredient as a "formula" for my mom and aunt. That doesn't sound anywhere near ideal, and certainly not as good as the nourishing traditions/WAPF recipes, but it sounds way better than any of the formulas on the market.

    Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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    Yeah, I wish I had a 'do-over' on my children :-(


    Working full-time, I soon had limited milk supply :-(


    Here's more: http://www.westonaprice.org/A-Breastfeeding-Saga.html


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    I would 100% do the liver/broth formula--much b/4 doing the milk based one. (I'm mama to a milk intolerant kiddo, so that really impacts my opinion, but I think milk is soooo much more likely to be allergenic than liver and broth. And liver and broth are sooooo nourishing!)


    It's great to have options--I wish I had known a/b the WAPF recipes when I had milk supply issues in the beginning...


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    I think liver and bones from grass-fed beef would also likely be much easier to come across and cheaper than the milk... not a ton of people are scrambling for cow bones, you know?


    (bones to make broth, in case it wasn't clear)

    Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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    LOL--I'm one of the few people who will go to my awesome grass-fed farmer just for the marrow filled cow bones for stock. I've just recently started buying ground beef from him along w/ fantastic pastured pork (in every form--from sausage to porkchops to lard--it's way cheaper than I expected!), but I don't get the steak--just too darn expensive. For the longest time I just bought bones and chicken livers from him though. I'm sure he thought I was a little odd! :P


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    That's awesome fairyrae... and I think you're right though, that if you're going to make stock you need GOOD bones, just like if you want to render tallow you want it from a HEALTHY cow... but with steak and stuff like that it's easier to just eat the CAFO stuff and pop a fish oil, if it's not in your budget to get the good stuff yet.

    Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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    And I have found cheaper sources of grass-fed steak at my grocery store (which is an amazing store). I feel bad not supporting my farmer for that but...well, you do what you gotta do!


    Yeah--the most important stuff to me is getting that good fat and organ meats--I don't think I would ever eat regular old liver (I'm not a liver lover at all, so that's part of it) and would worry too much about the toxins in CAFO liver. Plus the grass-fed/pastured liver and bones I get are SOOOOO cheap straight from the farmer.


    I'm totally w/ you on all that stuff FNW! We just do the best we can!


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    There's a recipe for lightly cooked yolks mixed w/ grated liver in NT.


    FNW: That reminds me I have to ask my mom about traditional galactagogues. Will share what she tells me. Fenugreek is the usual recommendation though.


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    Fenugreek is one galactagogue; blessed thistle is another. Traditional Medicinals puts out a tea for nursing mothers to support milk supply. Highly recommend it - I drank *one* cup once while nursing & it was milk-o-rama! Due to hormones cycles, one of the best ways to keep your milk supply up is night nursing & lots of it (i.e. high frequency).


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