The Only Organic Formula Made Without Lactose
Organic LactoReliefTM Formula
New name, but same great formula! Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM is the ONLY organic milk-based formula that is intended for babies who are lactose intolerant and offers an alternative to parents who wish to avoid soy protein in their baby's diet.†
Lactose intolerance occurs when the enzyme, lactase, is depleted and unable to digest milk sugar (lactose). This results in stomach cramps, nausea, bloating, gassiness and diarrhea. Lactose intolerance can also occur after an illness where diarrhea occurs or is caused by a genetic disorder.
The Best Organic Start
Nature’s One believes breast milk is the baby’s best organic option. Baby’s Only Organic is not intended for infants under 1-year of age unless specified by a healthcare professional. After formula feeding or breast feeding the first year, Baby’s Only Organic formula is a good choice. Baby’s Only Organic contains all of the nutrition needed to support continued normal growth and development. We recommend that you present this LactoRelief Nutritional Comparison Chart to your doctor for guidance on finding the best nutritional options for your baby.
Compare Us to Other Brands
Parents should be aware that other organic formulas use less desirable ingredients like organic corn syrup (also called glucose syrup), organic palm olein oil and hexane processed DHA. Rest assured that Baby’s Only Organic will never contain these ingredients. Nature’s One only uses high quality ingredients.
Meets FDA Nutrition Requirements
Baby’s Only Organic formulas meet the nutritional requirements of the FDA’s Infant Formula Act. Please review this Nutritional Comparison Chart to learn about the FDA’s specifications.
† Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM formula contains organic soybean oil and organic soy lecithin derived from organic soybean oil.
*Do not use for children with Galactosemia. Instead, use Baby’s Only Organic® Soy Formula.
Nature's One® recommends that parents resist switching their baby's diet from breast milk to milk once s/he reaches that 12-month benchmark. Rather, offer Baby's Only Organic® as a beverage throughout the day to provide the energy needed to support an active toddler. Cow and goat milk fail to provide the complete nutrition and critical fatty acids as found in Baby's Only Organic® toddler formulas. Baby's Only Organic® is recommended up to 3-years of age. For toddler's who need added calories or have developed taste buds and require more flavor, consider offering PediaSmart®.Infants
Baby’s Only Organic formula is not intended for infants under 1-year of age unless specified by a healthcare professional. While acknowledging a baby's medical history, your doctor is in the best position to discuss nutritional options that meet your baby's specific needs. Baby's Only Organic® meets the nutritional requirements of the FDA's Infant Formula Act. We suggest that you print this LactoReliefTM Formula Nutritional Comparison Chart and present it to your doctor. The chart compares commonly fed beverages for young children including breast milk, cow's milk, infant and toddler formulas. The FDA's Infant Formula Act's nutrient requirements for an infant formula are also shown.Supplementing Breast Milk
Occasionally mothers who are breast feeding need temporary help supplementing their breast milk. Baby's Only Organic® can be used to supplement breast milk as directed by a healthcare professional. For all ages, mix according to label instructions to ensure appropriate nutrition.Mixing Cereals
When mixing cereals or other foods for your baby, Baby's Only Organic® is perfectly suited at any age. Just follow the mixing instructions on the label, and then stir into cereal or food to achieve desired consistency.
*Do not use for children with Galactosemia. Instead, use Baby’s Only Organic® Soy Formula.
- Why have you changed the name to LactoRelief™?
We have opted to change the name Baby's Only Organic® Lactose Free formula to LactoRelief™ to better reflect the usage of this formula. Only the name has changed. The nutrient content and ingredients are the same. The formula does contain a very small quantity of lactose coming from the organic milk protein concentrate ingredient. This is usually not a problem for children with lactose intolerance. LactoRelief™ continues to be suitable for a child with lactose sensitivities. As previously noted on our labels, this product is not for use in children with galactosemia.
- Can my infant use Baby's Only Organic® toddler formula?
Baby’s Only Organic is not intended for infants under 1-year of age unless specified by a healthcare professional. After formula feeding or breast feeding the first year, Baby’s Only Organic formula is a good choice. Baby’s Only Organic contains all of the nutrition needed to support continued normal growth and development.
Baby’s Only Organic® formulas meet the nutritional requirements of the FDA’s Infant Formula Act. You may wish to print this LactoReliefTM Nutritional Comparison Chart and present it to your baby’s doctor.
For all ages, prepare Baby's Only Organic® according to label instructions.
- BPA Testing and No BPA Used in Packaging for Baby's Only Organic® Formula.
Testing Concludes BPA Undetected
Nature's One® has finalized BPA testing on its powdered formula (produced in 2009) using a third-party laboratory. The testing method is 10-times more sensitive than the current test used by the FDA. As expected, no BPA was detected in Nature's One® formula products.
