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Recipe: Emergency Baby Formula

Recipe: Emergency Baby Formula

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I am happy to say, we are out of Baby Formula Stage, little W.T. is getting bigger, so much so that we are now giving him much more water than milk, but when in we transitioned him off of breast milk, I looked up several recipes for “Emergency Baby Formula” I found this one from Prepared Not Scared to be the best.

There is some controversy over this, as Breast Milk and Formula both have more “optimal nutrients” but many generations of babies were successfully raised on this or similar formulas (or even goats milk) – as with anything – use your own common sense and research.  I am not a doctor, so I am not qualified or legally able to give you advice on what is best for your baby.

I will tell you, if it was this or nothing, it there is no question that I would choose to feed my child something like this rather than let them starve. Also, remember, cow’s milk is not readily digestible by young babies, hence the need for formula in the first place.  You can’t give a baby cow’s milk and expect them to thrive because the high protein is more than an infant’s kidney’s can handle.  Cow’s milk also does not have the right amounts of iron and vitamin C to fill your infant’s needs.


  • 1/3 cup plus 2 Tbsp. Instant Powdered Milk OR 1/4 cup Non Instant Powdered Milk
  • 1 1/2 cup Boiled Water
  • 1 Tbsp. Oil
  • 2 tsp. Sugar


  • Mix powdered milk and water together.
  • Blend thoroughly.
  • Add oil and sugar.

If baby bottles are not available, milk can be spoon fed to an infant.

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