What If Your Baby Has a Risk of Allergies?
When you find that your little one's tummy is especially sensitive to all over-the-counter baby formulas, where do you turn? What about if your baby has a risk of allergies?
Recently, we have seen an invasion of European baby formula starting to take over many American homes. Are parents really finding nutrition that is better for sensitive babies?
European Farming Standards
American and European formulas are not created equally. The makers of European baby formula follow organic farming methods that are holistic and eco-friendly. This farming practice takes in account animal health and husbandry, as well as economic and social aspects of farming, from soil fertility to production.
European farming practices, known as biodynamic or demeter farming, is free of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, and GMO technology. European baby formulas are made from the milk of grass fed cows or goats. Grass-fed animals produce a much healthier fat content in their milk.
More Like Breast Milk
Baby formulas are intended to be a substitute or a supplement when mothers milk is not available, so a baby formula designed to be close to the real thing is ideal.
American baby formula misses the mark when it comes to nutrition and ingredients that are close to breast milk, especially when it comes to sugar. Lactose is the main carbohydrate in breast milk, but U.S. formulas use processed sweeteners such as corn syrup, maltodextrin, or sucrose because they are more cost efficient.
European baby formula does not contain any artificial ingredients, soy, or sugars. The main ingredient in European baby formula is 100% organic lactose.
European Formula for Your Sensitive Baby
The European baby formulas like those we found at My Organic Company include specialty formula types made for babies who have sensitivities or are at risk of allergies.
HiPP HA Combiotic Hypoallergenic is baby formula with milk proteins that are divided into small fragments (hydrolyzed) in order to reduce the allergenic properties, so your infant can tolerate them better. The milk comes from grass-fed cows, making this formula the closest to organic sensitive formula you can find.
Special fiber-based prebiotic made from lactose called Galactooligosaccharides and a probiotic from lactic acid bacteria culture work together to support an infant's digestion. Which is good news for your sensitive baby.
Better Nutrition Means Better Health
HiPP HA Combiotic organic baby formula is formulated with added vitamins A, C, and D to promote healthy immune function and bone health. Additionally, omega-3 and omega-6 (DHA & ARA), that mimic the same polyunsaturated fatty acids found in breastmilk, are blended to aid babies' brain, eye, and muscle development.
Similar to breast milk, HiPP HA 1 Combiotic baby formula makes it easy to digest which helps to improve your child’s immune system and may help to alleviate chronic problems such as colic, constipation, bloating, or gas. European certified HiPP HA is wholesome nutrition perfect for the sensitive or allergy prone baby.
Just remember, as your baby grows into a toddler, some of these allergies/sensitivities may fade away. In case they don’t, check out some of my allergy friendly recipes, like my gluten-free cauliflower and kale bites.