I am appalled at some of the suggestions for feeding babies. I am not going to recommend a substitute formula. However, the fresh, unpasteurized milk some recommend is horrifying. There is a reason we pasteurize milk..
When I was born, the oldest of five, Mama tried to breastfeed me, but could not. So, she had to use formula. At some point ( a year) she gave me formula from Pet Milk. I do know she tried Similac at birth and I could not tolerate it, so she switched me to SMA and all my brothers and sisters started on SMA, too. The Pet Milk formula we fed my brother was fed only after he was a year old, so that was probably what she gave all of us after SMA or a year.
I do know that Karo Syrup was added to the Pet Milk formula to counteract constipation. And, we had iron supplements. There could have been other supplements. I read the recipe for Pet Milk formula and it said to add the can to 20ozs of sterilized water. I could have sworn I mixed it half and half with water. I was almost 14 when he was born, so I mixed lots of formula from Pet once he was switched.
The people who make these pronouncements have stated the Pet Milk formula is harmful for babies. Maybe they mean for newborns. I don't know. But, we all grew with no health problems and most had high IQs. I don't know.
What I do know is that I believe Pet Milk is better for us than Carnation or other condensed milks. Pet has only milk and is fortified with Vitamin D. Check the Carnation label. Carnation has milk, disodium phosphate, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Carrageenan. Disodium Phosphate is generally regarded as safe (GRAS).
Carrageenan is an extract from a pink seaweed generally known as Irish Moss. … Some scientists have introduced proof that carrageenan is extremely inflammatory and poisonous to the digestive tract, and declare that it could be responsible for colitis, IBS, rheumatoid arthritis, and even colon most cancers.
My babies took SMA until they were a year old and then drank regular milk. I know the babies who need formula now are often newborn or have problems and need a special formula.
I am not recommending Pet formula, but I would give it to one of mine if I could not find SMA. I only use Pet Milk when I cook with condensed milk.
I know the problems some babies have with any but a specifically formulated feeding.
What is your history with feeding an infant? What substitute would be comforting? What would you not use?
Be nice and don't blame anyone for anything. If you are blaming, I will not post your comment.