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Non-Dairy Homemade Formula Recipe (+ VIDEO) 1

Dairy-Free Homemade Formula Recipe

A nourishing, dairy-free homemade baby formula that uses bone broth as the base instead of raw milk that was developed and tested by Dr. Mary Enig to match breastmilk as closely as possible.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 36 ounces
Calories 19 kcal
Author Sarah Pope MGA



  1. Simmer liver cut up into small pieces gently in the homemade broth until just cooked through.

  2. Liquefy the liver in the broth using a handheld blender or a food processor.

  3. Let the broth cool to room temperature, then stir in the remaining ingredients or blend for a few seconds in a blender.

  4. Store formula in glass jars in the refrigerator.

  5. To serve the homemade formula, pour into glass baby bottles and warm in a baby bottle warmer or in a pan of hot water. Never microwave baby bottles!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

You may make bone broth yourself (most budget-friendly) or buy it. Be aware that almost all bone broth on the market is not quality. Even if it is quality bone broth, it comes in toxic packaging. Watch out! The only brand I have found as of this writing that is worth purchasing is bone broth packaged in shelf stable glass jars.

Most babies allergic to milk formula are allergic to the milk proteins, so liquid whey is tolerated well. If baby shows signs of intolerance try using goat whey (strained from goat yogurt or goat kefir). Leave out only as a last resort. DO NOT use powdered whey from the store or whey from making cheese.

Substitute nonGMO dextrose or sucrose if the baby cannot tolerate lactose.

If your baby has a true dairy allergy and is not just dairy sensitive, this infant probiotic is dairy free to use as a substitute.

**Do not use krill oil as a substitute for the cod liver oil. It contains no Vitamin D and very little Vitamin A.

Nutrition Facts
Dairy-Free Homemade Formula Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 fluid ounce)
Calories 19 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.44g2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.16g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.33g
Cholesterol 6.22mg2%
Potassium 20.8mg1%
Carbohydrates 1.92g1%
Protein 0.42g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.