Baby formula shortage has been in the news recently. And if you are the mother of or related to a young baby or child, this news may be of great concern to you.
While I do not promote formula feeding unless there are absolutely no other options, some mothers are simply unable to breastfeed or to keep up enough supply for their babies (of course there are underlying reasons for this and by using Medical Medium information, this can be corrected). However, while correcting, a mama may need options.
Spirit of Compassion gave Medical Medium a baby formula that is closest to resembling mother’s milk. I have had clients use it on their brand new babies all the way until toddlerhood. Anthony talked about this baby formula recipe on a live that he did with Kimberley Van der Beek a few years ago and I wanted to share it with you, to bring you some peace of mind.
Avocado is one of the most perfect foods. It contains over 25 essential nutrients including iron, magnesium, and essential fatty acids. Furthermore, avocado is easily digested, and increases the body’s ability to assimilate nutrients.
In addition, avocados are high in glutathione which boosts the immune system, strengthens the heart, helps rebuild the nervous system, and slows down the aging process. Moreover, this incredible food also helps to steady blood sugar levels because the monounsaturated fats contained in the avocado reverse insulin resistance.
Did you know that an avocado is one of the closest foods to mother’s breast milk? It has protein, fat and glucose ratios that are equal to breast milk.
Barley Grass Juice Powder
Barley grass juice powder is one of the most nutrient rich foods found in nature.
This powerful food can help inhibit the growth of disease bacteria, and balance the PH of the body which boosts immunity. Not only does it strengthen the immune system, but it also alkalizes the body, increases energy, helps digestion, relieves constipation, and improves the overall health of your hair, skin, and nails.
A banana contains about 76% water, making it a fantastic electrolyte food. They are also packed with vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, B6, potassium, copper, and manganese. A high glucose content makes bananas an excellent brain food and muscle builder. So as you can imagine, bananas are a perfect food for an athlete – they replenish energy and instantly revitalize the body.
This incredible fruit contains very strong antifungal and antibiotic compounds, and has the ability to stop a virus in its tracks. Furthermore, bananas promote nutrient absorption and assimilation. In addition, they support the natural bacteria in the bowel, which keeps your digestive tract healthy and immune system strong.
Coconut water is an incredibly nutritious drink, packed with B-complex vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and manganese. Additionally, coconut water is one of the highest sources of electrolytes on the planet. In fact, it has the same level of electrolytes that we have in our blood.
Did you know that coconut water is identical to human plasma? Plasma is what makes up 55% of human blood. Coconut water can be considered a “universal donor.”
Furthermore, as a complete electrolyte, coconut water is hydrating on a deep, cellular level.
The ingredients in this baby formula are the closest to a mother’s breast milk that you can get.
Baby Formula Closest To Mother’s Milk
- 1 High-speed blender
- 1 fine-mesh strainer
- 2 avocados
- 1 tsp barley grass juice powder
- 2 bananas
- coconut water or water to thin it enough to go through a nipple
- Blend all ingredients together and add enough coconut water or water to make the formula thin enough to go through a baby bottle.
- Strain (using a nut milk bag or a fine mesh strainer) before serving to baby.
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Whether you need this formula as a substitute for breast milk or in addition to, this nutrition powerhouse will be incredibly beneficial to your baby!
- Please note that nearly every mama I know makes this recipe a little differently for her baby. If you are supplementing your baby whilst breastfeeding, you can leave out the barley grass juice powder. If you are exclusively using this formula then I would be sure to keep the barley grass juice powder in the recipe for important minerals.
- Please note that babies who have very sluggish livers and present with skin conditions, for example, may not handle the fat content very well. You can lower the fat content as needed here and increase the bananas. I would not recommend totally avocado free as babies need some fat.
I trust this brings you the confidence and peace of mind to feed your baby without worry.
To your health & happiness,
PS – The link to the Live with Kimbery Van der Beek, where Medical Medium shares this formula is here.
53 thoughts on “Baby Formula Closest To Mother’s Milk”
Hi, Thanks for this kind of info. I made this (1x) with a nut milk bag but got it for 5 feedings (120ml each). Just wondering did I put too much coconut water or is it ok?
That sounds ok!
My 1 mo old needs supplements besides breast milk.
He is eating this formula..
Is the formula supposed to look like a smoothie after strained?
i do add more coconut water afterwards.
Is there such as too much coconut water??
