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.