Warning to all parents who use a homemade baby formula recipe for their children instead of feeding them toxic, GMO laced commercial formula.
DON’T tell a conventionally minded doctor it is made with raw milk else your baby might end up in foster care!
This is the nightmare Alorah Gellerson of Brooklin, Maine is experiencing right now because she made the mistake of telling her doctor about the homemade goats milk formula she proudly and carefully makes for her healthy, happy, three-month-old son Carson.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) quickly responded when the doctor reported Alorah and that’s when things got messy.
The state came in and threatened to take Carson away and put him in foster care unless Alorah followed DHHS orders to go and have the baby examined by a doctor. Unbelievably, DHHS also mandated an overnight hospital stay and a switch back to store-bought GMO commercial formula.
Despite complying with every single DHHS demand, Gellerson, who receives state benefits, is still being harassed with threats of foster care for her son. “I hope this all goes away. It’s been so terrible and hard on us. We’re just trying to live our lives and they keep bothering us. I just want it to be all over”, she said.
Tania Allen, Gellerson’s mother added,
It’s so frustrating. She’s a great mom. The baby has a great dad too and they love this baby very much and they would never do anything to hurt him and if we thought the formula was harming him, we would not do that.
DHHS refused to comment and instead directed inquiries to its website for the procedures they follow, one of which is from the USDA which states that goat milk is not recommended for infants because of inadequate quantities of certain vitamins.
Jack Forbush, DO, of The Osteopathic Center for Family Medicine in Hampden, Maine disagrees with the state saying,
I don’t know what’s really driving it other than perhaps some different cultural belief system. I’ve got plenty of kids in my practice that have been given goat’s milk, for example, and they’re growing and developing fine.
The Weston A. Price Foundation concurs with Dr. Forbush’s assessment. Homemade formula from goat or cow milk is much better for baby than commercial formula as this chart listing the nutrients contained in goat milk formula illustrates.
State Violation of Parental Rights Becoming More Common
This is not the first time a parental judgment call regarding the health of a child has landed a parent in hot water with the State. This type of violation of basic parental rights is becoming more and more common.
Recall the story of Alex and Anna Nikolayev just a few months ago who had their baby forcibly removed from their home (with the entire assault captured on home video) simply because they took their baby to another hospital for a second opinion regarding their child’s heart condition. In both cases, the children were eventually returned to the parents, but not before much grief and stress were endured by the family.
References and More Information
Brooklin Mother Says State Not Happy With Her Formula Choice
Baby’s mother in trouble with state over homemade goat’s milk formula
USDA: Infant Formula Feeding
Camel milk baby formula
Homemade sheep milk formula
Please note that the goat milk formula is a mix of several ingredients including goats milk, not straight raw goats milk!!! Babies can suffer severe consequences (acidosis, respiratory distress, milk protein allergy and meat allergy into adulthood) from consuming undiluted or even diluted without the other ingredients.
I’m wondering why she didn’t breastfeed her kids. Since WHO and other medical organizations say to breastfeed the kid til at least two years of age. And there are pumps one can get. Many insurances do pay for the woman to have the pump to help her express the milk from her breasts.
lack of production
I was horrified, yet not shocked to read about this the other week in another article. I am highly allergic to cows milk, and the same protein I’m allergic to can easily be found in baby formulas. When you have to remove all dairy from your diet it is interesting to learn there are milk solids in almost everything that lines the supermarket shelves, you have to ask, why are milk solids needed in just about every packet of chips, every stock and gravy, even the humble apple has been laced with the milk protein when they are polished and waxed! (learned that one the hard way) Why are milk solids in everything, and why is it such a crime to use a goats milk for a baby in need…
Another interesting fact, cows milk breaks down into opiates while digesting, addictive opiates that have you coming back for another pack of chips and makes you dread the thought of not enjoying those special treats, if we are addicted to all these products the giants stand to make a lot of money! Goats milk does not contain the peptides that break down into addictive opiates, meaning if our packs of chips were flavoured with it rather than cows milk solids, we won’t become unknowingly addicted.
