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Goat Milk Baby Formula {Recipe}

Goat Milk Baby Formula {Recipe}  #breastfeeding #recipe #babySo you’ve begun breastfeeding and for some reason or another you need to supplement with a baby formula. Which to choose? The number of formulas out there are overwhelming! All of them state that they are “close to breast milk” but if you read the back of the can, you are still confused. Does breast milk have corn syrup solids? And what if baby cannot tolerate the formula? Enter goat milk baby formula!

Why Choose Goat Milk Baby Formula

Perhaps in talking to your grandmother, she mentioned that she, too, used a goat’s milk formula. It’s said to be as close to breast milk as you can get, and it’s easy for babies to tolerate if they cannot have cow’s milk formula.

When searching the net for information on goat’s milk and breastfeeding, I’ve gathered a lot of useful information. Of course, before feeding your baby anything other than breast milk or store bought baby formula, please consult a pediatrician!

Goat Milk Baby Formula – Sourcing the Ingredients

Goat’s milk is pretty close to breast milk until it’s diluted. This is where all the other key ingredients needed come into play.What other ingredients are needed? Well, you will need a source of fats, carbs, vitamins and minerals, and probiotics.

You want the best for your baby, so choose ingredients wisely! Use organic ingredients when possible.

First you need a can of powdered goat milk. A good source of fats would be coconut oil (the saturated fat in coconut oil is high in medium chain triglycerides and contains such important compounds as lauric acid which is found in high amounts in breast milk) and olive oil (delivers healthy monounsaturated fats). For carbohydrates I’d recommend an organic brown rice syrupthe main ingredient in breast milk is carbohydrates, so this can deliver some quick carbs!

Babies also need iron, which store bought baby formula has. Blackstrap molasses can be added for a source of iron. It also helps baby not to become constipated, which is great. (Another great thing about breast milk: the chances of baby becoming constipated are slim!) If you want to add in some probiotics, which are great for baby’s gut, I would suggest the Jarrow brand. It’s what I’ve used for my children (not bottle-fed, but I add it into their food). Jarrow makes an infant probiotic and the daily dosage is 1/4 tsp, so you can add that right into the first bottle of the day. You do not add it to each bottle. One source discussing ingredients for homemade goat’s milk formula says you can also add in a multivitamin, and the brand recommended was Country Life Maxi Baby Care as it is easily absorbed.

How to Prepare a Bottle of Goat Milk Baby Formula

Now the directions for preparing an 8 oz bottle of formula. I would suggest preparing a new bottle each time vs. making this in a big batch. It will remain fresh and it is easier to figure out the calculations to ensure baby is getting the proper nutrition.


  • 1 tsp organic coconut oil
  • 1 tsp organic olive oil
  • 1 tbsp organic brown rice syrup
  • 1/8 tsp blackstrap molasses
  • liquid multi-vitamin dosage according to directions
  • 1 Tbsp of the powdered goats milk formula
  • 1/4 tsp infant probiotic (remember, this only goes in 1 bottle a day)


Fill a baby bottle with 5 oz of HOT water (needed to dissolve the oils and sugars). Add in the coconut oil and swirl till it’s all melted. Add in the coconut and olive oil, molasses, brown rice syrup and multi vitamins. Shake the bottle so that the mixture is distributed and oils are melted together.

Add in the TBSP of the powdered goats milk and also add in enough COLD water until it reaches the 8 oz line on the bottle.  Again, shake well.

Lastly, add in the probiotic powder, shake. Test the temperature of the bottle and feed to your baby.

Have you used a goat milk baby formula with your child? How did they tolerate it? What was your reason for using the goat milk formula?

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Rhiana is a 36 year old mother of 5, who resides in IL with her husband of nearly 15 years. She is a self proclaimed "crunchy" mom who not only breastfeeds, but co-sleeps, cloth diapers, selectively vaccinates and baby wears. In her free time, Rhiana enjoys cooking, baking and is addicted to Pinterest! Follow her other bloggin at


  1. Wow, I never knew this was an option. Can you tell me how long the formula lasts before it must be discarded….for instance if baby only drinks 4 oz and has 4 oz left in the bottle. Can this be made ahead and refrigerated?

    • Thanks for the recipe! I have been searching for dairy and soy free baby formula. I was wondering the same question, how long does it last if baby only eats 4 oz at a time? Thanks so much!

  2. Momma of 3 under 3 says

    We have our own goats to produce raw organic goats milk. I just stopped breastfeeding my twins and have been off and on feeding them goats milk formula ( I have been missing a few ingredients so I have also been feeding babes only organic formula) but they do great on it. my first daughter also was supplemented with it and never had problems. I used the recipe from weston price. Also on a side note, Goats milk is alkaline unlike cows milk which is slightly acidic, which I like aside from all the other great things about raw goats milk also unlike cows milk, goats milk does not make you have phlegm which is another plus when babies are sick! I also feed egg yolk and avocados 🙂

  3. can this recipe be made ahead of time and how long does it last?? Can it be put in the freezer to save for a later date?

  4. I’m using this & she Loves it but is 1 TABLEspoon of rice syrup accurate? That contains 11grms of sugar (recc daily allowance is 12) – she gets 3-4 bottles per day.

  5. What can we use instead of brown rice syrup for the carbs? I ordered it but it isn’t here yet. We are using the last of our store bought formula right now. Is there a suitable sub for the syrup?


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