We are often taught to trust the institutions in our country and that is fine, but in some fields the laws aren't so strict. Baby formulas are one of them. The reality is that even the foods we are feeding to our littlest citizens are often full of ingredients which can harm their health. Our country is plagued by childhood obesity, childhood diabetes and a myriad of allergies and illnesses. If we want to protect our children from illness, the very first place we have to look is at the food they are eating. When breastfeeding is not a possibility, this includes looking at infant formulas.
The list of problematic ingredients in most infant formulas, that can cause health issues, is alarmingly long. Before you feed your baby, take a look at the back of the formula can. If any of these things are in your formula, you should consider switching brands, rather than exposing your child to these problematic ingredients.
To fully avoid these ingredients, we have to look to the European Union. Not only does the European Union have stricter laws for organic certification, and bans on GMOs, but they also have much stricter laws regarding what ingredients can be used in products meant for children. In the EU it is illegal to add several of the above ingredients, including sugars and chemically processed ingredients, to infant formulas. With that in mind, take a look at what organic means.
Many people get confused about what organic actually means. For a product to be labeled organic, it must undergo specific government regulated certification. The certification generally includes insuring that the products being certified do not contain specific chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and GMO ingredients. This does not always apply to chemicals that are used in some of the processing of certain ingredients, like hexane in DHA and ARA. It also does not include regulations about how animals are treated.
When choosing an infant formula, it is also important to understand that different countries have different organic certification standards. As mentioned, the European Union has stricter standards for its organic certification than the United States. They also have other certifications that manufacturers located in Europe can obtain. Certifications such as bio-dynamic and Demeter farm certifications take organic to a new level and include treatment of animals and sustainability practices which can greatly affect the quality and nutrition content of foods. For more information on these certifications see this article.
Organic products have labeling that indicated that they are certified organic. In the United States, products labeled organic will often have the USDA Organic seal or other organic certification seal on the label. In Europe, the European Union star leaf indicated products as being certified organic. There are also specific seals for Bio and Demeter certifications. Look for these labels on your infant formula to insure that you are getting the real deal. For more information on the difference between US and EU organics, see this article. We hope that you now understand the importance of giving organic formula to your baby. Now you just need to decide which manufacturer suits you and your babies tummy.
It can seem really challenging to find an infant formula without all of the unhealthy added ingredients. Thankfully, with the strict regulations of the European Union and the dedication of many European organic farmers to bio-dynamic and Demeter farming practices, there are a few good options available. The following 4 companies offer a wide variety of organic baby formula. Just about everyone can find something that works for their situation among these four companies.
For more information on how organic formulas compare, see this article.
For more information on all of our European made formulas, see this article.
Don’t let big formula companies bully you into thinking you have no choice when it comes to unhealthy ingredients. Choose a European made formula for simple, pure, organic nutrition you can trust.
Well it is hard to say which is the best baby formula between HiPP and Holle products, but the Hipp BIO Combiotic products stand out as those which have the most carefully chosen ingredients and almost all babies accept it without any problems. If you want only the best for your baby, you can buy the HiPP BIO Combiotic products here:
Notice: If your baby is under 6 months the right product is the "BIO Combiotic PRE" or "BIO Combiotic 1" baby formula. From the 6th until the 10th month the right product is "BIO Combiotic 2". From the 10th month the right product is "BIO Combiotic3".
"This spring I noticed that many new web shops for organic formula were established, because my son was born in March and I was searching for the best organic formula on the market, because I can't breastfeed. I was confused by the different products and also by the fact that I can't order more than 10 packages at once.
My research led me to My Organic Formula. The main concern I’ve had when looking into ordering overseas is you can’t be certain of delivery times, formula isn’t always in stock, and you have no idea whether your formula will pass through customs inspections that could open, contaminate or irradiate your package. And I completely agree with all of these concerns!
Therefor I was contacting Lukas the owner of My Organic Formula and he was inviting me into their warehouse to answer all the questions I might have. After that meeting any concerns I ever had about their operation was eliminated and I was convinced that Lukas and his Staff of 7 are really aware of what they are doing. My Organic Formula has some of the lowest prices I’ve seen for HiPP, Holle, Lebenswert and Babylove formula sold in the US when purchased with their amazing subscription service (which I would recommend to all mothers). They offer free same-day USPS Priority shipping for orders placed before 12:00 PM PDT on Monday-Saturday. I am confident to say that My Organic Formula is safe, authentic and reliable.
After a long and intensive research and screening process of all US Websites offering German Formulas, I came to the conclusion that there is only one trustworthy online site available, that was really able to prove their sources and quantity of inventory of HiPP, Holle, Lebenswert and Babylove in the US."
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