Breastmilk Replacement Formulas

Formula #1 Goat milk based formula.

Most babies who cannot tolerate cow milk can tolerate goat’s milk.

  • 32 oz. goat milk
  • 200micrograms (ug or mcg) folic acid
  • 1-2 mg B complex (dissolve a 50mg tablet in a one ounce dropper bottle and use l dropperful each day in the formula)
  • 1/4 tsp flax oil
  • 1 drop vitamin E (mixed tocopherols)
  • 1 drop betacarotene

Mix all ingredients for use as a formula. You may add 1/8 tsp bifid factor to each 4 oz. serving. (l tsp/quart)

Formula #2 – Wright Lauffer formula

For babies who don’t work well with cow or goat milk. Can also be used with goat milk if desired; add 100 micrograms of folic acid if this is the case. You may add 1/8 tsp bifid factor to each 4 oz. serving. (l tsp/quart)

  • 1 quart soy milk
  • 1 cup carrot juice
  • 1/4 tsp barley green
  • 1/4 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 200IU vitamin D
  • 100 mg vitamin C
  • l tbsp safflower oil
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup

Medipro Infant Mix

For babies who cannot tolerate breastmillk/cowmilk/goatmilk.
Mix the following dry ingredients thoroughly:

  • 1 jar Medipro (18 oz)
  • 45 calcium citrate capsules, capsuleless contents (150mg capsules, 6750 mg total)
  • 5 taurine capsules (500mg/capsule, 2500 mg total)
  • 1 teaspoon half-salt (sodium/potassium chloride)

Mix the following liquid ingredients thoroughly:

  • 1 quart flax oil
  • 2 drops K-quinone (2 mg/drop vitamin K l, 4 mg vitamin K1 total)
  • 2 vitamin E capsules (400IU/capsule d-alpha tocopherol, 800IU vitamin E total)
  • 30 vitamin D3 capsules (400IU/capsule, 12,000 IU vitamin D total)

Mix 2 heaping tablespoons of the dry mix and 2 tablespoons of the liquid mix together with 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup and 7 drops of L-carnitine liquid (250mg/10 drops).

The above formula provides 3.5g of protein, 87mg calcium, 25mg taurine, 17mcg vitamin K, 11IU vitamin E, 63IU vitamin D, 25mg of L-carnitine.

Also consider using Nutramingin under these circumstances. It is a predigested protein formula which may be better tolerated.

Almond Milk

1 cup of dried raw almonds makes 8 cups of almond milk (including pulp) which equals 8 cups of human milk. Almond milk is similar in composition to mother’s milk, matching more closely in calories, protein, fat, carbohydrate, calcium, iron and magnesium than cow’s milk or goat’s milk.

1 cup dried, blanched almonds (skinless)*
7-1/4 cups water
9-1/2 tbsp. honey (it is recommended to use pasteurized honey for babies under a year)

Put in blender, one half of the total ingredients at a time. Blend until milky smooth.
Strain thoroughly to remove as much pulp as possible for infants under 5 months old. For babies over 5 months, a bit of pulp can be left.

* To blanch, pour boiling water over the nuts until the skins can be slipped off easily with your fingers.