There are several brands of organic baby formula
Baby Formula Definition Organic baby formula is a form of infant formula designed without artificial fertilizers, hormones, and other additives, and doesn’t contain artificial flavors, colors or dyes. It is also made with all natural organic ingredients that are grown without the aid of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. It may also be free of gluten, corn, chlorine and other chemicals commonly found in most commercial infant formulas. There are several brands of organic baby formula on the market today, but what is really important is the kind of ingredients the ingredients in organic baby formula and its source. Below are a few questions you need to ask yourself before you start buying baby formula:
How is the milk source (where did the milk come from)? The milk must be derived from an animal and the animal must not have been treated with hormones, such as bovine growth hormones or human growth hormones, before being used in the production of the formula. You may be able to find organic formulas without growth hormones but the absence of growth hormones will mean that the milk will lack other vital nutrients needed by your baby, such as calcium.
What is the nutritional content of the milk?
The nutritional content of milk is usually determined based on the type of animal it came from and what environment it grew up in. Your pediatrician can help you with this; he or she may even tell you the type of diet the animal followed. Regular cow’s milk is the safest milk to provide your child with adequate nutrition.
Will lactose be a problem for my baby? Some formulas do not contain lactose, which is a sugar found in milk. Your pediatrician may tell you whether or not your child should take glucose or milk sugar. You want to make sure that your child gets enough vitamins and minerals, especially calcium. You may wish to avoid formulas that contain lactose as well since the presence of lactose may trigger the digestive system to produce excessive amounts of digestive enzymes that may upset the stomach.
How effective is organic formula made from breastmilk?
Studies have shown that using organic formula made from cow’s milk is more effective than using commercially available formula made from cow’s milk or soy. It may take longer for babies to tolerate the taste of formula made from breastmilk, so if you are concerned about its taste don’t use it for newborns and infants. You may also wish to compare the different brands of organic formula sold in your area to find one made from pure breastmilk.
Are there other benefits besides the lack of lactose, glucose, and lactose in organic formulas? Some people prefer to use a formula that does not use additives and other ingredients that could irritate the digestive tract, such as artificial sweeteners, corn syrup, or artificial flavours. These types of products also do not use high levels of artificial flavoring, wheat or corn gluten. These products are especially good for those with celiac disease or other sensitivities to dairy products.