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What do the different stages mean?Pre Stage Formulas These special pre formulas are particularly designed to be used in newborn, or premature infants. Pre formulas are often used when supplementation is necessary for a breastfeeding mother. If a baby is unable to be breastfed for any reason, pre formulas are a gentile way to start your newborn baby on formula. HiPP pre formulas have probiotics to help with gut health. They are also lighter and easier to digest. They don’t contain starches or maltodextrin, as newborn infants don’t have the same calorie demand that older babies have. Pre formulas are recommended for babies from newborn to 3 months of age. Stage 1 Formulas Stage 1 formulas are general formulas that can be used from age newborn all the way up to a year, if necessary. They are the best starting point if you are weaning a breastfed baby to formula, as stage 1 formulas are gentle, and as close in composition to breastmilk as possible. HiPP, and Lebenswert Stage 1 formulas do not contain any starches or maltodextrin, which may be beneficial to more sensitive babies. However, if your baby seems to be extra hungry or needs more calories, a formula with starch is necessary. Stage 2 Formulas Stage 2 formulas are meant for babies who are 6 months and older. Though you can keep your baby on stage 1 formulas as long as you like, stage 2 formulas are more satisfying for a hungry baby. Stage 2 formulas are helpful if your baby is waking up hungry in the night or not taking very many solid foods during the day. Some stage 2 formulas also have the benefit of more iron, to help support your baby’s blood supply as he grows. Stage 2 formulas can be used for as long as desired. Stage 3 Formulas Stage 3 formulas are meant for babies who are 10 months and older. As with stage 2 formulas, Stage 3 formula is used when babies are no longer satisfied with their regular formula. Stage 3 formulas can also be used as long as desired.
European vs North American Organic Formula, which is better?"Europe has higher standards for organic products than North America does. The European Union (E.U.) has banned the use of fluorides, fake sugars, and harmful chemicals in baby formula and has very strict requirements for organic labeling. None of the European formulas we carry contain artificial preservatives, synthetic flavors, GMOs, or synthetic colors. The EU farming practices are just better from an infant standpoint. The governing body of European formula regulation is the European Commission (equivalent to the FDA in the US). They require that there be no detectable levels of pesticide residuesin any infant formula. This means that all European formulas are organic and then some! Most of the formulas are made from milk cows living on a Demeter farm.
Are these formulas certified in North America?Our European formulas are certified organic by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The EFSA has much higher standards than the USDA does, and prohibits many of the ingredients still allowed by the USDA organic certification process. Our European Formulas are not certified by Health Canada or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Are there English preparation guides?Every product listing on our website has a link to preparations in English. You can also find a link to the preparation guides in the quick links!
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