Enfamil, the cow-based milk formula for infants, can cause significant harm to their intestines and can even cause lethal diseases like necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), which can damage the child’s development.
To avoid using potentially harmful products such as Enfamil, we recommend products that will help, not hinder, your infant’s health. We’ve looked into a few alternatives you can try.
Similac Advance Infant Formula With Iron
Similac Advance is milk-based iron-fortified infant formula. It contains a proprietary blend of substances that aid in developing a baby’s brain and eyes. The non-palm olein oil combination promotes good calcium absorption. This is essential for strong bones.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Similac Advance Infant Formula With Iron
Similac was the first commercial infant formula brand free of artificial growth hormones, and it is still the most popular among parents. Similac supports brain and eye development and produces strong bones.
However, Similac is genetically modified. Exposing a baby to GMOs may not produce the best results. We do not know the long-term impacts of GMOs on the human body.
Earth’s Best Organic Infant Formula
One of the best alternatives to Enfamil is the Earth’s Best Organic infant formula. This baby formula simply contains lactose and additional macrobiotics, which you will not find in other baby formula brands. There are no low-cost synthetic sweeteners in it.
The formula includes ARA and DHA and high-quality proteins, carbs, minerals, vitamins, and essential fatty acids, including Omega-6 ARA and Omega-3 DHA. These chemicals can easily break down any food and milk the child digests. You do not have to worry about the digestive system of the infant.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Earth’s Best Organic Formula
There has not been any trace of harmful chemicals used to produce the formula, and it is relatively cheaper than Enfamil baby formula. Earth’s Best Organic retails for around $23.72 for a 23 oz can. The formula provides essential nutrients such as lactose which are helpful to the development of your baby.
However, it is difficult to find in most shops, which may be problematic for parents who like it. Consequently, you are limited to shopping at the stores where it is available. Additionally, this formula has a strong odor, which may be a problem for picky babies or those sensitive to smell. It then becomes difficult to feed the baby because of the discomfort.
Gerber Good Start Gentle Powder Infant Formula
Gerber Good Start Gentle Powder is the best alternative for babies with sensitive stomachs. The formula also protects infants from potentially dangerous substances. To speed up the breakdown of protein, it contains ARA/DHA, prebiotics, probiotics, and antioxidants. It does not have a strong odor like Earth’s Best Organic infant formula.
Whey protein is the hydrolyzed protein that will help your baby’s digestion. Lactose is not the only sweetener in this baby formula; it includes 30 percent maltodextrin. The formula resembles breast milk in terms of density and texture.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Gerber Good Start Gentle Powder Infant Formula
This formula does not cause constipation, gas, nausea, or vomiting and it is a non-GMO formula that closely resembles breast milk. However, the formula is relatively expensive compared to other procedures. Such a high price can discourage some parents from looking for an economical product.
Also, this formula contains harmful ingredients such as palm oil and soy oil. Palm oil can reduce calcium absorption and cause low bone density.
Gerber Good Start Soy Infant Formula
Gerber Good Start Soy formula is a helpful alternative for babies who are protein sensitive. Soy formulas might be an excellent Enfamil substitute if your infant has lactose intolerance or a milk protein allergy. Gerber hydrolyzes the soy protein, making digestion much more manageable.
It is also one of the few soy-based infant formulas on the market with non-GMO components and only a few mild sugars. Corn maltodextrin and a small amount of sucrose are the principal sweeteners. It has a milder flavor than other soy-based infant formulas. Digestive comfort and adequate nutrition help avoid fussiness and gas caused by milk or lactose intolerance.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Gerber Good Start Soy Infant Formula
This formula supports brain and eye development by containing expert recommended ingredients such as DHA. It is a milk and lactose-free baby formula.
However, the formula will not suit your baby if they have soy allergies. Soy products usually have an unpleasant smell which may discourage your baby from consuming their food.
Kirkland Signature Non-GMO Baby Formula with Iron
The Kirkland Signature non-GMO baby formula with iron is another gentle formula formulated for infants with special digestive needs. Organic lactose is the only sweetener in the baby formula. Kirkland Signature baby formula has equally prevalent ingredients in Gerber Good Start Gentle Powder infant formula.
Bloating, gas, and fussiness are all reduced by the infant formula with similar calorie density and consistency as breast milk. This infant formula contains an outstanding blend of necessary nutrients, particularly iron, which aids in the growth and development of babies.
Pros of Kirkland Signature Non-GMO Baby Formula with Iron
- Kirkland’s signature makes these formulas for infants with special needs; they know how procedures can affect a baby’s digestive tracts. In this way, they help protect any sensitive stomachs.
- This formula is rich in iron. Iron aids in transporting oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. It also helps with the storage and utilization of oxygen by muscles.
Cons of Kirkland Signature Non-GMO Baby Formula with Iron
- Not suitable for babies with lactose intolerance.
- The mixture can be too foamy at times, introducing air bubbles into your baby’s belly, causing unwanted discomfort and gas.
Dolman Law Group Supports Your Choice
Call us today to understand more about how your children can benefit from Enfamil alternatives. We offer free consultations on how to provide nutrition for your child while avoiding Enfamil products. You could also secure compensation from a baby formula lawsuit if your child suffered due to Enfamil formula.