Discover how this Homemade Goat Milk Infant Formula Changed my Daughters Life

The Stout family circa August 2011

EDIT: 1/21/14. Thank you everyone for your kind responses and questions. I apologize for not responding sooner to many of your comments. I have recently posted Frequently Asked Questions. I will try and get all the comments up to date. In the mean time. Check out the FAQ page and see if your question is answered there. I will update that post as more questions come in. Thanks so much!

I have been a lifetime goat milk consumer due to a nasty allergy I had developed as a young child to cow milk. A careless licked ice cream spoon was all it took to send me over the edge and into an intense allergic reaction. It was safe to call my allergy severe but I can’t claim that it was unusual. Cow milk allergy is the number one allergy in kids and symptoms include irritability, vomiting, wheezing, swelling, hives, and even anaphylactic shock! Thankfully the solution to this problem became evident and I was immediately placed on goat milk and thrived.

Fast forward nearly 30 years and I am married with my own family. My wife Elizabeth and I have 3 children and another on the way.

homemade infant formula baby liesl has two older brothers and sisters

Liesl’s older brother and sister Charles and Eva

Liesl is 9 months and it was with her that I saw firsthand, the genetic impact I had on my children. Because we have been blessed with children that are very close in age, it was necessary to supplement breast-feeding with some kind of formula. The standard recommendation in such a case is to put your baby on some kind of basic Enfamil/Similac formula.  Since we wanted to do what was best for our little girl we went and bought a bottle of the powder. While it nearly costs us an arm and a leg, we were willing to do it because what parent doesn’t want to give their children only the best.

goat milk infant formula baby liesl

Liesl at 9 months!

While it may seem obvious now that Liesl would be allergic to the formula, at the time, Elizabeth and I were both shocked at the severity of her allergy to the product. Right away we noticed, hives on her cheeks, legs, and arms. She then developed an awful diaper rash, as well as severe diarrhea. Needless to say we took her off of that formula immediately and started her on goat milk.

Now I believe goat milk is the perfect alternative to cow milk and I wasn’t satisfied with the homemade infant formulas I saw being discussed online primarily because they all relied on cow milk. Cow milk contains an extremely allergenic protein called alpha s1 casein which is the reason it is the number one allergy causing substance in kids. Anyway, I was convinced that a goat milk formula was what was needed and I decided to put my six and half years of nutrition study to work. While goat milk is the perfect alternative to cow milk in an infant formula, an infants needs are slightly different than those of an adult or even a young child. First, if goat milk is the sole food being provided to an infant than protein content needs to be taken into account. The milk should be diluted to lower the protein content. This will ensure that the formula doesn’t contain protein levels that would be stressful to the newly formed kidneys of the infant. However once you lower the protein levels by diluting the milk, you now have to increase the calories, carbohydrates, and fat, accordingly to make up for the dilution level.

The below chart on the left shows the nutrition levels of breast milk. While goat milk is one of the closest milks to human milk, there is are still few nutritional gaps that needs to be equalized. Therefore if you follow the recipe I outline below, the nutrition information of your goat milk infant formula should look like the chart on the right.

Human Breast Milk Nutrition Facts vs. Goat Milk Infant Formula Nutrition Facts

Pretty much nutritionally exact.

Note: breast feeding is always better and that no formula can match it.
Our goal is to come as close as nutritionally possible.

Now I want to make clear that this formula I have used for my daughter was introduced after she started eating solid food. This means that she was getting supplemental vitamins and minerals from the fruits and vegetables we were currently feeding. These foods were only ancillarcy though and the milk (formula) is still the primary calorie source. Also I should note, that while I have multiple degrees in nutrition, it is up to each parent to discuss with their doctor how they want to introduce this goat milk formula.

Recipe for Homemade Goat Milk Infant Formula

(Note: The proportions listed are for making an 8 oz. bottle.) 

Goat Milk PowderCapraMilk - All natural premium goat milk powder
1 tbsp. This is the most important part of the formula because it delivers much needed protein, fat, and carbohydrates in a form that is easily digestible and absorbable. If you can get your hands on safe, raw goat milk, do it, otherwise I recommend using CapraMilk.

