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How to make your own baby formula

Updated: Jan 1

Happy Sunday, lovely souls! 🌞 Today, I want to share a special recipe with you – homemade baby formula.

 With recent concerns about formula shortages, I've had friends reaching out, asking for guidance. If you're ever in a bind or want a healthier alternative, here's an option that worked wonders for our little one.

As a label reader, I was alarmed by the ingredients in commercial formulas. So, I delved into making my own, and the results were not only cost-effective but also beneficial for our little guy with GI issues. Feel free to reach out if you have questions or need assistance – I'd be happy to help, especially if you're local (Mesa, Az.).

Our adoption journey led us to a special little one born addicted to heroin. The initial prognosis was disheartening – doctors predicted he wouldn't walk or talk. But fast forward, he's a bundle of joy, walking, talking, and nearing six years old. Our unique story fuels my passion for making formula and practicing herbalism for healing.

Here's the recipe:

Homemade Formula:


  • 2 cups of whole raw cow's milk (Sprouts)

  • 1/4 cup of homemade *whey

  • 4 tablespoons lactose

  • 1/4 teaspoon bifidobacterium infantis

  • 1/4 cup of raw cream (Sprouts)

  • 1/2 tsp cod liver oil

  • 1/4 tsp grass-fed organic ghee (Sprouts)

  • 1 tsp organic extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tsp organic unrefined coconut oil

  • 2 tsp Frontier nutritional yeast

  • 2 tsp gelatin

  • 1-7/8 cups filtered water

  • 1/4 teaspoon acerola powder


  1. In a Pyrex glass measuring cup, put 2 cups of filtered water and take out 2 tablespoons.

  2. Pour half of the filtered water into a pan, add gelatin and lactose, stirring until dissolved.

  3. Remove from heat, add the remaining filtered water.

  4. Stir in coconut oil and ghee until melted.

  5. Add all ingredients to a blender, blend for 2-3 minutes.

  6. Pour into glass jars, refrigerate until needed.

  7. Warm on the stove before serving (never in the microwave).

Before trying any alternative, consult with your healthcare provider. Remember, each journey is unique, and I'm here to support yours.

Sending love and nourishment,

J 🍼🌿

Homemade Whey Recipe: Makes about 5 cups. Place 2 quarts of good quality plain yogurt in a strainer lined with a tea towel set over a bowl. Cover and leave at room temperature overnight. The whey will drip into the bowl. Store in clean glass jars in the refrigerator. If using raw or cultured milk, leave 2 quarts at room temperature for 2-4 days until separated into curds and whey. Pour into the strainer, cover, and leave at room temperature overnight. Store in clean glass jars in the refrigerator. Source: Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, PhD.

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