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May 15, 2022 - 3:52:16 PM

STUD

USA

35861 posts since 3/5/2008

In very short supply...
At least that is what is being reported...

If anyone here knows of home brew baby food recipies...
It might help someone in need...

I could see that.. could make parents distrot...
Facing a food shortage for thier babys..

Post a recipie..if you know of one please.

May 15, 2022 - 4:19:46 PM

rcc56

USA

4241 posts since 2/20/2016

Some media sources are discouraging home brew formulas.

But . . . like I many others from my generation, I was probably never fed store bought formula when I was an infant, and I survived.

May 15, 2022 - 4:39:32 PM

STUD

USA

35861 posts since 3/5/2008

If a recipe is posted...
It may be sound advice.. for the parent to write it down.. n..discuss it with thier Dr. Or child's Peditrion..

Just to be safe..

May 15, 2022 - 4:43:21 PM

STUD

USA

35861 posts since 3/5/2008

There are basic food prep percautions..that may or must be adhered to..

That in today's education of the masses..may not know ..or understand..

Not everybody is handy at food prep...

May 15, 2022 - 6:10:45 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

26057 posts since 6/25/2005

When my brother was a baby, he could
keep no formula down. After a couple of weeks of serious worry, the answer turned out to be standard homogenized milk. Ya never know.

May 15, 2022 - 6:37:58 PM

STUD

USA

35861 posts since 3/5/2008

All tho not ment for babys...as a small child..
Liz was prescribed a small glass of Guinus beer..to keep her from becoming anemic..I think..

 

 

Guess you may be right Bill...

Ya never know...

Edited by - STUD on 05/15/2022 18:40:01

May 16, 2022 - 4:40:44 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

27383 posts since 8/3/2003

Years ago mothers made formula from evaporated milk and a little bit of sugar or sorghum. I'll see if I can find a recipe for those that might be interested.

It's cheaper, easy to fix and most babies tolerate it just fine.

May 16, 2022 - 5:40:58 AM

304 posts since 2/11/2019

I sent this to my son and his wife the other day as they are expecting my second grandchild in July. Hopefully she will take to breast feeding but just in case:

13 oz Evaporated Milk
20 oz Water
2 Tbsp Karo Syrup

Makes 6 each 4 oz servings

She must already be on it because she replied back very quickly that you can't find evaporated milk!

May 16, 2022 - 6:53:46 AM

667 posts since 1/28/2011

quote:
Originally posted by Mad Hornet

I sent this to my son and his wife the other day as they are expecting my second grandchild in July. Hopefully she will take to breast feeding but just in case:

13 oz Evaporated Milk
20 oz Water
2 Tbsp Karo Syrup

Makes 6 each 4 oz servings

She must already be on it because she replied back very quickly that you can't find evaporated milk!


That's the same recipe me, and my kids were fed.  It has only been recently that prepared formula was even available.  Also, seems like in the olden days, babies were started on solid food sooner.

May 16, 2022 - 7:47:52 AM
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i dont remember it fro myself but i do remember my mom giving my brother the carnation milk mixture and feeding him from the table when he was still in his high chair ,,so we made it to our 60s and ain't dead yet !

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May 16, 2022 - 8:07:15 AM

Owen

Canada

11255 posts since 6/5/2011

Dave: "Also, seems like in the olden days, babies were started on solid food sooner."

Yep. I suppose this doesn't add to the topic, and probably qualifies as hearsay, but a mom my wife met through them and us having kids with birth dates close to our kids [late 70s, early 80s] told my wife that she started supplementing with pablum on the day they got home from the hospital, for all three of her kids.  Otherwise her kids didn't seem "satisfied."  My wife doesn't recall whether the other mom was breastfeeding or using formula.  So far as we know there was no downside.   

Edited by - Owen on 05/16/2022 08:08:16

May 16, 2022 - 9:24:03 AM
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janolov

Sweden

41647 posts since 3/7/2006
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Here is a homemade formula that a young collegue tested some years ago: https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/childrens-health/formula-homemade-baby-formula/ 

May 16, 2022 - 11:19:11 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

27383 posts since 8/3/2003

quote:
Originally posted by Mad Hornet

I sent this to my son and his wife the other day as they are expecting my second grandchild in July. Hopefully she will take to breast feeding but just in case:

13 oz Evaporated Milk
20 oz Water
2 Tbsp Karo Syrup

Makes 6 each 4 oz servings

She must already be on it because she replied back very quickly that you can't find evaporated milk!


That's the recipe I was looking for.  Now I don't have to continue looking.  Thanks for posting. 

Note:  if you don't have Karo Syrup, you can use 2 tbsps regular sugar.

May 16, 2022 - 5:45:12 PM

1055 posts since 3/7/2006

Baby formula was originally "invented" in the late 1800's and used regular cow's milk with a little sugar and a few essential vitamins to prevent rickets and other early problems. But formulas never came into widespread use until after WW2, as a convenience for mothers. It's kind of sad how our modern society has become so dependent.

