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    Question What formula is "cloest" in taste to breastmilk?

    I hate the idea of giving my LO formula but I am loosing my supply due to my pituitary gland not working and I have no hormone production (including prolactin). They are giving me domperidone to try to get me to make some more milk but with little luck. I make about 1 bottle (8oz) out of 3 pumping sessions when I am at work. When home I nurse all night long and in the morning before I go to work. I have been sending in 1 fresh bottle and 2 frozen bottles since all of the problems started. My freezer stash has now depleted and I have started sending in 1 fresh, 1 frozen and 1 formula. However, we can't find a flavor/brand of formula she will drink. Someone suggested that I mix MY Milk with the formula so transition her but I fear she will not drink it and I do not want to waste it since it is in such short supply.

    Does anyone know what formula is Mom Flavored?
    Samantha: born 3 1/2 weeks early on Sept 2006 6lbs 4 oz 18 inches long with situs inversus totalis. Now a strong healthy little girl that wants to be a NICU doctor, loves her little sister and breastfeeds her dolls!
    Milk donated with while nursing first LO: 2,200 oz
    Alexandra: born 3 weeks early on July 2010 7lbs 8 oz 19.5 inches long.
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    Default Re: What formula is "cloest" in taste to breastmilk?

    Yeah it is hard switch, formula tastes so bad especially compared to BM. What have you tried?
    Lisa

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    Default Re: What formula is "cloest" in taste to breastmilk?

    Similac Advanced (Blue can) and Similac Fussy baby (Orange can). SHe gagged on both.
    Samantha: born 3 1/2 weeks early on Sept 2006 6lbs 4 oz 18 inches long with situs inversus totalis. Now a strong healthy little girl that wants to be a NICU doctor, loves her little sister and breastfeeds her dolls!
    Milk donated with while nursing first LO: 2,200 oz
    Alexandra: born 3 weeks early on July 2010 7lbs 8 oz 19.5 inches long.
    Milk donated with while nursing first LO: 1,200


    For information on becoming a Breastmilk Donor http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk

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    Default Re: What formula is "cloest" in taste to breastmilk?

    Did you mix them with bm?
    sorry I only have a sec but will be back when I can
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    Default Re: What formula is "cloest" in taste to breastmilk?

    I have not but can try it.
    Samantha: born 3 1/2 weeks early on Sept 2006 6lbs 4 oz 18 inches long with situs inversus totalis. Now a strong healthy little girl that wants to be a NICU doctor, loves her little sister and breastfeeds her dolls!
    Milk donated with while nursing first LO: 2,200 oz
    Alexandra: born 3 weeks early on July 2010 7lbs 8 oz 19.5 inches long.
    Milk donated with while nursing first LO: 1,200


    For information on becoming a Breastmilk Donor http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk

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    Default Re: What formula is "cloest" in taste to breastmilk?

    I don't know that I would try cause she might refuse and that would waste what mommy milk you have.
    Have you warmed it or tried to serve it very cold? Sometimes one of thoose tricks works.
    What about goat milk? they do make a formula out of it.

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    Default Re: What formula is "cloest" in taste to breastmilk?

    You might try getting a prescription from your doc for breast milk from the milk bank. Not sure how to go about doing this, but it's worth a shot.

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    Default Re: What formula is "cloest" in taste to breastmilk?

    i age with the PP. instead of goig for formula, try to get donated milk. feeds on feets i think its called? donated milk will be SO much better than yucky formula.
    Luna Justine: born January 20 th 6 am on the dot
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    Default Re: What formula is "cloest" in taste to breastmilk?

    Eats on feets is on FB. I wish you were here. I'd give you the 100+ oz in my freezer!

    Christine
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    Default Re: What formula is "cloest" in taste to breastmilk?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sailoryue View Post
    i age with the PP. instead of goig for formula, try to get donated milk. feeds on feets i think its called? donated milk will be SO much better than yucky formula.
    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*yoginimama View Post
    Eats on feets is on FB. I wish you were here. I'd give you the 100+ oz in my freezer!
    Its called Human Milk for Human Babies now. (HMFHB)
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