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    Dear HH:

    I need your advice on organic infant formula.

    Quick background:

    My daughter and son-in-law are expecting their second child in 2 months. Yay!! I’m excited about becoming a grandfather for the third time. However, due to medical reasons, my daughter will not be able to breastfeed her baby this time around. She’s pretty bummed about this, as she is aware of the infinite benefits of breastfeeding. Although she and her husband do not exactly share my enthusiasm for organic and natural products, they have reluctantly agreed to let me identify the organic infant formula they will feed to their baby. Obviously, I want to be absolutely sure I select the best organic formula that exists today!!

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    Based on your experience and/or experiences of others, which organic infant formula would you recommend? And why? Thanks for helping me to get this right!

    "Wizard"

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    I don't have the answer to that as we've not been blessed with children. However, i do follow a blog that gives a lot of info on it. This is probably a good post to start with (it talks about traveling when making your own formula), but i'm sure this blog has lots of other info regarding this.

    http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.c...-baby-formula/

    If i was blessed to be able to adopt an infant, i'd probably still try to breastfeed, but if that turned out not to work, i'd probably use the formula recipe at this blog. Because, frankly, even "organic" is allowed to have a lot of yuck stuff, and it is still processed.

    Oh, i've heard that goat's milk is also rather close to breast milk, so i'd probably start with a raw goat's milk as part of the formula.

    Not trying to be harsh. Best wishes for your search, and congrats on your coming new grandchild. :)
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    @Katee: Thanks very much for your prompt and informative response. I will check out the blog.

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    Mr. Wizard, there are breast milk banks to supply breast milk to mothers who for whatever reason can't breastfeed.
    Would your daughter be interested in more information? I will get you some links in a minute.

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    Here is a good article on the Human Milk Banking Assoiciation of North America:

    http://lllofslc.wordpress.com/catego...north-america/

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    There are various groups such as the La Leche League http://www.llli.org/webus.html for breast milk donation information, and then there are milk share organizations such as Milk Share http://milkshare.birthingforlife.com/

    Good resources are other mothers in the area, midwife, doula, lactation nurse specialist, etc.

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    @Reesacat: Thanks very much for all the info. on Milk Banks, milk sharing, and the La Leche League. I was not familiar with any of these organizations and their efforts to collect and distribute donated breast milk to mothers who can't breastfeed. I must admit I was a little nervous reading about their process of collecting and combining milk from multiple donors and how they pasteurize and sterilize the milk. Also, it was a little disappointing to discover that of the dozen or so operational banks in the country, there was not one in, or close to, the state my daughter lives in. Sounds like this will not be a viable option for them. However, I am extremely grateful for ALL the info. you shared on this issue. In addition, the info. you've provided here on Milk Banks will most certainly be read by countless others who may be in search of options in lieu of breastfeeding. You've provided a wonderful service through your generous sharing of knowledge about the Milk Banks. I can't thank you enough, Reesacat!!

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    You are most welcome, Mr. Wizard. Again, there might be something local if your daughter asks her midwife or OB/GYN.

    The little one is going to have a wonderful grandfather in you

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    Mr. Wizard, somehow I never saw this whole thread til now. I have nothing to offer except CONGRATULATIONS

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    @mellowsong: Thanks for the congrats!! I'm excited for them and wanted the baby to have the best organic formula available. Everyone here has been sooo responsive and helpful. We know it's a boy. Just praying that he's healthy with no complications.

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    Mostly, congratulations for rearing such a thoughtful, conscientious daughter.

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    Congratulations, Mr. Wizard.
    Katee and Reesacat already mentioned everything that I know of in regard to your question.

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    There's nothing I can add to this thread except my good wishes as well. But you know what comes to mind? The not quite outmoded notion of the wet nurse.
    ➤ Happiness is the frosting on the cake of contentment.

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    @Maurya, highlander, and Islander: Thanks for your congrats and good wishes!! The use of wet nurses is actually on the rise. According to my daughter, her pediatrician suggested a wet nurse to her. Here's the catch. The pediatrician told my daughter that wet nurses in Northern Virginia (home to most members of Congress, Capitol Hill staffers, and high level federal government officials) charge between $700 and $1,000 per week....I repeat..."per week." This helped to convince my daughter and son-in-law to allow me to search for a high quality organic formula.

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    :: picks up jaw from floor ::

    Holy crap! I was born too soon!
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