If there’s a situation where a baby is not getting breast-fed or there needs to be an additional supplementation, this is a great alternative. It’s free of the chemicals and additives that are present in most formulas and full of nutrients every child needs to develop and grow.
But I want to be clear, breast feeding is by far the best option if possible. Certain foods can increase lactation, starting with plain old water as many mothers are dehydrated and aren’t even aware of it. Even with adoption, there are cases, where mothers are able to start producing milk. Also, many new mothers struggle with getting their baby to latch properly, and the international La Leche League can possibly help, including finding a local lactation consultant.
The following table shows a comparison of the nutrients present in this coconut milk formula recipe versus that of breast milk. The numbers given are approximations. Again, this is not intended as a replacement for breast milk. You can also check out other homemade formulas to compare the nutrition facts to.
Coconut Milk Baby Formula Recipe
- 2 cups canned coconut milk
- ½ cup coconut water
- 1 tablespoon collagen hydrosylate
- 3 ounces water (depending on thickness of other ingredients you may need to change quantity)
- ¼ teaspoon unflavored cod liver oil
- ¼ teaspoon nutritional yeast
- 2 crushed desiccated liver tablets
- 5 lactose tablets or 4 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon bifidobacterium infantis
- 1 tablespoon grass fed butter, melted
- Combine all ingredients into bottle and mix well.