Organic Baby Formula

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scotty620's picture
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Organic Baby Formula

Anyone ever look into it or plan on using it? I'm going to breast feed, but I had to supplement with the boys and did that for about 7 or 8 months and then full time formula, but was just curious about Organic Baby Formula - I always try to buy Organic Milk - if it's in stock - I'm thinking if I think so strongly about Organic Milk why wouldn't I get Organic Formula.

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Never Thought of It

However, organic formula kind of seems like a misnomer to me because producers seem to add so many chemicals to anything that's been dehydrated and turned into a powder. Yet, I do think you can find formulas with organic milk bases. I will say, interestingly enough, that Dr. Spock had a recipe for baby formula in his book. So that made me wonder if there are other formula recipes out there. I did a quick search and found a few, but I'd still run the recipes past my pediatrician before I used them.

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Hmm that's a good idea! I never thought of that. I know formula is safe for babies, but I always worried about giving DS powder formula. I mean nothing against it, but he was my first baby and I BF for 7mo and was worried. Completely was fine (and sometimes wayyy easier! lol) I'd be interested in knowing what you found out!!

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If I needed to supplement I'd go with organic. Just make sure the brand you choose is FDA certified organic. A lot of things claim to be organic when only one ingredient/part is organic. If it's FDA certified it has to be mainly organic, 95% or something iirc. IMO if you're going to spend all the extra money it had better be what it promises!

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I wouldn't waste your money on organic, we run farm operation and organic is one of the biggest scams out there. There's a lot of negatives with organic that no one talks about over the conventional as well so ultimately let it come down to your principles. Regular formula is as good as organic formula. If you want to live a completely green lifestyle and bike to work, use cloth diapers and ban processed foods than be all means I can understand wanting organic formula but if you don't live like that you are just throwing your money away. These companies prey on uneducated consumers and just make regular formula look horrible. Stick with the big formula companies, Nestle, Enfamil, Similac (and stay AWAY from soy formulas unless your child has a proven allergy!)

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I haven't done any research on formula. I plan to BF again and haven't needed to supplement before.

I am a big supporter of organic dairy though. There are many studies out there that discuss the growth hormones in dairy so I try to avoid those like the plague. They have even been linked to girls starting their periods early among other things. My girlfriend's ped even told her that her DD started her period early (8 yrs old) because of the large quantities of milk she drank.

We try to live our life with a balance. I prefer organics when I can get them if they are certified. Local farm produce tastes better than store stuff that was shipped in. I've also noticed that some of the local organic fruits are juicier and sweeter too. We try to limit processed foods where we can because it is just healthier. I also like limiting the pesticide exposures where I can when it's possible. And frankly, with DD's sensitivities, she gets too wheezy when she consumes too many processed types of foods.

Good luck with your research!

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"CanadianaSally" wrote:

and stay AWAY from soy formulas unless your child has a proven allergy!)

I couldn't agree more!

Anita- We are the same way. We buy local and organic whenever possible and do our best to avoid processed foods. And all the hormones in milk are scary!

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I buy them when I can, but I just wish they didn't have to be so expensive!

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"K_Lo" wrote:

I couldn't agree more!

Anita- We are the same way. We buy local and organic whenever possible and do our best to avoid processed foods. And all the hormones in milk are scary!

Yeah I'm the same way - I always try to get the boys organic milk and everything else that is reasonable. We go to the public market in the summer to buy locally grown produce. The hormones in milk scare the crap out of me - especially with having a girl! Thanks for all the input. We shop at Wegman's and they are really pushing for a lot of organic so they have a Wegman's Organic Formula so it wouldn't be as expensive as even buying Similac or Enfamil regular formula.

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