They are threatening to take this baby because mum is not feeding it an addictive substance that will ensure buying power. They know full well what they are doing, and the more people who are working this out, the stronger the push for milk becomes.
Just a few weeks ago I told a supermarket employee (also a friend) about my milk addiction and how I have to avoid almost all foods at her place of work…. she had been feeling unwell for a long time and decided to try the whole no cows milk thing, and it worked! she’s no longer addicted to all those foods and has returned to normal health….surprise surprise, I walked in a few days ago and there is a huge milk machine right at the front of the store now, laden with flavoured milks, very encouraging for children wouldn’t you think?
This is deliberate, they know what they are doing, if everyone got off cows milk there would be no way to control our buying habits any more.
I was nearly convinced by a few friends to switch our 4 month old from Gerber formula to homemade goats milk formula.
I urge you all to read this case report if you are considering making your own goats milk formula as its far too much protein and sodium.
“The infant’s respiratory distress seemed principally to be the result of severe metabolic acidosis with respiratory compensation. A comprehensive metabolic panel revealed acidemia, severe hypernatremia, and azotemia, with significant hyperosmolarity. He had hyperchloremia, hyperphosphatemia, hyperuricemia, and an elevated creatinine kinase level.”
“Goat’s milk contains 50 mg of sodium and 3.56 g of protein per 100 mL, approximately 3 times that in human milk (17 mg and 1.03 g per 100 mL, respectively).6 The estimated requirements of sodium and protein for infants <6 months old are 100 to 200 mg/day and 9 to 11 g/day, respectively.7 The infant described here was receiving âˆ¼500 mg/day of sodium and 30 g/day of protein, with a total intake of 32 oz of goat's milk per day. The immature kidneys in very young infants have difficulty handling the byproducts of foods with a high renal solute load.8 Sodium excretion capacity matures more slowly than glomerular filtration rate and does not attain full capacity until the second year of life.9 Therefore, infants fed fresh goat's milk are at substantive risk for hypernatremia and azotemia, particularly in the face of dehydration (as in the case described here), which may in turn result in major central nervous system pathology, including diffuse encephalopathy, intraparenchymal hemorrhage, or thromboses10 as manifested in our patient."
In the same article it is also stated that there was no significant difference in infants who were fed goat’s milk formula and cow’s milk formula. Yes this article listed a lot of issues in ONE baby, a lot of sources supporting allergies in both cow’s and goat’s milk. However this ONE case of severe health problems do not convince me. What about the thousands more Amish children or children in countries like India, where owning a goat is a staple to a household as it provides a family with milk, who are not affected at all? I am from the West Indies
(Caribbean) and grew up with families who had goats and sheep and one cow. Guess what they used them for? Caribbean kids at that time when I was growing up were intelligent. Never in the hospital. Matter of fact we rarely needed to go to the doctor, we were so healthy. We sometimes got shots from a mobile medical team that went from school to school. Look up the results of the world IQ tests and see where America’s kids fall on the list compared to other countries who have much different standards where Food is concerned. Something is not right with how much Big Ag is fighting this, with very little cases to back up their claims as seen I this article. You have to ask yourself what other factors were involved? If I buy milk for my son, I’ll investigate my farmer. Visit his/her farm if possible, prepare his milk with clean hands and utensils. We always warmed our milk growing up. Did you know that that is a mild form of pasteurization? I was told this by my dietician in the hospital when I was last pregnant this year. This was her comment to me when I told her I sometimes prefer to drink raw cow if I do have dairy, but rather drink Almond milk. She did not judge, did not freak out, but instead told me that “they” have said there are risks of infection and harming the fetus so just simply warm it on the stove like we do in the islands (she was from the Caribbean as well, surprise surprise). I would say to you dig deeper for the truth that you seek.
Remember when they told us coconut milk/ products were bad? And avocados? We grew up on those in the islands as well. Had a coconut tree in every place we lived. An avocado tree too, and we ate them ALL the time. I do not have high cholesterol, never have. Dig deeper my friend.
