Frequently Asked Questions

 

European organic infant formulas are considered high-quality products due to several factors:

  1. Stringent regulations: European organic infant formulas are subject to strict regulations and standards set by the European Union (EU). The EU's organic certification ensures that these products meet specific criteria, including organic farming practices, animal welfare, and restricted use of certain additives and chemicals.
  2. Organic farming practices: European organic infant formulas are typically produced using organic farming methods, which avoid the use of synthetic pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and synthetic fertilizers. Organic farming aims to minimize environmental impact and promote sustainability.
  3. No artificial preservatives and additives: Organic infant formulas in Europe often have a simpler ingredient list compared to conventional formulas. They generally do not contain artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors, which may be preferred by some parents who want to minimize their baby's exposure to unnecessary additives.
  4. Reduced pesticide residues: Organic farming practices can result in lower pesticide residues in the final product compared to conventionally produced formulas. This may be appealing to parents concerned about potential exposure to pesticides.
  5. Minimal use of antibiotics: European organic standards typically limit the use of antibiotics in livestock, which can result in lower levels of antibiotic residues in organic dairy products, including infant formula.
  6. GMO-free: European organic infant formulas are non-GMO, meaning they do not contain genetically modified ingredients. This can be an important consideration for parents who prefer to avoid GMOs in their baby's diet.
  7. Nutritional content: European organic infant formulas are required to meet specific nutritional standards to ensure they provide essential nutrients for a baby's growth and development. These formulas often contain essential vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that are important for a baby's health.

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Infant formula is designed to provide essential nutrients to babies who are not breastfed or who require supplementation to meet their nutritional needs. The different stages of infant formula are formulated to match the changing nutritional requirements of infants as they grow and develop.

The main reasons for having different stages of infant formula are as follows:

  1. Nutritional needs: As infants grow, their nutritional requirements change. Newborns have different nutrient needs than older infants, especially in terms of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. For example, newborns require higher levels of certain nutrients to support rapid growth and development during their early months.
  2. Digestive capacity: Infants' digestive systems are still developing, and their ability to process and absorb nutrients changes over time. Formulas in different stages are designed to be appropriate for the digestive capacity of each age group.
  3. Energy content: The energy requirements of infants vary as they age. Newborns have smaller stomach capacities and require more frequent feedings, whereas older infants need more calories per feed as they start to consume larger volumes of formula.
  4. Iron supplementation: Iron is an essential mineral for infants' growth and development. While breast milk contains adequate iron for newborns, most infant formulas require additional iron supplementation. The iron content in formulas may vary between stages based on the infant's age and iron requirements.
  5. Taste and texture: As infants transition to solid foods, their taste preferences and acceptance of different textures change. Formulas in later stages may have slightly different taste profiles and textures, helping infants to adapt to new food experiences.

Typically, infant formula is available in three stages:

  1. Stage 1: Suitable for newborns up to around 6 months of age. This formula is designed to mimic the nutrient composition of breast milk and is easily digestible.
  2. Stage 2: Intended for infants aged 6 to 12 months. It contains more calories per serving to meet the increased energy needs of older infants.
  3. Stage 3: For toddlers aged 12 months and older. This formula often contains a slightly different nutrient profile and may be fortified with additional vitamins and minerals to support a toddler's growth and development.

It is essential to follow the appropriate stage of formula for your baby's age to ensure they receive the right nutrients at each stage of their development. However, it is always best to consult with a pediatrician or healthcare professional to determine the most suitable formula for your baby's individual needs.

 

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Order cancellations are not guaranteed. If we receive an order cancellation request in time (prior to shipping), a full refund (minus 4% credit card processing fee) is applicable. Once the order has been shipped (in the courier's possession), cancellation is no longer possible.

 

 

 

 

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