 

Organic coconut oil for homemade infant formulaCoconut Oil
1 tsp. This is one of nature’s greatest fat sources. Don’t let our high strung public health officials scare you into thinking saturated fat is all bad. Without saturated fat, we would all be dead. The saturated fat in coconut oil is high in medium chain triglycerides, and contains such important compounds as lauric acid which is found in high amount in breast milk.

Olive Oil
1 tsp. Olive oil delivers more healthy fats, this time in the form of monounsaturated fats. Make sure you buy a high quality brand as many olive oils have been adulterated with lesser quality oils. The Kirkland Signature variety from Costco has been a good source for us but you may find others that work well too.

Carbohydrates
1 tbsp. There is a bit more room for flexibility in this arena because there are a lot of high quality carbohydrates that can be used. I recommend organic raw, turbinado sugar, lactose, organic maple syrup, or brown rice syrup. This is an important component because the main nutrient in breast milk is carbohydrates. I use the turbinado sugar that I found at Safeway.

Blackstrap molasses
⅛ tsp. This thick black syrup is high in vitamins and minerals and keeps baby from getting constipated so be careful not to give too much! Make sure you get the unsulphured variety as it is far better for your little one I bought my bottle at Safeway.

Infant probiotic strain
⅛ tsp. Probiotics are a naturally high in breast milk and there are several different strains that are perfectly designed for infants. Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium longum, and Saccaromyces boulardii all have clinical research that shows safety in infants as well as many beneficial effects. I recommend the Garden of Life brand but there are many high quality infant probiotics available. Since most probably will only recommend them for kids 3 and up, I suggest only using half a dose.

Natural source of vitamins
1 tsp. I came across an all natural multivitamin drop that is readily absorbable called Country Life: Maxi Baby Care. This is not the only available multivitamin drop for infants but it is the best one I have found. Feel free to comment if you’ve found a better one.

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goat milk formula recipe card download

I have spent many hours researching and refining this goat milk infant formula recipe. I have formatted it into a convenient recipe card size that is easily printable and comes with step by step instructions. It also has a conversions table so that you can mix 1 pint, 1 quart, and 1 gallon of the formula without doing a single calculation in your head. How’s that for convenience!

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Let me know what you think!

This has been a formula that has worked wonders for our daughter and I think it can work wonders for your kids. Once again, let me stress the importance of talking about this with your doctor before you get started.
I would love to hear your feedback in the comment section.

Here’s to your health!

650 thoughts on “Discover how this Homemade Goat Milk Infant Formula Changed my Daughters Life

  1. Kylee says:

    I am so thankful for finding this recipe, I never thought I would be bottle feeding let alone formula feeding! I exclusively breastfed my first for 18 months, and some of those times were rough! With my second baby who is now 4.5 months old, I have been exclusively breastfeeding, but with a new pregnancy he was having issues and I need to wean to protect the pregnancy as well. I’m so glad that I have found a healthy alternative to commercial baby formulas, weaning was already hard enough! Giving him all that nasty stuff would have really been hard for me! Anyways my question is, I am not even fond of the artificial ingredients I am coming across in the infant multivitamin drops, and the fact that they are synthetic vitamins. I personally use Vitamin Codes raw prenatal vitamin, and I like that it is whole food derived and amino acid chelated…so I have been adding 1/3 of a capsule of that to his first bottle of the day along with 1/3 capsule of acidophilus. Do you think this would be ok or should I bite the bullet and buy the infant drops instead?

  2. Kylee says:

    I forgot to add that my son was a different baby after starting this formula! I’m not sure why my breast milk was upsetting him so much, other than the fact that I am pregnant! He is usually very content and hardly ever cries…one more question, I like the idea of using coconut cream instead of coconut oil. I would also rather use just coconut oil and no olive oil. Will anything specific be lacking by doing this? Will it lower vitamin E or omega 3s in a way that would not be beneficial? I would love to give him a more naturally occurring form of fat. I am using the Meyenburgs full fat goats milk as well, but I haven’t lowered the oils because I know my breastmilk was very fatty as I ate lots of coconut milk, coconut oil, olive oil, and avocados everyday since he has been born and that has satiated him well enough that he always has gone 3-4 hours between feeds and sleeps through the night (since around 3 weeks old), so I want to make sure we are still doing that! :)

  3. Mireille says:

    Hi, what would you suggest to use instead of coconut oil? Since it;s still considered a nut, i’m a bit hesitant using it since he’s 8 months old, and I myself am allergic to it.

