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Healthier Alternatives To Similac

America is one of the very few places in the world where people chose to intoxicate their bodies with the support of their government.  Around 3pm everyday, the kids are out of school and in the grocery store getting their after school snacks. As they pile up their snicker bars, coke bottles & giant cans of red bull, then head off home to watch TV for the rest of the night.

It is proven that formulas made with sugars create a sugar addiction for children.  Being that sugar is 8 times more addictive then cocaine, you start to wonder, how could the FDA approve these formulas as safe for babies? Beyond the sugar, the United States has unknowingly become Monsanto’s Guniea pig for GMO testing.  Babies & kids receive the brunt of this testing as the majority of formulas sold here do contain GMO’s.  And last but not least, there are so many other ingredients that frighten me personally, I couldn’t even imagine even giving my child a taste.  Even though formula is regulated by the FDA, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found last year that a thyroid-affecting chemical used in rocket fuel contaminates 15 brands of powdered infant formula, including two that accounted for 87 percent of market share in 2000. The CDC study omits the names of the top offenders, but a little sleuthing reveals that they are referring to Similac and Enfamil, produced by Ross (now Abbott Nutrition) and Mead Johnson Nutrition respectively.

Similac & Enfamil are the top brands of formula’s sold today.  They are recommended most by doctors, sold in massive containers in Costco & given out readily in hospitals.  These two top brands, market their formulas as the best and spend millions doing it.  Hospitals & doctors are given incentives to sell these formulas & promote them; of course parents trust in their health care professionals, so who could believe this isn’t the best?

Using these formulas and looking for a better alternative?

Sensitive Formulas:

Allimentum is one of the most popular American brands (made by Similac).

Ingredients: Corn Maltodextrin (35%), Casein Hydrolysate [Derived from Milk] (18%), Sugar (15%), High Oleic Safflower Oil (10%), Medium-Chain Triglycerides (10%), Soy Oil (8%)

YUCK!!  Try…..

Hipp Hypoallergenic

Ingredients: Lactose, organic vegetable oils (palm oil**, rapeseed oil, sunflower oil), whey protein hydrolysate, starch, prebiotic fibers

If your baby is lactose intolerant.. we suggest:

Hipp Comfort

Hipp Comfort does contain SOME lactose but the amounts are very little & your infant may find relief

Ingredients: Vegetable oils with beta palmitate 1  ( Palm kernel oil, palm oil , rapeseed oil, Sunflower oil) , maltodextrin , lactose, whey protein hydrolyzate , starch , galactooligosaccharides from lactose, calcium orthophosphate , Emulsifier : citric acid esters of mono- Diglycerides of fatty acids


Overall Best Formula:

Essentially, Lebenswert 1 & Holle PRE are basically the same formula.  Holle PRE takes it one step further & certifies the formula “demeter” quality which is the highest level of organic certification on the planet (a very hard certification to achieve).

Lebenswert Ingredients: Skim milk*, whey powder* demineralised partly, vegetable oils* (palm oil, rapeseed oil, sunflower oil), lactose*, skimmed milk powder*


Holle PRE Ingredients: Skimmed milk * ¹, whey product * (partly demineralized whey powder), vegetable oils * (palm oil *, rapeseed oil *, sunflower oil *), lactose *, cream powder 10%

¹ 100 g of infant milk powder are made from 126 ml of skimmed milk
* = Ingredients from organic farming
** = Biodynamic ingredients


Invest in your babies health… Similac is NOT a huge savings

It’s a common misconception that organic formula is more expensive then popular Similac & Enfamil brands.  The fact is, you’d only be paying around 1-2 cents per gram more to give your baby the best formulas on earth.  Start your baby off right, give her a GMO free beginnings & don’t get her hooked on sugar before her first tooth erupts. Choosing a quality formula is the most important health decision you’ll ever make.

Cost Per Gram (cents)
Holle Stage 1 0.06 VS. Similac Advance 0.04
Hipp Stage 1 0.05 VS. Enfamil Infant 0.05
Hipp Hypoallergenic 0.07 VS. Similac Alimentum 0.06
Hipp Comfort 0.07 VS. Similac Total Comfort 0.05


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