Homemade Baby Formula

Whether you are breast-feeding and need a supplement, or straight formula feeding, you can benefit from this.

Disclaimer: This is my own personal variation of the Weston A. Price foundation’s recipe HERE ….I am not responsible for your baby’s health, that’s YOUR job. This is my own personal version based on my research of what I think is best for my baby. I am not responsible for any variation you create, or any problems you face if using my recipe. If you want a recipe for the Cow’s milk, visit the link reference above.

OK, now that I’ve got that out of the way, I can tell you how freaking awesome this formula is. My daughter thrives on this stuff and I feel heaps better about giving it to her than commercial crap formula. This recipe puts ALL store bought (even organic)  to SHAME. All baby formulas, if store bought, are pretty much the same. They are all powdered (real, genuine whey cannot be powdered or it loses most of its essential components), processed, and contain bottom of the barrel ingredients. Long story short: I don’t trust em’.

Wouldn’t you rather give your baby whole, living milk if you are unable to breast-feed? When a baby goat is born, it is about the size of a newborn human. So, to me, it makes the most sense to use goat’s milk for my baby. In order to make it closer to breast-milk, we have to add a few ingredients. It takes me 10 minutes to make this every day. If you have time to check your face-book daily, then you have time to do this! Here is a video of me making it in my home kitchen. Recipe will be below video!

36 ounces of Raw Goat Milk formula

2 cups raw goat milk (if you absolutely can’t find it, use Meyenberg liquid or powdered goat milk in the same Ratio on can)

2 cups filtered Water

1/4 cup liquid whey (see youtube videos on how to make whey, it’s easy! I also show you how to make it halfway through my video above) Human milk is more rich in Whey, so we have to add some to our mix to make it more like momma’s milk. 

1-2 tsp Blackstrap Molasses (aids in bowel movements, adds vitamin B, iron, and trace minerals)

4 tablespoons Lactose Powder (try it first, it’s the best. Lactose is highly present in breastmilk. Most aversions to baby formula are NOT because of lactose intolerance. It is actually very rare for a baby to be allergic to lactose. This is a common misconception. If you absolutely cannot find lactose powder or you run out, use 2 tablespoons of REAL grade A-B maple syrup as a replacement)

2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream (Use raw if you can find it, if not, use one that says “pasteurized” instead of “ultra pasteurized”. If all you can find is the ultra, that’s fine)

1/4-1/2 tsp INFANT Probiotics (you can use Udo’s Choice, which is available at most whole foods, and online. It contains all the necessary strands you need. Or find a similar INFANT probiotic)

1/2 tsp Cod Liver Oil (use fermented if you have the $, it’s double the price but great. This is a great source of DHA)

1 tsp organic Olive Oil (for monosaturated fats)

2 Tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil (contains lauric acid- a medium chained fatty acid, and it a natural antiviral and anti-fungal found in booby milk. If you can find liquid fractionated coconut oil it is much easier to handle than the solid for melting purposes)

1 Tsp Maxi Baby Multivitamins (or any other baby multivitamin, just make sure it’s safe for your baby’s age. I use this vitamin in place of the yeast flakes, but if you can get them, add the yeast flakes)

2 Tsp Nutritional Yeast Flakes (these are essential when using raw goat’s milk since it is lower in folic acid than cow milk)

Blend all ingredients. Pour into bottles. Refrigerate. Warm up in hot water bowl before serving in order for the coconut oil to liquify! Make fresh daily! You can also freeze the amount you want in breastmilk storage bags, and warm up like you would breastmilk.

I highly recommend one of THESE bad boys. Instant boiling water. I put some in a cup and put the bottle in for a couple minutes to warm. 





133 comments on “Homemade Baby Formula

  1. sarah

    I know this is an older post but i gave to point out: Fractionated liquid coconut oil is not a valid substitute. It is liquid at colder temps because the lauric acid has been removed.

  2. Sabrina

    My baby is having the worst time after he eats. He is constantly grunting and straining. We gave him less than 1/2 an ounce prune juice today and he has so much poop! He really was backing up I guess. I was breastfeeding first, then not making enough milk, so I started supplementing and have tummy issues ever since. Went back to just try breast milk alone again and still in pain. I hope this formula works for him! I cry having to watch him go through all this. Can I use Karo syrup for now until I get the molasses? I don’t want him to get constipated again! Thanks!

      • Beyond excited when stumbling aross your recipe after a google search! Supplementing is stressful business!! 😉 And coming across your blog help put my mind at ease! So, thank you!!!! Xoxo How long can you leave this milk at room temperature? Also, sadly it is illegal to buy raw goat milk in my state but there are still farms that sell it, but aren’t license because of law. Do you think it is to big of a risk to buy from a non license farm? Thanks in advance!

  3. Alti

    My little ones doctor looked at me crazy when I told him if I wanted to make my own infant formula if I had to start supplementing. Everyone keeps warning me on the safety of feeding my baby “raw” milk. What do you know of the safety issue in using raw milk?

    • Allyson

      There’s the risk of E. coli, salmonella, and listeria, so if you are planning on using raw make sure it’s from a licensed facility.

  4. Beyond excited when stumbling aross your recipe after a google search! Supplementing is stressful business!! 😉 And coming across your blog help put my mind at ease! So, thank you!!!! Xoxo How long can you leave this milk at room temperature? Also, sadly it is illegal to buy raw goat milk in my state but there are still farms that sell it, but aren’t license because of law. Do you think it is to big of a risk to buy from a non license farm? Thanks in advance!

