Note to readers: I wrote to this on my blog over 5 years ago when my daughter thrived on this formula. I have since done extensive research and believe this formula is best done after age one when your babies body starts producing the enzyme amylase which breaks down grain starts to be produced. I recommend Weston A. Price formula if you are unable to nurse or want a back up that mimics closely mother’s milk.
I have found many questions and wonders about how to make barley formula and properly store it as well. Based on years of experience in my family and always looking at the bulletin on how it’s made since the 60ies I have documented all of this including links on where you can get the barley, muslin, milk and the corn syrup.
Barley Formula for Babies
by L. Ron Hubbard
Roman troops marched on barley. Barley is the highest protein content cereal.
This formula is the nearest approach to human milk that can be assembled easily. It is an old Roman formula, no less, from maybe, 2,200 years ago.
The formula to use is:
15 ounces of barley water
10 ounces of homogenized milk
3 ounces of corn syrup
The amount of syrup should be varied -depending on the baby-some like it weak-some take it stronger.
This formula can be multiplied by any number according to the number of bottles desired but the ratio remains the same.
To make the barley water, put about half a cup of whole barley in a piece of muslin, tie loosely to allow for expansion and boil slowly for 6 1/2 hours in about 4 pints of water. Barley will turn very, very pink.
Do not add anything else to this formula, such as vitamins or cream “to make the formula more nutritious.” The formula is as laid out above.
Use this formula and have healthier babies.
L. Ron Hubbard
Other links for Barley and the ingredients:
WholeFoods (they carry it or you can ask them to).
Amazon.com (Great River has THE best hulled barley)
Nature’s Food Patch (for those living in Clearwater)
Raw Homogenized Milk: (Goats milk is naturally homogenized)
Realmilk.com: Great resource for finding raw milk for both cow and goat
Trader Joes – $3.99 per jug (Summermill, pasteurized by not Ultra)
Ralphs $4.99 (Meyenberger, only problem is that it’s ultra pastuerized).
Claravale Farms $6.99 (only in California)
Real, raw corn syrup is not being made at this time. Organic maple syrup or molasses is a good back-up but understand that Maple syrup amounts should be less than noted above because it has a higher ability to cause diarrhea.
Don’t use the same crock-pot that you cook your food in for barley. Barley really wears out your crock-pot and you will be happy you had two of them. So be sure to get one separately.
These companies carry crock-pots as well, Macey’s, Walmart, Costco, Best Buy, Target, Cuisinart & KitchenAid
Here are the steps: