# Just curious....What would you give your child before formula?? How far down the line is formula for you?

For me it would be

breastfeeding from me

My breastmilk from a bottle

donor milk from a bottle/wet nurse/friend nursing for me

homemade formula

store bought formula.

Yes storebought formula for me would be an absolute last resort. I just wonder if I'm the only one. *I feel like there's something I am forgetting before homemade formula but I can't think of it*

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Quoting mamabens:For me it would be

breastfeeding from me

My breastmilk from a bottle

donor milk from a bottle/wet nurse/friend nursing for me

homemade formula

store bought formula.

Yes storebought formula for me would be an absolute last resort. I just wonder if I'm the only one. *I feel like there's something I am forgetting before homemade formula but I can't think of it*

Quoting TTC2Long:

This is my list! :-)

Quoting mamabens:For me it would be

breastfeeding from me

My breastmilk from a bottle

donor milk from a bottle/wet nurse/friend nursing for me

homemade formula

store bought formula.

Yes storebought formula for me would be an absolute last resort. I just wonder if I'm the only one. *I feel like there's something I am forgetting before homemade formula but I can't think of it*

1) breastfeeding directly

2) my pumped breast milk through sns

3) my pumped breast milk , any way (not a bottle, I'm a cup kinda gal)

4) human milk through sns

5) human milk in a cup

6) homemade formula, probably using the Weston A. Price recipe

7) commercial formula

This is basically the WHO list hierarchy too. The WHO states

Bm from moms breast

Bm from mom anyway

Bm from a human

Formula

http://www.westonaprice.org/childrens-health/recipes-for-homemade-baby-formula

Quoting devoesgirl:

I didnt know you could make formula

Quoting MaryJarrett:

Yes ma'am. That way you know all the ingredients are quality. :) Weston Price is the most common recipe. I've read over it a few times just to see.

http://www.westonaprice.org/childrens-health/recipes-for-homemade-baby-formula

Quoting devoesgirl:

I didnt know you could make formula

Breastfeeding with an SNS of donor milk or organic formula to supplement

Donor milk

Organic commercial formula

I don't trust myself to make formula. Idont even know what there are for options since I've never needed to look into it! Luckily I haven't/shouldn't need to.

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- mamabens

on Sep. 4, 2012 at 2:26 PM