When it comes to feeding your little one you only want the very best. Meeting the daily nutritional needs of your baby is one of the most important decisions parents and caregivers face.
While there is no question that breast is best, there are many situations when introducing baby formula is necessary for mom and baby.
What to look for in baby formula?
When searching for baby formula, you will want the healthiest alternative to breastmilk. A formula that is 100% organic, eco-friendly, and has no hidden ingredients.
Not all baby formulas are created the same. Formulas that are found at big chain stores are filled with ingredients that have the potential to cause lifelong health problems.
Harmful ingredients found in the baby formula you should avoid:
- Corn syrup
- Canola oil
- Synthetic ingredients of any kind
- Sugar other than lactose
Unfortunately, most over-the-counter baby formulas contain many, if not all of these ingredients.
Ingredients for growth and development
Unlike over-the-counter brands, popular European baby formulas like HiPP and Holle, provide premium quality straight from the farm with all the vitamins and minerals babies need.
What we like about European baby formulas:
- Lactose is the main carbohydrate
- Oils from vegetables or fish
- Whey protein rather than synthetic proteins
- Organic milk from 100% grass-fed animals
- Gentle animal husbandry practices
- No synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers are used
- No genetic modification of plants or animals (GMO’s)
We appreciate that these family-owned companies only use simple, pure ingredients sourced from chemical-free, steroid-free, soy-free, and hormone-free environments. European standards meet the highest levels when it comes to animal husbandry and care environments as well.
European baby formulas use lactose as the only carbohydrate. These natural cultures have similar properties as seen in breast milk.
When researching European baby formulas, one of our favorites was the Lebenswert brand of baby formula.
Lebenswert Stage 1 baby formula has a balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fatty acids. This gentle baby formula has all the vitamins and minerals your baby will need to grow, without added artificial ingredients or preservatives.
Full of essential nutrients, such as vitamins C, A, D, B, and zinc to give your baby a healthy body and immune system; all of this while being gluten-free, so it is good for your baby’s digestive system.
Nourishing your baby with zero sugars, non-GMO ingredients, no chemicals, from 100% grass-fed animals.
Nutrition Your Baby Deserves
Over-the-counter baby formulas, like those found in chain stores, are filled with sugars, artificial ingredients, and chemicals.
European organic certification standards are some of the best in the world. Taking in account every aspect of soil composition, animal welfare, labeling, and final production.
European baby formulas are 100% organic, pure, wholesome nutrition designed with all necessary nutrients to give your little one the best start in life. Speaking of nutrition, are you still trying to lose that added weight postpartum? If so, check out my article with tips for healthy weight loss postpartum!