Homemade goat's milk formula
I had a couple people PM me about the home-made goat's milk formula I used, so I'm going to post the information here in its own thread. Just a disclaimer, I am no physician and I can't make reccomendations on what you should do. But, here it is if you want to see what I did.
I started my daughter on this at 9 months and I'll probably start my son at 6 months. Previous to that my daughter was on breast milk/alimentum and my son is currently on alimentum. I didn't use this earlier because I think it is too hard for the little ones to digest (for my babies and their sensitive stomachs)
Here it is:
I used this but left out the sunflower oil and liquid whey (I used maple syrup instead of agave). It seems difficult with all the ingredients, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes very easy. We made a batch every night in a Dr. Brown's formula mixer pitcher. Then I seperated it out into the bottles and put them in the fridge for the next day. I used the microwave to warm them (shame on me), but its what worked for us at the time. Oh, I don't have access to fresh goat's milk so I used the Meyenburgs Powder (from Amazon). I should mention the first couple of days were a little rough- she didn't like it and seemed to have a lot of gas. After that (what I considered the adjustment stage) it was all smooth sailing.
Amy- Former engineer now SAHM (as of 1/2011) to David 8.17.07, Lily 3.11.11 and miracle heart baby Will 9.27.12
ISO: smocked dresses size 2t and up, Alimentum Formula
Last edited by zaeaton; 02-01-2013 at 10:25 AM.