Natural Breastmilk Replacement Formulas


Nothing can ever really replace breast milk. However, situations may arise when a mother cannot naturally meet her baby’s needs, as in cases of insufficient production , severe mastitis, or for an adopted baby. Store bought formulas are high in various forms of sugar and contain chemicals and highly allergenic foods that may compromise a child’s immune system. For this reason I have included a few natural breast milk replacement formulas. I know that some of you reading this are well beyond the age of having young children, or do not have children. Please feel free to forward these recipes on to anyone that you know who may appreciate this information!The formulas listed below were developed by the late Dr. William Mitchell of Seattle. Dr. Mitchell, one of the co-founders of Bastyr University has instructed and mentored countless naturopathic physicians. These formulas will supply a baby’s nutritional needs until the child is ready to start on solid foods.Formula #1: Goat Milk Base

1 quart goat milk, 200 mcg folic acid (drops), 1-2 mg B complex (if you can’t get drops, dissolve a 50 mg tablet in a 1 oz dropper bottle and use 1 dropperful each day in formula), 1/4 tsp fish oil (flax oil may be used if vegetarian), 1 drop Vit E (micellized), 1 drop mixed carotenes, 1/2 tsp bifidus factor, 1 tsp maple syrup or agave (optional).

Formula #2: Soy Milk Base

This formula may be made with either goat or soy milk, or a mixture of both. If using only goat milk, add folic acid, as indicated above.

1 quart soy milk, 1 cup carrot juice, 1/4 tsp barley green, 1/4 tsp nutritional yeast, 200 iu Vit D, 100 mg Vit C, 1 tsp Fish oil (flax oil may be substituted for vegetarians), 1/2 tsp bifidus powder, 1 tsp maple syrup or agave (optional).

Most of the ingredients may be purchased at a good natural foods store or from my website. Formula can be made in larger volumes. Stores up to 3 days in refrigerator.

2 comments to Natural Breastmilk Replacement Formulas

  • Ashley Burns

    Hello Tara,
    Thank you again for calling me about a week ago regarding supplementing my breast milk because of low supply. As you may remember, you directed me to check out your website and blog to find your recommended goats milk formula recipe. As you can see, I found it.

    I have two follow up questions. One, you told me sine this was posted you now re omens one of the ingredients be substituted for something else what was it again?

    The second question is you remark that the items to make the formula can be purchased online. Is there any particular sites you’d recommend that are both good quality and more affordable. I’m thinking these ingredients may be better priced online than they are in natural grocery stores?

    Thanks again,

    • tsg-lead

      I think you were talking about the folic acid. I now recommend that people use l-5-methylfolate instead since folic acid can actually be harmful if you carry certain very common genetic mutations. I have an online virtual pharmacy where I recommend people purchase ingredients since they are physician quality. Let me know if you want the passwords. I hope this is helpful!

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