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sheep milk baby formula

Sheep Milk Baby Formula Recipe

Homemade formula made using sheep milk yogurt which is becoming more available across North America and around the world.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 36 ounces
Author Sarah Pope



  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 Notes

*Do NOT use powdered whey from the store as it is denatured.

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

Use only cold pressed, unrefined, low oleic, organic sunflower oil for this recipe. The brand linked to in the ingredients list is recommended as there many different types of this oil on the market.

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

If the formula becomes slightly congealed in the refrigerator, it is due to the gelatin. It will re-liquify when warmed for your baby's next bottle.