Is it beneficial to keep my daughter on formula past one year old on?

Is it beneficial to keep my daughter on formula past one year old on?

If we do decide to switch from formula to cows milk do I need to supplement her with a multivitamin? When do I introduce a multi-vitamin anyways?

Right now all she is taking his formula and probiotics daily (shes 2 months). First time mom here wondering what I'm missing, what else can I do for her?

Tricia Valle
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My baby is 4 & a half months. I seen some advice about hemp milk but need to look more into it. What about breastmilk. Or if you can't do that there is formula for toddlers I seen (1 yr+)

Rinnah Salter
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Not trying to judge, but breastmilk offers everything you would need! Can you not produce?

Katie Kearney
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I'd personally look into donor milk and its best to stay with it until 2. If you will only use formula make sure you are getting an organic formula and switch to an organic toddler formula around 1 and continue until 2 OR give goats milk around one rather than cows milk. Goats milk is very similar to human milk.

Brionna Ackerman
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I do both. Since I went back to work she has been getting more formula though. The first 3 months she drank more breast milk

Rinnah Salter
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I can't produce enough breast milk for her....

I tried

She is on about 90% formula and a few drops of mommy milk

Tricia Valle
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Have you tried fenuelgreek or mother's milk tea for lactation stimulation? I'm about to try & get some because she doesn't even like my breasts anymore & when I pump milk barely comes out

Rinnah Salter 3 years

Your body is made to do this, you can produce enough! Try the fenugreek and let her sit there and 'nurse' for hours even if hardly anything comes out. It will stimulate your milk production!

Tawnee Wiggins 3 years

Things like stress can effect your production. Do not worry mama I had a hard time producing milk too and I have four kids. Don't let them make you feel bad. At least you are reaching out for some advice on the best alternative

Lindsay Coffman 3 years

Fenugreek is know to worsen the hormonal imbalance PCOS causes therefore diminishing ones supply even more. I get the supply and demand, I know all the tricks Some, a few, truly can't produce enough. At least not until the hormons are balanced. That takes months and months on a strict diet. I'm trying but no increase in supply just yet

Tricia Valle 3 years

My hormones balanced around 4 months

Rinnah Salter 3 years
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You're feeding your baby. That's all that matters. I don't see any reason to leave them on past one. Then you can explore coconut milk, almond. That kind of thing.

Michelle Brewster
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I have given d3 and probiotics. If you need tips to help with boosting there is a lot of help! But I agree past one diet and other milks are better than the formula

Katie Kearney
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They make toddler formula now to use until 3

Katie Kearney
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They make toddler formulas but putting it in a cup is best so bottle rot doesn't happen.

Brionna Ackerman
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I think it's a way for them to make money.

Michelle Brewster
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Yep. I love you & your daughter's red hair

Rinnah Salter 3 years

Oh daughter & son I'm sorry

Rinnah Salter 3 years

Ummm you should breastfeed until at least 2 so why should formula fed children be cut off at 1?

Brionna Ackerman 3 years

2? Wow that would be ideal but it is hard to keep up production that long isn't it?

Rinnah Salter 3 years

Breastfeeding is different that formula in my opinion. By 1 your child should have started a well rounded diet. If they don't you can use it to supplement but it's not needed I don't think.

Michelle Brewster 3 years
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My daughter used a sippy at one and milk. As long as they get a well balanced diet they don't need it.

Michelle Brewster
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Baby's only is already marketed as a toddler formula. I heard a really bad things about almond milk that is not even half as healthy as people think I'm interested in goats milk I will look into it

Tricia Valle
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Also you may wanna look into hemp milk someone was telling me she used it she has 4 babies

Rinnah Salter 3 years

We use oberweis milk with breastmilk

Katie Kearney 3 years

Almond milk is great if you make it yourself

Charon Weaver 3 years

MtCapra powdered goat milk is wonderful. Check into it. They sell it on the website and amaZon. I think that's what I will use at 1.

