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May 18th, 2009, 09:09 PM
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Has anyone made their own formula before? I've heard mixed opinions about this.
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May 18th, 2009, 10:50 PM
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No I have not, and actually have never even heard of such a thing... I have heard of homemade baby food, but not formula. Is there a recipe or how does one go about making this?? lol
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May 19th, 2009, 07:52 AM
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There are recipes online, and I know of a mother who made it while she was in Africa picking up her adopted child. I should see if I can find it and show it to you all. The baby was doing really well.
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May 19th, 2009, 08:42 AM
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I've heard of it but have never seen a "recipe" for it.

I hope you can find it!
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May 19th, 2009, 11:50 AM
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I wouldn't make homemade formula.
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May 19th, 2009, 03:40 PM
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I wouldn't make homemade formula.
Normally I'd be pretty skeptical, and I was, especially seeing how many ingredients went into some of the recipes online (where do I buy whey?!?) But this little African baby thrived on the stuff and was doing really well, and I've heard that commercial formula have stuff like corn syrup and stuff in them. Though I'll be honest, I've never read the ingredient label on a formula can before.
Any how, if my mom (got the info from her) can find the recipe, I'll take a look at it and see how normal or creepy it looks.
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May 23rd, 2009, 11:34 AM
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I know that they use to do this in the hospital back when. I was talking to one of the older nurses at my church and she was saying it has karo and sugar but I'm not sure what else it has.
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May 23rd, 2009, 12:46 PM
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My grandmother made formula for her children and for me as a baby. I was admitted to the hospital for Failure to Thrive because it had no nutrients in it only karo syrup, and evaporated milk. You have to be very very careful with homemade formula.

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I found a recipe online.... it looks pretty odd. Lots of ingredients I have never even heard of, much less know what they are, the purpose they serve, or even where to get them.

I figure If I don't know what it is, I wouldn't make it.
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May 23rd, 2009, 08:10 PM
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I'd have to look at all the ingredients and figure out what they are and what they do. I imagine it's possible to make a decent formula at home that's more than just sugar. I doubt it's cheaper than just buying formula, and may or not be a whole lot better. And I also imagine formula has to have some form of sweetener in it or babies won't drink it.. would you drink something that tasted like flour and water?! Breast milk is pretty sweet tasting as milk goes, so I imagine formula is made to taste roughly the same - or at least the best they can do.
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May 25th, 2009, 05:10 PM
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I'd have to look at all the ingredients and figure out what they are and what they do. I imagine it's possible to make a decent formula at home that's more than just sugar. I doubt it's cheaper than just buying formula, and may or not be a whole lot better. And I also imagine formula has to have some form of sweetener in it or babies won't drink it.. would you drink something that tasted like flour and water?! Breast milk is pretty sweet tasting as milk goes, so I imagine formula is made to taste roughly the same - or at least the best they can do.
I know formula isn't as sweet as breast milk, I actually had to put sugar in the first 24 hours worth of formula I gave to my son when I was weaning him. He just wouldn't drink formula straight.
My mom knows the lady who makes the formula, she hasn't gotten around to getting the recipe. I'll ask her again tonight.
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May 26th, 2009, 07:39 AM
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Oh I never knew this was possible. I imagine its a nightmare to make as there would be loads of ingredients.
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