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27. Here's a recipe
Sat May 14, 2022, 08:49 PM
May 2022

8 ounces clean water at body-temperature

2 scoops (28 g) powdered goat milk

½ teaspoon nutritional yeast (for the B vitamins and folic acid)

1 teaspoon brown rice syrup (for the carbohydrates)

2 teaspoons blackstrap molassas (for the iron and the sugar)

½ teaspoon cod liver oil (for Vitamins A & D and balanced omegas), (once a day)

Vitamin D drops – amount according to brand, optional (once a day)

Place all ingredients in a bottle and shake vigorously to combine. You can also use a small mason jar or pre-mix enough for 2-3 bottles in a blender.

I also recommend that for the first few days of using the formula, use half the recommended amount of powdered milk and slowly work up to the full amount, especially if your baby hasn't started eating solid food.


I wouldn't recommend using this for more than a couple days as an emergency stopgap, but it seems fairly healthy to me, maybe a little light on protein. Goat milk is easier to digest for pretty much anyone, and less likely allergen than cow milk.

When my babies were born, many parents still used a formula based on evaporated milk. Arkansas Granny May 2022 #1
A formula was reproduced in another thread. former9thward May 2022 #2
That's what prompted this thread Silent3 May 2022 #7
Well I will leave infant nutrition to the experts. former9thward May 2022 #17
That formula was in snpsmom May 2022 #12
not me. mopinko May 2022 #20
The FDA and AAP both recommend against doing so, so I'm not sure where one would be able RockRaven May 2022 #3
I believe they recommend against using random recipes you find on the internet. drray23 May 2022 #4
Also, They Were Concerned About Sterility ProfessorGAC May 2022 #9
Their recommendation against homemade formula goes beyond random internet recipes. RockRaven May 2022 #13
and their solution is what ? drray23 May 2022 #16
Basically it is: try other stores even online, other brands or styles than one's usual, and if RockRaven May 2022 #19
I breastfed all four of my kids...but If I had to use formula, I would make it myself.. Demsrule86 May 2022 #28
omg i remember something about canned milk and dark karo syrup in the early 50s samnsara May 2022 #5
Looks like what I fed my baby born in '64. marybourg May 2022 #6
Tap water is pretty safe these days, in most places. Mariana May 2022 #8
""Just breast feed instead" isn't always the easy option some people foolishly imagine it to be." relayerbob May 2022 #10
If a woman hasn't been breastfeeding she can't turn lactation back on... Silent3 May 2022 #11
and some women don't produce enough Demovictory9 May 2022 #14
Also, now is not a very good time for people to be telling women what to do Scrivener7 May 2022 #23
+1000! n/t Silent3 May 2022 #25
Really? Opt in for part of the time, now that there is a shortage? Scrivener7 May 2022 #22
Me, hubby and my five snowybirdie May 2022 #15
The younger a baby is Cairycat May 2022 #18
I didn't dismiss it out of hand as possible... Silent3 May 2022 #21
NBC News just reported that the shortage will last the rest of the year at least! beaglelover May 2022 #24
We should definitely fix this legislatively then, by allowing importation... Silent3 May 2022 #26
Absolutely! Canada has a surplus apparently. beaglelover May 2022 #29
Here's a recipe Mosby May 2022 #27
Our daughter is pumping for our granddaughter and produces phylny May 2022 #30
Thank you! LeftInTX May 2022 #31
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