Those mums who cannot or don’t want to breast feed their babies should try this nourishing formula. The homemade baby formula with the Karo syrup was used in very olden times, probably even before your ancestors were born! Till today grandmothers recommend this formula to ensure proper growth and development of a baby. This formula contains the Karo syrup along with the evaporated milk. This formula has an additional benefit of relieving baby’s constipation. Want to give it a try?
The ingredients used in making this formula are sterilized milk bottles of your baby, distilled water, evaporated milk, Karo syrup, measuring cup and lastly a paper towel. But before we move on, it is very important for you to know the two types of the Karo syrups used in making the Baby’s formulas. First one is the light Karo syrup which has corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup added with the salt and little vanilla is much sweeter as compared to the dark one. The dark Karo syrup is darker in color has molasses salt, caramel color and preservatives. This gives it a stronger flavor, so we don’t recommend you to use this one to your infant’s formula. Though the manufacturers of the Karo brand claim that both the syrups can be used as they are equally good as sweeteners, but we want to use the light syrup because the baby might not appreciate the stronger taste.
Follow the simple steps, and we assure you that your baby will love this:
1. Boil 20 ounces of distilled water, almost 2 ounces will evaporate; next pour this water in a measuring cup which should be 18 ounces.
2. Cover the measuring cup with the paper towel and set aside the flask to let the water cool down to the room temperature.
3. In a small bowl take 13 ounces of evaporated milk and 2 table spoons of light Karo syrup along with the boiled distilled water. Mix all the ingredients well till the mixture has the smoother consistency. Once done with the blending, pour this into the bottles or jars and store in a refrigerator. Let your baby take this when he is hungry or need that.
Be careful to use this formula within 36 hours and dispose of it if not consumed within 36 hours as this can cause food poisoning in the baby. And don’t give this formula to the lactose intolerance babies or those younger than 12 months old as there are rare cases of the infant botulism reported with this formula.
It is also very important to consult a doctor before using the Karo syrup so as to avoid any unforeseen reaction in your baby and it is always wiser to be on a safe site. Also follow the height and weight of your child, make sure your baby passes urine, and the growth and developmental milestones should also be given special consideration.