  4. Jamie says:

    I’m thinking of trying this for my ten week old. I’m wondering if it needs an emulsifier so the oils don’t float to the top and baby finishes feeding before they’re consumed? Have you ever used lecithin or needed to use an emulsifier??

  5. Jamie says:

    Does Safeway also carry the vitamins and probiotics? If not where’s the best place to get them locally? and best online store?

  6. Cindy says:

    Can anyone tell me: if I am using raw goats milk do I have to dilute it with water half n half? Also how much do I use with this receive?

  7. Julie says:

    I felt like my kitchen was turning into an OILY STICKY mess making this formula 4 times a day. Today I had an idea that I thought I’d share. I liquefied the coconut oil and put the 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 tsp olive oil and the 1/8 tsp molasses into ice cube trays and FROZE them. The mixture is shallow enough that it freezes quickly and is able to slip right into the bottle to thaw. I had 3 trays so I was able to make 48 bottles worth in a matter of minutes and now I don’t have to mess with the oils for almost 2 WEEKS!!! I couldn’t find anything saying the oils lost any health properties being frozen so please let me know if this is a NO, NO. :)

    • Christine says:

      I think that’s brilliant Julie! My only challenge would be to get it to defrost in time for consumption but I may try that. Thanks for the idea!

      • Julie Ward says:

        I actually put about 2 oz or so of super hot water into the bottle and drop in the oil ice cube then add the dry ingredients shake it and add luke warm water…It is usually thoroughly dissolved by the time my little one is putting it into her mouth :)
        ***UPDATE on freezing the oils and molasses***
        I noticed that the molasses was sinking to the bottom and being a sticky mess at the bottom of the ice cube tray. After trial and error I found that putting in the liquefied coconut oil in first and freezing for 10 mins then adding the olive oil and molasses in that order was the key to nice easy to pop out cubes that left no molasses behind in the tray. You can use a spoon to help pop them out after they are frozen through and store these oil cubes in a freezer bag for quick and easy bottles!!

        • Julie Ward says:

          I also started combining larger amounts of the GOAT MILK and Turbinado Sugar together in a separate container. I add 1 cup powdered milk and measure out 1 cup turbinado sugar (before I add the sugar I take out 2 Tb and 2 tsp of it to accommodate for only needing 2 1/2 tsp sugar to 1 Tb milk) SHAKE IT THOROUGHLY and then repeat. Then when I make the bottle I can just add a little less than 2 TB of the dry mixture and be done!! Doing this in conjunction to freezing the oils really makes bottle prep a BREEZE!!

    • John says:

      That is a great idea. Just a thought: Why not use breast milk storage bags? Medela makes a good bag and so does Lansinoh. They come pre-sterilized and it seals the milk from the elements. Of the two, I prefer the Lansinoh – easier to thaw & they stack better when frozen. FWIW: Both allow you to freeze up to 6oz of milk per bag.

      • Krystle says:

        Hi Ladies!

        I make 3/4 a gallon at a time with milk powder, sugar, molasses, and oil olive. I add the coconut oil before heating the bottle. I just shake the jug real good before heating :)

  8. Tennille says:

    I have loved this formula! We adopted and I did attempt to breastfeed but wasn’t producing enough and so we needed something to supplement with and now this is all we use. Our pediatrician wants me to move him on to the weston a price formula and it scares me. The pediatrician says there isn’t enough fat in the recipe so I attempted to just add more fat to see if that helped (our little guy wasn’t gaining as much weight as the dr would like to see, (now he is gaining weight and is growing he’s 3 months and 12 lbs, 23 1/4 in., I have to trim his nails daily, he is in 3 mo. clothes, he is healthy, happy, meeting developmental milestones and sleeping well up to 8 hour stretches at night). When I increase the fats he chokes when eating and throws up constantly in between feedings. It’s not spit up it’s gagging and throwing up. Any suggestions? I don’t want to do the WAP recipe, I don’t know how I could make that work with our lifestyle. I’m very open to suggestions!
    BTW LOVE Julie’s idea of freezing the liquids in the ice tray! Brilliant!
    Help! Please!
    Thank you!