Good thoughts. I like it. Back to nature!
I too had my run-ins with big brother while trying to provide the best for my children. I was awarded custody of my daughters from the State of Washington. I then made the mistake of moving to the State of Nevada. My eldest daughter was having trouble with staying interested in school because of her IQ. I had her tested for the Gifted and Talented Program as soon as the test became available. The results were as expected- she qualified for the program. The problem: she came from a broken home so it was determined by the school board that my daughter would not emotionally be able to handle the program. They had no personal relation with my daughter, so how could they make this decision? Anyway.. I knew trouble was in her future if I did not get her into a classroom that stimulated her intellectually. I did some research and found out that the State of Nevada allows for homeschooling. I knew this was the answer I had been looking for. I filled out all the necessary forms, bought all the necessary supplies, and within two weeks I had my daughter in homeschool. My daughter blossomed! She was taking violin lessons, going to museums to find facts, she even used her telescope to chart the movement of the stars across the night sky. All at eight years old. Somehow, though, when my ex brought our custody case to my new home state, my daughters education would be a major factor in whether I would be considered a fit mother or not. To jump ahead in time… I was forced by court order, to put my daughter back into public school AND to have her meet with the school counselor weekly. The counselor was privy to my thoughts on public education thanks to my ex’s conversations with her. This put an immediate red flag against me at my daughters school. I could do nothing right. If I pulled my daughter out early for any reason, I would find myself in court the next week. If I put my daughter on restriction to her bedroom as a punishment for hitting her brother and she told the school counselor about it, I was in court the next week. Eventually the judge decided without notice to me, only to my ex and school officials, to give full custody to my ex . I had sent both my daughters to school via the school bus that fateful day not knowing that when they got off the bus they would be escorted to the airport. I did not know where my daughters were for 27 months! I did everything right and yet big brother stepped in and broke rules to fit what they wanted to see happen.
*A side note to the story.. The judge in this tragedy years later was disbarred for being intoxicated while on duty. All parents in his court had been saying that for years.
Although I do think it is ridiculous how the government is acting… I also don’t understand why she is not breastfeeding? I’m all about being crunchy and natural… but if we are going to go natural, let’s go natural. Let’s do what God intended our bodies to do and breastfeed. The best nutrients are found in Mother’s milk. If the mama is eating healthy balanced meals and taking her real food vitamins, then the baby should get all that and more via breast milk. I do believe that factory made formula is not an option (synthetic vitamins is never a solution). However, home-made can never compare to natures provision.
My husband was laid off a few years ago and it took him a while to find work again. During that time we took advantage of the free insurance for children provided by the state. We had to change from our loved and trusted family doctor we had had for years to be eligible, and my children very rarely have to see a doctor, but be wanted them covered, just in case. I did take my daughter one time when she got a bee sting and was reacting badly to it and found the doctor immediately suspicious of us. Apparently needing state government funded programs immediately puts you on the list of people they watch closely for signs of abuse. His manner was very suspicious and although I did not share any of our personal practices (thank goodness!) he basically accused me of several things, including under-nourishing my daughter and possible sexual abuse (he asked if she had any pain on her chest or private parts – not really relevant to the bee sting on her ear!) and my daughter, who is in her early teen years, told him that her chest was a little sore about once a month, but she figured it was because it was growing and she might be starting her period soon. He said this NEVER happens and was “suspicious”. He suggested we come back in for a battery of test and some “other” tests. I said sure Doctor, what ever you say Doctor, and made the appointment. Then RAN back to my normal doctor, who was outraged and said he would provide free medical care during our work absence and would support us in any way he could. I called the office and said we were back at work and would be changing our appointments over to our new doctor again and to call him if they liked, which they did to make sure. Luckily that is where the experience ended, but I can easily see how things could have gone differently. You have to be soooo careful if you use any public assistance! Now I work in a charity where we put people in touch with necessary assistance, and counsel them how to protect themselves when they use the services. Never ever ever ever share what you don’t have to share! These people have too much power, and what ever their motives they can and do use it to hurt your family.