When Can I Make A Homemade Baby Formula?
When the baby cries because they are hungry and they seem sort of unsatisfied, maybe, you have used some homemade baby formula in the past, or perhaps breastfeeding hasn’t been working for you. Breastfeeding may become an issue if you go back to your job or you may suffer from conditions such as mastitis.
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No matter the reason, you have to ensure that you have some homemade baby formula with you always. Don’t run to the kitchen to pick that formula bottle just to realize you have none left. The shock is on you!
This post gives you tips on how to make homemade baby formula. Follow the recipes I have highlighted for you in this article and you will get sorted always.
Instead Of Baby Formula, What Can I Use?
In the past, they fed babies on raw cow or goat milk, which was before the invention of products such as Similac and soy-based milk products. Unfortunately, since raw milk carried diseases that caused conditions such as diarrhea, vomiting, high fevers, and compromised immune systems they had to abandon it.
Let us see some of the homemade baby formula you can make.
Homemade Baby Formula Recipes
1. Evaported Milk Baby Formula Substitute
This is a traditional emergency formula, just like my grandma used to make. For every standard-sized 13-ounce can of evaporate milk can make the baby a full quart of emergency formula.
The process is simple, fast, and it won’t affect you baby’s general health.
They invented the recipe back in the 1950s and 1960s before the invention of technology for use by infants who were not breastfed.
The necessary vitamins are not all present in this baby formula, therefore, it shouldn’t be used as a long-term solution for your homemade baby formula. You can supplement it with vitamins and iron.
Ingredients And Supplies Required
- A clean quart container.
- 13 oz. can of evaporated whole milk; avoid reduced-fat, skimmed, and sweetened condensed milk as it will not provide enough calories of nutrition.
- About 18 to 19 oz. of water.
- 2 tablespoons of white granulated sugar or 1 tablespoon of light Karo syrup.
- Mix all the ingredients in the quart container.
- Stir the mixture in the quart container until all the sugar or light syrup you used is fully dissolved. The sugar you add will help to break down your baby’s proteins in the evaporated milk.
- Any remainder of the homemade baby formula should be kept in the freezer for later use.
- After three days any unused baby formula should be disposed off.
Apart from the recipe, I have elaborated above you can opt to use the following method to make some homemade baby formula for your baby.
2. Dairy-Free EmergencyHomemade Baby Formula For Sensitive Babies’ Sensitive Stomachs
It is a known fact that not all babies can process the lactose in the cow’s milk that we make evaporated milk from. Thus, for moms with babies who have sensitive stomachs, this formula that is dairy-free is the best alternative.
For many years now we have used rice milk as a supplement for infants and has the additional benefit of making your child feel satisfied. However, it contains all the necessary vitamins, proteins, and fats that many specialized formulas have for your baby.
It is a good primary source of nutrition.
What You Need For This Recipe
- 1 cup of cooked rice, any type of rice will do, but I highly-recommend brown rice which has more nutritional value.
- 4 cups of water.
- 2 tablespoons of white granulated sugar.
- A blender.
- Mix all the ingredients in the blender.
- Blend all the ingredients until they are completely liquefied. This may take up to 5 minutes for all to mix well using a good blender.
- Refrigerate any unused baby formula for use later.
- After two days make sure you discard the remainder.
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