Healthy Whole Food Infant Formula
Breast feeding is the healthiest option for most mothers and babies. The benefits associated with breast feeding are limitless physically and emotionally. The challenges of breast feeding for many families requires much time, physical pain and support. From our experience, there is nothing better than a lactation consultant, experienced friend or midwife to chat with for pointers, strategies and reassurance.
Men, it is crucial that you are incredibly supportive and follow your partner’s orders to enable an ideal breast feeding environment.
If breast feeding is not an option we have put together the best natural, whole food infant formulas that you can use to make sure your baby is getting all the nutrition they need. Coupling these formulas with much skin to skin cuddling time will help your baby get the emotional connecting that is essential for both mom and baby.
Sally Fallon and Mary Enig are gurus on good fats and their book Nourishing Traditions provide many amazing recipes for infant formulas. Our formulas follow very closely to their wise recommendations. Many of the ingredients can be found in our products area under Baby Formula Ingredients:
Raw Milk Based Infant Formula (Makes 36oz)
2 cups whole raw milk from pasture-fed organic hormone free cows or goats
4 tablespoons lactose from Now Foods (optional if your choose goat’s milk)
1/4 teaspoon bifodobacterium infantis (Life Start from Natren)
2 tablespoons good quality raw cream from pasteur-fed organic hormone free cows or goats
1/4 teaspoon high vitamin butter oil (optional)
1 teaspoon unrefined sunflower oil
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons extra virgin coconut oil
2 teaspoons Frontier brand nutritional yeast flakes
2 teaspoons gelatin from Vernard Jensen Gelatin
2 cups filtered or reverse osmosis water
1/4 teaspoon acerola powder
Add lactose and gelatin to 1 cup of the water and heat gently on low setting until the gelatin is dissolved. Stir in remaining water, coconut oil and butter oil. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Transfer to a very clean glass container. To serve, pour 4-8oz into a very clean glass bottle, attach nipple and heat in a pan of simmering water. Shake bottle well and feed baby. Never microwave!!!!
If you choose the goat milk formula realize that goat’s milk is lower in B12 and lacking folic acid. Be sure to include the nutritional yeast for the folic acid and begin egg-yolk feeding at 4 months to help replace some of that lacking vitamin B-12.
Fortified Commercial Infant Formula (Makes 35oz)
1 cup Mead Johnson low-iron, milk-based powdered formula or healthiest infant formula you can find.
29 oz filtered or reverse osmosis water (3 5/8 cups)
1 large egg yolk from an organic free ranged egg, boiled for 3 and 1/2 minutes in the shell then shell peeled and discarded and the egg white discarded.