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Paleo diet for non-breastfed baby?

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Created May 11, 2013 at 7:39 PM

I would like to start transitioning my 8 month old to a paleo diet. Unfortunately, I stopped breastfeeding at 4 months so she is on formula, which I will probably continue until she is 10/11 months. Does anyone have experience with giving babies almond milk? What else can I give her to know she is getting proper nutrition? She eats all pureed meats and veggies that we eat, egg yolks, bananas, sweet potato fries, avocados, and pureed fruits.

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5792 · May 13, 2013 at 12:08 PM

My sister in law has used the recipe for the formula with her adopted son. He is now 2.5, healthy as can be! Her doc said, "whatever you're doing, keep doing it!" And she thought, no WAY am I going to tell you! lol. Her little boy has been sick only once in his life.

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150 · May 13, 2013 at 4:46 AM

If you would consider donor milk, check out (on facebook) Human milk for human babies. There's a local page for each state, where mom's informally share milk. I've donated a bunch of milk through there, and it's really great!

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5 · May 13, 2013 at 4:16 AM

Thank you! That looks even more complicated than restarting breastfeeding! But certainly worth a shot! Has anyone tried this?

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5 · May 13, 2013 at 4:14 AM

That is a good idea, thank you! I have heard of "re-lactating" but thought it was very difficult and rare. I guess it couldn't hurt to ask an expert!

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5 · May 13, 2013 at 4:10 AM

I use a milk-based formula, not sure if it is soy-free but it is certainly not soy-based.

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15400 · May 11, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Is it a soy-free formula?

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4873 · May 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Just an FYI - it is very easy to "restart" breast feeding, if you wish. Just contact your local Le Leche League for the "how tos" and a wonderful support network. They may even have women willing to donate milk for you. My mom donated milk to them for moms that wanted breast milk and she had nothing but WONDERFUL things to say about them.

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5 · May 13, 2013 at 4:14 AM

That is a good idea, thank you! I have heard of "re-lactating" but thought it was very difficult and rare. I guess it couldn't hurt to ask an expert!

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150 · May 13, 2013 at 4:46 AM

If you would consider donor milk, check out (on facebook) Human milk for human babies. There's a local page for each state, where mom's informally share milk. I've donated a bunch of milk through there, and it's really great!

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5792 · May 11, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Weston Price Foundation has a great article on alternative milks for babies and toddlers. The main purpose is to make a homemade formula, but there's a lot of detailed info on what things you might need to add in to make them a more "complete" food.

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

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5 · May 13, 2013 at 4:16 AM

Thank you! That looks even more complicated than restarting breastfeeding! But certainly worth a shot! Has anyone tried this?

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5792 · May 13, 2013 at 12:08 PM

My sister in law has used the recipe for the formula with her adopted son. He is now 2.5, healthy as can be! Her doc said, "whatever you're doing, keep doing it!" And she thought, no WAY am I going to tell you! lol. Her little boy has been sick only once in his life.

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