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  1. Refined sugar? For a baby? Haven’t you been reading contemporary studies of just how bad refined sugar is for both little and big humans??

    Keep the sugar out for all these recipes and use stevia or at least honey instead.

  2. This is a recipe for a baby in an emergency situation. No, refined sugar isn’t great, but it is preferred to death for most people. Using stevia will not give that baby some very important carbohydrates. Using honey could cause infantile botulism, which is most definitely fatal.

    Pick your poison.

    I’ll stick with sugar.

  3. ” TEOTWAWKI has really and truly happened.”
    Under duress people will do whatever they must to feed their infants. If the worst has happened, however, advanced medical treatment may not be readily available. Proceed with caution.:
    CDC Warns Against Honey Pacifier Use After 4 Texas Infants Develop Botulism
    “Infant botulism, as with other forms, used to have a very high mortality rate but is generally a self-limited condition. The nerves will eventually regenerate working connections to the muscle if enough time is allowed by not dying. With supportive modern medical interventions, infant botulism survival did improve significantly, but prior to the development of a safe and effective therapy it often meant months of hospitalization and several weeks on a ventilator. With appropriate dosing of botulinum antitoxin, however, the average total time in the hospital is down to less than 3 weeks.”

    FYI, when it comes to honey, buy local. Good article on honey laundering.:
    Asian Honey, Banned in Europe, Is Flooding U.S. Grocery Shelves

  4. There are differences in powdered milk. Most of the powdered milk sold in the United States has had the fat removed making it less nutritious. The one exception I know of is NIDO brand powdered milk. It is powdered whole milk. It is made in Mexico but you can find it in most supermarkets in the Hispanic foods section. Wal Mart has it in large as well as smaller packages. FWIW another product you should be aware of is Knorr powdered chicken and beef stock. It’s also often found in the Hispanic foods section. The Knorr chicken stock, often labeled CALDO DE POLLO, is the best chicken flavor additive I have ever tried. It is full-flavored and not nearly as salty as most American bouillon.

  5. Commercial beet sugar based far more than Roundup in it. We owned sugar beet acreage farmed under contract, in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming. Many different chemicals have been added for decades to the farm lands. We watched it for years. And know several who died of chemical induced illnesses up and down the Big Horn River. More people dead the further down stream, and the irrigation water is applied daily to the crops all season long, year after year.

  6. Also do not ever give molasses to a baby unless you are absolutely desperate. It will not kill the baby, but diarrhea, oh my!

    I babysat for a health conscious family that was putting blackstrap molasses in their baby’s formula. They couldn’t understand the nonstop runs. They stopped after I passed the information along.

  7. For the Emergency Baby Formula, I’ll stick with the recipe provided in Nuclear War Survival Skills, by Cresson H. Kearny (p. 90 of my edition). I believe he’s really done his basic research.

    Per day (not per serving), the chart recommends: Instant non-fat dry milk, 1 cup + 2 tablespoons (2-3/4 oz.); Vegetable cooking oil 3 tablespoons (1 oz.); Sugar 2 tablespoons (0.7 oz); and a Standard daily multi-vitamin (1/3 pill). Mix with 4 cups of boiled water. He notes that the full day’s amount should be mixed only in cool weather, or if refrigeration is available, Otherwise, only mix up 1/3 of the day’s amount per serving. Regarding the vitamin pills, he suggests grinding up the pill, and separating out the powder by thirds – one-third of a normal pill per day – carefully keep track of the amount, as a baby can be overdosed. Kearny also provides storage amounts for one month and six months – by which time you’d probably have the baby on solids – with information on THAT also provided.

    ((Even as a single guy, this is the type of information I sort out and write in a permanent paper/ink notebook, for community use and/or possible barter information, in case of TEOTWAWKI. And Kearny’s book is well worth the cost for other long-term grid-down circumstances beyond the nuclear war scenario.))

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