With endless options of baby formula, here are some tips to help new parents get started. When you first decide it’s time to feed formula to your baby, the variety of choices is mind boggling. Basically, there are really three forms that baby formula comes in – ready-to-use, concentrates, or powders.
Ready-to-use baby formulas are often the most expensive and convenient. As the name implies, they can be poured straight into the baby’s bottle. Unfortunately, ready-to-use doesn’t always mean closest to breast milk. As convenient as they are, ready-to-use formula may not have the natural ingredients you want your child to have.
Concentrates are usually pricier than powders and are then diluted with water before pouring into a bottle.
Powders are usually mixed with water in a ratio of one scoop to two ounces of water.
Within those three basic formula types, there are endless options. All baby formulas are required to meet strict FDA guidelines for nutrition and safety. Sammy’s Milk formula has always met Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards in both nutrition and testing protocols. We work hard to make sure our formula contains both healthy and nutritious natural ingredients for your child.
Better Nutrition’s In The Baby Formula Blend
Pediatrician recommended Sammy’s Milk formula comes in powder form and its main ingredient is whole goat milk. Goat milk is easier to digest than cow milk. It has less lactose than cow’s milk, and has casein proteins that resemble human proteins better. There’s more. Goat milk has 13% more calcium, 47% more vitamin A and 134% more than the potassium level in cow milk. There is also more niacin, copper and selenium. All of this is great, but your child needs more so we added other ingredients for a healthy nutritional balance in Sammy’s Milk.
Wild Caught Fish Oil in Sammy’s Milk Baby Formula
For brain, eyes, immune system, heart, skin, nervous system and other development we included wild caught fish oil. Our fish oil contains essential fatty acids, especially DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Though fish oil isn’t believed to contribute to prenatal development, once born, babies absolutely need this fatty acid for optimal development.
Avocado and Methylated Vitamins Too
Another impressive food we recently added is avocado. It’s chock full of antioxidants, oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acid) & lutein (carotenoid found in our eye’s). Avocado oil also contains: Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, B6, E, A, B1, B2, B3 & Fiber.
Sammy’s Milk formula still continues to include methylated vitamins for our MTHFR families and for bio-availability. For the digestive health of your child, we will NEVER add soy, corn, synthetic iron, or any other allergen That’s because at Sammy’s Milk, we remain committed to you and your family’s well-being.
Why We Added Molasses
Molasses brings minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, iron, copper, chromium, phosphorous, cobalt, sodium to the mix. It also contains nutrients such as Niacin, Vitamin B6, Thiamine, Riboflavin etc. and has carbohydrates for energy.
Making up Baby Formula Bottles
Wash your hands thoroughly before handling sterilized bottle and nipples. Note: Until 12 months, all bottles and nipples should be sterilized. Follow the formula instructions carefully when you mix it. Bottle feeding is a chance to bond with your baby. By keeping feedings to you, your partner and main caregiver, you can help your child grow more secure.
Make sure you are sitting comfortably before you begin the feeding. Look into their eyes and talk to your child as you feed him or her. Your voice is as important to your child as the sight of you, and your scent. Do not leave your baby to feed alone, as you could lose bonding time or worse, your child could choke!
All babies are different. Unless your pediatrician tells you otherwise, your baby will know how much they need at each feeding. Don’t rush them and let your baby tell you when they are done.
Don’t forget the burping. After baby is done drinking, hold them upright and gently rub or pat their back to help they burp up air in their tummy. If there is extra formula, throw it away after baby is done. Please reach out with any questions or comments. We love hearing from you!