It can be hard as a mother to know what is best for your baby. Between doctors, friends, and the media, everyone has an option on how best to take care of them. Babies grow at an incredibly fast rate, meaning nutrition is exceptionally important.
As a mother of triplets that were born prematurely, nutrition is something I’ve always had to think about. In order to prepare for my sons, I did extensive research on how best to feed them. Unfortunately, the one formula without preservatives at the time was made in New Zealand and couldn’t be legally shipped to the United States.
By consulting Dr. Mark Nessleon, a pediatrician from New York, NY, and taking inspiration from Nourishing Traditions, written by Sally Fallon and Mary H. Enig, Ph.D, I was able to develop a formula so my sons could get all the nourishment necessary to become healthy and robust babies.
Within five months of being on the formula, they were no longer considered premature by doctors. Normally, doctors will view premature babies as such until about 2 to 2 1/2 years, which is the around the time babies have caught up developmentally.
Regardless of whether your baby is born prematurely, underweight, or perfectly healthy, this formula is perfect for helping all babies get the nutrients they need to give them the healthiest start at life. Since, at the end of the day, all we want is the absolute best for our children.
Milk Based Formula
- 2 cups of raw milk, breast milk, or goats milk
- 1/4 cup homemade liquid whey
- 4 tablespoons lactose
- 2 capsules Bifido Biotics
- 4 capsules Laktoferrin without Colostrem
- 4 capsules Ther-biotics
- 2 capsules Taurine
- 2 tablespoons Blue Ice fermented cod liver oil
- 6 tablespoons Nordic cod liver oil
- 2 tablespoons cream
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
- 2 teaspoons gelatin
- 1 7/8 cups bottled water
- 1/4 teaspoon Acerola powder
- 2 tablespoons flora oil
Add gelatin to water and heat gently until gelatin is dissolved. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Transfer to a very clean glass or stainless steel container and mix well.
To serve, pour 6 to 8 ounces into a very clean glass bottle, attach nipple, and set in a pan of simmer water. Heat until warm but not hot to the touch, shake bottle well, and feed baby. (No microwave.)