Breast Milk Replacement | Milk Substitute
Posted on 30 July 2012 07:22 PM

I have a seven-month-old baby. I have been having problems concerning breastmilk. I simply don't have enough. Sometimes I have to give him extra formula organic infant milk. I and my husband are vegans and do not want to give to the baby formula where cow's milk is included. I've read that soy may not be healthy: (see article - What about nut milks? What could I give to the baby when there is not enough breastmilk?

There are a few things you can do to help increase breast milk. One is to make sure you are drinking an adequate amount of water and getting enough rest. The other is to eat a lot of green vegetables like parsley and leafy greens. The chlorophyll in plants helps increase milk supply. Also, allowing the baby to nurse more frequently will stimulate milk production.

This article appears to say that soy formula is not the best. I don't know of any other formulas based on nuts or other milks. It is important that the baby is fed with a formula that will feed the brain as it develops. I've heard that raw goat's milk is the closest to human milk for infants.

At around 2:00 minutes there is a question about phytoestrogens in soy in the following video:

Rudy and Jeanie Davis mentioned an infant formula in their new series Healthy From the Inside Out. I'm not sure which dvd it would be on. You can find it at

Your baby is about the age that you could start to consider introducing solid foods. This should be done slowly and a little at a time. Millet or oats cooked very well till they are soft are good to start with. You may mash a banana and add it to the cereal along with a little breast milk. Using bananas that are spotted are the best for easy digestion. You will want to give extra time between feedings to allow for good digestion when baby has eaten solid food.

This lecture will help: Please Hold the Extras by Dr. Rudy Davis.

My daughter is considering changing her 22 month old from dairy but we do not know what milk substitute to use for a growing infant. Dr Walter mentions that places like Japan, etc. never give their children milk after they are weaned. What do they give them?

I appreciate your openness in wanting the best for your family as well as yourself! The Lord has given us good food selections in vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds that are for our health. Every food has some proportion of carbohydrate, protein and fat, so as long as you are eating the plant foods close to how they are grown, you and even your 22 month old granddaughter will get the necessary nutritional elements needed for good health and growth. At almost 2 years of age, the child does not actually need milk, but if preferred to go that direction, soy milk, nut milks, etc. are possible.

You could blend some raw cashew pieces (about ½ cup) with about a cup of cooked cereal such as cooked millet or quinoa, then season it with a bit of salt, honey (a tsp. or more) and a little vanilla, or whatever you like. Less water when blending to begin with and adding more as it thickens. It makes about a quart which is about 450 ml.

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