We are lucky to live in a time when there are many healthy options for mothers who cannot breastfeed. The foundational health of our children is nutritional and is best supplied by breastmilk. If that is not possible for whatever reason, we recommend the following recipe from the Weston Price Foundation. It is in line with our philosophical commitment to Ancestral Foods and real food.

The Weston A. Price Foundation, founded by nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, furthers Dr. Price’s mission through cutting-edge research in the realm of health and human diet optimization, validating the understanding of our Traditional Foodways. Much of what is now mainstream in nutrition was made possible because of The Weston A. Price Foundation’s Research. 

When it comes to advising many of our local mothers on healthy infant formula recipes, this is our recommendation, and we stock all of the ingredients for making it.

Read on for The Weston A. Price healthy infant formula recipe


  • 2 cups whole raw grass-fed cow’s milk
  • 1/4 cup homemade liquid whey made from yoghurt, kefir or separated raw milk
  • 4 tablespoons lactose
  • 1/4 teaspoon bifidobacterium infantis
  • 2 or more tablespoons good quality cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon high-vitamin fermented cod liver oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon high-vitamin butter oil (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon expeller-pressed sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons Frontier brand nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Great Lakes gelatin
  • 1-7/8 cups filtered water
  • 1/4 teaspoon acerola powder


  1. Fill a glass measuring cup and to the 2-cup mark and remove 2 tablespoons. This leaves you with 1-7/8 cups water.
  2. Pour about half of the water into a pan and heat on medium. Add the gelatin and lactose to the pan, stirring occasionally until they are dissolved.
  3. Remove the pan from heat and add the remaining water to cool the mixture.
  4. Stir in the coconut oil and high-vitamin butter oil and stir until melted.
  5. Place the milk, whey, bifidobacterium infants, fermented cod liver oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, nutritional yeast, acerola powder, and water mixture into the blender.
  6. Blend about three seconds then add cream and lightly pulse to combine.
  7. Place in glass bottles or a glass jar and refrigerate.
  8. Before giving to baby, warm bottles by placing in hot water or a bottle warmer. NEVER warm bottles in a microwave oven.

The recipe yields about 36 ounces.

If you’re curious about trying this healthy infant formula recipe, come see us at Rebecca’s Natural Food! We’re happy to guide you towards the necessary ingredients.

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