photo from Earth's Best
If you're looking for organic baby formula,* Jenn Savedge, the author of the forthcoming The Everything Green Baby Book, says "There are a number of organic baby formulas that offer excellent nutrition for babies without exposure to all of the nasty toxins and chemicals that are found in conventional varieties. Each variety provides 100 percent of the recommended essential nutrients for infants throughout their first year of life."
Here are a few she recommends on her blog:
Earth's Best, $29.99 for 25.75 ounces, uses organic lactose from cows, so if you are concerned about your baby having problems with lactose intolerance, this formula might not be the best option.
Baby's Only from Nature's One, $9.92 for a 12.7 ounces, comes in both dairy and soy organic formulas. Baby's Only uses brown rice syrup, a higher quality and more complex carbohydrate, when compared to lactose. It's also less likely to cause an blood sugar spikes or problems with food allergies. Read reviews of Baby's Only organic formula here.
Similac Organic, $15.99 for 12.9 ounces, is the only major brand of organic baby formula that contains cane sugar (the other brands use organic lactose as the added sugar). Read reviews of Similac Organic here.
Parents Choice Formula, $15 for 25.75 ounces, is slightly less nutritious when compared to the other three organic formulas. It's available at Wal-Mart stores throughout the United States.
Read reviews of Parents Choice Organic Formula here.
*Yes, we have all heard that "breast is best." Jenn says: "I'm a major advocate for breastfeeding. And I really do believe that it is a wonderful, easy, healthy, natural and inexpensive way to feed a baby. But I have also known hordes of woman—good, strong, dedicated, caring mothers—who had so many problems breastfeeding that it was starting to impede their ability to bond with their babies."
Have you tried organic baby formula? What brand do you like?