Formula for Success?
Today's baby formula choices present consumers with such an assortment of products that it can be confusing and frustrating deciding what to buy. Besides brand choice and powdered vs. liquid concentrate vs. ready-to-serve, parents must also decide whether iron, low-iron, lactose-free, soy-based, DHA- and ARA-fortified formulas are best for their baby.
The first step to understanding your baby's needs is to consult with your child's pediatrician. Most babies will thrive on cow's milk formula, but some who are sensitive to lactose may do better on soy-based formulas. When babies show serious trouble digesting both cow's milk and soy formulas, special hypoallergenic formulas may be recommended. Your baby's health care professional is the most qualified person to contact before deciding what's right for your baby.