• Melissa Cowl

Baby Feeding Alternatives

I think we have been conditioned to believe that we have two options for feeding our babies: breastmilk or formula. Breastmilk is the gold standard, formula is a chemical alternative. Many parents have consulted a dietitian and come up with reasonable, healthy alternatives. There are many recipes on the internet but our suggestion will always be to find someone to work with. Creating a healthy baby biome should take pregnancy, birth and home life into consideration.


Consulting a dietitian to tweak your recipe is also essential for providing all the nutrition that growing babies need. This particular recipe was used for a client's baby and is shown as an example, only.. You can also use rice milk instead of goats milk but not all babies can tolerate rice milk. Again, consultation with a knowledgeable, registered dietetic is essential.


Goat Milk Recipe, Yield 36 ounces:

  • 2 cups goat milk

  • 2 cups filtered water

  • 1/4 cup liquid whey from goat yogurt or kefir

  • 1 -2 tsp organic blackstrap molassas

  • 2 tsp raw agave nectar

  • 1/4 tsp of bifodobacterium infantis

  • 1/2 teaspoon high-vitamin hemp oil

  • 1 tsp unrefined sunflower oil

  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tsp virgin coconut oil

  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast


Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Pour into individual glass bottles or one large. To warm, place in a pan of simmering water. Never use a microwave. This formula is best made daily to preserve freshness and to optimize nutrition.


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