    • Brittney R. says:

      Hi! I am having the same issue with my some not gaining enough weight and not having enough fat in the formula. Can I ask how you adjusted the fats and with what? I want to keep him on this due to not being able to breastfeed. Thank you!

  9. katie says:

    I’m not sure if it is my son going through a phase or if the formula is making him sleep a lot less. Has anyone else had any problems with sleeping??? Please help.

    • Lindsay says:

      I’ve just started my little guy on this formula as well a couple days ago. Though he is still sleeping well at night he does seem to be awake more! I wanted to know if and how you fixed your sleeping issue? My boy Is 9 weeks old

    • Cheryle says:

      I gave this formula to my infant at one month after being so exhausted from what seemed like constant feedings. I do not use the sugar, but I do use all the rest of the ingredients. I also have not given more than one bottle (he eats approximately 3 oz. at a time) per day. It was strictly as a supplement to help me rest. He has done fine, and I didn’t need it every day. He LOVES it though, and takes it with no problems.

  10. Becky says:

    I am adopting a newborn in 4 weeks and want to use goat milk formula for her. I was wondering if its safe to use from day one as listed in you recipe here, and what about the goat milk colostrum? Is it used with infants?

    • Tennille says:

      Congratulations Becky! We adopted a newborn 4 1/2 months ago. I was able to breastfeed with supplements and domperidone (rx) but only lasted about 2 months (didn’t produce enough) although IF I had started domperidone a few weeks before he arrived I probably would have been fine breastfeeding longer.
      I Started our little guy on this formula at 2 months, it’s been amazing! Just read through all of the notes, you do need to adjust the oil and I added more using 1/8-1/4 tsp of (flax, avocado, grape seed, coconut, olive and sunflower oils). I also do Nortic Naturals infant oil in 1-2 ounces/day. I ordered goat colostrum and add a scoop to every bottle as well. I did have to play with the amount of fat and calories because our pediatrician said he needed to put on weight and too much fat would make him spit up more and he’d avoid the fatty part of his bottle. I use 1 tblspn + 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup per 8 ounces. Feel free to email me if you have any questions, our little guy is 19 1/2 weeks and doing fantastic!

      • B says:

        Hi there, I have been pumping for almost 7 months and will be transitioning to this formula. I am a little confused about the oils. From the FAQ page, you only add probiotics and multivitamin drops to 1 bottle, but the carbs, fats, and molasses are added to every bottle, correct? And did you use all of the oils you mentioned above for every bottle or did you rotate them? For instance, did you combine flax, avocado, grapeseed, coconut, olive, and sunflower oils for EACH bottle or did you choose flax for one bottle, coconut for another, etc? And with the Nortic Naturals, you added that in addition to the other oils you are already adding? You said you add it in 1-2 oz/day. Can you add it to the whole bottle since my child drinks about 6 oz with each bottle as of right now? Did the goat colostrum come with a scoop or do you have a specific measurement of how much should be added to each bottle? And as for the maple syrup, did you get grade B in the small glass bottles or the big plastic jug? I always thought they were the same product, but when tasting them, they both taste completely different even though the ingredients appear to be the same and both say Grade B on it. Sorry for all these questions, I just want to make sure i do this correctly :)

      • Jessica says:

        So did you add 1\8 tsp of each of those oils or just one of them? My son is 2 months old and I am trying to come up with what the best combination would be. He is currently having trouble with constipation since I put him on this formula, so I must need to do some adjusting. Any suggestions

      • Jessica says:

        So did you add 1\8 tsp of each of those oils or just one of them? My son is 2 months old and I am trying to come up with what the best combination would be. He is currently having trouble with constipation since I put him on this formula, so I must need to do some adjusting. Any suggestions?

