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    One of my relatives who can't breastfeed anymore is looking for acceptable infant formulas, but so far almost all of them have either soy, HFCS and always, as far as I have found, use industrial vegetable oils as a source of fats. It's Paleo-Hell.


    Has anyone managed to find a more Paleo-friendly formula? If so I'd love to hear about it.

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    WAPF has recipes for homemade Baby Formula:


    http://www.westonaprice.org/Recipes-for-Homemade-Baby-Formula.html


    I remember someone posting here from France about the formula they feed their baby, that is way better than the American ones. Don't know if it's available in the US though. Will post the link if I can find it.


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    thanks a lot Maba

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    No problem, SS. Here's the thread I was talking about.


    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Need-some-help!

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    If the baby is getting close to a year she can start trying out cow's milk, goat milk, whatever...most wait until a year, but I have a few friends who started transitioning as early as 10 months. And once baby starts food he or she can gets lots of good stuff that way and won't need as much formula or milk to get healthy fats and all that.


    good luck.


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    There's some controversy about non-human milk proteins and immune development you might want to look into. Caseins (it's a family of proteins) widen gaps in the infant (and in some circumstances, adult) intestinal lining, allowing some peptides to pass though. Many of these peptides may present antigens, allowing the developing immune system to identify substances it can learn an immune response to. Proteins from other animals have been suggested (may have been confirmed, but I'm not sure) to cause immune dysfunction as improper immunities are developed and can cause auto-immune issues later in life. I'm far from expert on the topic, but you might want to look into it before you give your child any animal milk.

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    There are breast milk banks (they pasteurize it, though). It's expensive and not offered everywhere but is 1000X better than formula.


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    Unfortunately there are no acceptable baby formulas.


    Tell her to buy a pump. You don't have to use one of those old school handpumps anymore. They have electric ones that are faster and extract more milk.


    No matter what you are going from "primal" to "mcdonald's". With formula


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    It's not just about choosing to pump or not. Some women end up with not enough milk or a huge depletion in milk supply and have no choice.


    Some women try everything from natural methods (herbs, diet, lactation consultant, etc) to being on a prescription with no luck.


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    I can tell you that sometimes a pump will not extract the milk... not matter the model. My breasts must have gotten as big as my head. I had preemie twins that could NOT nurse properly... and the pumps would not work.. AT ALL, I tried several, all the "top notch ones"... OMG, the number of people that handled my body in a 2 week time span to help was unreal. Pumps... baby attempts... It was overwhelmingly depressing.


    Your friend needs to know that it's ok to do the best that she can for her baby. Without a food source, it will not matter the quality...


    I personally would avoid soy, and weird ingredients.


    I can tell you my babies were bottle/formula fed, on what I now recognize as probably not the BEST formula (but feed 2 babies at once... OMG!) I eliminated soy, and wacko chemicals... They are wickedly healthy children. And I can say even "more healthy" with fewer colds and such compared to many breast fed twins, they hang out with... mine have managed spectacular immune systems.


    Breast is best, but eating is the most important variable.


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