Posts Tagged ‘raw milk’

Homemade Baby Formula

By RaddestMom

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!

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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. 

xo

LISA O

Raw Milk vs. Pasteurized Milk

By RaddestMom

This post is something that everyone can benefit from. I’ll try to keep it short and straight to the point.

Disclaimer: these views are my own personal beliefs

Here in America, the FDA wants us to believe that they are looking out for our best interest, and they are the ideal standard for what we should put in our bodies.

That’s fine and dandy, but there’s only one problem: That is a huge ferkin lie.

We all know the FDA has approved some ridiculous shiz over the years, so why should we put our trust in them? They are persuaded and dissuaded by one thing: money. So, in my opinion, they can’t be trusted. Over the last year, we’ve heard a lot of news about the government intervening and attempting to pull raw dairy products off the shelves for “health” reasons. My, my, my…another heap of propaganda. Once again, the FDA tries to ban medicinal foods by claiming they are trying to protect our health. Basically, they are trying to scare us into buying, eating, and drinking only processed foods from major factories because it benefits them financially and gives them more power. They say you can get sick from drinking unpasteurized milk, when really, statistics show there are equal food born illness cases in terms of pasteurized vs. raw. People have been drinking raw milk since they figured out how to milk a cow, so why should we be so afraid?

Let’s get to the facts, here. Raw dairy is AWESOME. Besides tasting exactly like milk, butter, and cheese should taste, it’s the natural way to ingest it. Let’s use our common sense here and do a little brainstorming.

1. Raw dairy from pasture grazing, happy cows, that isn’t homogenized, pasteurized, or hoodini-zized tastes awesome. I know it isn’t readily available in a lot of places, but I live in Los Angeles in a hipster village, so you’re damn right there’s a health food store 2 blocks away from my house that carries not only cow milk, but also raw goat milk!

2. Let me give you some definitions of words you see all the time but don’t know their meaning:

Homogenization- they force the milk with high pressure through small holes in order to make a “homogeneous” mixture. AKA a smooth, white, appealing beverage that prevents the natural separation of the curds and whey.

Pasteurization- the heating of milk to a high temperature to kill microbes and prolong shelf life. Most milk in stores is ultra-pasteurized, which is the worst kind.

3. Now that you know what these mean, you can understand that raw milk is neither homogenized or pasteurized. When pasteurization occurs, it strips the milk of all of the good bacteria your gut needs in order to break down milk. This is why most people are lactose intolerant and cannot tolerate drinking straight milk.

If you can find a good, clean, reputable source of raw milk, I encourage you to do so. If you are “lactose intolerant”, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that MOST people can drink raw milk just fine without any tummy issues. I personally buy raw milk, raw butter, and raw cheese, and I love it!

You can try to find real milk in your area by visiting this website HERE

THIS is the farm I get my raw goat milk from. I love seeing PHOTOS of their happy cows on the farm!

In the near future I will be doing a post on cows milk VS. goat milk!

Xo

Lisa O

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