Need to start supplementing with formula. Did about 15 mins of research on this before I went dizzy with all the options and information (apparently palm oil is the devil but all the brands have it in the ingredient list??). What's your top choice, and thoughts on the benefit/value of organic vs. regular? Thanks!

  • Valerie
    Jun 05, 2017

    There so much info out there it's very overwhelming. I wanted to find something that's organic and not a doesn't have sugars. I started off supplementing my LO with Baby's Only organic formula which I can get from Amazon, Rainbow Grocery and a baby store in the mission. And then later on I used Earth's Balance coz its easier to find. Good luck!

  • Anne
    Jun 05, 2017

    First off, read the label! I found that some of the "premium" and yes, organic formulas were LOADED with sugars. Now, all milk products have sugars (lactose which occurs naturally in milk is a sugar), but believe it or not, formula manufacturers do add more, including sucrose (yep that's plain ol' sugar) and even high fructose corn syrup. And skip soy formula unless your child has a real allergy — these are among the worst. We used Similac Advance Complete (NOT Sensitive, which did have extra sugar in it). Check this out for more info on the sugar issue: https://www.fitpregnancy.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-news/sugar-babies

  • Nikola
    Jun 05, 2017

    Before you get your heart set one brand, make sure your little one will drink it. Mine refused the occasional bottle of Similac and other American brands, but took to a German brand without any issues. We never needed much and had family bring it when they visited. I never did any research. I think mine got a total of 5 bottles in his life. We had the hipp for 6+ months and it has lactose (of course), galactooligosaccarid (it says made from lactose), palm oil, canola oil, and sunflower oil.

  • Nikola
    Jun 05, 2017

    It has 5.7g sugar per 100ml serving equals 3.4 oz). It's a shame that sugar content doesn't have to be disclosed in the US. Damn the sugar industry and the influence they have on lawmaking!

  • Nicole
    Jun 06, 2017

    A lot of formula variations is marketing. If you care about organic for yourself then it could make sense for you to do that. We use enfamil infant. We got a bunch of free samples from the pediatrician. Try out one for a few days and then see how your little one does.

  • Alla
    Jun 08, 2017

    Look into Baby's Only Organic brand. I've done a lot of research on it and started with this. On the box it says Toddlers formula but they just wan to promote breastfeeding. Called he company myself. It's totally appropriate for baby. I order it on JEt.com for about $10 a can.