Goat Milk Mama

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Recipe February 14, 2011

Goat Milk Formula Recipe for Babies

Nourishing Traditions cookbokThis recipe is my adaptation of Weston A Price Foundation raw goat milk formula recipe and goat milk formula recipe found in Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats.

Again this is MY ADAPTATION and not endorsed by the Weston A Price Foundation or the Nourishing Traditions cookbook. This is what worked for me and my baby – it was simpler than their recipe but included more ingredients and nutrition than Dr. Sears’ goat milk formula recipe or other 2- to 4-ingredient goat milk formula recipes I found on the net.

- 2 cups whole raw goat’s milk
– 2 cups water
– 4 tablespoons lactose sugar
– 1/4 teaspoon Udo’s infant probiotics
– 1/2 teaspoon cod liver oil
– 1 teaspoon organic extra virgin olive oil
– 2 teaspoons organic coconut oil
– 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast flakes (be sure they’re enhanced with vitamin B12)
– 2 teaspoons gelatin (after a while I left this out for kosher reasons)
– 1 egg yolk, slightly boiled to cooked but runny

Money Saving Tips:

Until I get my “Everything But the Milk Goat Milk Formula Kit” ready for shipment, you can save money by ordering the ingredients in bulk from one source at one time.  That way, you don’t pay multiple shipping costs to multiple companies.  Amazon.com carries all of these ingredients, and even carries powdered goat milk, if you do not have access to raw at this time. (Again, I am working on getting a system in place to ship raw milk and all the other ingredients to mamas around the country to make it easier to do this, but it takes time!)  If you purchase all the ingredients I have listed above from Amazon.com, you will spend $137.34 (without the milk) and it will last you roughly X months.  If you do not have this to spend at one time or just want to test it out before making a long-term commitment, scroll down for my Making Goat Milk Formula on a Budget section below.

Differences from the Weston Price goat milk formula recipe:

Main ingredients left out of the Weston Price recipe were: homemade whey and cream.

I never added the liver they recommend to increase the vitamin B12.

I never supplemented with an iron multi-vitamin.

I did not follow their instructions to heat the water and dissolve the gelatin/lactose.  I just threw it all in the blender, usually using warm water to help everything not clump so much.  There would be some frothy-ness at the top of the blender, which I think is from the coconut oil, and there would be some light brown/orange goo leftover at the bottom, which was the remaining undissolved yeast flakes/lactose and gelatin.  When I poured into the bottles, I just made sure to do my best to evenly distribute the frothy and the gooey into each of the bottles.  I didn’t figure this had to be exact, as my baby would be getting the whole blender each day; to me it didn’t matter if one individual bottle was slightly different than another.  It all melted into one liquid mixture when I heated each bottle and shook it before feeding to the baby.  These were just time-savers to me, skipping and combining steps that I found unnecessary.

Note: I am not a doctor, nutritionist, or scientist. I am a Mama who loves her baby and cares about yours. It is VERY important to closely monitor your child and if you have any concerns, either make a change to the recipe/formula using your own God-given common sense or ask a doctor/midwife or other professional. Most mainstream doctors will not advocate the use of goat milk formula at all; if you are using this formula and seeing a doctor regularly with your baby be prepared to fight for what you believe, and remember that YOU ARE THE MAMA! and you have the right to do what you believe is best for your child.

Making Goat Milk Formula on a Budget:

This is the EXACT SAME recipe as above, but with different links to less expensive ingredients due to quality (perceived or real) or non-bulk purchase.  Again all the items are on Amazon.com to save you multiple shipping (you may find the items cheaper individually elsewhere, but you’ll pay shipping several times b/c it’s hard to find a health food store online that carries ALL the ingredients). If you order through these links, you will spend $54.20 (without the milk) and it will last you X months.

- 2 cups whole raw goat’s milk
– 2 cups water
– 4 tablespoons lactose sugar
– 1/4 teaspoon acidophilus bifidus probiotic
– 1/2 teaspoon cod liver oil
– 1 teaspoon organic extra virgin olive oil
– 2 teaspoons organic coconut oil
– 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast flakes (be sure they’re enhanced with vitamin B12)
– 2 teaspoons gelatin (after a while I left this out for kosher reasons)
– 1 egg yolk, slightly boiled to cooked but runny

I Repeat: I am not a doctor, nutritionist, or scientist. I am a Mama who loves her baby and cares about yours. That being said, I am a huge fan of this formula recipe and want to enCOURAGE other moms to give it a try if and when breastfeeding isn’t possible or successful.

 

3 Responses to “Recipe”

  1. Amanda Says:

    Hi! I love the information you have informed me on. I am a breastfeeding mother but I also like to have back up plans just in case and I want to order your infant formula. How do I do that?


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