Recipe How to make baby formula?

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by gunbunny, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    With growing antagonism for what is occuring daily in this country, combined with the knowledge that in about six months the gunbunny family will have a new addition, is keeping me up to a late hour this night.

    How do you make baby formula from readily household items? We have: powdered lowfat milk (hard to find whole powdered milk locally), Whey protein milk substitute, wheat, rice, and oats. I remember my daughter eating several of these items (the grains) after about 3 months or so, but always mixed with formula. She did have natural mother's milk for a little while, but circumstances beyond her mother's control ended that after about six months. From that point on it was formula. I was told that children under 2 should not have cow's milk (or honey) so our daughter didn't have any until she was older.

    If it can't be made with what I have, what do I need? Or- how long does #10 cans of formula last in storage? I can remember the cans say not to store for more than 6 months, but really, they are sealed! It wouldn't be too hard to get a bunch of cans of formula and store them with the other stuff.

    Does anybody have some experience with this?
  2. QuietOne

    QuietOne Monkey++

    You can look up the percentage of protein in formula and make something similar out of powdered milk. Note that infants should get a certain amount of fat in their formula; low fat milk doesn't have enough for proper development. You could add a tiny bit of melted butter and run it through a mixer. You may have no choice but to use powdered cow's milk unless you store enough formula.

    You can also make rice milk; boil the rice until it's mush then add water. Not sufficient for proper development either but you may have no choice if nothing else is available.

    The best food for infants comes from mama.
  3. Rancher

    Rancher Specialist

    I used this formula to raise my youngest daughter when she became allergic to almost every commercial formula.

    Homemade Baby Formula
    consult your baby's pediatrician before introducing this to your infant.

    2 (12 ounce) cans evaporated milk
    32 ounces water
    2 tablespoons Karo syrup
    3ml Poly Vi Sol vitamins

    Mix thoroughly.

    I've not tried these recipes but I'll include them for consideration.

    [​IMG]Goat's Milk Formula
    2 c. raw certified goat's milk
    1 cup distilled water
    1 1/2 Tbs lactose sugar
    1/8 tsp. cod liver oil, mint flavored, the Vitamin <nobr id="itxt_nobr_4_0">D[​IMG]</nobr> helps the baby absorb the calcium and the mint aids in digestion
    You can also add blackstrap molasses to add more vitamins
    *Goat milk is lacking in sufficient amounts of folic acid and iron. If you choose to use goat ilk.....get a liquid iron supplement. consult your baby's pediatrician before introducing this to your infant.

    [​IMG]Goat's Milk Formula #2
    16 Ounces of distilled or purified water
    12 ounces of goat's milk
    1-2 table spoons of brown rice syrup
    (brown rice syrup may be substituted
    with 2-3 tablespoons of barley malt)
    Consult your baby's pediatrician before introducing this to your infant.

    [​IMG]Hernandez Formula
    1 qt. oat, rice, almond, or soy milk (ranked here by ease of digestion), heated to boiling, then cooled
    1 cup organic carrot juice
    1/2 cup of the strained liquid from a mixture of blended mung bean, lentil, and alfalfa sprouts
    4 tbsp. maple syrup
    1 tsp. linseed oil
    300 IU Calcium/Magnesium liquid
    500 mg. Vitamin C powder
    1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
    1/2 tsp. chlorophyll liquid
    100 mg. folic acid
    Various milks have very different protein contents. Work with a naturopathic doctor to tune these amounts if using this formula longer than a few weeks. In addition, Borage oil or Evening Primrose oil can be added as a source of gamma linolenic acid. Human milk has significant amounts of GLA and it is required for the synthesis of necessary hormones.

    [​IMG]Loffler-Wright Infant Formula
    (From Medical Nutrition from Marz)
    1 quart whole oat, rice, almond, or soy milk
    1 cup carrot juice
    1 gm DHA in fish oil
    3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
    1 Tablespoon barley green or Spirulina
    1 Tablespoon molasses
    100 IU Vitamin D
    0.1 mg folate
    500 mg Carnitine
    This formula should be made up daily. Since it oxidizes rapidly, it is best to store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Vitamins and syrups can be pre-mixed and ready for more convenient preparation.

