Ok…let’s be honest. The absolute best thing to feed your baby is breastmilk. Period. End of Story. But, there has been, for whatever reasons, people who may not be able to breastfeed and want an alternative. The next best thing would be to find a breastmilk bank of some type or to plead from friends who nurse to share if possible. I myself have shared my own expressed milk with two friends in need who could not nurse their babies at the time.
But sometimes that is not an option either and people move on to baby formula. Might I submit to you what I believe to be the better option and the next best thing besides breastmilk? Goat milk. I am completely serious. It can be found in a can near the condensed milk, in the fridge next to the soy milk or in powdered form. I used to only be able to find it at Whole Foods and then Publix. It is now even at Super Walmart (at least our local store in Bradenton on Cortez) in all three forms.
It is amazingly the next best thing for several reasons but mainly, it’s the closest milk to resemble a human’s. The poopie of the baby looks the same as that of a breastfed baby: yellow or mustard colored with some seedy looking things that are actually curds of milk…just what breastfed poop looks like 🙂
So, look into it if the need arises. When my supply is down, that is where I turn in a pinch. It is also for when we don’t have enough expressed, usually when the kids stay with the grandparents during our outings and trips. It is also a great thing when trying to give baby a bottle during a long car trip.
Wonderful and weird, isn’t it?