Amanda Love
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How old does the baby have to be for that? Infant or toddler?

Rinnah Salter 3 years

Well if u use it to make a formula then any age but straight goat milk powder 1 year. It's high quality. Goats are not treated w hormones or antibiotics.

Amanda Love 3 years

Kabrita makes a good goat milk toddler formula from 12-24 months

Katie Kearney
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KABRITA LOOKS AMAZING! İt is also 2x a normal organic formula, atleast where i am at.

Ana Tolbert 3 years

I say nurse her like you are a binky until your body produces enough

Azreail Atwood
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I switched my son to goats milk at 1 personally. The smaller proteins being easier to digest made me feel better about giving it to him over cows milk. It's the closest milk to humans milk. He was on a homemade formula when I lost my supply due to pregnancy when he was 10months old. Then we stopped goats milk and he had my pumped milk when his little brother arrived. Now neither of my boys drink a lot of milk now that I've learned that humans are not made to drink it and it's not as healthy as we've been convinced it is, especially because of the added sugar content in most milk. With a proper diet you shouldn't need another animals milk in general, or a nut milk. Almond milks great if you need a milk substitute but unless you make your own it's just another processed food cash grab. My boys eat a lot of whole foods so I never worry about them "missing out" on milk!

Megan Keen
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I agree completely megan we don't neeed milk..
Just another lie we are told to keep a particular industry booming $$$ unfortunately my husban and I both love it! More so for the taste..... Guess we need to live by example and look into cutting back or hopefully eliminating all together

Tricia Valle
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" Forks over Knives " you need to hear the facts do you can make an educated decision regarding your child's well being. You tube it, google it, but please make an educated decision with your child's needs.

Suzanne Petersen
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I tried everything and still lost my milk supply when my daughter was 4 months old, so I've been making her a homemade goat milk formula that works great! Don't feel bad if you can't breastfeed. It's better to find something else that's healthy than beat yourself up over it if breastfeeding isn't an option.

My daughters very healthy. Now that she's 14 months I've started adding a little more water and using a little less goats milk just to make sure she's still staying hydrated. I still put in the other ingredients to make sure she's getting the probiotics and vitamins and oils that she needs though. I'll probably just start to wean her off of the milk slowly so she'll be done by the time she's two. She eats everything we eat, so I'm not really worried about her diet.

Good luck!! I know you'll find something that works good for you and your little one

Kimberly Bentley
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Exactly! It's definitely something I enjoy on occasion too, I still bake with it too, I just try and buy local or so I know it's not a situation where a calf has been taken from it's mother at birth. That makes me feel so horrible!

Megan Keen
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Raw goats milk is the closest to human milk.. Supply and demand should work tho w a few suppliments bitter melon tablets and ginger shots or ginger tea helped me alot i went from like 1 or 2 oz to 6 on each side.

Shannon Gallo
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Hopefully this doesn't sound rude.. I want to be helpful. Dairy.. Milk/formula contains lactose. Very hard for little ones to digest. They lack the proper enzymes. I understand you can't breastfeed... But if I could discourage you from prolonging dairy after a year. Raw milk is great.. Goats etc. Not store milk with added bovine growth hormones and antibiotics.. Which make children impervious to them when needed. Along with intestinal issues.. Which you don't think is coming from the gut... Like... Eczema.. Constipation.. Colic.. Children can get proper calcium and nutrients from a healthy diet.

Dianna Carrillo
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What about lactose free organic milk?

Rinnah Salter 3 years

I would say it's better than the alternative.

Dianna Carrillo 3 years

No mammal drinks milk after weaning age. You definately do not give a human baby another mammals milk that is suppose to put 200 pounds on that animal in a short amount of time. If you think your child needs another animals milk please choose goats milk.

Brenda Saldana
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Please try making your own cashew, almomd, brazilian nuts or rice milk. Our daughter loves or since 10 months old. Avoid cow milk if you can or try sheep's milk. Please

Gloria Abrams
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