RECIPE: Make your own Non-GMO Infant Formula

GMO Inside is calling on the three largest US infant formula manufacturers (Similac, Enfamil, and Gerber Good Start) to remove their GMO ingredients, as there are mounting concerns about the health of GMOs, particularly for infants, whose immune systems are not fully developed.

For infants who can’t nurse, there are a few non-GMO options, such as purchasing breast-milk from a donor bank or making your own.

GMO Inside has pulled together the following recipe from research and feedback from mothers who are unable to nurse.

Non-GMO Infant Formula Recipe

Recipe makes 36 ounces

Non-GMO Infant Formula Recipe Download

2 cups organic milk or certified clean raw milk, or for non-whey formula substitute organic coconut milk, organic soy milk or organic pasteurized, non-homogenized piima milk.

1/4 cup homemade organic liquid whey

4 tablespoons organic lactose

1/4 teaspoon bifodobacterium infantis

2 tablespoons organic cream (not ultrapasteurized)

1 teaspoon high quality organic cod liver oil, hemp oil or flax oil

1 teaspoon unrefined organic sunflower oil

1 teaspoon organic extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons organic coconut oil

2 teaspoons non-GMO nutritional yeast

2 teaspoons non-GMO gelatin

1 7/8 cups filtered water

1/4 teaspoon non-GMO acerola powder

Add gelatin to water and heat gently until gelatin is dissolved. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well.

To serve, pour 6 to 8 ounces into a sterilized glass bottle, attach BPA-free and phthalate-free nipple and set in a pan of simmering water. Test for drinkable temperature on wrist (after shaking milk and before feeding to baby).

Download our Non-GMO Infant Formula Recipe to share in your community.

We welcome you to share your own experience in finding and preparing non-GMO formula options for your children.

  • Betty Steinbach

    May 5, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I need a non-GMO, non-dairy recipe. Please help.

  • Kate

    May 5, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I would love to utilize this recipe. Does anyone have any good suggestions for a place online or storefront where I can go to purchase all these ingredients? Thanks for any help! 🙂

    • Veronica

      May 6, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      I included the links to purchase all of the ingredients (except for the fresh ingredients, which will have to be purchased locally) on my blog. There is a formula package from Radiant Life Catalog and the vendors I personally use (to save money). Best wishes!

      • Elizabeth O'Connell

        May 7, 2013 at 10:02 am

        Thanks Veronica!

  • ashley girardin

    May 5, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I would like to help

  • Veronica

    May 5, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I have been making this formula for my toddler since she was 3 weeks old. She has thrived on the formula! No colic or reflux or any of the other issues I had with my firstborn who was on regular formula. I couldn’t breastfeed, and am so grateful for healthier options. For anyone interested in making the formula as well, here is a little more about my story:

  • Kathy Hughes

    May 7, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Another suggestion is organic coconut milk or cashew milk…interesting too, the cashew nut is the shape of a foetus.

  • Betty

    May 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Where is the salt in the receipe. Back in the late 70s there were natural formulas made that caused brain damageto the children because there was no salt in the receipe. Babies need sodium as well as the other items. By the way I hate GMOs but I wondered about the sodium here. Tks

  • Kristal

    December 30, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    This is great. I’m a doula and I see questions like this all the time. Good to have a reference. I remember I made my own formula for my oldest daughter and the recipie was fairly similar to this, just included trace minerals and DHA but at the time I knew nothing about GMO’s, just soy and chemically derived substances. I think some good variations to this can be made by substituting other milk forms (goat’s milk, rice milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, etc) to match the needs of the family. THanks for the awesome reference!

  • Boytt

    June 1, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Soy products should NEVER be given to children especially babies and males! It can act like estrogen and cause changes in the body’s hormones.