HiPP and Holle are the gold standard in organic formula worldwide and improve reflux, colic and gas for your little one. Germany and Holland’s organic and bioland laws are stricter than America’s so these formulas are so much healthier, and according to one mom, “literally the next best thing after the breast!” Order Here!
HiPP Formulas Explained (for the trickiest of babies, colic, reflux, gas, constipation; pre/pro biotics, no soy, no starch) : Hipp HA Combiotik is Hipp’s hypoallergenic formula. It is specially formulated to help sensitive babies and may also help desensitize them to cow milk. Though Hipp HA contains cow milk, it is broken down into tiny pieces designed not to irritate your baby’s stomach. These tiny protein pieces are less likely to be labeled as foreign by your baby’s body, and therefore less likely to cause an allergic reaction. Most babies who are sensitive to cow milk tolerate Hipp HA well. Hipp HA has several ingredients designed to nurture and comfort your baby’s stomach. Hipp HA contains galcatooligosaccarides or GOS. GOS are special prebiotic fibers, which are found in breastmilk and certain foods, including legumes. GOS promote healthy bowel function and serve as a food source for the beneficial bacteria that inhabit the gut. Many studies have shown that infants who receive a steady intake of GOS have healthier bowel movements and less instances of upset stomach. To add to the gut building benefits of GOS, Hipp HA Combiotik contains probiotics. There is some indication that a diet high in sugars, such as glucose and fructose can have a negative impact on gut flora. If your baby has previously been on formulas containing high amounts of these sugars, his/her gut flora might be compromised. Using a formula like Hipp HA Combiotik can restore gut balance and decrease sensitivities.
Holle Formulas Explained Holle baby milk formula can be used from birth onwards. Only premium quality Demeter certified milk is used to make the formulas. Foods which carry the Demeter label have been grown to strict biodynamic standards, in harmony with nature. The use of chemical and synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and GM technology are strictly prohibited in biodynamic agriculture, as is the addition of questionable ingredients during processing. Demeter farmers raise their animals in a uniquely humane and caring environment. For example, they don’t remove the cow’s horns~ a painful procedure for the animal. Horns are also involved in the cow’s digestive process and retaining them helps to maintain the milk’s quality. The result: Demeter raised cows produce wholesome and tasty milk, the ideal basis for Holle organic milk formulas. Holle formulas can be ordered in either a cow or goat base. There are differences in goat and cow milk proteins.
Holle Cow Milk Proteins (for the easy baby weaning or supplementing breast milk. No starch.): Contain the milk proteins casein and lactalbumin. Many infants who have a cow milk allergy or sensitivity are reacting to these proteins. Infants often have trouble digesting casein and lactalbumin. When this happens, their bodies see the proteins as invaders and attack them. This causes inflammation in the gut, diarrhea or constipation, gas and acid reflux.
Holle Goat Milk Proteins(for the sensitive baby, milk allergies, eczema, constipation. No starch.): Also contains casein and lactalbumin; however, in smaller quantities. The casein and lactalbumin in goat milk also differs structurally from that found in cow milk. The smaller amount and structural differences of goat milk proteins make them more easily digested. Because of this, babies who are sensitive to cow milk can often tolerate and thrive on goat milk formulas. These babies can be transitioned to cow’s milk as they get older.
Difference in Cow and Goat Milk Fats: Babies can sometimes be sensitive to the fats in their formulas as well. This sensitivity can cause acid reflux and excessive spitting up. Fats are, however, very important for good brain development and a healthy endocrine system in babies, toddlers and children. Both cow and goat milks offer these important fats. Though there are few differences between the fat types and contents of goat and cow milks, the fats in goat milk are more evenly distributed and form a smaller size globule. The smaller size of the globule makes for easier digestion and causes less acid reflux in sensitive individuals.
Often switching to a formula without additives and sugars can be enough to help a sensitive baby. Hipp HA and Holle goat milk formula have the added benefit of being easier to digest. If your baby needs extra gut support, Hipp HA is the best option for both gut health and sensitivity. If, on the other hand, your baby is simply sensitive to cow milk, Holle goat milk formula may be just the thing to get your baby back on track.