How to Make a GAPS Diet Baby Bottle

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If you’re a GAPS family with a new baby, you’ll want to know how to make a GAPS diet baby bottle.

How to make GAPS diet baby bottle

GAPS diet baby bottle

This recipe is inspired by Dr. Natasha’s baby GAPS steps for introducing solids, and is a great way for little ones to get their daily meat stock, fat, ferment brine, and yolks. 

Created by @GAPSdietmom, this recipe is one of my favorites for feeding young kids. Not only is it a tasty, hearty snack for my little one, but it is full of nutrients that their body needs to grow. 

Perfect for anytime of the day, I love to feed this GAPS diet baby bottle during quiet time. The warmth from the bottle is the perfect companion to a book on a rainy day or when mom needs a minute of quiet. 

To learn all about this awesome snack for little ones, keep reading to learn all about this GAPS diet baby bottle recipe….

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GAPS diet for breastfed babies 

When you are beginning a GAPS diet, the main goal is to eat in a nourishing way that seals leaky gut. But, following GAPS will also release toxins from the body into the bloodstream. This happens in stages, and it is important to keep in mind that when you are breastfeeding to take it slow (source).

You don’t want to accidentally release a lot of toxins to your baby. To help with this, Dr. Natasha says to only follow full GAPS (not intro) while nursing, take epsom salt bathsand enjoy a wide variety of full GAPS approved foods like: 

  • Meats
  • Organ meats
  • Meat stock
  • Fat
  • Fermented and cultured foods
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Coconut 
  • GAPS baked goods

Oftentimes, when you are nursing and introducing the GAPS diet to your baby, it’s easiest to combine some key foods into one drink – keep scrolling for the recipe…

Nourishing baby food

The main goal when it comes to feeding your family should be to nourish everyone with every single bite – this especially applies to baby food. 

With store bought baby food, you can never be sure how many nutrients are actually in the food as well as the preservation chemicals in the jar. 

Most of the time, the food in baby jars is older than your actual baby. 

That’s exactly why I prefer to make my own food as much as possible for my family – especially for my young kids that are growing at such  a rapid pace. 

Even better? This GAPS diet baby bottle is so simple to make and only takes a few minutes to put together.

Tips and tricks in making a GAPS diet baby bottle

The GAPS diet is full of simple recipes – including this one! Still, there are plenty of tips and tricks to make this snack for your little one the best, most nourishing food that it can be. 

  • This recipe is for an 8-9 oz glass baby bottle
  • For this recipe, the egg yolks should be sourced from a healthy chicken. This means that the chicken has plenty of room to graze, lots of sunshine, and a healthy diet. Dr. Natasha says that egg yolks from a healthy chicken are not at risk for salmonella and are perfectly healthy for you and your family to consume. I encourage you to do your own research and only do what you are comfortable with. 
  • For the healthiest egg yolks, I recommend using eggs from your own yard (if possible). This makes the egg yolks the perfect addition to this recipe! Jam packed with fat-absorbing nutrients and zinc for immunity boosting goodness. Learn how I keep my backyard chickens here
  • As the bottle cools, the baby bottle will thicken up a little bit – that’s okay! If it can’t fit through the bottle’s silicone nipple, carefully cut a small X in the top so that your child can still eat comfortably. Or use these nipples with a Y cut in them already
  • You can store these in the fridge for later on the day for a quick, nutrient snack. Some kids enjoy them cooler (like my little guy) but you are welcome to warm them up in a pot of boiling water. 

Keep reading to learn the GAPS diet baby bottle recipe… 

How to make a GAPS diet baby bottle

Making a GAPS diet baby bottle is one of the quickest ways to ensure that your little one is getting enough nutrients. Whether you are on the go or about to settle down with a book, this bottle is the perfect snack to fill tiny tummies with gut healthy ingredients. 

Ingredients

  • Animal fat (any will do: tallow, ghee, lardbutter, or cod liver oil – I prefer lamb or beef tallow)
  • 1 cup of meat stock
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Spoonful of probiotic liquid (I usually use cabbage tonic, which is essentially the same as the juice in sauerkraut, or you can use any ferment liquid, or whey from homemade yogurt)

Instructions

  1.  Start by melting your fat (NOTE: if it is a liquid fat like cod liver oil then you can skip this step) on the stovetop on medium low heat
  2. Once the fat is melted, add the meat stock to warm it up (make sure it’s just warm, not too hot for the egg yolk as you want the yolk to stay raw)
  3. Once the meat stock and the oil is warmed and combined, remove the pot from the heatsource 
  4. Pour half of the mixture into the bottle right away
  5. The other half is poured into a mixing bowl with an egg yolk mixed in it. I use a fork, but many moms prefer a small whisk. 
  6. Mix in probiotic liquid, making sure the meat stock is cool enough so the probiotics aren’t killed.
  7. Add the ingredients from the mixing bowl into the baby bottle. 

