How to Choose The Best Baby Formula

by Madeleine Borgersen

Looking for the perfect formula to add to your child’s diet? With tins of formula lining the shelves, it can be an overwhelming experience trying to choose the right brand for your bub. A new addition however, has made things a lot easier.

How to Choose The Best Baby Formula

Munchkin’s new Grass Fed range of formula’s offers a nutrient rich milk with five times more CLA’s to boost baby’s immunity.

Munchkin, (the Apple of the baby product world, if you’re new to it!), have ventured out of their amazing range of well-designed baby toys and accessories to release their own Grass Fed formula to the Australian market.

When creating their newest product, Munchkin found the way to create the best formula was to find the best milk. Unlike regular grain fed cows, the 100% grass fed cows supplying Munchkin’s Grass Fed formula offer a more balanced ratio of Omega 3 and 6, as well as Vitamin A, Vitamin E, beta-carotene and up to five times more Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), to boost bub’s immunity.

With three levels of formula from newborn to 3 years, the 100% grass fed milk found in the Munchkin formula offers a nutrient-rich milk product for those that have moved on from breastfeeding.

As milk and milk products make up to 65% of the total formula ingredients, the quality of milk used makes all the difference.

How to Choose The Best Baby Formula

Munchkin’s Grass Fed formula comes in three stages and is free from nasties like GMO’s and added hormones.

To find out more about what we should be looking for when choosing a formula and what makes Munchkin’s Grass Fed stand out, we asked expert, Mandy Sacher, leading Paediatric Nutritionist and Wholesome Child founder.

What are the benefits that a grass-fed milk formula has over other milk-based formula alternatives?

100% grass fed milk contains up to five times the naturally occurring conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) to boost immunity and blood sugar regulation. CLA is a fat also found in breast milk and has various benefits for babies, including boosting the immune system, improved bone mass and controlling blood sugar levels. Grass fed milk further combines higher levels of vitamin A and E, increased antioxidants and a healthier ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.

Munchkin’s Grass Fed offers higher naturally occurring levels of Omega 3 than grain-fed based formulas. How important is Omega 3 for a child’s growth?

Research has shown that DHA, an Omega-3 fatty acid, is beneficial for a child’s visual health, cognitive development and offers anti-inflammatory benefits.

Why is it important to choose a formula like Munchkin Grass fed that contains plenty of probiotics?

One of the main benefits of breast milk is that it is saturated with beneficial bacteria, which influences the state of a baby’s health.  A healthy gut (microbiome) is the cornerstone of good health in young children.  A formula supplemented with probiotics, or prebiotics, can help maintain a healthy microbiome in formula fed babies who are not receiving breast milk.

Munchkin’s Grass Fed formula is available online for straight-to-your-door shipping from $30 – $35 per can or via Pharmacy Online, or at your closest SuperChem Discount Pharmacy,Optimal Pharmacy Plus or Zest Pharmacy.

Disclaimer: We all know breast is best when feeding your baby. For tips on continung to breast feed please visit the Australian Breastfeeding Association. This information is general in nature and shouldn’t be used without consulting your medical practitioner.

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