    • RaddestMom

      as long as the farm is reputable I see no problem with it. Farms that aren’t licensed are not legally allowed to sell their milk, but if you do a trade with them or they just give it to you it’s legal. They may just give you some since it’s not a lot and it’s for your baby….i’d ask.

    • RaddestMom

      most people add nutritional yeast to the formula which is high in b vitamins. I chose not to for some reason & I added a different source of B.
      I would definitely recommend adding the nutritional yeast to the formula though. In some cases the baby doesn’t like it. Mine didn’t which is why I didn’t put it in, but it’s great.

  5. savannah

    Hello, Just wanted to write an update. My baby thrives on this formula!!! I’M FOREVER GRATEFUL. Question though, I leave the whey out 1/2 the time, either because I forget or I’m out. Is this a big deal? Just want to make sure he’s not missing out on something super important. Thank you again & again!!!

  6. Christina M

    Is adding in a 1/4 of the actual goat kefir the same as adding in whey? Or does the kefir need to be strained? By the way, I’ve been giving my baby this formula the last 1.5 months and she is thriving! She gets about 10 oz of breastmilk a day and the rest is the goats formula. She is so alert and strong for a two month old!

      • Shelby

        Hi I wanted to ask you about this latest news about HIPP formula having a lot of aluminum in it. I’m so horrified my baby is almost a year old and I started giving him HIPP at 6 months. So frustrating isn’t there anything on the market you can feel comfortable giving your baby?

      • RaddestMom

        I haven’t heard anything about this, though I wouldn’t be shocked if it were just a smear campaign funded by larger companies who see them as a threat. This happens all the time in America, and people are sadly unaware of it.

  7. Shanna

    My Aunt said she used the goats milk in the fridge section at grocery stores such as Walmart and HEB. It’s not Raw. Is this type of milk ok to use?

  8. Jeta

    Hi. I was wondering at how many months you can use this formula? Im finding my little guy needs just a bit more at night. He is 4 months. Is it ok to start this?

  9. Vicki

    This is a great post and obviously still helping a lot of moms! I am just wondering why you have added heavy cream to this? If all the fats have been replaced why is it necessary? I am using basically the same recipe you have here except for the cream…curious of why you add a cow product to a goat formula?

    • RaddestMom

      I just added it for the extra fats. It’s not necessary if your child has issues with cow products. mine doesn’t which is why it was no problem.

  10. Vicki

    I have been using this recipe for over a month now and love it. However with my last batch of whey my bottles have been curdling!! It’s awful and stresses me out! Ive been making it exactly the same and strained the whey exactly the same! I’m so confused! Could I be overblendin the formula when I make? Or could it be that I’m letting it strain for too long on the counter? We have googled this like crazy but nothing comes up. We are using plain organic goat yogurt to get the whey. I don’t want to stop putting whey in her bottles but I also can’t keep giving her curdled milk! Help?!?

    • Casie

      Hi Vicki! I’m wondering if you ever found a good answer to your question? I have been using the formula for a little over a week now with no problems and all of a sudden I’ve had two batches start curdling. Any advice? Thanks so much!

      • Vicki

        Yes I did!! It was the whey! Turns out the farm was having trouble with the way they make the yogurt, something do to with the bacterial process I guess?! I didn’t look into it as they fixed it. However, ever since then I have just added a tbsp of whey to each bottle. I don’t mix it with the big batch of milk I make anymore. My daughter gets four bottles a day so 4 tbsp gives her her 1/4 cup a day! I also think I was blending it too much or too fast, because even with the ‘bad’ whey (it wasn’t bad just not quite right :) ) when I would add it seperatley to the bottle it wouldn’t curdle. So it was the combo of the whey at the time and also blending it too quickly. I use a vitamix so that’s easy to do! Hope this helps you!! :)

  11. Thais

    Hello!! I’m so grateful to have found your blog since I’m transitioning from breastfeeding to formula feeding! Getting the only commercial formula I trust (Holle’s from Germany) takes to long and is expensive. So, I’m making formula now.
    I have a few questions that I need DESPERATELY ANSWERED!!!

    #1: In your video you said it’s okay to substitute lactose for Grade B Maple Syrup. On your recipe list, you have TWO TABLESPOONS. In your video, you say, TWO TEASPOONS–which one is it?

    #2: I don’t have at the moment Raw Goat’s milk available. I’m only able to get either Myenberg’s Whole Goat’s Milk. I’ve read in some places that the the way to reconstitute for a baby (because of high protein intake can be dangerous for baby’s kidneys) is FOUR TABLESPOONS TO 32 OZ WATER. Can you please tell me if this is the ration I should use?

    • RaddestMom

      Hi. To answer your questions, it’s two TABLESPOONS. Breastmilk is made up mostly of lactose. The lactose powder should not give your child any issues. In rare cases (although lots of people and doctors will tell you otherwise) babies are allergic to lactose. This doesn’t make sense, as it’s in breastmilk, naturally. Babies generally aren’t allergic to things in breastmilk.

      Meyenberg’s milk is fine. I’ve never heard of the reconstitution. You’re adding water to the formula, anyway, so it’s not straight goat’s milk, and it does get watered down.
      Hope this answers your questions.

      • Thais

        Thank you so much for your fast answer! You ARE rad : )
        Just to clarify, 4 tablespoons of Myenberg’s powdered milk to 32 ounces, is correct?

  12. Rachelle H.

    Hi Lisa!
    I used this recipe with my son a couple of years ago. It’s been about two months for my daughter and she has the worst spit ups after she finishes a bottle and is very gassy. My son didn’t have this issue, I’m thinking she has acid reflux and possibly a sensitivity to cow milk. Could I swap out the cream for anything else? I forgot to add that she uses the goat milk recipe.

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