About Baby & Junior Formula
Providing adequate nutrition for infants and babies can come in all shapes and sizes. Many parents will opt out of breastfeeding for a number of reasons like:
- Pain and discomfort - Some mothers experience pain and discomfort when breastfeeding, which can make it difficult to continue.
- Engorgement - or the feeling of fullness and heaviness in the breasts, can occur when a mother is not able to empty her breasts frequently enough. This can be painful and can make it difficult to latch on the baby.
- Milk supply - A mother may not produce enough milk to meet her baby's needs. This can be due to a variety of factors, such as stress, illness, or certain medications.
- Nipple confusion - can occur when a baby is introduced to a bottle or pacifier before they are able to latch on correctly to the breast. This can make it difficult for the baby to transition back to breastfeeding.
For those that are not choosing to or are unable to breastfeed, baby formula is important because it is a nutritious food for infants, which helps them to grow and develop properly. Baby formula can help to:
- Provide the necessary nutrients for a baby’s growth and development.
- Prevent some health problems, such as allergies.
- Make sure that a baby gets enough calories and protein.
- Keep a baby’s digestive system healthy.
- Bond a baby and his or her parents.
To help you meet your baby's nutritional needs, we offer formulas that come in pouches, cartons, or powders. Some popular types of baby formula are:
- Organic - Formulas that are made from real, blended food. Ideal for those who want to avoid processed foods.
- Sensitive tummies - Designed for mild intolerance symptoms such as fussiness and gas due to lactose sensitivity.
- Plant-based - Soy protein formulas tailored to be naturally easy on your baby's tummy
- Hypoallergenic formulas - Developed with prebiotics and probiotics for infants with food-allergies.
- Ready-to-use formulas - No mixing required. Ideal for on the go!
How to Choose Baby Formula:
Regarding choosing a formula, we understand that different babies have different formula needs. Some tips on choosing baby formula include considering the type of formula (cow's milk-based, soy-based, etc.), the baby's age and health needs, and any potential allergies. It is also important to read the labels on formulas to compare nutrition content and choose a product that is within your budget.
Still need assistance? We are happy to help. Our Caregiving Specialists are available 24/7 at 855-855-1666!
What formula closest to breastmilk is available? There is no formula that is exactly like breastmilk, but there are formulas that are designed to be as close to breastmilk as possible. These formulas typically have a higher protein and fat content than regular formulas, and they may also contain added nutrients like DHA and ARA that are found in breastmilk.
Why is baby formula so important?
Baby formula is important because it is a nutritious food for infants, which helps them to grow and develop properly.
Does Similac Sensitive help with gas?
Yes. It’s complete nutrition for fussiness, gas, or mild spit-up.
Is there formula for toddlers?
Yes. We carry brands such as Enfamil, which offer hypoallergenic infant formula powder with iron that is designed for the ever-changing needs of older infants & toddlers (ages 9 to 36 months). This formula provides the nutrition your growing baby needs for healthy development, while helping to provide relief from colic due to cow’s milk allergy.
Can my child drink PediaSure if they’re lactose intolerant?
PediaSure is suitable for kids with lactose intolerance, but does contain milk protein and should be avoided for children with cow’s milk allergies.
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