How much fat and probiotic liquid?

The amounts of fat are very individual and only your baby can tell you what amount is right. I always start with a tiny bit, such as 1/8 tsp of fat and a few drops of probiotic liquid, and slowly increase both as my baby is ready. 

What to know about baby GAPS?

Something that is great about introducing the GAPS diet to your baby is that you can do it as soon as they are old enough to eat food other than breastmilk. This is usually around 4-6 months and is often easier because their palette is a blank slate. 

Not only that, but Dr. Natasha says that this diet is perfect for sealing their gut and boosting their immune system for health that will last their entire lives. 

How long does it usually take?

For babies on the GAPS diet, you can begin as soon as they are able to eat food and continue until they are about one or two years old. This time can be elongated (depending on the child’s health needs and family history). 

What to do for baby GAPS?

I love the GAPS diet for my family for so many reasons, one of the biggest being that the variety of food that you can still enjoy is so long! For baby GAPS, the best type of foods to serve are: 

  • Meat stock
  • Fresh juice
  • Whey
  • Sauerkraut juice
  • Egg yolk
  • Veggie “soup”
  • Boiled meat
  • Avocado
  • Yogurt
  • Creme fraiche 
  • Cooked apple
  • Nut butter pancakes
  • Raw veggies
  • Raw fruit
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Cottage cheese

Of course, make sure that your little one can enjoy these meals thoroughly with appropriately bite-sized pieces or blending it.

What is the best baby meat stock to use?

While there is a large variety of meat stock that you could use for this recipe, I prefer to serve this GAPS baby bottle with chicken meat stock at first, and then expand to other varieties later on. 

For the fat, I usually like to use lamb or beef tallow, but I will expand for more variety as time goes on. 

There are so many reasons to use beef tallow – check out my guide here on all of the ways that you can use beef tallow!

Should it be warm or cold?

For this recipe, the meat stock should be warmed to make sure that the ingredients are properly integrated. This means that the stock should feel warm to the touch, but not necessarily burning. 

After the baby bottle is prepared, it is up to you what temperature it is served at. My son prefers it cooler so I will cook it in the morning and store it in the fridge for later on in the day. If your child doesn’t like their bottle cold, feel free to warm up the bottle in some hot water.  

More GAPS Recipe here

Meat Stock Recipe for the GAPS Diet

GAPS Intro Chicken Soup Recipe

GAPS Diet Juicing: The Complete Guide

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Yield: 9 oz.

GAPS Diet Baby Bottle

How to make GAPS diet baby bottle

If you're a GAPS family with a new baby, you'll want to know how to make a GAPS diet baby bottle.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Animal fat (any will do: tallow, ghee, lard, butter, or cod liver oil - I prefer lamb or beef tallow)
  • 1 cup of meat stock
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Probiotic liquid (I usually use cabbage tonic, which is essentially the same as the juice in sauerkraut)

Instructions

  1. Start by melting your fat (NOTE: if it is a liquid fat like cod liver oil then you can skip this step) on the stovetop on medium low heat
  2. Once the fat is melted, add the meat stock to warm it up (make sure it's just warm, not too hot for the egg yolk as you want the yolk to stay raw)
  3. Once the meat stock and the oil is warmed and combined, remove the pot from the heatsource 
  4. Pour half of the mixture into the bottle right away
  5. Pour the other half into a pitcher and whisk the egg yolk into it
  6. Mix in probiotic liquid, making sure the meat stock is cool enough so the probiotics aren't killed
  7. Add the ingredients from the pitcher into the baby bottle

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 443Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 315mgSodium: 445mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 46g
The information in this blog post is my personal experience and opinion. It is for general information purposes only, that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for your own physician’s medical care or advice. Always seek advice from your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding nutrition, medical conditions, and advice. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical care because of something you have read on this blog.

 

 

 

 

1 thought on “How to Make a GAPS Diet Baby Bottle”

  1. Hi! I’m finding your blog accessible and very helpful. We don’t struggle with any behavioral or skin issues, etc. But my 6year old complains of upset stomach every day now and my 11 month old seems to be sensitive to be something (I’ve cut out many things during breast feeding as I always do with my attentive bellied babies). My question is where do you begin this diet if you don’t have severe symptoms and particularly what foods do you feed a baby who has already been eating and enjoying solids? I’d love to know what to avoid and what to give more of but where to start since he’s past the initial introduction age of 6 months.

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