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Goat Milk Formula Recipe Kit
This goat milk formula recipe kit contains all the ingredients you need to get started making your own goat milk formula at home! The kit will produce 256 oz of formula before you need to purchase more milk and lactose. Some of the ingredients in the kit will last much longer.
If breastfeeding is not an option, this kit could be the answer you’ve been searching for: the perfect DIY alternative to commercial infant formula.
What comes with each kit?:
- 1 lb Whole Goat Milk powder
- 1 13.8 oz Goat Milk Lactose powder
- 1 10 oz Goat Milk Ghee
- 1 Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Expeller-pressed Grapeseed Oil
- 1 Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses
- 1 Head Start Multivitamin powder
- 1 DHA for Infants
- 1 50g Goat Milk Colostrum powder
- 1 Flora Start Kids Probiotics
- 2 Printed Recipes: A Dry Mix recipe and liquid Original recipe
- Printed Start Here guide with instructions and FAQs
- Access to help with the formula
- Access to a private Facebook group for further support
See exactly what is inside each kit!
*Please note: We have switched to including olive oil in the kits instead of sunflower oil since the making of this video. Both oils work well in the formula and either could be used, but we have chosen to make this change because high quality olive oil is easier to find and is one of the highest sources of monounsaturated fats. The bar of soap is also no longer included. Sorry.
Easy to make
This recipe is super easy to follow and make and can easily fit into the busy lifestyle of a mom, dad, or caregiver with new little ones. We have created an entire website (goatmilkformula.com) dedicated to educating those wanting to know more about the science behind the goat milk formula as well as answers to many of the most frequently asked questions parents have when starting out on this formula recipe.
Goat Milk Formula: Simple Ingredients
This recipe was created by Joe Stout a graduate of both Washington State University and the University of Bridgeport. Joe has both a bachelors of science and masters of science in human nutrition and he has gone to great lengths to ensure that this homemade formula recipe is fully in compliance with the baby formula nutrient requirements of the 1980 Infant Formula Act. Using just 6 simple ingredients and 4 “once-per-day” ingredients, this formula can be made in just minutes. Check out the top 7 reasons you should be making your own formula at home.
What is the recipe for this goat milk formula?
(Note: The proportions listed are for making an 8 oz. bottle.)
- 1 scoop (14g) – Whole Goat Milk Powder
- 1 tablespoon – Goat Milk Lactose
- 1/2 teaspoon – Grass-Fed Goat Milk Ghee
- 1/4 teaspoon – Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/8 teaspoon – Expeller-pressed Grapeseed Oil
- 1/8 teaspoon – Unsulphered Blackstrap Molassess
- 3/4 scoop* – Head Start Multi – Multivitamin Powder
- Based on Weight* – DHA Supplement for Infants (Nordic Naturals®)
- 1 scoop (1,450mg)* – Goat Milk Colostrum Powder
- 1 scoop* – Flora Start™ Kids Probiotics
Directions: Fill the bottle up with 5 oz. very hot water. Add ghee and wait for it to melt. Add milk powder, lactose, olive oil, grapeseed oil, molasses and any other once-per-day ingredients (vitamins, colostrum, DHA, except probiotics). Shake well. When contents are well mixed, add cold water so that the total volume reaches 8 ounces. Shake well again. Lastly add probiotics (to ensure their viability). Shake well one last time.
*Once per day ingredients
Once a bottle is made up, it needs to be consumed within an hour and any leftovers thrown out, or if making ahead and not feeding it at the time, store the bottle in the fridge for 2-3 days. You will want to taste it on the 3rd day to make sure it is still fresh. The recipe card included in the kit will provide directions on how to make larger liquid batches. If you do make a larger liquid batch, once all ingredients are mixed (except the once daily ingredients), we highly recommend pouring into individual bottles the amount your little one will consume in one feeding. This will keep the oils from hardening in a larger batch and not mixing evenly.
The formula can be stored in breast milk storage bags in the freezer for up to 6 months, just like breast milk.
The kit also provides a dry mix recipe, which uses the same ingredients in the same proportions, but the powders, molasses and oils are mixed up without the water and can be used more like a traditional “store bought” formula experience. This can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
How long will each ingredient last in this Goat Milk Recipe kit?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions and the answer is “It depends.” It depends primarily on how much you actually feed your baby. We have based our Nutrient Database on parents feeding their little ones 30 fl oz of formula per day. This may be high for some of you. Maybe you are only feeding 2 bottles per day, maybe more…
How much do you plan to feed your little one?
We’ve created this “coverage chart” that can help answer this question. The chart details how many days the formula kit will cover if you feed you baby 2 bottles, 3 bottles, or 4 bottles. In this case 1 “bottle” is equal to 8 fl oz. of the prepared formula. Based on this data we can see that by only feeding 2 bottles per day you will need more goat milk powder and goat milk lactose within 16 days of receiving your kit. If you are feeding 4 bottles per day, you will need your goat milk powder and lactose ingredients in 8 days.
Goat Milk Formula Refill Pack
If you are confident the Goat Milk Formula Recipe will work for you and you would like to stock up and save, then we recommend adding the Goat Milk Formula Refill Pack which will save you an additional 10%. Because the Whole Goat Milk and Goat Milk Lactose are the main base in the Homemade Goat Milk Recipe, they run out pretty quickly (see above chart). If you are feeding twins (email email@example.com for info on our multiples discount program!) or just want to ensure you don’t run out within 2 weeks, this handy bundle is the perfect addition to the kit. The refill bundle includes:
- 4 Whole Milk
- 4 Goat Milk Lactose
- 10 oz. Goat Milk Ghee.
Buying it in bulk saves you cash, time, shipping, and ensures that you don’t run out when it matters most!
Goat Milk Recipe Success!
“Due to several different reasons we were forced to supplement our newborn daughter from 3 days old. She became very rigid and “board-like” while on regular formula, she start to fuss when we put her knees to her belly and seemed irritable. We decided to put her on the goats milk formula starting at 5 weeks old. We ordered the Goat Milk Formula Kit and after just 24 hrs it was as though we were given our newborn back. She is much easier to console, not near as rigid and will even fall asleep in our arms! Clearly the contents of the goats milk formula is very similar to breast milk. Thank you for giving us the ability to really enjoy our newborn! – Rachel in New Hampshire
I recently purchased the kit, and I am currently on day 11 of using it. My son had been through FOUR other formulas, and none of them took care of his reflux. Since we switched to the goat milk, we have been very pleased to see a massive decrease in his reflux. It is not completely gone, but I am extremely pleased with the results thus far. Other than my son feeling better in general, I must say the best thing about this formula is the fact that I know exactly what is in it. I highly recommend this product and this company. – Kristen in North Carolina