GMO Inside is calling on the largest US manufacturers of infant formula (Similac, Enfamil, Gerber Good Start, and Well Beginnings) to remove nanoparticles from their products, as there are mounting concerns about the health impacts of nanoparticles, particularly for infants, whose immune systems are not fully developed.
While a number of organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend breastfeeding as the best choice for infants to prevent infections, allergies, and chronic conditions, breastfeeding is not a viable option for many mothers and infants. 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.
Recipe makes 36 ounces
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).
We welcome you to share your own experience in finding and preparing non-GMO formula options for your children.