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user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Feb 11th '13
Quoting SophieKay:" Is it possible she meant goats milk? Babies have an easier time processing it, I've heard of some rare cases of it being used for supplementation. But cows milk at 5 months just can't be right at all."


I can't imagine goat's milk would be much easier on an infant's stomach...

This mom. 2 kids; Stockton, California 4908 posts
Feb 11th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SophieKay:</b>" Is it possible she meant goats milk? Babies have an easier time processing it, I've heard of some rare cases of it being used for supplementation. But cows milk at 5 months just can't be right at all."</blockquote>




She said. And in her exact words.



"Vitamin D milk"



I'm sure it's not goat milk. :/

SophieKay 2 kids; Ontario 313 posts
Feb 11th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [15 wks]:</b>" I can't imagine goat's milk would be much easier on an infant's stomach..."</blockquote>




I sure as hell wouldn't give it to my own kids, barring some horrible post apocalyptic wasteland situation. But apparently it is closer to human milk than something like cows milk, easier to break down. Not ideal, but easier. Apparently in the days before formula it was often a supplementation option. Now I don't know anyone who's done it personally, nor do I know all the details of why it's supposedly easier to break down, but I have encountered it more than once in reading and have a few hippy dipper friends who deliberately introduce it prior to cows milk for that reason.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien Due April 28; 2 kids; Colorado 21081 posts
Feb 11th '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [15 wks]:" I can't imagine goat's milk would be much easier on an infant's stomach..."


it is actually! closest thing to breastmilk

Mrs. Conan O'Brien Due April 28; 2 kids; Colorado 21081 posts
Feb 11th '13
Quoting SophieKay:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [15 wks]:</b>" I can't imagine goat's milk would ... [snip!] ... more than once in reading and have a few hippy dipper friends who deliberately introduce it prior to cows milk for that reason."


I'd rather give my kid goats milk before cows milk *shrug* it isn't that crazy, lol.

loving little luna 1 child; Stavanger, Norway 835 posts
Feb 11th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting V & E's Mom! [36 weeks]:</b>" I do not have a 5 month old so this isn't regarding me. And I've already seen 1 link, but more would ... [snip!] ... old on cows milk because he spits up so much... Wtf?? Do doctors actually tell people that? That's not even healthy is it!!?!"</blockquote>




I feel like she's making that up to be a cheap-ass mom and stop buying formula.

SophieKay 2 kids; Ontario 313 posts
Feb 11th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting

Mrs. Conan O'Brien Due April 28; 2 kids; Colorado 21081 posts
Feb 11th '13
Quoting SophieKay:" <blockquote><b>Quoting
drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
Feb 11th '13
Quoting loving little luna:" <blockquote><b>Quoting V & E's Mom! [36 weeks]:</b>" I do not have a 5 month old so ... [snip!] ... even healthy is it!!?!"</blockquote> I feel like she's making that up to be a cheap-ass mom and stop buying formula."

This was my first thought. She might be using the 'well my doctor said so' excuse so people don't b***h at her for it.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien Due April 28; 2 kids; Colorado 21081 posts
Feb 11th '13
Quoting FaithLovesPussyCats:" This was my first thought. She might be using the 'well my doctor said so' excuse so people don't b***h at her for it."


like my MIL who told me she started forward facing her 4-month-old because her doctor said to :lol: Riiiight...

katxo 18 kids; Florida 7270 posts
Feb 11th '13
Quoting
Mrs. Conan O'Brien Due April 28; 2 kids; Colorado 21081 posts
Feb 11th '13
Quoting katxo[11wks]:" :shock:"


Yea. I don't like them. lol

Mrs. Conan O'Brien Due April 28; 2 kids; Colorado 21081 posts
Feb 11th '13
Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:" Recently. I remember Amanda saying something about it too but Brooke was a little older too"


that must have been awhile ago, since she's 4 now :lol: I wouldn't remember. That's crazy...

Crystal Mom of 4 4 kids; New York 6309 posts
Feb 12th '13

Straight cow's milk can lead to anemia and nutritional deficiencies at that age. They might be desperate to get something to work if multiple formulas have failed. In that case she should really go for trying a homemade formula recipe so that the baby will have complete nutrition. Maybe you could suggest it and send her some recipes. I know there are some that use cow's milk, goat's milk, and even a meat based one.