Packaging does not contain BPA
With the help of Nature's One® suppliers, all components of our packaging used in 2010 do not contain BPA. This includes the new "easy-open" lid that once used an epoxy based resin. Nature's One® will be introducing new light-weight canisters and "easy-open" lids for all Baby's Only Organic® formulas and PediaSmart® nutrition beverages produced in 2010.
Environmentally Friendly Packaging
Our new canisters are good for the environment because they are recyclable and on average contain 50% recycled content. Additionally, the canisters are light weight since they are made of paperboard instead of tin. This reduces environmental waste and energy used in manufacturing and transportation. The canister's metal top and bottom are also recyclable. Again, all components of the packaging are BPA-free.
As an organic manufacturer, Nature's One® is concerned over the level of chemicals ingested by infants, toddlers and children and will always use the highest quality ingredients and materials available to produce and package its organic pediatric products.
- What is lactose?
Lactose is a carbohydrate. It is often called milk sugar because it is the primary carbohydrate found in breast milk and other mammalian milk such as cow's milk. It is a disaccharide, meaning that it is made of two monosaccharides, glucose and galactose.
- What is lactose intolerance?
When an infant, child or adult is unable to digest lactose, this is referred to as lactose intolerance. This occurs because the enzyme used by the body to digest lactose, which is called lactase, is either absent or has declined. Without lactase, lactose cannot be broken down into glucose and galactose. The lactose cannot be absorbed by the intestinal wall into the bloodstream like glucose and galactose and, thus, the lactose remains in the intestinal tract. The bacteria in the intestinal tract then use the undigested lactose which produces a large amount of gas. The symptoms of lactose intolerance include stomach cramps, nausea, bloating, gassiness and diarrhea .
- Are there different types of lactose intolerance?
There are three types of lactose intolerance:
Congenital Lactase Deficiency which is a genetic disorder where the body does not produce the enzyme lactase. This type of intolerance will occur at birth.
Primary Lactose Intolerance which occurs when infants, children and adults live in non-dairy consuming environments and are not exposed to the lactose in dairy products. The body has reduced its ability to make the enzyme lactase.
Secondary Lactose Intolerance occurs after certain gastrointestinal diseases where the production of lactase is disrupted. Common causes of temporary secondary lactose intolerance are gastroenteritis, particularly the gastroenteritis caused by rotavirus and acute diarrhea. .
The first two types of lactose intolerance, congenital lactase deficiency and primary lactose intolerance, can be related to a person's ancestry. For example, over 90% of Asians and Native Americans are lactose intolerant; 75% of African Americans; 50% of North American Hispanics; and 10% of European Americans. 1
1 Adhikari, K et al "Sensory characteristics of commercial lactose-free milks manufactured in the United States," LWT – Food Science and Technology, June, 2009.
- How is lactose intolerance diagnosed?
Usually when an infant is lactose intolerant, symptoms (cramping, nausea, gassiness, fussiness, bloating) will occur soon after feeding the lactose containing product. If there are questions as to whether the infant has lactose intolerance or intolerance to cow's milk protein, a physician can perform a hydrogen breath test to determine if the infant has lactose intolerance. Stools can also be tested for malabsorbed carbohydrate. If questions still remain, an intestinal biopsy can be performed .
- What is the treatment for lactose intolerance?
For a baby with lactose intolerance, a formula without lactose, such as Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM or Soy Formulas, will be recommended.
If lactose intolerance is temporary due to a gastrointestinal upset or diarrhea and the infant is being breastfed, breastfeeding is usually still recommended. However, a formula without lactose may be needed to supplement the baby occasionally until the baby's digestive system is again producing enough lactase to digest the lactose in breast milk. Consultation with baby's healthcare professional and/or a lactation consultant should be sought to ensure that breastfeeding is not negatively affected. If an infant is being solely formula fed, a formula without lactose, such as Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM or Soy Formulas, will usually be recommended in these situations.
If an infant has been diagnosed with a congenital lactase deficiency, a formula made without lactose, such as Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM or Soy Formulas, will be recommended throughout the infant and toddler years and a lactose free diet will usually be needed. .
- Can a Soy Formula be used for lactose intolerance?
Soy formulas, such as Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula, are lactose free and can be used for lactose intolerance. Because there are some infants who are allergic to soy protein or for families who prefer not to use soy products, Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM is available. Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM and Soy Formulas offer all the nutritional benefits of a standard dairy-based formula, such as Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula or leading brand infant formulas, but without the lactose..
- What if my child suffers from galactosemia or a cow's milk protein allergy?
Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula should not be used when galactosemia has been diagnosed or when an infant has a cow's milk protein intolerance. Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula is suggested for a child with galactosemia or a cow's milk protein intolerance as recommended by a healthcare provider. If the child has documented cow's milk protein allergy, there is a chance that the child may also have an allergy to soy protein. Sometimes for children that have known allergies to both cow's milk and soy protein or absorptive difficulties, a protein hydrolysate formula is recommended. A protein hydrolysate formula is one where the cow's milk protein molecule has been treated in order to break it down into peptides and amino acids. The cow's milk protein is hydrolyzed using enzymes to "unfold" the milk protein. The result is that those children that may have sensitivity to cow's milk intact proteins do not build up the antigens to the "pre-digested" cow's milk protein. Therefore, there would not be an allergic reaction. Currently, there are no organic protein hydrolysate formulas available. The current enzymes used are not organic and, if used, would render Baby's Only Organic® Formula non-organic. Baby's Only Organic® Formula uses a heat process that helps to unfold some of the milk protein and to help with the digestion of the protein but this level of unfolding would still not be appropriate for cow's milk protein allergy treatment.
- Is it dangerous to dilute Baby's Only Organic® formula?
Baby's Only Organic® formula should always be mixed according to label instructions to ensure that the proper balance of water to nutrients is given to an infant. Some parents or caretakers may think the formula is too "thick" and needs to be diluted or they may be trying to "stretch out" the powdered formula for economical reasons by adding more water than recommended. These practices are extremely hazardous to an infant's health and can result in malnutrition because the baby is not receiving the needed calories and nutrients to support growth and development. Formula dilution is life threatening as it can cause water intoxication (over-hydration) and an imbalance of electrolytes resulting in hyponatremia or too little sodium in the baby's body. Drinking too much water basically drowns the cells because the infant's immature kidneys are unable to process the water quickly enough. Symptoms of water intoxication can include pale colored urine and an excessive number of wet diapers (more than 6 to 8 per day). Water intoxication can lead to inconsolable crying because the baby's body tissues, including the brain, swell and can cause a headache; difficulty breathing because the lungs contain too much water; irregular heart beat because the electrolytes are not in balance; seizures noted by odd facial movements, lip smacking, rhythmic jerking of a body part; coma; and ultimately death if not medically treated. Young infants will usually obtain all of the water they need from breast milk or formula and extra water is rarely needed. Always prepare infant formula and Baby's Only Organic® formulas according to label instructions and do not provide your infant with supplemental water unless directed to do so by the baby's healthcare provider.
- What if I am noticing a change in my baby's bowel movements?
Dietary changes can affect the frequency and consistency of your baby's stools. These dietary changes include: switching from breast milk to formula, switching formulas, and adding solid foods to the diet. Noticing a change in the stool consistency is more important than the stool frequency as it is not uncommon for babies to go several days without having a bowel movement. It can take up to a week for a baby's digestive system to "learn" a new food. The stools of breastfed babies are usually soft and more "mushy" whereas formula fed infants have slightly firmer stools. The stools of breastfed babies are also more frequent than babies on formula. Grunting and grimacing during a bowel movement are often just baby's way of experiencing the use of the various muscles associated with having a bowel movement.
If stools are hard and dry when passed and the baby is showing signs of pain and cries while trying to have a bowel movement, constipation may be suspected. Whenever constipation is suspected, it is always best to consult with your child's healthcare professional to ensure that nothing medically is taking place.
Any of the following signs may indicate constipation:
- dry, hard stools and pain on passing them
- hard, pebble-like stools passed with straining during a bowel movement
- drawing legs up on the abdomen, grunting, getting red-faced, and/or crying when trying to have a bowel movement
- streaks of blood along the outside of the stool
- abdominal discomfort and distention along with hard and infrequent stools
- vomiting when trying to have a bowel movement
You might also try the following to prevent and treat mild constipation:
- Prepare the formula using the instructions on the manufacturer's label. Each manufacturer has its own recipe and processing methods, which result in the powdered formula having different densities. So it is important to use the manufacturer's scoop rather than using a scoop from another formula brand. Be sure to use the appropriate amount of water with the powdered formula; otherwise the formula will become overly concentrated and could cause problems such as constipation. If you are using teaspoons and tablespoons to measure the powder, please be sure to use the measuring spoons one would use for baking and not household eating utensil spoons.
- Feed smaller volumes of formula more frequently. One saying that may help is "feed half as much twice as often."
- If your child is in a very hot environment, one to two ounces of water offered between breast milk or formula feedings may help.
- Massage baby's tummy by starting at the belly button and then massaging outwards in a circle in a clockwise direction. Only continue this if your child enjoys the massage and is comfortable and relaxed.
- Place your child on his or her back and move his or her legs in a bicycling motion. Hold the legs and turn them gently in a cycling motion.
- Give your child a bath in warm water. This may relax your child so stools are passed more easily. Once your child is relaxed in the bath, try massaging the tummy as noted above.
