Sunday, May 15, 2022

Homemade Baby Formula for Emergency use

Experts warn not to use homemade baby formula because the professional baby formulas are superior to most all home recipes. But...


You can't let your baby starve when there is a shortage and babies all over the world drink homemade baby formula. You or your parents may have done so too.  While I'm not an expert, nor a doctor, I've compiled some options here that you might want to consider testing carefully.  Many elderly parents suggest some variations of the Cow's Milk formula below, based on what they fed their kids.

Homemade Infant Formula with Cow’s Milk

Makes 1 quart

Combine the liquid ingredients in a quart-size container. Add the sugar or corn syrup and shake or stir until fully dissolved. Feed immediately. Refrigerate any leftovers and use them within three days.

Many people say they used evaporated milk, water and karo for their kids.

Homemade Formula for Babies with Goats Milk

Combine all ingredients in a quart-sized container and mix until fully dissolved and incorporated. Refrigerate any unused formula immediately. Discard any unfinished bottles.

Homemade Rice Milk Baby Formula

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until the mixture has completely liquefied. This will take at least five minutes, but may take longer depending on your blender. Refrigerate any leftovers and use within 48 hours.

Some suggest incorporating a little powdered soy milk, &/or baby cereal into your recipe. This could be rice, oat, wheat, or multi-grain cereal, and vitamin-enriched is even better.  A combination of these might provide a wider range of nutrition, which is good.

Several old timers also suggest avoiding the Karo and using sugar instead as it can cause constipation.  A number of them suggested straight goats milk was used a lot in the past.  One grandmother said she breast fed until age 1, then used regular cows milk along with feeding many solid foods, just like her mother said she did.

In all cases, you should consult your baby's doctor before using anything like this.

I hope this is helpful.  Please share any comments you have below to help others benefit from your experience.

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