Recipe for Homemade Formula

Disclaimer: The carrot juice will give your baby a nice orange color. People will probably either be amazed at how pretty his/her complexion is or ask if the baby has Jaundice.


*with tips

1 quart of raw goat’s milk

* This can be tricky to find because it’s seasonal (at least the farm I get it from is). In Florida, you have to tell the seller it is for pet use only or they cannot sell it to you. Make sure you ask them for grade A goat milk. I get my milk from Rachelsie Dairy Goat Farm. You can visit their website to get information on purchasing goat milk. You can email them to order. They charge $10 a gallon.

*During off season, I use Albertson’s Goat milk from Whole Foods. It’s pasteurized. There is a Myenburg Organic Goat milk, but it is ultra-pasteurized. Read this article for information on why this is bad.

1 cup organic carrot juice

*get a juicer and make your own from organic carrots. It will save you big $$$. Plus it will be concentrated, therefore you will have to use less. If I buy carrot juice from Whole Foods I pay $9 for 4 cups. When I made my own using a juicer, one package of organic carrots (94 cents at Walmart) made one cup of concentrate. I used only 1/4 cup of the concentrate in the recipe.

4 tablespoons organic grade B maple syrup

1 teaspoon liquid infant vitamin drops (no preservatives)

1 teaspoon spirulina

1 teaspoon nutritional yeast

1 teaspoon probiotics

*I now use goat milk kefir. Click here for information on how to make your own.

1/2 teaspoon organic coconut oil

* I often have to give a cold bottle because we are out of the house. The coconut oil becomes solid while cold, clogging the bottle. If you choose to add this to the formula, you MUST warm it before feeding it to your baby. What works for me is I just give Ruby some coconut oil with my finger every day.


Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. After well mixed, I pour it in two old pasta jars. The maple syrup and spirulina will settle to the bottle while it sits. By transferring it to old pasta jars I can simply shake it and then pour into a bottle.

Because of the probiotics that are added to it, only make what you need for that day. Once the kefir or probiotics are added to the formula, the bacteria will begin to grow. You don’t want it to over take the formula and become too powerful.


22 responses

  1. Hi there, couple questions for you- how do you prefer to heat this for a young one? Also, what brand of infant drops do you like? The only ones in my town have orange flavor added, curious what else might be out there worth ordering. Do you ever add glutamine? If so how much? Thank you for all the resources you offer families! You are a gem!

    • I would heat it up at home. But never in the microwave. Microwaves use an extremely high frequency to warm food that destroys all nutrients. So you want to use a bottle warmer or hot water. A practical way to do this is to make a batch and freeze it in the breast milk storage bags. I would keep water in the coffee maker. I would take a bag out of the freezer, put it in the glass container that the coffee is collected in and turn on the coffee maker (without any coffee in it, of course). It would quickly heat up the milk. If I was going out and about, I would omit coconut oil from the recipe and finger feed it to her. Coconut oil turns into a solid when cooled so it would also clog my bottle.

      The infant vitamin drops I got from Whole Foods. I used TwinLab brand. You can get them at a pretty good price online if you can’t find them in the store. You can buy them here.

      I did not add glutamine. I don’t really know what it is. LoL. But if your mommy gut is telling you to add it, then go for it.

    • I’m not exactly sure which link you’re talking about. But I did notice that the link for The International Affiliation of Tongue Tie professionals is down. The website is currently under construction. I’m not sure when it will be back up and running. But I will keep an eye open and let everyone know. If you need some information to take to your doctor, I would visit Dr. Larry Koltow’s website. He is the dentist that has done so much to train others and raise awareness. I had a friend who’s baby was clipped by him. He is great. Let me know if that is the link you were referring to or if I need to do some maintenance on another page. Thanks!

  2. Hi!
    My husband and I are planning to try this recipe but were curious as to how much it makes. We have 4 month old twins and go through over 60oz of milk and formula per day!

    • There are people out there that promote cow milk over goat milk for home-made infant formula (Such as the Healthy Home Economist), however the proteins found in cows milk are much larger and more difficult to break down than goats milk. Therefore there’s a greater risk of an allergy or sensativity developing to cows milk than goats milk. If you did decide to use cow milk, I would encourage you to buy it from a local farmer that you can trust the health and treatment of the cows to be good. This endures the maximum amount of nutrients present in the milk and raw milk will have enzymes in it that will help baby digest it much easier.

    • I never froze it myself. So Im not sure how it would turn out. I dis use frozen goats milk before and it worked fine after i thawed out the milk to make the formula.

    • There is risk to every alternative to the biological norm of breastfeeding. These risks must be considered carefully by those chosing to feed their children anything other than breastmilk. I am not a medical professional and make no recommendations. This blog is for information only and is the story of what I did with my children. I hope you are able to confidently make the best decision for your family.

  3. If the probiotics and vitamin drops are given separately, what is the refrigerator shelf-life of the prepared formula? I have a client that is supplementing only about 6-8 ounces per day, in addition to breastfeeding. By the way, the baby accepted this formula readily 🙂

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