HIPP, Holle and Loulouka are really the best European formulas. More and more American parents are buying it online from importers. They think it is healthier and better formulas for their babies than American. We can share many reasons why these products became so popular nowadays, but here are a few of the most important:
- European Formulas are like breastmilk
Many European Formulas contain whey, which make the formula taste close to breastmilk. European formulas contain less palm oil than American ones. In addition, few European formulas contain prebiotics and probiotics, which are in breastmilk.
- European Formulas are made from organic ingredients
The best European formulas such as HIPP, Loulouka, Holle are made with milk from biodynamic farms. That means that they are organic, free of pesticides. They use Demeter label on formulas.
- European Formulas Avoid certain ingredients
The European Commission regulates European formulas. It has strict standards for the ingredients in baby formulas. The EU does not allow using corn syrup, glucose, fructose, rice syrup, table sugar (sucrose) or carrageenan.The FDA regulates US formulas and they have some basic guidance for the ingredients that should be included in baby formula.
- European Formulas come in stages
In the US, “Infant Formula” means that this formula is made for infants from birth till 12 months. Europe separates all formulas at least in 2 stages, some 3 and even 4. Stage 1 is for babies from the birth to 6 months. And Stage 2 is for infants after solid foods (after 6 months). If you have chosen to try European Formula, you should know that it is very important to get the right stage for your baby.
If you’re using European formulas, we’d love to know which one, and how it’s working for your baby.