The Natural Life: Making your own Baby Formula

Sure, breast is best, but it's not always an option. If you're on medication or have breast issues, supply issues, infections, surgery or of course if your child is adopted, breast-milk may simply not be an option. If you read the labels or do some research on Formula Ingredients and what they are, I'm sure you would be SHOCKED! This stuff is supposed to be healthy for babies, but in reality it's far far from it.

Now, if you MUST use formula, but you don't want to use all the artificial, chemical laced baby formulas from the shelf, what do you do? Well, you make your own! Here are SOME recipes for home made formulas, I'm sure I will be adding to this list, and if you look hard enough you can find more. But these will at least give you somewhere to start.

I do want to point out, before we get in to the actual recipes, that as with ANY new or different diet change you need to make sure you are using high quality ingredients and that you both research each option and make a point to watch your child for ANY reaction. I suggest you start them on a new formula on a day when you will be with them ALL DAY, and make a point to watch them for at least 3 days for reactions. Now, I say do this with ALL formulas, whether home made or not.

NOTE - All of these formulas are simply mix and serve or mix and store... So I'm not listing instructions on each one. 

Goats Milk Formula
  •  13oz liquid Goat Milk
  • 19 oz distilled or spring water
  • 2TB sugar

Goats Milk II
  • 2 Cups - Goats Milk
  • 2 Cups - Enriched Vanilla Rice Dream
  • 1 T. - Black Strap Molasses
  • 1 T. - Liquid Acidophilus
  • 1 T. - Flax Seed Oil
  • 1 t. - Liquid Vitamin C
  • 1 t. - Liquid CalMag (calcium & magnesium)
  • 1/8 t. - Wheat Germ (powdered )
  • 16 drops - Trace Minerals (concentrated) 

Goats Milk III
  • 4 oz Goats Milk
  • 2 oz Carrot Juice
  • 2 oz Water
  • a few drops Flax Oil (EFAs) with DHA
  • 1/4tsp nutritional yeast {for the folic acid and b12 boost that goats milk lacks}

Goat's Milk IV
  • 2 cups water(highest quality)
  • 2 cups goat milk
  • 2 cups hemp nut seed milk
  • 1/4 cup goat whey
  • 1 tablespoon colostrum
  • 4 tablespoon lactose
  • 2 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon camu berry powder
  • 1 capsule of aged garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of infant probiotics
  • 1 tablespoon of lecithin
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of cod liver oil
  • 1 teaspoon of flax seed oil

Raw Cows Milk
  • 2 cups whole raw milk
  • 1 7/8 cups filtered water 
  • 1/4 cup homemade liquid whey
  • 2 or more tablespoons good quality cream (not ultra-pasteurized)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon high-vitamin cod liver oil
  • 1 teaspoon expeller-expressed sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
Dry Formula Mix
This recipe's ingredients are very specific and can be found at either:
Natren 866-462-8736, or Radiant Life 888-593-8333

  • 4 tablespoons lactose powder
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 teaspoons gelatin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Natren bifidobacterium infantis
  • 1/4 teaspoon acerola powder

For ALL Formula:
Warm with hot water from the tap, or place glass bottle with goat milk in a pan full of water and gently heat. Test on inside of your arm before feeding to baby. Milk should be warm, not hot. DO NOT MICROWAVE!!!

Give baby only enough that they will drink and refrigerate, or freeze the rest. Do not reuse any milk left over from baby bottle after baby has finished drinking.

Unused milk will stay fresh for 3-5 days in refrigerator.

To freeze, separate unused goat milk into equal parts and store individually in freezer. Frozen breast-milk or goat milk stays fresh between 3 to 6 months in freezer.


**If you will be using formula as a supplement, in addition to breast-milk, don't worry about additives.
***If this will be your babies only source of food, you MUST add liquid infant vitamins to the child's diet, do not add it to the formula. Each brand will have it's own dosage, make sure to follow the dosage according to the package. Your pediatrician may be able to give you an idea of what brand is best!

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