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Homemade Raw Cows Milk Formula (Weston A Price)?

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Lindalee942 Sun 30-Dec-12 19:17:00

My husband and I are wondering if we can make our own formula. The opinions/research/science is all so contradicting.. confused Do any of you have actually experience with homemade formula's, perhaps even Weston A Price's one? Look forward hearing from you smile

EauRougelyNight Sun 30-Dec-12 20:35:39

Raw cow's milk? I thought you couldn't get it any more. confused I have seen the recipe. Please don't feed this stuff to your baby.

If manufactured formula-- which is subjected to rules about what it can contain and has all the vitamins and minerals a baby needs-- is not an option for whatever reason then how about looking into human donor milk? There are organisations that help match donors to recipients, try Human Milk for Human Babies (HM4HB).

I would not recommend trying to make your own formula at home, especially out of raw cow's milk. Not sure what contradictory advice you've heard about it but I doubt you will find a single person with proper medical qualifications that thinks it's a good idea.

grobagsforever Sun 30-Dec-12 20:36:02

Yes, it's called breast milk.

grobagsforever Sun 30-Dec-12 20:37:17

Sorry, that was curt. But seriously why on earth would you do this?

Fairylea Sun 30-Dec-12 20:41:33

Why? For what reasons when there are so many perfectly acceptable formulas out there on the market... all different kinds.. with the right nutritional content??

Seems a lot of hard work and a bit dangerous in terms of ensuring you get all the right stuff in there.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 30-Dec-12 20:48:11

I don't understand why you would do this.

Either breastfeed, or use regular formula that is safe provided you stick to the guidelines about making it.

StarOfLightMcKings3 Sun 30-Dec-12 20:49:35

Actually I was wondering how to make cows milk safe and digestible for a 6 month old. Doncha just boil it for a bit? Nutrients leave it but it becomes digestible and a reasonable alternative for an odd feed. Can anyone back me up!?

cheddarcheeselover Sun 30-Dec-12 20:53:01

from 6m babies are fine to cows milk on cereal/in porridge etc with nothing having been done to it, the reason they shouldn't have it as a drink till over a year is that it doesn't have enough nutrition in it. I can't see how boiling it would help with that.

StarOfLightMcKings3 Sun 30-Dec-12 20:54:32

The protein load can cause intestinal bleeding, so breaking down the protein by boiling could help.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 30-Dec-12 20:55:57

Starlight - there is nothing indigestible, it is not nutrient dense/available enough.

So no need to boil. I can't see what the harm would be in replacing a feed with it in extremis, I think I would rather have done that than use formula if the situation had arisen.

So OP, what's your story?

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 30-Dec-12 20:56:42

Really? Versus eating cheese or meat?

MangoLangoTango Sun 30-Dec-12 21:15:44

Aside from the danger of raw milk containing microorganisms harmful to an infant, cow's milk is way to high in sodium for a human infant. An infant's kidneys are too immature to regulate their sodium intake so this is highly dangerous.

SirBoobAlot Sun 30-Dec-12 21:18:34

Some of the Crunchy pages on facebook have followers who have done this. Personally I'm not sure I would. Understand your hesitations with formula. If breastfeeding yourself isn't an option, have you considered donated milk?

StarOfLightMcKings3 Sun 30-Dec-12 22:01:04

Dunno. I saw it briefly on Kellymom.

Prolly just give fruit and water if going out for a few hours, and catch up when get back. Trouble is though that our only available babysitter (DM) is scared of feeding baby anything other than milk.

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