  11. laura blessing says:

    http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/goatsmilkforbaby.htm#.U8USYbF8rjA
    My pediatrician is not condoning the use of this formula due to the reasons listed on the site pasted above. Can you send me information to respond to this please? I love the formula and so does my daughter. Yet this site gave me concern as well with stating that the use of goat milk formula are being taken off the market in the U.K. and also these reasons:
    Goat’s milk is not indicated for use in infancy. Here is some rationale:

    1) Goat’s milk is deficient in folic acid and vitamin B6.

    2) Goat’s milk is higher in protein than human milk (1.0 gm pro/100 ml) and infant formula (1.4 gm/100 ml). It actually has 3.6 gm pro/100 ml, which puts an infant at risk for dehydration and a higher renal solute load.

    3) The reason many of the “recipes” for goat’s milk for infants call for dilution (usually the recommendations are to dilute it to 2/3 strength, but in this case, it appears to be for half strength) is to decrease the renal (kidney) solute load. When it is diluted, however, nutrients including energy, are diluted. With this comes the risk of hyponatremia or water intoxication, which can result in seizures. Dilution of goat’s milk to half-strength supplies about 10 calories per ounce.

    This means to meet the energy needs (98 kcal x 8.25 kg, which is the 50th percentile for a 7 month old boy), 80 ounces per day of goat’s milk would be required.

    4) Goat’s Milk Acidosis has been reported in the literature most likely secondary to the high protein level.

    5) It may be appropriate to try a formula that has no intact protein, milk, casein or soy and gradually introduce individual foods rather than rely on goat’s milk which is not recommended for infants.”

    Thank you for your help.

    • Stacey says:

      Laura, all of your questions are thoroughly addressed in the FAQ section. It is recommended to give an infant multivitamin to supplement folic acid and b vitamins. The goat milk is diluted and the carbs and fats are added back in through the oils and sugar. There is no risk of hypothermia or water intoxication due to adding the fats and sugars back in. Goats milk acidosis is not an issue because of the dilution, and goats milk is excellent for infants. This recipe was developed by a professional nutritionist with an advanced degree. Pediatricians are not nutritionists. When they have a question about nutrition they look it up on the internet just like the rest of us. Your pediatrician appears to have quoted the same information which has been quoted and required many times over.

      • Crystal says:

        Also if I may add I feel that many doctors can not recommend any homemade formula due the rules there bound by and fear of being sued. My doctor flat out refused to even hear me out he said breast milk commercial formula and thats it. I chose to go against the doctors advice.

  12. Sarah says:

    I’m in the UK and I don’t have access to those particular vitamins. The ones I purchased from Amazon (Well Baby multivitamin drops) don’t have 100% of the RDA for any of the vitamins listed. It only has about 20-30%. Is my baby getting enough vitamins? I know the molasses has some, but is it enough to pick up the slack from the vitamin drops? My son seems fine, if a bit irregular since starting this formula despite putting triple the molasses in his bottles, however I’ve noticed his nail growth has slowed and this makes me think he’s not getting enough vitamins. Thoughts please? I’m quite worried and will be taking him to the doctor to get this checked :(

    • Erin says:

      If you are using goat milk formula, PLEASE be sure to use a multivitamin WITH trace minerals. all the ones sited above do not have trace minerals such as zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, etc. Ones that only have Vitamin A, D, E, and the B vitamins is not sufficient. NanoVM is a powdered vitamin product that does contain all of these- they have a Registered Dietitian on staff that can assist you with proper dosing depending on the age of your child.

  13. Sophie says:

    The oil keeps separating as soon as I make the bottle, I have to keep pulling it out of her mouth to shake it up, at this rate she’s going to have nothing but oil to drink in the bottom of her bottle. I don’t wanna make her sick, is there a trick to fix this?

    • Tennille says:

      we have that happen too. I use to give a good shake when burping and now 2 1/2 months later he’s fine with drinking the oils. Sometimes I would add a scoop of goat colostrum and shake that up with the oil he had an easier time drinking it. Another thought (which I was thinking about trying but now that the oils don’t bother our son I haven’t attempted) would be to use the milkshake/protein shakers (with the mixer ball in it) to see if that helps.

