Ayla is finally off of her soy formula.
Since I don’t believe that genetically modified soy is not a health risk for even a half of a second, I’ve had to buy organic soy formula. My daughter is allergic to milk. What’s more, breastfeeding could have saved the day, but at six months old, I was hospitalized for a couple of weeks due to the incompetence of a few medical professionals. When I returned home and got off of their medicines after pumping the whole time, my daughter refused my breast. I could have forced it on her, but my supply had diminished and I needed her to be more aggressive. Her refusal broke my heart and my feelings of despair over it made for an even less successful letdown response.
Enough explaining. The point is, my daughter is finally off of her soy formula. Still unable to handle cow’s milk, I had only a few options. Rice, Soy, Almond, and Coconut milk. I expected her to refuse anything but soy milk. Even with my expectations though, I went out on a limb and bought her coconut milk.
I wanted her to have coconut milk so bad. Coconut milk is one of the best drinks a person can have. While both coconut milk and cow’s milk have 5 grams of fat per serving, the fats are not created equally. Coconut milk is one of nature’s best sources for Medium Chain Fatty Acids, which are special fats that are more easily burned as energy than other fats. Coconut milk has 80 calories to cow’s milk’s 120 calories. I know that with little ones calories aren’t a huge concern, but what comes with those calories is quite impressive. Cow’s milk also has more sugar per serving, twice as much actually. Our children do not need more sugar. Coconut milk is rich in vitamins, electrolytes and minerals as well.
Coconut milk, which is made from the flesh and oils of a coconut helps give a body strength against viruses, fungi and bacteria. When you get a sinus infection, belly ache or a sore throat, the doctor usually tells you to stop drinking milk for a little while. On the other hand, coconut milk will help your body fight sinus infections, belly aches and sore throats. Coconut milk is an immune system booster, and since, I wasn’t able to share my immunities with my daughter as much as I would have like, I am very grateful that coconut milk will take over where I left off because, as it turns out, she loves it!