Homemade Baby Formula

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This homemade baby formula recipe is from my wife Angel, who loves to make food and home and body care recipes that support people’s journey to optimal health.  Check out my wife’s websiteinstagram and facebook page where she shares stories and pics about our life.  Angel also has a YouTube channel you can check out here. We know that you will LOVE this recipe!

We found this recipe through the Weston Price Foundation after my wife struggled to produce enough breast milk to feed our twin baby boys.  The boys ABSOLUTELY thrive on it!  They are developing optimally, have great skin, are never sick and are happy and joyful.

homemade baby formula, Homemade Baby Formula

homemade baby formula, Homemade Baby Formula

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Homemade Baby Formula



Yield 72 Ounces



Step #1  Take 2 cups of filtered water and remove 2 tablespoons, (which will give you 1 ⅞ cups of water.)

Step #2  Pour about half the water into a pan and turn heat on medium.

Step #3  Add 2 teaspoons of gelatin and 4 tablespoons lactose to the warming water and let dissolve, stirring occasionally.

Step #4  While the gelatin and lactose are dissolving, place 2 cups of raw whole milk in a clean, glass blender and add the remaining ingredients:

  • ¼ cup liquid whey
  • 2 or more tablespoons cream
  • ¼ teaspoon acerola powder (vitamin C)
  • ¼ teaspoon of bifidobacterium infantis
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • ½ teaspoon of cod liver oil
  • 1 teaspoon expeller pressed sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Step #5  Then remove the pan from the heat and pour in the remaining half of the water to cool.

Step #6  Next, add 2 teaspoons coconut oil and (optional) ¼ teaspoon butter oil to the water to melt.

Step #7  Add the water mixture to the blender ingredients and blend for about 3 seconds.

Step #8  Pour the blended ingredients into glass jars and refrigerate.


***You can purchase this whole package at a discounted rate through Radiant Life here

***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**  

Courses Beverage

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 8 ounces

Amount Per Serving

Calories 108

% Daily Value

Total Fat 4 g


Total Carbohydrates 4 g


Sugars 3 g

Protein 3 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

homemade baby formula, Homemade Baby Formula Jockers Comments:

There are many women who are unable to produce enough breast milk to feed their baby or babies.  My wife and I had this problem with our twin boys, and we were unable to find a commercial formula mix that was truly natural and organic and had the ingredients we wanted.

We also tried getting breast milk from mother’s who over produce, but we were unable to control those women’s diets and found that our babies had mixed results with the donor milk.  Many of these women were drinking coffee and other caffeinated beverages, and the caffeine can make its way into the milk.  This can effect their ability to nap well and sleep well at night.  Additionally, if the women are eating processed foods then chemicals and other stimulants can affect the milk quality.

Most pediatricians will warn against raw milk, and you have to purchase it from a local farmer as “pet’s milk” because raw, grass-fed milk for human consumption is illegal in the US.  The benefits of raw milk are due to the active immune factors, enzymes, probiotics, digestible proteins and healthy fats.  Pasteurization destroys the natural enzymes, probiotics and immune factors which make the milk tougher to digest and assimilate.

This recipe brings about all the necessary ingredients to make the closest thing possible to mother’s milk from a nutritional stand-point.  I would recommend it to any family struggling to produce enough milk for their baby or babies.

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  1. Per 36 oz, the WAPF goat milk formula contains 548mg calcium, 729mg phosphorus – a Ca/P ratio of 0.75. The cow milk formula has similar values. Human milk contains 355mg calcium, 151mg phosphorus – a Ca/P ratio of 2.3. The FDA (not that I always trust them, but…) says the Ca/P ratio acceptable range is 1.1 – 2. Most infant formulas have a Ca/P ratio of 1.5 – 2. From the looks of it, the WAPF formula, although well thought out, nutritionally adequate, and similar to breastmilk, has too much phosphorus, and much too low a Ca/P (FDA range 1.1 – 2; breastmilk 2.3; WAPF formula 0.75).

    Too much phosphorus and a low Ca/P ratio is disastrous.


    1. Coty,

      Interesting insight, thank you for that input! From my knowledge the recommendations on proper Ca/P ratios for infants are pretty debated because needs vary by individual. I have found that many people have great results with this formula.

  2. I am wanting to use this formulas but am having a very hard time finding all of the ingredients. Could you tell me where you purchased some of the harder ingredients. Our local herb shop wasn’t very helpful. Only had things that were equivalent they said. I want the exact recipe or I’m not making it.

      1. Thank you for responding! I have found them all now and made my first batch today! My only issue is there is a lot of froth on top that will not mix in. I tried to shake it more in the bottle and still there is foam. I’m afraid good nutrients are in that that she’s not getting…?

  3. I’m nervous to try this as I’m still nursing 12m going on 13 now but travelling with work some days I won’t be able to nurse that day and I’m just not getting enough when I pump. Did it take a while for your boys to drink this? I don’t want to buy all the ingredients and then he refuses to drink it bc it taste nothing like my milk :-/ what do you think about dr axe recipe with the coconut milk ?

