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Homemade Baby Formula Recipe (+ VIDEO Tutorial) 1

Homemade Baby Formula Recipe (for infants too)

A nourishing baby formula recipe you can make at home with safe, whole ingredients developed and tested by a PhD nutritionist to match breastmilk as closely as possible. Also suitable for infants.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword DIY, fresh, healthy, nourishing, nutritionist-approved, traditional, whole food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 36 ounces
Calories 24 kcal
Author Sarah Pope MGA



  1. Fill a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup with filtered water and remove 2 TBL (this will give you 1 7/8 cup water).

  2. Pour about half the water into a pan and turn burner on medium.

  3. Add the gelatin and lactose and let dissolve, stirring occasionally.

  4. When gelatin and lactose are dissolved, remove pan from heat and add the rest of the water to cool.

  5. Stir in the coconut oil and butter oil until melted.

  6. Put remaining ingredients in a glass blender.

  7. Add the water mixture and blend for about 3 seconds.

  8. Place formula in glass baby bottles or a glass jar and refrigerate.

  9. Before giving to baby, warm glass bottle in a pan of hot water or a bottle warmer. NEVER microwave baby bottles!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If using raw cow milk from holstein cows, use 4 Tbl of extra cream (otherwise use 2 Tbl extra cream).

If choosing to make this homemade formula with camel milk, be sure to include 4 Tbl extra cream as camel milk is lower in cream than cow milk.

Do not use high oleic sunflower oil. Use only the brand recommended in the ingredients list which is cold pressed, organic, unrefined, and low oleic.

*Do NOT use powdered whey from the store as it is denatured. Avoid whey from making cheese as it will curdle the formula.

*Do not substitute pasteurized or powdered milk as these are heavily processed, denatured and allergenic foods.

*Do NOT use ultrapasteurized (UHT) cream. It is highly allergenic. Raw or pasteurized cream is acceptable.

*Do NOT use fish oil or krill oil instead of high vitamin cod liver oil as they do not contain any Vitamin D and very little to no Vitamin A.

Collagen powder may be substituted for the gelatin in a pinch (more on peptides in baby formula in this article).

If you are wondering where is the iron in homemade baby formula, this article provides an explanation.

If baby experiences constipation using this formula, try adding 1 tsp of molasses to each batch. This should help move things along.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Baby Formula Recipe (for infants too)
Amount Per Serving (1 fluid ounce)
Calories 24 Calories from Fat 13
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.4g2%
Saturated Fat 0.78g4%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.155g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.44g
Cholesterol 3.81mg1%
Sodium 8.56mg0%
Potassium 26.4mg1%
Carbohydrates 2.2g1%
Protein 0.5g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.