Q: What is the difference between the European formulas and the US formulas?
A: The difference is that the European organic certifications are far superior and stricter than US organic certification (USDA). The European formulas contain only organic raw ingredients, with no corn syrup, GMO, preservatives or additives.
Q: How do I prepare the formula?
A: The preparation instructions can be found on the individual product page and each order has an insert included in the package that has general information, instructions, and feeding charts.
Q: What is the difference between each stage?
A: The difference between each stage is that each stage is tailored to meet the nutritional requirements for the baby's relative age. Additional information can be provided for specific formulas and stages upon request.
Q: When do I transition my baby onto the next stage?
A: Transitioning your baby onto the next stage is recommend once they have approached the end mark of the current stage. (i.g: Holle cow milk formula stage 1 is intended for babies from birth to 6 months. Once your baby turns 6 months you can begin to transition them onto stage 2). The follow-on stages are formulated to meet your baby's expanding diet and contains the nutrients they need.
Q: I’d like to switch the formula I am currently giving my baby to a formula that you sell on your website. Is there any specific way that I have to transition between formulas and if so, how do I do that?
A: Yes, transitioning babies onto a different formula should be done gradually. By gradually weaning them onto a different formula or stage it allows their digestive system to adjust to the different composition of formula they are receiving. Should you need weaning instructions, please feel free to contact us and we would be more than happy to provide weaning instructions.
Q: When is an appropriate age to introduce cereals to a baby?
A: The recommended age to introduce cereal is at 4 months old. It is recommended to begin with a single-grain cereal because it is easier for a baby's system to digest. Most parents begin by introducing either oatmeal or rice but oatmeal is considered to be more nutrient-dense.
Q: If my LO has allergies, what formula would you recommend?
A: If your LO has been diagnosed with allergies we would recommend either HiPP Hypoallergenic (HA) formula or Holle goat milk formula.
HiPP HA formulas contain hydrolyzed proteins that make the molecules less foreign to a baby's digestive system and easier for them to digest. Holle goat milk formula is suitable for babies that are either allergic to cow milk or have difficulties digesting cow milk protein. We recommend consulting with their pediatrician first.