I’ve been very fortunate that breastfeeding has gone very well this time around. With my first, I gave some formula in the hospital while I was recovering from a c-section. With my second I felt more prepared and so far there is no need to supplement. Regardless of how successful I have been with breastfeeding, I still have a container of formula on hand “just in case” even though I try to keep a good supply of breastmilk in the freezer. I know a lot of breastfeeding moms don’t like the idea of giving formula at all but I am not entirely opposed to it if it is necessary.
I’ve read tons of labels of formula before choosing the one I thought was best for my baby. There is one ingredient many of the larger companies have in common: corn syrup. This is usually as the first ingredient which means that the formula is mainly made up of sugar. A few of the other companies have whey as the first ingredient which means that the milk is mainly made up of milk proteins. Which would you rather have as a main ingredient?
While formula is NOT breastmilk, Earth’s Best has created their formula to contain all the good stuff you find in breast milk including protein, carbs, vitamins, mineral, and essential fatty acids- DHA & ARA. Their formula contains whey as a primary source of protein and does not contain corn syrup. You can feel safe knowing that there are no growth hormones, antibiotics, steroids or potentially harmful pesticides or herbicides and their formula is certified organic. What more could you ask for, you know, if it can’t be breastmilk?
I have a can of Earth’s Best formula at home just in case my baby needs formula for whatever reason. Hopefully we won’t have to use it, but if we do, I can feel good that I made a great decision about which formula she would use. Check out Choosing the Right Infant formula.
Disclosure: I am currently a member of the “Earth’s Best Bloggers” program and this post is part of my involvement in the group. While Earth’s Best provides me with material and necessary resources to serve as content for blog posts, all statements and sentiment are my own