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Old 04-13-2018, 12:10 PM
 
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My mom created a vegan formula when her & my dad fostered a newborn who had multiple food allergies & sensitivities & Failure to Thrive.

My mom was an RD, as well as having a PhD in Immunology & Biochem. Her recipe was nutritionally complete & the baby actually loved it; had doubled her weight in 2 months.

I will ask my dad if it’s still there but I bet it is. My mom passed away a year ago but we’ve kept all of her work, which was quite extensive.
That would be interesting to see.
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Old 04-13-2018, 12:21 PM
 
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Obviously nursing is better (was that a serious question?) but powdered food is not the only other option. I know there are people who have taken, for instance, fresh goat's milk, added a few ingredients (some kind of sweetener, I think?) and successfully fed babies. No powder involved.
Yes, I hope it wasn't a serious question, either, lol. But I don't get the reference to "powder".

I remember some 25 years ago or so, my sister had an Irish coworker, a nurse, who fed her baby canned condensed milk.

My mom could only ever breastfeed for about six weeks, then she would switch to formula. As a matter of fact, she found a little notebook from when I was an infant in which she wrote down what I had taken in and how much. At five days old, she gave me orange juice.
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Old 04-13-2018, 12:50 PM
 
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My mom could only ever breastfeed for about six weeks, then she would switch to formula. As a matter of fact, she found a little notebook from when I was an infant in which she wrote down what I had taken in and how much. At five days old, she gave me orange juice.


And yet, here you are.
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Old 04-13-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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And yet, here you are.
Yes. I'll be 60 in August. Mom is 89. She has a living uncle (he is only 93, though, 4 years older than she is.)

All these rules about not giving babies anything other than breast milk until they were 14 years old and whatnot didn't exist in 1958.

Even when my sister was pregnant for my niece, who just turned 40, the doctor told her not to have more than three alcoholic beverages a day. Can you imagine?
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Old 04-13-2018, 02:38 PM
 
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I figure some vegans would want to seek out another vegan as a wet-nurse.


I disagree with the idea that vegans shouldn't want to reproduce. Everyone thinks their own children will make the world better, not worse. I would expect vegans as a group to want there to be more vegans, not fewer.
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:00 PM
 
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Obviously nursing is better (was that a serious question?) but powdered food is not the only other option. I know there are people who have taken, for instance, fresh goat's milk, added a few ingredients (some kind of sweetener, I think?) and successfully fed babies. No powder involved.
A vegan would not.
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:44 PM
 
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A vegan would not.
I wonder if there would be a vegan formula that doesn't requiring drying and reducing the ingredients to a powder. I'm not sure what that would be made of, but rehydrated powdered formula (no matter what the ingredients are) does seem relatively unhealthful and unappealing.
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Old 04-13-2018, 06:45 PM
 
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I would not feed my baby anything but a formula. Otherwise, how would you know if the baby was getting the right balance of nutrients?

This being said, I have a copy of the formula recipe that I was given, 70 years ago, and all it was was evaporated milk, Karo syrup and water. That doesn’t sound like a healthy diet to me, but so far I am surviving.
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Old 04-13-2018, 06:49 PM
 
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I would not feed my baby anything but a formula. Otherwise, how would you know if the baby was getting the right balance of nutrients?

This being said, I have a copy of the formula recipe that I was given, 70 years ago, and all it was was evaporated milk, Karo syrup and water. That doesn’t sound like a healthy diet to me, but so far I am surviving.
It does sound like mothers used to start babies on foods other than milk at a very young age, which may have helped fill in some of the nutritional gaps.
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Old 04-13-2018, 06:49 PM
 
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Yes. I'll be 60 in August. Mom is 89. She has a living uncle (he is only 93, though, 4 years older than she is.)

All these rules about not giving babies anything other than breast milk until they were 14 years old and whatnot didn't exist in 1958.

Even when my sister was pregnant for my niece, who just turned 40, the doctor told her not to have more than three alcoholic beverages a day. Can you imagine?
So true. See the post above. Breast feeding was not encouraged in the 50s and in the 60s. Not only did we have cocktails, but smoked cigarettes too, and so did my parents.
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