Does anyone have recipes or suggestions for baby formula? We have an adopted infant and expecting another next week. The formula powders in the stores do not look healthy at all, and babies raised on them seem to have more problems. Any suggestions?
Mother always used canned milk 4oz with 4oz sterile water and 1 to 2 tsp karo (more if baby constipated, less if stools are loose). I would add some baby vitamins. Goat's milk is better, if you can get it.
goat milk is what most people that have new babies use that have problems with other types of milk. Goat milk is in my opinion the best Mother milk substitue there is. I would say find someone with a goat, perhaps buy a milking goat and sneek it in your yard ... "Goat? oh no....Big Dog!" and smile!
You can get goat milk in powder form also which if you don't have access to goats would work fine. Check out your local health food store. If they don't have it, then have them order if for you.
If you noticed that I have stayed away from talking about store bought goat milk. A baby will get used to the flavor but I just don't care for it. It has sat at least a week before getting to your refrigerator and I think tastes a bit goaty. Having a son allergic to anything cow I went the store bought route and then bought 3 goats. All of my children were raised on goat milk. I prefer the sweet flavor of fresh goat milk.
You might jump down to the goat milk group and see if you can connect up with someone there. Contact a local feed store and see if you can find a local dairy goat breeder.
again congratulations on your the addition to your family.
There's a fantastic recipe in Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon! I have an acquaintance who is using it with terrific results! NO SOY!!
See http://www.westonaprice.org, and click on SOY ALERT. You can also buy the book there, I believe.
Blessings and Congratulations to you and yours!
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