THE BIG COMPANIES THAT MAKE BABY FORMULAS IN THE US ARE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES.
They start from the premise that added ingredients are better than nature. Following are some of the additives that are included in American standard baby formulas.
- Corn syrup
- Corn syrup solids
- Guar gum
American standard baby formulas do not contain any organic ingredients, which means these formulas are loaded with pesticides and GMOs, which have not been proven to be safe for human consumption. The first ingredient in this formula is corn syrup. In other words, highly processed genetically modified sugar. Similac and other "standard" formulas have enabled babies to be addicted to sugar from day one.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION SETS EXACTING STANDARDS FOR ORGANIC BABY FORMULA. THEY ARE FAR STRICTER THAN US ORGANIC STANDARDS
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t regulate organic certification. While they might offer some guidance regarding what organic should be, they don’t test or approve anything. This means private companies do these certifications. A private company certifies that their customers' products are organic. There’s a bit of conflict of interest there.
In Europe, the European Commission certifies organic foods, including formula. There are strict standards for what can and can’t be called organic. This guarantees that what’s labeled “organic” in Europe actually meets those standards.
The European organic formulas, like HiPP, Holle, Lebenswert and Loulouka, start from the idea that nature is great. We just need to make non-human milk (cow or goat) more like humans to make it perfect for babies.
When it comes to baby formula, less is more. The Europeans use nature to make the best formula in the world. Any comparison of ingredients will make this self-evident.
Are you still feeling a little unsure? A parent's formula-feeding journey is so personal, unique, and can be challenging. We at OBF24 are proud to have a team that can help guide you along the way. We typically answer your email within a couple of hours. Get in touch