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How did women feed babies before formula?

 
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How did women feed babies before formula?
Was there some sorta natural feeding that took place?
Did God setup a way of feeding a baby?
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
Yes I agree.

However, missing from these snarky discussions is any reason WHY there is a baby formula shortage….. anybody know?
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
How did people study at night school before electricity? How did we cut our grass? What did people do before we had roads and autos? Seriously?
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05/11/2022 12:40 PM
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
Wet nurses.
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
They stayed home. Father worked to support the family.
Its in some books, wish people coule read em.
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
Women breast fed their babies, of course. Before commercial formulas, people used a homemade formula of condensed milk, white corn syrup, as a substitute for breast feeding. Babies who were allergic to cow's milk get goat's milk formula.

A lot of babies will get weaned early in this current situation of shortages, and some babies will get started on solids to replace some of their bottles sooner than planned.
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
They gave them brawndo cuz it had electrolytes
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
Was there some sorta natural feeding that took place?
Did God setup a way of feeding a baby?
 Quoting: Seething


When I was a kid in the sixties I remember my sister's heating up milk on the stove and then putting it in a baby's bottle and then checking it on the wrist to see if it's too hot then giving it to the baby my nephews and nieces
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
They gave them brawndo cuz it had electrolytes
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Correct!

Thirsty Johnny--->johnnybounceb<---Twin Brawndo dispensers
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
They took them to government feeding station's and there they were breast fed by male Democratic politicians working shifts .
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
Well I breastfed my daughter, but my son couldn't latch on for some reason so while I was determinedly trying to breastfeed him, he was becoming malnourished and as soon as I bullied the nurses to give me a cess to formula (this was in his 1st few days of being born) he was fine.
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How did people study at night school before electricity? How did we cut our grass? What did people do before we had roads and autos? Seriously?
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1. People used lamp light (vegetsable oil and more recently kerosene), light from the fire, candles, gas light (which is now obsolete), and light from rushes. There was a story about president Abe Lincoln studying by the light of the fire which was taught children. A lot of books mentioned studying by fire light. There are many stories mentioning oil, which was used for cooking and light, in the Bible.

2. Common people did not have lawns, they had nothing but dirt, or a small garden with flowers, or maybe some kind of paving. Only rich [eo[;e and nobles had patches of only soft lawn grass. Gardeners cut it with shears, on their hands and knees. Grass lawns are a fairly new feature of houses.

3. People seem to have always made roads. They were necessary. Small villages and farms would have only dirt roads which would get terribly muddy and filled with ruts, or covered with snow. Outside of Las Vegas, ruts from wagon trains driving across unpaved wagon roads are still visible in some places. The Romans built serious roads paved with layers of stone which are still in existence. If you go to Rome, you can still see the Apian Way and other roman building. These are around 2000 years old. In European cities, you can see streets and roads paved in cobble stones. In the early US people would build roads over their property, and charge for their use.

4. Before modern transportation, people commonly used horses, mules, oxen. There was another mode of transportation, called walking, which almost everybody used at one time or another. In fact, they still do in many parts of the world.

If you read a lot you will get excellent examples of how people coped with everyday needs.
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
Many babies died. You ever think of that? There is a reason formula exists.
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
I lived in Liberia, West Africa for two years.

No formula there....

An infant was either strapped to his mother's chest while she worked the fields
or the kid was eating soft foods.

Each village had a birthing hut where the kids were dropped.



