The aim of a parent is always to make the best choices for their child, which includes the feeding process. Many parents are faced with a choice between the optimal benefits of breast milk and the practicality of formula. After all, breastfeeding is not an option or a desire for some mothers. However, there is one option that simply isn’t talked about enough…
A recent Staff Report out of the United States House of Representatives has sent the parenting world into overdrive surrounding concerns over perchlorate, mercury, lead, arsenic, and cadmium. The report in question claimed that a number of known baby formula and baby food brands contain a worrying level of the aforementioned heavy metals. The big-name brands include Sprout Foods, Inc, Walmart brand Parent’s Choice, Nurture Inc brands HappyBaby and Happy Family Organics, Gerber, Beech-Nut Nutrition Company, Campbell Soup Company’s Plum Organics, and Hain Celestial Group Inc brand Earth’s Best Organic.
As every parent will know, there is a wide array of options available on the baby formula market, with each product promising you they are better than the rest. However, this can make things a little overwhelming, especially when each child has their own unique set of needs. There are so many formula products specifically designed for babies struggling with certain symptoms, whether that be a poorly tummy, colic, acid reflux, constipation, gas, and more. So, it becomes a question of…
Your child’s first year is incredibly important; it is a fun and eventful time as they grow and develop, but you want to make sure your child is growing at the rate they should be. A lot of new (and even those who are parents already) parents are concerned about their children reaching those milestones. The milestones are guidelines as every child is different; your child may crawl at an earlier age than your friend’s baby, but they may say their first word later. Below are the development and growth milestones - but keep in mind that they are just averages. If you are concerned still about your baby, then go to your healthcare provider.
Many parents out there are lured in by those product claims of ‘no added sugar’, but this often causes confusion over how important carbohydrates are for your child’s development. So, let’s take a deep dive into the importance of carbs and the truth about sugar…
A common worry amongst first-time parents is that their child is either not getting enough formula or is drinking too much for them. This is difficult to gauge with breastfeeding, but with the formula, there are calculations you can do to ensure you know how much your little one is drinking. While we say calculations, by all means, you don’t have to be a math whizz to do them. Getting the hang of preparing the right amount of formula will come with some practice.
Soy was once hailed as one of the most important health foods, but it has fallen off a cliff since then, now described as one to avoid. This becomes even more prevalent when dealing with infant formula. So, let’s take a look at everything you need to know about soy, the problems with it, and how soy oil and soy lecithin can still be good ingredients.
Partners can help a woman through pregnancy a lot; they may be wondering where they fit in with preparing for the baby to arrive in nine months. How can they start preparing for life with a baby and all the changes your family is going through? Wanting to help your pregnant partner is a fantastic start; knowing you want to be there to support them makes all the difference, especially when they’re combating morning sickness and the changes their body is going through.
Holding that positive pregnancy test in your hand can feel surreal; you will experience many emotions: joy, shock, nervous anticipation, and anxiousness. You may struggle with how you feel and that is okay. Whatever you feel is validated - especially if you feel overwhelmed; it is a very common feeling. It’s important to take the time to be patient, understand how you feel and be kind to yourself.
One of the toughest problems to navigate when it comes to feeding your baby is the emergence of an allergy to the protein in cow’s milk, known as CMPA. Therefore, we wanted to break down exactly what CMPA is, how you can spot it, how it can be diagnosed, and what formula you can use if your baby suffers from allergies.
The French infant formula company Premibio was launched in 2006 and it was the first line of baby foods with a palm oil-free guarantee. You may think it's obvious today, but up until recently, newborn formula milk was frequently made with palm oil. Premibio originated as a result of a meeting between infant nutrition specialists who were well aware of the drawbacks of this controversial ingredient ‘palm oil’ and parents who were concerned about feeding their babies infant formula milk without palm oil.
In the modern world, companies are finally paying attention to not only providing a high-quality product, but also one that does not have a devastating impact on the environment. If you are looking to switch to more sustainable brands, then we definitely recommend Kendamil as one to check out.