Also, how is baby’s poo supposed to look?
ours is green.. pretty light ish, soft ish- paste ish and smeeeells
Ligia, yes, it is supposed to look like a smoothie. Babies have different types of poo depending on their age. At 1 month old its usually yellow for breastfed babies.
thank you so much Muneeza. I have tried making this a few times but it is so difficult to get it the right consistency to fit through a bottle nipple. any tips on how to get it just right? also, I have begun feeding my baby a goat milk formula, is there anything I can do to help him digest it the best? and when it comes to feeding baby, do you think baby should be fed a specific number of ounces per feed, or should they just eat to their heart’s content? I recently came across some info saying baby should only eat a certain number of ounces (of breastmilk or formula) per feeding, and that eating any more than that amount will be harmful for their digestive system. I am confused, what do you think? while feeding baby do I let him decide how much he wants to eat, or do I regulate it? also, what do you know about COLIC and tummy pain for babies?? thank you so much, I have been struggling with my baby.
You are right!! This is not easy to do. Mamas I have helped usually add more coconut water to thin out the mixture enough to get it through a nipple. I believe that a baby should be fed when they are hungry, and they communicate and cue you with their hunger needs. It’s not about feeding them a fixed amount. I believe feeding on demand is the way to go unless the baby has a health issue and needs to be fed on a schedule.
I have a unique situation with my 7m son. He has an obstruction in his left ureter which has caused his left kidney hydronephrosis which has caused kidney stones to form. We’re off to London to cut out the obstruction.
He’s been formula fed from 2m onwards and have recently switched to this recipe however my concern is the potassium content. Is it ok for the little guy who’s experiencing kidney stones due to built up urine in kidney? Thank you in advance.
Dina, I am so sorry your son is suffering from an obstruction.
When sodium and potassium are off, that is usually due to kidney damage or a viral attack on the kidney creates damage. Kidney stones are a slightly different issue.
Does the coco water need to be from a fresh coconut or can it be from a carton?
Also, when you say the above recipe is for 2-3 feedings, do you mean the amount with 2 avocados and 2 bananas will last for 2-3 feedings?
Thank you so much Muneeza!
It can be from a carton. Here is the link to the amazon store to find good brands you can use for babies: https://www.amazon.com/shop/muneeza_medical_intuitive/list/2N6CIUQ8L92MI
We made this formula for my grandbaby, 3 weeks old. He was spitting up regular formula and becoming constipated. The recipe made over 32oz before straining it. He only drinks 4oz at a time. How long can it be kept in the refrigerator? Are we making it correctly to yield so much?
Debra, it can be kept in the fridge for about 24-48 hours in an airtight mason jar.
I’ve tried making this, I used up to 1 litres worth of coconut oil and it still wasn’t thin enough to run through the nipple. What is everyone else using in order to feed this to their baby? My son is 7 months old. Please help, feeling pretty desperate 🙁
Stacie, do you mean coconut water? We have made this and it does become thin enough. Try making just banana milk separately and avocado milk separately – this works better for some families.
Tak for en super opskrift. Vores datter er vild med den, hun lapper det i sig og har det bare fantastisk <3 <3 <3
Opvarmer man det egentlig bare til 37 grader når det har stået i køleskabet?
You just warm it up so it can be comfortable for the baby to consume – you don’t want it to be cold. It does not have to be 37 degrees, it can be cooler, just a comfortable temp.
Skal det opvarmes til samme temperatur som modermælk (37 grader) ?
Katja you just need to serve it to the baby so its not ‘cold’
I tried making this today but it was so thick to go through a slow flow nipple for a breastfed baby. I tried thinning with coconut water more but it was still too thick and I was worried it would be too diluted and not nutritionally appropriate. Any tips? Should we try a faster flow bottle? I tried blending and straining but I could also try juicing?
Kat, I have had many mothers make this and each person has a slightly different experience. If it is too thick, reduce the avocado in the recipe, or you can make the banana milk separately to the avocado milk.
is it safe for a 3 month old?
Mariah It is safe for even a new born!
Thank you so much for posting! Do you have any suggestions if my baby refuses to drink this? I have tried many times, and she just cries and refuses it. Thank you:)
Tessa how old is your daughter?
She is 4 months old. Thank you.
Are you completely unable to breastfeed? Have you looked into getting donor milk?
I have tried every variation I’ve seen from people:
-BGJP, no BJGP
-dates to sweeten
-more water to make it runnier
-different types of bottles
-different nipple sizes
-serving it cold
-warming it up
I’m just at such a loss:/ I really want her to drink it so I don’t have to give formula. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Tessa, Have you made it without any avocado? Just banana milk? It could be that she is averse to the bottle not necessarily the drink? Does she take other things in the bottle?
Hi Muneeza, is it okay if I share this link to social media platforms outside of MM communities?
Yes, of course! Not sure they will agree, or like it.
Hi! Our baby (1 month ) refuse to drink breastmilk! We have also problems because my breastmilk is very very low! About 30 ml per day!
I have no to try this because with formula he cries and vomit all the time!
Do you recommend to add barley grass powder in this case?
Anika I am so sorry your breastmilk is low! Try making just the banana milk for him or just the avocado milk alone without the BGJP. He may do better with that one.