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They let them suck on Hunter.
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
there was a time not to long ago when babies started rice cereal at 6 weeks (then on to the other cereals) followed by baby food and table food at around 6 months....now days babies aren't even allowed to look cross eyed at any kind of solid food or cereal for a year. It's a racket and everyone follows along because they said so. The formula floating around the internet is from 1960's, but most won't even consider it because "they" said not to.
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
They took them to government feeding station's and there they were breast fed by male Democratic politicians working shifts .
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Don’t give them ideas.
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
I remember picking up an old 1870’s book, at a car boot sale, Entitled Equire Within… Advice to the Lady of the house, with valuable advice, as to how to hire servant’s, including letters to previous employers, to check on servants recommendation letters from their previous employers… As God forbid, they ran off with the family silver….The most fascinating advice, was how to choose a Wet Nurse, making sure that she looked healthy, with rosy cheeks, and fleshy … the advice was to give the Wet Nurse, half a bottle of stout a day, and as much food as she wanted… nowadays, the advice would be no land whales, piercings, multi coloured hair, or tats :-)

The sad fact is if young mother’s took the V, and later learnt, they could pass on the spike protein, through breast milk, to their infant, so was using formula, this option is no longer available… my thoughts would be using goat’s milk, as a substitute, but people have been for the last 30 years been brainwashed into no longer thinking that Breast is Best…
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
Was there some sorta natural feeding that took place?
Did God setup a way of feeding a baby?
 Quoting: Seething


He did, and it does not always work.

surely you have heard of wet nurses? They were nursing women with milk and time to spare to nurse your baby if you could not.

hard to find them nowadays.
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
Well, my mom started with giving me the formula because for some reason, she did not want to breast feed me, but, I got bad stomach pain from the baby formula, but her doctor said to give me real Goat's milk, and I did great with that.
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
They would use boobs
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
Well, my mom started with giving me the formula because for some reason, she did not want to breast feed me, but, I got bad stomach pain from the baby formula, but her doctor said to give me real Goat's milk, and I did great with that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46960637


Did you spend the majority of your earliest day's duct taped to a goats udder .
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
"La Leche League" exists/existed in CA as a way for nursing mothers with extra breast milk to donate to those with insufficient.

Many medical reasons have always existed as to why a new mother cannot nurse, and not just because a woman must work to support her family.
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
Many babies died. You ever think of that? There is a reason formula exists.
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fucking educated world has gone straight to hell.
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
God gave a woman breast milk

Even monkeys have breast milk
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
How did people study at night school before electricity? How did we cut our grass? What did people do before we had roads and autos? Seriously?
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2. Common people did not have lawns, they had nothing but dirt, or a small garden with flowers, or maybe some kind of paving. Only rich [eo[;e and nobles had patches of only soft lawn grass. Gardeners cut it with shears, on their hands and knees. Grass lawns are a fairly new feature of houses.

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 Quoting: Lily o' the Valley


Grass is the most important thing that a farm grows. Most people lived on farms. Grass was cut by hand with scythes, dried, and stored for winter to keep animals alive. Grass was eaten by farm animals in pastures.

Royalty might have had pretty lawns in their fancy gardens, these were also cut with scythes.

Scythes are probably something people should get their hands on to make more out of their property if they are not large enough for it to makes sense to own hay-making machinery. The hay that is made can be used in chicken or rabbit coops, or to mulch veggie gardens.

People are only half-right when they say lawns are dumb. Grass is smart.

Last Edited by Eilonwy on 05/11/2022 02:09 PM
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
Yes I agree.

However, missing from these snarky discussions is any reason WHY there is a baby formula shortage….. anybody know?
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
The moms used to chew up mangos, oranges, blueberries, bananas, fruit etc and then spit it into the baby’s mouth. Thats how monkeys like orangutans do it. Back in the day if you didn’t have a wet nurse or your wife died or left or something single dad’s would do this like the pioneers. Most babys can eat soft stuff at like 4-6 months if they really want to .
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
Have you seen any pregnant women lately, I haven't seen one in months.

There will be no need for formula without babies being born, they know.
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Re: How did women feed babies before formula?
The number of young women I see giving up breast feeding is so high that I really doubt it is because of problems and more about choice.

If not, there is something exceedingly wrong here.

Why aren't the boobs working? Why aren't the baby's mouths working? What's up here?

Last Edited by Eilonwy on 05/11/2022 02:12 PM
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