This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page.UPDATED February 2019I wrote this guide on how to choose organic baby formula for the first time in 2012. Overall, things have moved in a positive direction on the formula front. Here are two ways the industry seems to be changing for the better: 1) Many companies have ditched corn sugars in favor of lactose.
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All bottle-feeding moms want the best non-toxic baby bottles for their babies, whether the bottles are is filled with breastmilk or formula or even water. Here's how to make sure you're using truly non-toxic baby bottles. 1. Avoid Plastic Baby Bottles (including “BPA-free” ones!) Plastic bottles are tempting--they are inexpensive, readily available, lightweight, and hard to break. But plastic
Below is an email I recently sent to a private client of mine. Since the number one question I receive is "What is the safest infant formula?," I thought some of you might be interested in my analysis of the two safest brands of baby formula, HiPP vs. Holle (both from Europe). Note that whichever formula you choose, you should always use a water filter to remove chlorine (carcinogenic) and
First, read my affiliate disclosure.As a breastfeed-until-they're-in-braces type, I never thought I would spend so much time writing about formula! (Here's our Safe Formula Guide, here's where I review Honest Company Formula, here's where I take two European formulas head to head, and here is where I vetted an online retailer of European formulas.) But I try to research the topics and products
First, read my affiliate disclosure.As you may have seen in our updated Safe Infant Formula Guide, I recently recommended Lebenswert as the healthiest infant formula on the market. Unfortunately, it's become harder and harder for American parents to find European formulas as they are no longer available on Amazon.Some parents have resorted to buying European formula on eBay, but many of
As soon as The Honest Company’s infant formula hit the market, we were flooded with emails asking, “Is this the Good Stuff?” After putting the Honest formula through our research and review process, our answer is…sort of.Essentially, Honest’s formula is the same as the rest of the Jessica Alba product line: definitely well-intentioned, definitely better than most conventional stuff, not quite
You know how we feel about breastfeeding here at Gimme the Good Stuff. Our president, Maia James, breastfeeds her kids until they are pushing three. She has written about why she thinks the benefits of breastfeeding have not been overstated, despite headlines to that effect last year. And whenever we talk about the best formulas out there, it's always with the caveat that no formula comes close to