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Homemade Infant Formula Recipes - I'm Surprised Some Of Those Who BF Are Acting This Way

Posted by on May. 27, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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Does anyone make their own baby formula? I don't trust the formula companies like I did when I FF my 3 oldest. It got me wondering how many organic/crunchy moms here make their own.

Here's a recipe shared on my other group.

http://m.cafemom.com/groups/read_topic.php?group_id=111297&topic_id=12531767


homemade infant formula

Here's a good home made infant formula recipe for moms that for whatever reason were unsucessful with breastfeeding.
Well I just came across one, and I wanted to share it with you:
2 Cups - Goats Milk
2 Cups - Enriched Organic 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)
1 t. - Infant Vitamins food based (optional)


Does anyone have a recipe they use that they would want to share?



Let's see if this graph posts.  It's from the recipes on the top of page 3.


Breast Milk and Homemade Formula Nutrient Comparison Chart

Based on 36 ounces.

These nutrient comparison tables were derived from standard food nutrient tables and do not take into account the wide variation in nutrient levels that can occur in both human and animal milk, depending on diet and environment.




Breast Milk

Cow's Milk
Formula

Goat Milk
Formula

Liver-Based
Formula

Calories

766

856

890

682

Protein

11.3g

18g

18g

15g

Carbohydrates

76g

79g

77g

69g

Total Fat

48g

52g

54g

36g

Saturated Fat

22g

28g

30g

16g

Mono Fat

18g

16g

16g

12g

Poly Fat

5.5g

5.6g

5.7g

5.6g

Omega-3 FA

.58g

1.3g

1.2g

1.0g

Omega-6 FA

4.4g

4.2g

4.4g

4.5g

Cholesterol

153mg

137mg

166mg

227mg

Vitamin A*

946IU

5000IU

5000IU

20,000IU

Thiamin-B1

.15mg

1.05mg

1.1mg

.19mg

Riboflavin-B2

.4mg

1.2mg

1.2mg

1.9mg

Niacin-B3

1.9mg

2.5mg

4.4mg

14.2mg

Vitamin B6

.12mg

.51mg

.60mg

.65mg

Vitamin B12

.5mcg

1.9mcg

2.8mcg

39mcg

Folate

57mcg

236mcg

284mcg

159mcg

Vitamin C

55mg

57mg

59mg

62mg

Vitamin D

480IU

450IU

525IU

460IU

Vitamin E***

9.9mg

6.2mg

4.7mg

4.9mg

Calcium

355mg

532mg

548mg

NA**

Copper

.57mg

.38mg

.58mg

1.9mg

Iron

.33mg

1.4mg

2.2mg

5.4mg

Magnesium

37.4mg

91.3mg

96.1mg

34.5mg

Manganese

.29mg

.034mg

.12mg

.24mg

Phosphorus

151mg

616mg

729mg

344mg

Potassium

560mg

949mg

1228mg

750mg

Selenium

18.8mcg

15.4mcg

18.7mcg

31.1mcg

Sodium

186mg

308mg

320mg

NA**

Zinc

1.9mg

2.8mg

2.7mg

2.5mg

* Vitamin A levels in human milk will depend on the diet of the mother. Nursing mothers eating vitamin A-rich foods such as cod liver oil will have much higher levels of vitamin A in their milk. Commercial formulas contain about 2400 IU vitamin A per 800 calories.

** Calcium and sodium values for homemade broth are not available.

*** Vitamin E values are derived from commercial vegetable oils. The vitamin E levels for homemade formulas will be higher if good quality, expeller-expressed oils are used.




I'm really surprised that there are a few BF moms here that are acting out about this.  I would think that you would support natural formula over store bought.


BTW - I'm an exclusive breast feeding mom.  You're all getting poopy with someone who does the same thing you do.  LOL!




Welcoming our 6th baby, 3rd home birth and 1st unassisted birth on 2-10-10.



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kcangel63
by Ruby Member on May. 27, 2011 at 5:59 PM

I also have a book (Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon) that has some information on homemade formula.  I don't have it near me (packed up), but it's got a couple recipes in it.


Recipes on top of page 3...

Welcoming our 6th baby, 3rd home birth and 1st unassisted birth on 2-10-10.



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MommeeTo4
by Livin w NF1 on May. 27, 2011 at 6:01 PM
I make breastmilk
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2and2onway
by Platinum Member on May. 27, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Sooooo much easier and cheaper to breastfeed, its what we are meant to do anyway.

kcangel63
by Ruby Member on May. 27, 2011 at 6:03 PM
Here is the website for the recipe in the OP.

http://reliableanswers.com/med/homemade_baby_formula2.asp
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Mommy2ZOEBETH
by on May. 27, 2011 at 6:03 PM

This is a very good resource for those that cannot or will not breastfeed. Thank you for posting.

kcangel63
by Ruby Member on May. 27, 2011 at 6:05 PM
I agree. That is what I've done for our 4-6th babies. However, this might help those who FF for whatever reason.


Quoting 2and2onway:

Sooooo much easier and cheaper to breastfeed, its what we are meant to do anyway.


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mysteriousdaze
by on May. 27, 2011 at 6:05 PM

WTF... just breastfeed. I wouldn't trust that at all.

canelamami
by on May. 27, 2011 at 6:05 PM

that;s what I was thinking while reading this. 

Quoting MommeeTo4:

I make breastmilk


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kcangel63
by Ruby Member on May. 27, 2011 at 6:25 PM
Grumpy much? LOL! I EBFy last 3, but my first 3 I couldn't because I couldn't keep up with pumping and full time working beyond 6 months. My body just stopped making BM.

I thought some crunchy moms might have some good formula recipes.

I trust homemade over comercalized, processed formula. JMHO.




Quoting mysteriousdaze:

WTF... just breastfeed. I wouldn't trust that at all.


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mama2jarednrae
by on May. 27, 2011 at 6:32 PM

 Interesting didn't know people could make their own.

A friend of mine son is really sensitive to everything so they just do goat's milk and water it down also they supplement with prescribed vitamins.

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