  14. Mrs H says:

    So I have used this for my now 13 month old, since he was 6 months! I am in LOVE with this recipe!! It’s so easy to make, and my little one has thrived on it! I had two others before him that I had to put on formulas, and after the second I knew there HAD to be a better option than what I was getting at the store!! Wish I would have found this sooner, but thankful I found it when I did!!

  15. Victoria says:

    I’m sorry, I’m a little confuse and I promise I’m not an idiot; but on the recipe card, it has instructions on the bottom left for water and such for making the 8oz, what are the instructions for that section for the gallon or quart? My baby only take 5oz bottle so making 8oz is not going to work. ALSO if we make a quart or gallon ahead, the coconut oil will solidify, how do you suggest we get bottles from this? Maybe store in something you can scoop out instead of pour out? NEED HELP PLEASE REPLY! TIA

    • Cheryle says:

      I made a quart and placed it in the refrigerator. When it was time to use it, it seemed to have solidified, but I just gave it a good shake and it loosened right up again.

  16. Michelle says:

    How long will the formula last in the refrigerator once you make it? Once the baby has drinking out of the bottle how long will it stay good ? Can you put it back in the Ridgerider and feed the same bottle later? Thanks

  17. Christine says:

    My son is 4 months old and we’ve had problems feeding him within the first few weeks of his life. I stopped breastfeeding at 7 weeks.. We’ve tried countless formulas to no avail. Everything made him projectile vomit, he seemed constantly in pain and was having solid poops! Its been a rollercoaster of emotions and wanting to help my son….. For the past month, his appetite had decreased to around 18 ounces in a 24 hour period. Scary! My sister suggested goats milk, I found this formula….. Its only been 32 hours since I started him on it, but I feel like the clouds have opened up and the bright and shiney days are upon us! He consumed 49 ounces of this formula in 24 hrs, he loves it!!! A weight has been lifted off my shoulders.. Its amazing to see my sweet baby suck his bottles dry! I’m one very happy mommy. I personally use raw goats milk with this formula, I think its easier and the kind I get is a very good, reputable organic grass fed goats milk.

  18. Jill says:

    I am having supply issues in my 9 month of breast feeding. I am able to pump about half of what I need. How do I mix breast milk and capra milk together in one bottle?

  19. Beth says:

    I would also like to know if this is the recommended recipe, mainly concerned with the pro biotic and vitamin doses, for newborns? I can’t find any recommended dosages for infants under 6 months so I have no idea. Thanks!

    • cass says:

      Hi, I’m just wondering if anyone answered you about proper dosing for under 6 months…my daughter is 2 months and I’m just trying to figure this out. TIA!

  20. Jill says:

    I created a group on facebook called Mt Capra Moms and Dads, to help each other out. I have questions that I want answered and I think we can help each other.

  21. Becky says:

    Hello! We just adopted and I had found your recipe beforehand. I started her on it after she came home from the hospital. One questions I have is what about ARA and DHA for brain development in a newborn? Do you have recommendations for a supplement?

  22. Becky says:

    Also…I signed up so I could get the recipe card for larger batches and couldn’t figure out how to retrieve it? Was it supposed to be emailed to me?

  23. John says:

    Hope everyone is reading their milk instructions carefully. I picked up a can of condensed milk liquid (because that is all I could find) and it requires you to dilute it 1:1 with water for whole milk, so that means 3:1 (water/milk) for this recipe. 1oz of condensed milk ends up making 4oz of this recipe.

    Also, at my local health foods store, they had a choice of 2 multivitamins. The one I picked up looked to be the more complete of the two. The brand is called “Child Life Essentials” one of the things I was happy to see in it is Selenium.

    Lastly, looking at the recommended dosing of the vitamins for this recipe are you sure 1tsp is not too much? The bottle calls for 1tsp per day. If your little one is consuming 24oz per day he/she ends up getting 3x the recommended daily dose. I will only be supplementing 1 bottle per day for my little one so I might go ahead and keep the full dose (ill adjust as needed down the road) but, if this formula was 100% of my baby’s nourishment, I personally would be inclined to cut back on the vitamins a little. Thoughts?