    [​IMG]Wright-Loffler Formula
    1 qt. soy milk
    1 cup carrot juice
    1/4 tsp. barley green
    200 IU Vitamin D
    1/4 tsp. nutritional yeast
    100 mg. Vitamin C (or more)
    1 Tbsp. safflower oil
    3 tables. maple syrup
    Other modifications can be made to this formula if the infant is premature or has poor muscle development. In particular, L-Carnitine is critical for the oxidation of fatty acids. Human milk contains 50-100 nmol/ml, compared to soy-based formulas which only have 4 nmol/ml. Newborns have a very limited ability to synthesize carnitine, especially premature ones.
    Another modification that can be made in the formula is the addition of DHA (Docosahexaeinoic acid), which is critical for visual acuity and brain development. Infants fed formulas that were devoid of these essential fatty acids showed significantly slower brain development and less visual acuity as infants and toddlers. Many countries in Europe and Asia require DHA be added to infant formulas. The FDA is currently considering this ingredient to be required in infant formulas in the U.S., but there is strong opposition by infant formula manufacturers.

    Excerpted and adapted from The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth to Age Two, by William Sears, MD, and Martha Sears, RN, Little, Brown and Company, New York, 1993.

    [​IMG]Natural Healthy Infant Formula
    This formula is a soy-based formula. Rice- or oatmeal-based formulas are also nutritious and well-tolerated.
    To make one gallon, blend the following ingredients:
    Two tablespoons total of oil. Use flax, olive, safflower, or canola oil in combination or singularly. Organic is best.
    Add one tablespoon lecithin granules, to allow the fats to mix better in the formula and in the belly.
    400 IU powdered vitamin D. This is important when sunlight exposure is less than optimal.
    One teaspoon of powdered Bifidus-type acidophilus bacteria, such as Natren, Lactopriv, Eugalan, Topfer, or other powders.
    700 <nobr id="itxt_nobr_26_0">gm[​IMG]</nobr>. of powdered Calcium lactate. Many non-dairy infant formulas do not contain optimal calcium amounts.
    100 mg. of Calcium ascorbate crystals.
    1-3 tablespoons rice protein powder. Ultrabalance is recommended for added nutrients.

    Eight heaping tablespoons of organic cane sugar (Sucanat or Turbinado).
    One gallon of plain unsweetened organic soy milk. Two good brands are Westbrae Westsoy and Mighty Soy, Original Formula.
    Notes: A liquid pediatric multiple vitamin may be used with this formula; Floridix or NF are two suggestions. At 5 months, molasses may be added for extra iron, and kelp for iodine. Thanks to JoAnn Castigliego Sanchez for the information above.

    [​IMG]Dr. Lee's Formula
    1 qt. goat's milk, or oat, rice, almond, or soy milk
    200 mg. folic acid
    1-2 mg. B-complex (dissolve 50 mg. tablet in a 1 oz. dropper bottle of water, and use 1 dropperful of this each day)
    1/4 tsp. coconut oil
    1 drop Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols)
    1 drop B-carotene

    [​IMG]Kokkoh #3 (Macrobiotic Milk)
    1 cup brown rice
    10 cups water
    1/4 tsp. salt
    Wash rice and toast in a dry pan, stirring constantly until it is golden and begins to pop. Simmer for 2 hours or more on a low flame, stirring occasionally. Squeeze out the cream with a cheesecloth. This formula should be supplemented with food or breast milk.

    Homemade Pedialyte

    1/2 tsp tablesalt
    1/4 tsp salt substitue
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    2 tbsp sugar
    1) Mix everything w/ 1 liter boiling water. 2) Feed 1 ltr to supplement the regular nutrition of a child, 6 months or older, w/ severe diarrhea. (I think you could add an unsweetened packet of Kool-Aid to this for flavor.)
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  4. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Who told you this? Both of my kids went to cows milk at 1, my daughter then went to plant based milk due to an intolerance for milk (not lactose intolerance, she just had a persistent cough that went away after 1 day on plant based milk). She can now drink cow milk without any problems.

    Thanks all for those formulas, don't know if we're going to have more kids or not, but I'll store these away just in case.
  5. WestPointMAG

    WestPointMAG Monkey++

    Whet ever happen to just offering the baby a teat when he or she is hungry like God intended?
  6. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    In the OP the mother started that way, then something happened where she could no longer breast feed.

    My wife breast fed both our kids for 6 months, then went to formula. There are some women that just can't breast feed.
  7. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    DW breast fed for 6 months then we put our daughhter on raw goats milk she did fine.

  8. QuietOne

    QuietOne Monkey++

    Wait until she goes up on her toes, then slams her head into your stomach. Hi baby... OOF! :D
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