Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Nourishing Traditions Baby Formula

I am now 24 weeks pregnant with my third child and am finding that my almost 11 month old is not getting enough breast milk. I have searched online for different options and this is one I think is interesting.
If any of you moms out there have any suggestions on what to supplement with I would love to hear them.
Nourishing Traditions is a book that was recommended to me by a friend and I have not yet got a chance to look through all the formula choices.
I did take out a few things that did not interest me. ( organic cows milk instead of goats, lactose, and High Vitamin)
I am unsure about acerola powder and cod liver oil.

- (variation for goat's milk at the bottom)

- 1/4 cup homemade liquid whey

- 1/4 teaspoon bifodobacterium infantis

- 2 tablespoons good quality cream (NOT ultra-pasteurized)

- 1 teaspoon regular cod liver oil (see note on cod liver oil?)

- 1 teaspoon unrefined sunflower oil

- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

- 2 teaspoons coconut oil

- 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast

- 2 teaspoon gelatin (bovine gelatin)

- 1 7/8 cups filtered water

- 1/4 teaspoon acerola powder

Add gelatin to water and heat gently until gelatin is dissolved. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Transfer to a very clean glass or stainless steel container and mix well.
To serve, pour 6-8 ounces into a very clean glass bottle, attach nipple and set in a pan of simmering water. Heat until warm but not hot to the touch, shake bottle well and feed baby. (Never, never heat formula in a microwave oven!)

Variation: Goat Milk Formula

Although goat milk is rich in fat, it must be used with caution in infant feeding as it lacks folic acid and is low in vitamin B12, both of which are essential to the growth and development of the infant. Inclusion of nutritional yeast to provide folic acid is essential. To compensate for low levels of vitamin B12, add 2 teaspoons organic raw chicken liver, frozen for 14 days, finely grated to the batch of formula. Be sure to begin egg-yolk feeding at four months.

All of the above ingredients, besides the goat's milk and chicken liver, can be found at any organic grocers.

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Posted by: Kelsey


  1. Interesting. Though, I have to say, that at 11 months, I would just supplement the bit that she needs with either goat's milk or organic whole milk.

    If you are planning on giving up on nursing altogether, then I guess formula would be a good idea. Are you going to try making it?

  2. I am definitely not giving up on nursing however I am going to start making some formula this week for her... hopefully.

  3. eek.. Im sorry HEHE I cant imagine drinking that. I guess formula doesnt taste great either :-) atleast it smells awful. My kids did great on formula... since I had issues nursing.

  4. not a bad option. check out healthy home economist for a lot of commentary about it: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/2010/09/video-homemade-milk-based-baby-formula/
    ps: fermented cod liver oil cannot be beat!! its an amazing superfood!


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