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June 11, 2021 2 min to read

How to find the best baby formula to supplement or replace breast milk

Category : Food, Health

You just gave birth, and you are ready to lose all that baby fat, as well as make some healthy life changes in your diet to ensure those pounds melt away quickly. Perhaps you gave birth months ago and still haven’t fully recovered.

For many moms, thinking about getting back into shape after birth is a very important topic, because we want to be healthy for our children that we are now raising.

But what about making sure our children are being healthy too? If you are breastfeeding, you are able to offer the most amazing nutrition to your baby.

For many moms, breastfeeding is not an option for medical reasons, work-related reasons, etc. Other moms can breastfeed, but they need to supplement as well. So how do these moms look out for their baby’s health?

The solution seems simple, find the healthiest baby formula they can for nourishing their baby; unfortunately, the search for this healthy formula can be stressful. We are here to help you with just that!

Think about your baby’s needs

If you walk down the formula aisle at your local grocery store, you will notice there are a plethora of options.

You might notice that each brand has multiple versions based on the baby, like sensitive, gas, acid reflux, or lactose-free, etc.

There is no one-size-fits-all for baby formula, because babies are still developing their digestive systems and they do this all at different rates. Plus, our genetics make us have different sensitivities to foods as well.

As a parent, we can’t ask our baby how do you feel when you drink this bottle? We have to guess based on how they react, and then adjust from there.

The best thing a parent can do is give their baby the cleanest, healthiest formula to start with – as this usually eliminates many of the problems a baby’s digestive system encounters.

If you are already giving them the cleanest formula, this is when you have to consider alternative sensitive options such as those mentioned above. Bottom line: never start giving your baby sensitive options first.

Examine the Ingredients

As mentioned before, if you are trying to get healthy yourself, you know that the nutrition is key to your success.

The same principle applies to choosing baby formula. If you don’t know what the ingredients are in the formula, research them – just like you would do for yourself.

Something else to consider is that babies need to avoid certain ingredients that adults can easily process. Just because it is placed inside the baby formula and approved for sale on the shelves doesn’t mean that it is okay for your baby to consume…
 
Continue reading the article and learn more about baby formulas on Life Is An Episode website.
 
 

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