What can you recommend for a toddler that still looks for a bottle before bed and in the a.m?
My son used to drink this as an infant but since becoming a toddler he refuses it. I’ve tried to sweeten it by adding maple syrup, honey, other fruits and no luck.
We’ve done almond milk, oat milk, walnut milk but I’m afraid if he’s having too much fat?
I don’t think you need to worry about him taking on too much fat – it’s the food that is closest to mother’s milk. Hemp seed milk with honey may be great for him.
Thank you Muneeza, Anthony and SOC for sharing this important information I am beyond grateful for it!
Been giving it to my LO since my breastmilk is just not enough for him.
He is thriving very very well now at 8 weeks♥️
Thank you so much for sharing this story. I am thrilled that your baby is thriving, by the grace of God.
Hi muneeza thx for this post Can we use spirulina if we don’t have any barley grass juice powder?
Mina, no. If no BGJP then just skip it.
Please don’t advise this used as formula for infants. As food like a smoothie for a baby, ok, but not a babies only food. I am so fearful of people who will follow advice like this and run the risk of death to their babies.
All babies I know whose mamas have done this smoothie have thrived. medical medium information is from above and it works – it isn’t coming from an industry or from pharma. Do you think that most formulas are clean enough to give babies? They are loaded with GMOs and chemicals and other ingredients not fit for humans.
Hi Ally and anyone who can be helped by Alexis’s story,
Twenty-one years ago I felt the same way as your post. However, an actual living nightmare and countless prayers taught me a lesson I’ll never forget!
I gave birth to triplets in 2001. Since my milk only lasted 4 weeks, I had no choice but to give my babies formula recommended by pediatricians. For about 8 months my daughter literally suffered–and so did I! She obviously was not taking to any formula! She had horrible “reflux,” which meant she projectile vomited every time she drank formula. She screamed so loudly she and I were usually asked to leave doctors’ waiting rooms because she was “upsetting everyone.” No human could be around her for too long because “She’s too upsetting to listen to”! After countless emergency room visits and several-day hospitalizations, Alexis was put on medication “that would help the food stay down.” At the time I thought, “The food is not staying in her for a reason. Why does she have to have medication to force it to stay down? This doesn’t make sense.” However, I was just a new, naive, and completely overwhelmed mother of triplets so I did what the doctor told me to do. As I figured, the medication did not help! As a matter of fact, my baby was in more pain 🙁
One day I fed her and she turned blue. *I still thank God for preparing me for this moment because I took a baby CPR course during one of Alexis’s hospital stays and, therefore, knew what to do. I immediately grabbed her and began CPR. It took 3x for her to finally clear, though! She was rushed to CHOP to make sure she “didn’t aspirate.” It was that day I fell to my knees, cried, and prayed so hard for guidance! Soon afterward, a nutritionist with a degree in Clinical Nutrition/Biochemistry from Penn advised me on how to make a homemade baby formula. The formula was very similar to the one Muneeza advises which came from the Medical Medium. At the time I was filled with fears! I was worried the formula would make Alexis worse and/or I would be reported as an unfit mother because I was no longer giving my baby a doctor’s recommended baby formula. Out of complete desperation, I began juicing for the first time in my life and made the formula. After the FIRST feeding, Alexis did NOT throw up. I continued to monitor her. After two more feedings, she still seemed fine, but I noticed tiny bumps on her skin and some redness. This concerned me. The nutritionist told me they were “toxins” and “should clear up soon.” Two days later, Alexis’s skin was completely clear and she was THRIVING! I was SO RELIEVED and BEYOND GRATEFUL! Needless to say, I began feeding my baby boys the same formula. From that point forward, I juiced a lot for my kids.
Today, my triplets are 21 years old and are far from “dead” via homemade formula. Alexis is a physics major/math minor, her one brother is a math major/physics minor (aerospace engineering), and her other brother is a biology/pre-med major. To me, homemade formula similar to what Muneeza wrote about was an answer to my prayers.
Thank you for posting this important information!
Is this recipe for two meals?
yes, for 2 – 3 feedings.
Can this be made without the barley grass if its urgent and theres none at hand?
Yes it can!
Awesome! Going to try it for my grandbaby today
Thanks! Let me know how it goes.
Hi Suzy! Any chance you can let us know how it went for your grand baby? Would love to do this for my niece.
Hi! I was wondering 2-3 servings for what age? For newborns how many servings is it? And as they get older? Or is it the same for all share? I wish I knew about this earlier! Thank you!
Emily this is an estimation! For newborns who have a smaller appetite, this could be more servings. As they get older its fewer servings. It is hard to quantify because each baby is totally different.
What an important post!
Thank you for taking the time to read!
Hi…do you happen to have Any personal experience with this formula?