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Barley Formula for Babies

The main reason a baby does not do well is poor nourishment (food needed to keep you healthy). To remedy that, here is a formula one can use:

  • 15 ounces of barley water
  • 10 ounces of homogenized milk (milk that has had the cream and fat, which usually collect on top of the milk, distributed throughout the liquid)
  • 3 ounces of corn syrup made from corn that has not been genetically modified

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 (thin, strong and inexpensive cotton cloth woven in a simple way) and tie it loosely to allow for the expansion of the barley. It is slowly boiled in a covered, vented pot, not made of aluminum, for 6½ hours in about 4 pints of water. Allow steam to escape either through a vent built in the lid (if there is one) of the pot or by placing the cover slightly askew (not straight) so that there is an opening between the cover and the pot. Barley water will turn very, very pink. This gives about the right consistency of barley water for making the formula above.

You don’t feed the baby the actual barley, only the water mixed with the milk and corn syrup in the ratio given in the formula above.

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 to have healthier babies!

How to Prepare the Barley Formula

  1. Put about half a cup of whole barley in a piece of muslin.
  2. Tie it loosely to allow for expansion.
  3. Place it in a pot containing 4 pints of water.
  4. Boil slowly for 6½ hours with pot slightly vented so steam can escape.
  5. Mix the formula using the following ratio: 15 ounces of barley water, 10 ounces of homogenized milk, 3 ounces of corn syrup.
  6. Keep the formula cold until feeding time.
  7. Heat a bottle to 98.6°F or 37°C (body temperature).
  8. Squirt a few drops on your hand to ensure the formula is neither too hot nor too cold. Then give it to the baby.
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