5 New Mom-Approved Infant Formulas



Let’s be realistic – not every mom can breastfeed exclusively for the first full year of her baby’s life. The good news is, infant formula is specially designed to replace or supplement breast milk, and contains all the nutrients babies need for healthy growth and development. But, with so many baby formulas on the market, choosing the right one for your baby can be intimidating, especially with new formulas hitting the shelves all the time. We also know that as a new mom, you’ve got your hands full, so we’ve taken the time to round up five of the best baby formulas loved by even the pickiest moms.

Enfamil® PREMIUM™ Newborn

Did you know that up to 70 percent of your child’s immune system cells are found in the digestive tract? Using a baby formula designed to support and encourage a healthy immune system is key to keeping your baby healthy and happy. Designed for use in infants up to three months old, Enfamil® Premium™ Newborn is an excellent choice for boosting your baby’s immune system through the use of a special blend of probiotics designed to aid in digestion and boost immune system support. Enfamil® Premium™ Newborn also contains DHA and Choline for healthy brain growth, so your baby meets all those important milestones!

Enfamil® Nutramigin™

Designed for babies up to 12-months old, Enfamil® Nutramigin™ is a great choice for babies who are allergic to cow’s milk, an ingredient found in most infant formulas. Enfamil® Nutramigin™ usues a clinically proven hypoallergenic and lactose-free formula that’s easy on baby’s sensitive tummy. It also contains Lactobacillus GG probiotic which aids in overall digestion. The key ingredient in Enfamil® Nutramigin™ is Enflora™ LGG®, which works to help control colic caused by cow’s milk allergy, with results within 48 hours of using the formula. The clinical formulation for Enfamil® Nutramigin™ has proven to be effective in 70 different clinical studies.

Gerber® Good Start® Soothe

Gerber® Good Start® Soothe, which features an easily-digestible formula for babies from 0-12 months old, is a great choice for formula-feeding moms on a budget. Gerber® Good Start® Soothe has an exclusive formulation containing the probiotic L. reuteri, which is similar to what is found in natural breast milk. The special blend of carbohydrates is designed to soothe fussiness and crying caused by stomach upset, and Soothe contains DHA and ARA for advanced brain and eye development.

Similac® Advance® Organic

For moms who prefer buying infant formula made with organic ingredients, Similac® Advance® Organic is a great choice. This all-organic formula features OptiGRO™, a special blend of DHA, Lutein and Vitamin E, that mimics the nutrients found in breast milk, making this formula the idea choice for moms who want only the best for their babies. Similac® Organic baby formula supports brain and eye development in babies from newborn through 12 months old.

Earth’s Best Organic

Another excellent option for mothers who prefer organic, Earth’s Best Organic baby formula is kosher-certified and packed with a high-quality protein, minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates. Earth’s Best Organic contains DHA and ARA, which are essential fatty acids found in breast milk. The formula has been clinically proven to support baby’s eye and brain development, is easily digestible, and contains no chemically-engineered ingredients. This means that Earth’s Best Organic contains only natural flavors and colors. No growth hormones, antibiotics, pesticides or herbicides are used in the making of this formula. Also containing no preservatives, you can feel good about giving your baby this gentle, yet nutritionally-balanced formula.

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