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"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on... A baby, whether it does anything to you, represents life... A baby is very modern. Yet it is also the oldest of the ancients." – Carl Sandburg
Is your baby already on formula, or are you still breast-feeding and considering moving from breast milk to infant formula? There is a wide variety of different brands available for you to purchase. How do you know which is the best brand for your baby? Should you feed normal formula or look at organic formula? After all, like any mom, you want the best for your child!
It is widely accepted that breast milk is the ideal source of nutrition for any new-born baby; however, not everyone can breast-feed their babies. If you cannot breast-feed your baby, no matter what the reasons are, the next best option is to feed your baby an infant formula.
What is infant formula?
Before we have a look at why it is beneficial to feed organic baby formula rather than the existing conventional formula, let’s have a look at the definition of infant formula:
“Infant formula is a manufactured food designed and marketed for feeding to babies and infants under 12 months of age, usually prepared for bottle-feeding or cup-feeding from powder (mixed with water) or liquid (with or without additional water). The U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act… defines infant formula as "a food which purports to be or is represented for special dietary use solely as a food for infants by reason of its simulation of human milk or its suitability as a complete or partial substitute for human milk".”
Organic baby formula is similar to conventional formula; however, it is made from certified organic ingredients rather than traditional ingredients. According to Aimee Molloy, the "biggest surprise was that in many of the [traditional] formulas, the main ingredient was not milk, but highly processed, refined sweeteners (often listed as organic glucose syrup solids)." Organic formulas, on the other hand, do not contain any synthetic ingredient. They are solely manufactured from organic ingredients.
The benefits of feeding organic formula versus traditional formula
Now that we have determined what infant formula is, let’s have a look at the benefits of feeding organic formula rather than orthodox formula:
No synthetic ingredients
Organic formula does not contain any artificial or synthetic ingredients; therefore, it is healthier for your baby that traditional formula is. Many kids develop an intolerance to unnatural ingredients, which, in turn, causes a broad range of gastrointestinal ailments.
Gentle and complete
Organic formula is designed to closely model breast milk without the use of any artificial ingredients, especially artificial sweeteners. Consequently, natural formula is often more digestible than traditional formula.
Certified organic ingredients
All of the ingredients that make up organic formula are non-GMO (genetically modified) as well as certified organic; thus, your baby will not ingest any chemicals that are harmful to his/her health and well-being. Final words
Once we have considered all of the benefits to feeding organic formula versus conventional formula, it is easy to conclude that the benefits of feeding organic formula far outweigh the benefits of feeding traditional formula.