Below is a nutrient database I created to show conclusively that this homemade formula recipe is not only safe for baby but follows the federal guidelines for nutrient minimums and maximums required by law in infant formula. This recipe follows the same requirements that infant formula manufacturers follow for each 100 calories (5 oz) of formula.
Now because this is a recipe and not a finished powder or ready-to-drink liquid, there were certain nutritional assumptions that needed to be made in order to show the nutrient level per 100 calories. For example, the recipe relies on adding a supplemental vitamin powder in one bottle per day. This means that we have to average the micronutrients found in that bottle over the course of several bottles per day. I used the assumption of 30 fl oz of formula per day.
This means that the nutrient data per 100 calories (5 fl. oz) per day is assuming that baby is consuming 30 fl. oz of formula per day. These numbers will vary slightly based on how much formula baby is consuming.
First is a downloadable copy of the nutrient database you can print off and share with your healthcare providers who might be concerned about you making your own formula. Goat Milk Formula Nutrient Database Breakdown.
The database is completely searchable and I’ve tried to show my work in a way that is understandable. None of the math is complicated but there are a lot of steps involved in coming up with the data. If you have a question, send me a note and I will try and clarify.