As the adoptive mother of two I have given both my boys an organic milk based formula (Baby's Only Organic). We are going to adopt another child and I'm thinking about not going with a milk based, but I'm afraid that too much soy would be bad for my baby. Any suggestions? Brands? Thank you in advance for the feedback!
Well, I did breastfeed all three of my children... but I think you could do either formula as long as your baby doesn't react badly to it. You are doing such a loving and kind thing giving a needy child a good home that it really offsets the formula issue in my opinion. You might contact your local La Leche League chapter and see if they have a breastmilk bank you could be supplied from. Some have also found goat's milk to be a very good substitute for breastmilk. It has the closest composition to our own. xoxoxo Donna
A lot of babies can't tolerate milk formulas and do soy formulas just fine. they also have soy and dairy free formulas if you are worried about the soy. I wasn't vegan with my 3 littles ones, and I nursed some but used regular formula. Good luck!
www.hmbana.org has some information on milk banks and ways to obtain. I breastfed/formula fed my first and am solely breastfeeding my second. My first is healthy despite the combination so I'm sure you'll do great. Congratulations!
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