    1. Hey Meghan, Our boys had no problem drinking this formula and they seem to do very well with it! As an alternative you could also find a breast milk donor!

  4. My son is 3 weeks old. I did the homemade formula with my oldest who is 2 now. He did amazing on it and was never sick! I’m not producing enough breastmilk now and wAnt to supplement. How did you all wean from breastmilk to the formula? Did you have any issues? Thank you.

    1. Hey Rachel!

      There is no magic to it! We just started giving them the homemade formula, as much as they desired until they were satisfied and had no issues at all. They responded very well to it.


  5. I worked as a microbiologist in a dairy lab for 5 years and I would strongly recommend against using raw milk for baby. Even milk from organic, grass-fed cows can be filled with all sorts of dangerous bacteria that could end up putting your baby in the hospital. This is why milk is routinely pasteurized. This is ridiculous pseudo-science where you are risking the health and safety of your baby. What parent does that? I would NEVER have fed raw milk to my children. Become educated. I have a degree in microbiology, chemistry, and I’ve actually done bacterial testing on organic, grass-fed cows. Have you?

    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for saying this!
      I’d also like to point out that I was fed puréed meat and powdered milk from 6 weeks on then eventually switched to a homemade formula that was sweetened with chocolate syrup because they thought it tasted bad. I appeared to thrive and was rarely sick. HOWEVER, now I have a whole litany of digestive and metabolic issues that nothing has been able to fix. People, the making of baby formula is a SCIENCE. ITS VERY WELL STUDIED AND CONTROLLED. It’s definitely not perfect but neither is homemade formula. Please don’t take the risk.

      1. Holly, so it’s ok to feed your baby industrialized waste products from big ag and not actual alive whole real food? Makes perfect sense. Have you seen what they put in powdered formula?

        Coincidentally I made this baby formula for my child and while I did use biodynamic pasteurized milk my kid was and is still fine.

    2. Soon people will be eating 100% fake food but hey at least it’s not going to have any bacteria. Back in the good old days where people wore not so “educated” and ate good raw organic food did not get sick like now days. Now a days people eat processed foods, engineered food because all of sudden since says that is better. Except now we see all sort of problems happening like diabetes, cancer, people with heart problems, obesity, lactose intolerance, allergies and many many other. You can do all the research you want and eat what you want, but I will stick to Products in their most natural form as God created for us because no since or microbiologist will Ever top that.

  6. Are you able to freeze this formula after making a fresh batch? I supplement along with breast feeding, but I don’t go through a whole batch or even half of one in the 24 hours that it’s good for. My baby loves this recipe!

  7. Hi Dr. Jockers and wife, I really appreciate all of your info on you tube, I recently started giving the formula to my grand baby, but it seems to be constipating her, what suggestions would you have to help this? As her mom is opting to do Enfamil powdered formula to see if she can be more regular.

  8. Dr. Jockers
    At what age did you start feeding your twin boys this formula? My husband and I are about to adopt and I’m interested in this recipe, just not sure if it is ok that early on. Also did you look at any of the European formula milks to see if those are better than the US formulas? Really appreciate any guidance you could give.

    1. We were doing it out of necessity at a few weeks old because my wife was unable to make enough breast milk.

      I did not look at the European formulas to compare.

  9. Hi, can I use the whey from homemade Greek yogurt (commercial starter)? If so, do I have to use raw cows milk or can I use whole milk from the store? Many thanks!

    (also link is broken for the liquid whey)

  10. Hi! I know you wrote this post a little ago but I wondered if you could offer any advice.

    I‘m struggling to get hold of organic, grass fed raw milk. In your opinion, is it still worth doing with pasteurised milk? I’ve found a local dairy that is organic and ‘lightly pasteurised’ (I know it will still have killed all beneficial bacteria, but to make the point that it’s not been commercially graze ultra pasteurised). I’m absolutely for raw milk, we just can’t get hold of any in our area.

    Thanks so much!

      1. Hi,

        Thanks so much for responding!

        We’re wanting to start our 5 month old son on the formula, having recently found out about it. My options are a local organic lightly pasteurised milk, or raw grass fed milk that’s not organic.
        I’ve asked the farmer a number of questions and have been told they don’t use sprays, nitrogen use is low and cows are predominately pasture or silage fed (no GMOs) – but of course not being organic I don’t have that assurance.

        In your opinion, which would be the better option?

        Any advice would be much appreciated, as me and my husband are a little unsure of which to go for taking into account benefits of raw milk vs risks of non-organic farming practices – and unfortunately fallen man, which can not always be trusted for honesty!

        God bless!

  11. Is ghee ok as a butter oil replacement? It is less expensive than the butter oil that I found on Amazon – they want $40 per jar.


  12. Also, what kind of whey? Apparently there are different kinds – a high protein one and another with bacteria and lower protein.


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