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Right now many families in America are without baby formula. Although breastmilk and commercial formula are ideal, fed is best, so I’m providing you with a homemade baby formula recipe to help make it through the shortage. Consult a physician before using this formula and get individualized advice for use longer than 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Goat Milk Baby Formula Recipe

5 oz very hot waterA woman puts a couple scoops of formula into a bottle.

2-3 oz cold water

1 tbsp powdered goat milk

1 tsp organic coconut oil

1 tsp organic olive oil

2 ½ tsp lactose or organic, raw, turbinado sugar

⅛ tsp blackstrap molasses

Add 5 oz of very hot water (120 F) to a bottle. Add coconut oil and wait for it to melt. Add olive oil, molasses, lactose/sugar. Shake well to mix. Add milk powder then fill the bottle with cold water until the total volume is 8 oz. Shake well. 

Mt. Capra is a good source of goat milk powder  and lactose (lactose is a type of sugar found in milk). If Mt. Capra isn’t available or accessible to you, use whatever goat milk powder is locally available and raw turbinado sugar if you can’t find lactose. Some moms have asked if they can omit the sugar, but babies absolutely need the energy that simple sugars provide. Please don’t omit any ingredients.  

Supplement this formula with products that provide important nutrients like essential fatty acids, probiotics, vitamins, and minerals that were formulated with infants in mind. 

Other homemade baby formula recipes that I like:

Goat Milk Formula Recipe | Uses Easy to Digest Goat Milk

Homemade Baby Formula – The Weston A. Price Foundation

Please Remember: Homemade baby formula is a last resort when commercially available formula isn’t available. Consult with a doctor before using. 


Dr. Green Mom

Dr. Mayer is a naturopathic medical doctor and an expert in nutrition and wellness as it relates to pediatrics and families. Her passion for prevention of disease as cure fueled her desire to immerse herself into specializing in adult onset chronic conditions, as well as childhood chronic illness.

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