The kit ingredients correspond to the Feeding Babies section of Nourishing Traditions on pages 598-603. For additional information, we offer the following resources: Healthy Baby Issue of the Wise Traditions Journal and Real Milk Articles from www.realmilk.com.
The standard formula kit (Item KIT-010) will make approximately 30 days worth of 36 oz batches with many of the ingredients lasting much longer (see table below).
For specific contents of the three orderable Kits referenced above, please refer to the Specifications tab above.
NOTE: These kits do NOT contain the Natren Life Start Infant Bifidum. Due to the refrigeration requirements of the Life Start Infant Bifidum, it cannot be shipped internationally.
Please refer to the attached list of International Distributors of Infant Bifidum.
|Number of Batches
|Acerola Powder - (6 oz)||1/4 tsp||188|
|Lactose - (4 - 1 lb bags)||4 TBS||37|
|Coconut Oil - (16 oz)||2 tsp||48|
|Gelatin - (14 oz)||2 tsp||60|
|Sunflower Oil - (8.5 oz)||1 tsp||51|
|Nutritional Yeast - (1 lb)||2 tsp||102|
|Olive Oil - (1/2 Liter)||1 tsp||98|
|Cod Liver Oil - (7.4 oz)||1 tsp||44|
|*Butter Oil - (8.1 oz)||1/4 tsp||192|
*The Butter Oil, Item 058006, is an optional ingredient in the Nourishing Traditions Homemade Baby formula recipe and is not included in the Kits. It can be purchased separately.
**Items may be substituted due to availability.
***This page is not intended as medical advice, please check with your healthcare provider prior to use.
Due to the different amounts used of each product, and the size they come in, the products will need to be reordered at different frequencies.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where can I learn more about the homemade formula as discussed in Nourishing Traditions?
A. Please refer to the Healthy Baby Issue of the Wise Traditions Journal.
Q. Can the ingredients for the baby formula recipe be purchased individually?
A. Yes, the items can be purchased individually.
Q. Can I use Capra whey as a substitute for the homemade whey called for in the Nourishing Traditions recipe?
A. No, the recipe requires live homemade whey.
Q. When I make homemade whey, how long does it last?
A. If refrigerated, it should last 1 - 2 weeks.
Q. Can I omit the whey and make the kit without it?
A. We cannot comment on variations.
Q. How much formula will this kit make?
A. The Basic Kit (KIT-004) will last approximately 37 days worth of 36 oz. batches with many of the ingredients lasting much longer.
Q. Once made, how long does the formula keep?
A.According to the WAPF, the formula should be made fresh every 24 hours, but can be refrigerated and is best to use up within 3 days
Q. Can I freeze the formula?
A. Yes, you can freeze the formula. However, it is recommended that a fresh batch be made daily.
Q. What items require refrigeration?
A. The sunflower oil should be kept away from heat or direct sunlight and has a shelf life of four months.
Items Contained in Each Kit
|Acerola Powder||1 - 6oz||1 - 6oz|
|Lactose||4 - 1lb||10 - 1lb|
|Coconut Oil||1 - 16oz||1 - 32oz|
|Gelatin||1 - 14oz||2 - 14oz|
|Sunflower Oil||1 - 8.5oz||1 - 17oz|
|Nutritional Yeast||1 - 1lb||1 - 1lb|
|Olive Oil||1 - 1/2 Liter||1 - 1/2 Liter|
|Cod Liver Oil||1 - 150 ml||3 - 150 ml|
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