European Organic Formulas are produced without using any toxic substances. The ingredients are safe and natural, nutritious and whole. No pesticides, no chemical fertilizer, no GMO's, no added sugar!

 

Comparison Chart

 

Holle CowFromEU Certified OrganicSuitable for VegeteriansDemeter CertifiedBioland CertifiedPrebiotics & Probiotics (GOS)WheyStarchLactoseMaltodextrinSoyOmega-3, ALA, Vegetable OilOmega-3, DHA, Fish OilOmega-6
Holle Stage PRE birth
Holle Stage 1 birth
Holle Stage 2 7 month
Holle Stage 3 10 month
Holle Stage 4 12 month
                             
Holle GoatFromEU Certified OrganicSuitable for VegeteriansDemeter CertifiedBioland CertifiedPrebiotics & Probiotics (GOS)WheyStarchLactoseMaltodextrinSoyOmega-3, ALA, Vegetable OilOmega-3, DHA, Fish OilOmega-6
Holle Goat Stage 1 birth
Holle Goat Stage 2 7 month
Holle Goat Stage 3 10 month
                             
Lebenswert bioFromEU Certified OrganicSuitable for VegeteriansDemeter CertifiedBioland CertifiedPrebiotics & Probiotics (GOS)WheyStarchLactoseMaltodextrinSoyOmega-3, ALA, Vegetable OilOmega-3, DHA, Fish OilOmega-6
Lebenswert Stage 1 birth
Lebenswert Stage 2 7 month
Lebenswert Stage 3 10 month
                             
HiPP CombioticFromEU Certified OrganicSuitable for VegeteriansDemeter CertifiedBioland CertifiedPrebiotics & Probiotics (GOS)WheyStarchLactoseMaltodextrinSoyOmega-3, ALA, Vegetable OilOmega-3, DHA, Fish OilOmega-6
HiPP Combiotic PRE birth
HiPP Combiotic Stage 1 birth
HiPP Combiotic Stage 2 7 month
HiPP Combiotic Stage 3 10 month
                             
HiPP HypoallergenicFromEU Certified OrganicSuitable for VegeteriansDemeter CertifiedBioland CertifiedPrebiotics & Probiotics (GOS)WheyStarchLactoseMaltodextrinSoyOmega-3, ALA, Vegetable OilOmega-3, DHA, Fish OilOmega-6
HiPP HA PRE birth
HiPP HA Stage 1 birth
HiPP HA Stage 2 7 month
                             

 

 

Ingredients Overview 

 


Prebiotics & Probiotics (GOS)

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) belong to the group of prebiotics. Prebiotics are defined as non-digestible food ingredients that helps to cultivate healthy bowel flora, particularly bifidobacteria.

These good bacteria are some of the first microbes to take up residence in the sterile gastro-intestinal (GI) tract of newborns and they dominate the intestines in breastfed babies. 


Whey

Whey is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained. Because whey contains lactose, it should be avoided by babies who are lactose intolerant. Whey proteins consist of α-lactalbumin, β-lactoglobulin, serum albumin, immunoglobulins, and proteose-peptones. Dried whey contains 65-75% lactose and approx 11%  protein.  


Lactose

Lactose is the main carbohydrate (sugar) found in breastmilk. Cow milk has a much lower amount of lactose. In order to approximate breastmilk, the sweetener of choice for baby formulas is lactose. Some babies have trouble digesting lactose in their newborn tummies, this is known as a lactose intolerance. 


Maltodextrin

Maltodextrin is a plant-based sweetener. The primary characteristics of maltodextrin is its high solubility, easy and rapid digestibility (high glycemic index), and low sweetness. This characteristics work well in baby formula.

High solubility means that the powdered formula will dissolve quickly and smoothly which makes the formula easier for a baby to drink.  


Starch

Starch is a type of complex carbohydrate and is a major source of energy for children and adults alike. It is an odorless tasteless white substance occurring widely in plant tissue and obtained chiefly from cereals and potatoes.

Starch is a carbohydrate and tends to fill a baby’s growing tummy up more which is why a few formula brands have the addition of starch at the 6+ months stage. It is an important constituent of the human diet. 


Palm Oil (from organic farming)

Palm oil is a fat that is high in palmitic acid as well as a source of oleic acid. Human breast milk contains palmitic acid, or hexadecanoic acid, the most common saturated fatty acid found in animals, plants and microorganisms. Many formulas contain palm oil to try to replicate this nutrient. 

Palm oil is one of few vegetable oils that’s naturally rich in saturated fat. Most other vegetable oils are rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. By combining palm oil with rapeseed oil and sunflower oil, the mixture provides a good fatty acid profile that meets nutritional requirements for infants. 


Omega-3 (DHA & ALA OIL)

DHA and ALA are omega-3 fatty acids. DHA fatty acids include fish oils, egg oil, squid oils, and krill oil. ALA fatty acid include walnut, edible seeds, clary sage seed oil, algal oil, flaxseed oil, and hemp oil. DHA is a component of brain and eye tissue development.

But the DHA and ALA added to most brands of infant formula is not identical in structure to the fatty acids found in breastmilk. There have been no studies that have found a benefit to adding DHA to formula. Several published studies all conclude that adding DHA and ALA “had no proven benefit regarding vision, cognition, or physical growth.” 

Both breast milk and Organic formulas contain essential fatty oils for brain health. 


Omega-6

Omega-6 fatty acids are essential fatty acids. Most omega-6 fatty acids come from vegetable oils, such as linoleic acid (LA). Linoleic acid is converted to gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) in the body. It can then break down further to arachidonic acid (AA).

Omega-6 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, help maintain bone health and regulate metabolism.


Soy

Soy Lecithin is a byproduct of soybean oil and most commonly used as a food emulsifier to keep water and fats from separating. 

For the first 6 month’s of a baby’s life, you should try to avoid soy whenever possible. Not only is soy considered a top allergen but it is also a source of phytoestrogens which may have the potential to disrupt baby’s hormonal system. 


    

 

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