When giving a baby who is under 1 year goats milk to replace breast milk at times, do you give regular goats milk? I read somewhere about goat milk formula, but I wasn't really understanding the article. Someone help! I'm starting work again and I am complete unable to pump out anything.
Goat milk does not contain all the nutrients and it contains more...sodium? I want to say sodium. Therefore, it has to be diluted so baby's kidneys are not overworked. There are goat milk formulas that can be made that replace all the necessary nutrients but plain goat milk is not enough.
I was actually wanting to post about this too. I have had two people recently tell me they couldn't bf and gave their baby raw goats milk instead of formula. I had never heard of this and was wondering in anyone had ever heard of it.
I substituted goats milk for my son when I was breast feeding. I found it at Walmart in the baking section. They have instructions on the can for how you need to mix it.
Goats milk of course will not have the same nutrients as breast milk but neither is it harmful.
It is used for under one because babies stomachs can handle and break it down the same as bm.
Just remember, if you are breast feeding, any missed feedings will be lost unless you are able to pump at those times.