  24. Jamie says:

    I have used this formula for my baby since before he was 6 Mo old. I was able to take him off reflux meds the next week. He had been throwing up constantly before hand. Every week he was on the formula he threw up less and less. He was super fussy all the time and in pain from reflux, gas bubbles and constipation. It all cleared up from this formula. This was a life saver for us. He is now 11 months old and wearing 18 month clothes. He is happy, healthy and a great sleeper. I was very nervous to switch from conventional formula and I am so glad that I did. I have since recommended it to my sister in law who’s baby was constantly throwing up and on reflux meds. He was also very fussy. First day on it, we saw a huge difference and no throwing up! My Mother in law is a pediatrician and she saw the difference in the boys. She has since recommended it to patience who’s babies have not found rest any other way. My pediatrician was fine with it. She just tested my baby’s iron levels. Test came back perfect:) All is well here in CO. If your scared to try, I would say don’t be:)

    Thank you so much for sharing this!

  25. ashley says:

    I want to start making this formula for my newborn but i also have a 1 yr old That instead of starting him on cows milk I want to start him on goats milk because of the similarities in goats milk vs human milk. I plan on still adding the vitamins and his probiotic to it but should i dilute it still? Or should I start him on the goats milk formula first then wean to regular goats milk? Any thoughts on this?

  26. Carmen says:

    I am a new grandmother and the baby’s mother wants to supplement with this. Could you please tell me what the storage suggestions are and how long will a gallon of your formula keep? Thanks

  27. Angie says:

    Hello!

    I’m purchasing a quart of raw goat milk tomorrow. If I want to make a large batch to freeze, what are the measurements? I know I dilute it 50/50. Hopefully someone can answer! Thanks!

    • Jennifer says:

      This is late and may not help you but maybe others that read. I do freeze raw goats milk to get me through the slow winter season when they produce less. I do not mix up the batch beforehand though. I simply pull milk out of freezer and let it slowly thaw in the fridge. I always have fresh raw milk but in the winter, I mix the frozen with it. I never premix my formula days or months in advance. I mix each morning, in a 5 8-oz glass bottles. I add lactose, goat whey, goat colostrum, coconut water, coconut oil, blackstrap molasses, nutritional yeast, sunflower oil, probiotic, cod liver oil, acerola, and raw goats milk.

  28. Jane says:

    I have looked for the country life vitamins and couldn’t find them locally or online. I did find two other vitamins though – twinlab’s infant care mutlivitamin with DHA (but doesn’t contain folate!) and child life multivitamin and mineral (contains folate and B6/B12 but has added calcium, iodine, magnesium, zinc, selenium, manganese, chromium, and potassium, and is indicated for ages 6 months and up.)
    My son is 2 months old and I am breastfeeding, but I work full time and am pumping as much as I can, but I am having to supplement 4-6 oz per day, and we appear to have a milk allergy.
    So, the question is, should I use the twinlab vitamins and add nutritional yeast, or use the child life vitamins with added minerals… and will it really be a big deal since he is getting mostly breast milk?

  29. Linda says:

    I’ve been using this formula for about 6 months now and have loved it. One trick I have learned is if you use an imulsion blender to blend everything together the oils don’t seperate as much. There’s still some seperation but not to the extent I had when I just stirred or shook it.

  30. cass says:

    Hi
    I have a 2 month old baby that is really suffering on the marketed infant formulas, could I use this?…I know some of you have, could you give me an ingredient list ratio for a 2 month old. I do t want to screw it up!!THANK YOU!!!!