And then, I cannot tell you one of the several phone numbers stored in this cell phone my daughter gave me.

May 17, 2022 - 7:20:24 AM

kww

USA

1728 posts since 6/21/2008

Just a note of caution with this stuff: there's no harm in feeding kids any of these recipes occasionally, and probably no harm in feeding kids any of these recipes for a short period. But a formula baby gets no variety: there's no chance that a nutrient that is missed one day will be made up on another. Baby formula is highly regulated for a reason: it has to be carefully proportioned. I wouldn't use any of the substitutes for an extended period.

May 17, 2022 - 7:39:08 AM

304 posts since 2/11/2019

quote:
Originally posted by Elmo_Smiley


And then, I cannot tell you one of the several phone numbers stored in this cell phone my daughter gave me.


What???

May 17, 2022 - 8:24:53 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

27383 posts since 8/3/2003

quote:
Originally posted by kww

Just a note of caution with this stuff: there's no harm in feeding kids any of these recipes occasionally, and probably no harm in feeding kids any of these recipes for a short period. But a formula baby gets no variety: there's no chance that a nutrient that is missed one day will be made up on another. Baby formula is highly regulated for a reason: it has to be carefully proportioned. I wouldn't use any of the substitutes for an extended period.


Some of us ended up just fine with no problems using home made formula.  As long as a baby is gaining weight, is bright and attentive and healthy, there's no problem with using formula.   One might add mashed or strained veggies and/or meat as the baby gets old enough to tolerate semi-solid foods.

May 17, 2022 - 9:50:37 AM
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11153 posts since 8/22/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo
quote:
Originally posted by kww

Just a note of caution with this stuff: there's no harm in feeding kids any of these recipes occasionally, and probably no harm in feeding kids any of these recipes for a short period. But a formula baby gets no variety: there's no chance that a nutrient that is missed one day will be made up on another. Baby formula is highly regulated for a reason: it has to be carefully proportioned. I wouldn't use any of the substitutes for an extended period.


Some of us ended up just fine with no problems using home made formula.  As long as a baby is gaining weight, is bright and attentive and healthy, there's no problem with using formula.   One might add mashed or strained veggies and/or meat as the baby gets old enough to tolerate semi-solid foods.


News flash!!! There was a world before baby formula. Thanks for tuning in and goodnight. Thanks TB for that fine reporting. 

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 05/17/2022 09:51:24

May 17, 2022 - 5:11:10 PM

kww

USA

1728 posts since 6/21/2008

Happy to learn that all those nutrition labs and studies are useless. After all, anybody can produce an optimal formula by adding some sugar to cow's milk.

May 17, 2022 - 6:09:10 PM

11153 posts since 8/22/2006

quote:
Originally posted by kww

Happy to learn that all those nutrition labs and studies are useless. After all, anybody can produce an optimal formula by adding some sugar to cow's milk.


There's a whole generation that is doing pretty well that grew up without baby formula and I'm a happy well adjusted member of that generation. My brothers and I didn't know anything about baby formula as a infant. 

May 17, 2022 - 6:18:14 PM

kww

USA

1728 posts since 6/21/2008

quote:
Originally posted by 5B-Ranch
quote:
Originally posted by kww

Happy to learn that all those nutrition labs and studies are useless. After all, anybody can produce an optimal formula by adding some sugar to cow's milk.


There's a whole generation that is doing pretty well that grew up without baby formula and I'm a happy well adjusted member of that generation. My brothers and I didn't know anything about baby formula as a infant. 


No one is saying that babies die or grow up horribly deformed if fed sugared cow's milk. It's not poison, it's just not optimal. If you're going to choose to have a child, you take on an obligation to do the best you can to take care of it. For most people, that's breast feeding. For most of the rest, it's a scientifically designed formula that replicates human breast milk as closely as possible. For the poverty-stricken, that's sugared cows milk. It'll do in a pinch, but anyone that can afford better should do better.

May 17, 2022 - 7:18:19 PM

11153 posts since 8/22/2006

There’s other options than sugared cow’s milk. There’s goat milk from what I heard and someone can correct me if I’m wrong but I heard it’s sweeter than cow’s milk. There’s also sheep milk. Now I don’t know if anyone has tried using sheep milk. now we got almond milk and other milk substitute. If worst comes to worse to feed a hungry baby maybe powdered milk. I have drank powdered milk and it wasn’t bad.

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 05/17/2022 19:19:15

May 17, 2022 - 10:03:21 PM

rcc56

USA

4241 posts since 2/20/2016

Excerpt of a bit of stage patter from Roland and Clarence White's old band, The Kentucky Colonels-- Why mother's milk is better for babies than cow's milk:

. . . it's cheaper,
It's easier to take on a picnic,
Cat's can't get it.
Comes in the cutest containers you ever seen in your life.

From the album Living in the Past. Several posts on youtube. This part of the routine starts about 42:00 into the album.

Thank you Billy Ray Latham and Roger Bush.

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