Food shortages, transportation delays and disruptions, businesses going under, and other tragic and dire consequences inconceivable before the Biden administration now plague our country daily.
America is undergoing a downward spiral.
This downward spiral is a domino effect of the irrational COVID-19 lockdowns for a virus which has a fatality rate of one percent. It is a virus which does not affect most people. Of the people who contract this Coronavirus, most people do not suffer a severe case. Even of the severe cases most people do not die. Those who die almost without exception have comorbidities, including but not limited to obesity, cancer, or immunosuppressive conditions such as organ transplants, drug addiction, and alcoholism. Unless they are among the thousands globally who have died of the COVID vaccine.
Part of America’s downward trajectory is the emergency situation of this baby milk shortage.
THERE IS A SOLUTION
To provide a way out of this shameful situation, I am reprinting verbatim excerpts from Mercola.com of physician Joseph Mercola’s May 23, 2022 analysis entitled “How to Mitigate the Infant Formula Disaster”.
SAVE YOURSELF. SAVE OTHERS.
Please send the URL of my Op-Ed to everyone you know, male or female, and ask them to do the same.
Each one of us must do our part to save the babies and help the parents. Everyone you e-mail it to potentially has a female relative, friend, acquaintance, neighbor or colleague who needs to know about the safe, nutritious, baby formulas they can make themselves instead of store-bought concoctions. Or, to coin a word, the Frankenformulas on the horizon from Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg.
Here are Dr. Mercola’s solutions:
“In mid-February 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shut down Abbott Nutrition’s infant formula manufacturing facility in Sturgis, Michigan, resulting in a severe shortage of formula across the U.S., as labeling regulations bar most infant formula from other countries to be imported, the U.S. market is monopolized by three companies: Abbott, Mead Johnson and Gerber…
Were breastfeeding the norm, the country wouldn’t be in a panic over low inventory of infant formula. Many children would also enjoy better health overall. The sad reality is that most commercial infant formula is complete junk food.
Most contain shocking amounts of sugar — typically in the form of corn syrup, which is the worst of all — and even far worse ingredients, including large amounts of dangerous linoleic acid from soy (the risks of which I detail in “Infant Soy Formula — A Risky Public Experiment”) and genetically modified ingredients (reviewed in this 2012 article). Infant formulas have also been found to contain hazardous contaminants, including glyphosate and perchlorate (rocket fuel)…
We’re now also hearing about artificial breast milk, a brand-new industry heavily funded by Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg. A company called Biomilq is trying to create artificial breast milk from cultured human mammary cells. What could possibly go wrong with that? As of yet, however, artificial breast milk is not commercially available, so that’s a concern for another day…
All of that said, as it stands, the formula shortage is an absolute disaster, because while breastfeeding is the perfect option for most new mothers, it’s certainly not an option for anyone who didn’t breastfeed from the start, or who hasn’t breastfed for a number of weeks or months. You can’t just restart lactation at will…”
Dr. Mercola’s Preferred Healthy Homemade Infant Formula
|2 cups organic, whole, cow milk, preferably raw unprocessed milk from grass fed cows. For sources of good-quality milk, see www.realmilk.com or contact a local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
If the only choice available to you is commercial milk, choose whole milk, preferably grass fed organic and non-homogenized (Kalona SuperNatural non-homogenized organic milk is one example), and culture it with a Piima yogurt culture, available on CulturesForHealth.com, to restore enzymes.
For sensitive bellies, raw goat’s milk may be better, but since it’s low in vitamin B12, be sure to add 2 teaspoons of frozen organic raw chicken liver, finely grated, to each batch, and begin egg-yolk feeding at 4 months of age.
|4 tablespoons pure lactose (a milk sugar), available on Amazon.|
|1 packet of Dr. Mercola Complete Probiotic Powder for Infants.|
|2 or more tablespoons of good quality, organic cream (regular, not ultrapasteurized). Use more if using milk from Holstein cows.|
|1 teaspoon of Carlson’s liquid cod liver oil, available from CarsonLabs.com, Amazon and most health food stores.|
|2 teaspoons organic, virgin coconut oil, available in most grocery and health food stores. The coconut oil provides medium-chain saturated fats also found in mother’s milk.|
|2 teaspoons Sari Foods non-fortified nutritional yeast flakes, available on Amazon. Nutritional yeast provides essential folic acid.|
|4 teaspoons Great Lakes beef hydrolysate gelatin, available on GreatLakesWellness.com. Before adding the gelatin into the formula, you’ll need to dissolve it in the recommended amount of water; heat gently until completely dissolved.|
|2 1/4 cups pure filtered water. Do NOT use tap water if your local water supplies contain fluoride. Most filtration systems cannot filter out fluoride, so only use fluoride-containing tap water if you have a water filtration system that is certified to remove fluoride.|
|1 teaspoon acerola powder, available on Amazon. Acerola is an excellent source of whole food vitamin C.|
|Optional: 1/4 cup homemade liquid whey (see recipe for whey, below).|
|Optional: Monkfruit sweetener. If your child has gotten used to the sweetness of corn syrup-sweetened infant formula and is refusing unsweetened formula, you can use a little liquid monkfruit as a sweetener, available on Amazon and in most grocery stores. However, AVOID any monkfruit brand that contains erythritol, which can cause gastrointestinal stress. Try to lower the amount used, over time, to discourage the development of a sweet tooth.|
This recipe will make 36 ounces.
Place all ingredients in a clean glass or stainless steel container and mix well. To ensure your mixing bowl is properly sanitized, place it in boiling hot water for a few minutes. Remove with tongs and let fully cool before using.
To serve the formula, pour 6 to 8 ounces into a sanitized glass baby bottle, attach the nipple and set it in a pot of simmering water. Heat until the formula is warm but not hot to the touch. Always check the temperature of the formula before feeding using either the back of your hand or your tongue. Never ever heat formula in a microwave oven. You’ll need to make a batch every other day or so, but the formula can be frozen so you have a stash for emergencies.
Homemade Whey Recipe
To make homemade whey, start with plain unsweetened yogurt, raw milk or cultured milk. Rest a large strainer lined with a clean linen kitchen towel or several layers of cheese cloth over a bowl.
If you’re using yogurt, place 2 quarts in the towel-lined strainer. Cover with a large plate and leave at room temperature overnight. The whey will drip out into the bowl. Place the whey in sanitized glass jars and store in the refrigerator.
If you are using raw or cultured milk, place 2 quarts of the milk in a glass container and leave at room temperature for two to four days until the milk separates into curds and whey. At that point, pour the mixture into the towel-lined strainer and cover with a plate. Leave at room temperature overnight to separate the whey from the curd. (The whey will drip out into the bowl.) Store in clean glass jars in the refrigerator.
If your baby has a milk allergy, you can make a liver-based formula as follows. This recipe, again revised from the original Weston A. Price recipe to remove iron and seed oils, will make 36 ounces:
- 3 3/4 cups homemade beef or chicken broth
- 2 ounces organic liver, cut into small pieces
- 5 tablespoons lactose
- 1 packet of Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotics Powder for Infants
- 1/4 cup homemade liquid whey
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon cod liver oil
- 1 teaspoon acerola powder
Gently simmer the liver in the broth until fully cooked through. Liquefy the liver using a handheld blender or food processor. Once cooled, stir in all the remaining ingredients. Store in a sanitized glass or stainless steel container.