  31. Crystal says:

    I wanted to share my idea for making a quicker bottle when need
    Take your 5oz. of water put in a small sause pan on low heat add your oils, brown rice surup (carb.) And molasses and heat until coconut oil is just melted. Pour into a sm. 5-6 oz. bottle. You can make as many of these a head of time as you want. You can also put these in your small pumping cooler with a very hot wet towel for hours so your coconut oil does not reharden. Then when its time just take one of the bottles you have pre made reheat slightly put in bottle that your baby will be drinking from . Then add your milk powder more water then the probiotic and there you have it. Hope this come in handy for some of you

  32. Crystal says:

    I wanted to share my idea for making a quicker bottle when you need
    Take your 5oz. of water put in a small sause pan on low heat add your oils, brown rice surup (carb.) and molasses and heat until coconut oil is just melted. Pour into a sm. 5-6 oz. bottle. You can make as many of these a head of time as you want. You can also put these in your small pumping cooler with a very hot wet towel for hours so your coconut oil does not reharden. Then when its time just take one of the bottles you have pre made reheat slightly put in bottle that your baby will be drinking from. Then add your milk powder more water then the probiotic and there you have it. Hope this comes in handy for some of you.

  33. Amanda says:

    I don’t quite understand some things regarding goats milk.
    On the chart you have listed goats milk is almost identical to human breast milk.
    If we don’t have to supplement when nursing our babies. Why do we have to add all kinds of stuff when supplementing with goats milk? Please help me clarify. I just bought raw goats milk today and want to start my now 16 week old on it.

    • Desiree says:

      I know you posted this a few weeks ago so i dont know if you have an answer yet. if you dont, the chart you are refering to compares breast milk to this goat milk formula recipe. Adding the other ingredients gets it nutritionally up to par with breast milk.

  34. tonya says:

    I got a multivitamin for the formula but I cannot find one that contains folate, so I got a seperate bottle of just folate. So my question is, per 8 oz how much folate should I add ?

  35. Cheryle says:

    Please let me know how long this recipe is good for once refrigerated. I made a quart and I only use it as needed when I get too exhausted from feeding so much. I don’t want to keep it past when it would be good though. THANKS!

  36. Jennifer says:

    I started making my daughters formula at 5 months when I could no longer breastfeed. I refused to formula feed and wanted only the best. I purchase 1 gallon of fresh raw goats milk weekly, but I also add Mt Capra’s whey and colostrum into the formula recipe; along with most the ingredients above. I found that the easiest way for me to make batches is a little over 8 oz at a time. I mix in the Evenflo glass bottles. I start off with 3-4 oz coconut water and add all the ingredients to it. I shake really well and then add the raw goats milk. I have to heat up with each feeding because the coconut oil hardens, but my baby has thrived so much off this. Even our ped is shocked and loves it; although he says technically he can’t support this without FDA approval but said to keep doing what we do. She is 11 months old now and has never been sick; not even a fever. I am very happy with my choice of choosing to make her own formula!

  37. Bethany says:

    I am wondering how the baby gets DHA from this formula? I am using child’s life multivitMin and it does not have dha in it. So do I need to add that too?

  38. cass says:

    Has anyone noticed this recipe has tons of little air bubbles, no matter how gentle you stir? Any tips of preventing this….it’s making my 2 month old colicky baby very angry!!

  39. carri foss says:

    I found a multivitamin baby drops from Swansons supplements website. It’s called Child life – multivitamin & mineral . Check it out and let me know what you think. It’ has more in it.

  40. Allison says:

    Hi,
    I just came across this recipe and I’m so excited to try it because my 6 month old son may be allergic to cow’s milk formula. For making the larger quantities, such as the pint, would you mix a pint of water with the ingredients?

  41. Kallee says:

    I subscribed and it has been about a day, i was wondering when I would be getting the recipe card as i need to start making the formula asap. Also does the card have a recipe for raw goats milk instead of powder? Very excited to try this with my 8 month old!

  42. Lindsay says:

    The vitamins… Does anyone know anything about bio-strath? It’s safe for 1 year olds. I’ve been using it, only im using half the amount it says to use for a 1 year old. It’s new and I’ve heard good things about it… Any input?

  43. Sydnie says:

    Since the recipe card shows a conversion chart for making larger amounts does that mean you can make enough at once for the whole day?

  44. Evellyn Ramos says:

    Hi, I would like to use lactose as source of carbs on this formula, have you looked into it? What would be a good brand to buy? Thanks!

    • Kim McDonald says:

      Lactose, as a source of carbohydrates, is one of the options given in the original recipe article. Keep in mind, however, that any lactose source would be bovine (cow) derived.

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