Regardless of the science, one thing is 100% certain: babies do not like feeling hungry. Rather than causing your baby to dwindle away, make the switch to organic formula – it’s a great option for those babies who were born without teeth and need the extra calories. It also has more easily digestible protein and carbohydrates, which are vital for those with pancreatic enzyme deficiencies or other digestive disorders. Here are 4 reasons why organic formula is a great choice for your baby.
- Organic baby formula is a great choice for babies with allergies or intolerance
Babies with milk protein allergies, multiple food allergies, lactose intolerance and other digestive disorders require a formula that is hypoallergenic and easy to digest. Organic formula uses whole protein (rather than single-sourced or freeze dried) that is easier on their delicate digestive systems. Plus, organic infant formulas are naturally lactose-reduced so there’s no need to worry about any added lactose coming from the milk solids used in most conventional formulas. Organic baby formulas are also made without corn syrup solids and without trans fat.
- Organic formula helps provide nutrition when mom is unable to nurse
For babies who were born at a low birth weight, conventional formula might be more appropriate, but for babies who are born larger or full term then need extra calories and nutrients, organic formula can fill that gap. Moms who have mastitis, are unable to express milk or just want to give their baby something more nutrient-dense than breast milk can rely on organic baby formula for the extra support without having to resort to the high-calorie and potentially unhealthy option of adding purees. Encouraging breastfeeding can be tricky – eight out of ten moms stop breastfeeding by three months – making it a major medical issue in the developed world (according to The World Health Organisation).
- Organic formula may assist with digestion of nutrients
For babies who have difficulty digesting protein, organic formula can provide the carbohydrates and proteins in a form that is easier to digest for those babies whose bodies are dealing with pancreatic enzyme deficiencies or other digestive disorders. In addition, organic baby formula is also easily digestible for infants with allergies. Moreover, because organic baby formula uses whole proteins instead of single sourced or freeze dried proteins (like conventional formulas), this formula is gentler on an infant’s tummy. In fact, 86% of moms say it works well for their babies!
- Organic formulas are better than synthetic formulas
Conventional formulas use artificial colouring agents to simulate the colour of the mother’s milk. This unnecessary colouring is produced in a lab by adding chemicals to the solution – which raises plenty of both ethical and environmental issues: dangerous chemicals could be added when the solution is manufactured, and these synthetic dyes are not produced sustainably (meaning they take millions of years to break down into harmless minerals). Synthetic dyes also can lead to hyperactivity in children.
For babies who were born at a low birth weight, conventional formula or baby probiotics might be more appropriate, but for babies who are born larger or full term then need extra calories and nutrients, organic formula can fill that gap.