Thank you. I seriously had no idea. You are right and I should have thought of that. I just do not know how to work formula.I thik you should be giving her SMALLER bottles of formula. No breast fed child ever eats 8oz of breastmilk while feeding from you so it's not reasonable to expect her to be able to keep that much formula down ON TOP of her regular milk.
Thanks. About the brown rice powder... I am pretty sure I am already doing that. I grind organic brown rice in my vitamix until it turns to powder? That is what I make her cereal out of. Is is the same thing? We always make hummus and add tahini- just never thought to give it to her so thanks again! I do avacado, coconut oil, whole milk yogurt, hardboiled egg yolks. I add flax to almost everything we have for dinner so I will start adding it to her foods.And one more last suggestion (I swear! lol)- brown rice powder. You can get it from whole foods/online... I would be sure to give her lots and lots of cereal and be sure to make it with whole milk, brown rice powder (it has a fair amount of calories- something like 30 for 1 tbsp. but I would put like 4 or 5 tbsp. (only after trying it on her to see if there is any allergies), some coconut oil (healthy fat), and add some coconut/flax powder) and just super fortify her foods. Give her avocado slices like melissawoods says (you can even make her an avocado shake: http://www.food.com/recipe/brazilian...o-shake-121338), give her bread with olive oil on it (you can also give hummus mixed with tahini (sesame seeds, ground into a paste). give her some hardboiled egg and give her full fat yogurt... load her up on good, healthy fats... at least, if you can't get her to take in enough milk, stimulate her growth by giving her lots of whole, naturally fatty foods combined with a supplemental nurser and she should thrive, easily. I'm not sure how you feel about any of my suggestions but try it, mama... it will get you to worry less because at least she is in-taking and healthy foods are as responsible for brain development and growth as milk is... I hope this helps!
What about goat's milk rather than cow's milk? Any thoughts? My pedi said my dd could have pediasure since she was so close to 12 months he wasn't worried about allergy stuff- told me to do that or formula so if she can have pediasure i am okay with milk... just not sure if I should go with goat's or cows? I wish I could just stick with my own.
I am also going to start pumping after she feeds to put into bottles- I usually don't get a lot of milk though after she eats.
I feel so clueless. My second son was very sickly and didn't have solids until after a year because he choked on everything and my third son breastfed so well and ate solids with no problems- I didn't have to do high calorie stuff for him. I just don't know what to do with my daughter (even though she is my fourth) so I really appreciate all the advice and ideas. I have an SNS (medela) from my second son. I never could make it work but I will give it a shot again.