- Discuss with your healthcare provider the possibility of using probiotics to help alleviate symptoms.
- Do not use honey with an infant because of the risk of botulism.
- Do not use over-the-counter medicines without first checking with baby's healthcare professional.
If after consulting with your child's healthcare professional and lactose intolerance is suspected to be the cause of constipation, Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula may be an option. If the constipation is a result of a cow's milk protein intolerance, Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula may help given that it is lactose and dairy free. If your doctor recommends a probiotic, consider Baby's Only Essentials® Probiotic Supplement.
- When should my baby switch from formula to milk or other lactose free beverages?
Most doctors recommend transitioning from formula to cow milk after a baby’s first birthday. However, parents should consider Baby's Only Organics® as it is an iron-fortified nutritional formula that provides the essential vitamins, minerals, protein, essential fatty-acids and carbohydrates needed to support your baby's continued growth and development.
Baby’s Only Organic® is not intended for infants under 1-year of age unless specified by a healthcare professional.
For mothers who are breastfeeding a baby older than 12-months of age, Baby's Only Organic® can be used to supplement breast milk or substitute breast milk feedings as needed. Baby's Only Organic® can also be reconstituted according to package directions and used to mix cereals for the baby at any age.
Baby's Only Organic® has been formulated according to the nutritional requirements as defined in the law called the Infant Formula Act.
- Does Baby's Only Organic® contain DHA & ARA?
There are two basic groupings of fatty acids called (1) essential fatty acids or "precursor fats" (as found in Baby's Only Organic® pediatric formulas) and (2) non-essential fatty acids which can also be "preformed fats" (as found in Baby's Only Essentials® DHA and ARA Fatty Acid Supplement* and Baby’s Only Organic® Dairy Formula with DHA & ARA).
Baby's Only Organic® pediatric formulas contain two essential (precursor) fats: Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) and Linoleic Acid (LA). Alpha-Linolenic and Linoleic fatty acids are called "essential" because the human body cannot make these fats and therefore it is essential to derive them from food sources. Alpha-Linolenic Acid is an omega-3 used by the body to make Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA). Linoleic Acid is an omega-6 used by the body to make Arachidonic Acid (ARA). DHA and ARA are called "non-essential" fatty acids because full-term, healthy infants, children, and adults can manufacture these from Alpha-Linolenic and Linoleic fatty acids.
Baby's Only Essentials® DHA and ARA Fatty Acid Supplement and Baby’s Only Organic® Dairy Formula with DHA & ARA are made with preformed DHA and ARA long-chain fatty acids. This means the fats are already available in their final forms and the body does not need to manufacture from precursor fats, Alpha-Linolenic and Linoleic fatty acids.
The Human Body Converts Essential Fatty Acids into Non-Essential Fatty Acids Omega Source Essential
Omega-3 Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Omega-6 Linoleic Acid (LA) Arachidonic Acid (ARA)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Dug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
- Is Baby's Only Organic® USDA Certified Organic®?
Yes, Baby's Only Organic® Dairy , LactoReliefTM, and SOY formula are Certified Organic by OneCert. OneCert is a USDA approved government agency, similar to Quality Assurance International (QAI). For more information about OneCert refer to their website at www.onecert.net. OneCert also complies with the new USDA National Organic Standards Program.
- Concerns regarding Fluoride.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring element found in ground water. Waters with high fluoride content are usually found in calcium-deficient ground waters, ground waters with a granite or gneiss (a rock that has streaks of minerals through it such as feldspar, quartz, and mica) aquiver (a body of rock or sediment that stores and transmits large amounts of groundwater), geothermal waters, and in some low areas of the earth’s crust. Fluoride is also naturally found in vegetables, fruits, tea and other crops. Fluoride is found in the atmosphere as dusts from fluoride-containing soils, from gaseous industrial wastes, from the burning of coal fires, and from volcanic activity gases. Fluoride is freely available in nature. The primary source of ingested fluoride in the United States is from municipal water supplies that are fluoridated.
The recommended daily fluoride levels1 for infants and young children are:
Age of Child Adequate Intake (mg/day) Tolerable Upper Intake (mg/day) Infants 0-6 months 0.01 0.7 Infants 7-12 months 0.5 0.9 Children 1-3 years 0.7 1.3
Also, the recommended concentration of fluoride in infant formula should be less than 0.06 to 0.10 mg/100 Calories (0.40-0.60 mg/liter).2
Nature’s One does not add fluoride to Baby’s Only Organic® Formulas or to PediaSmart®. However, the manufacturing facility for Baby’s Only Organic® powdered formulas and PediaSmart® uses two different water supplies, one of which is a fluoridated municipal water supply. Also, because fluoride is an element naturally occurring in water and food ingredients, Baby’s Only Organic® Formulas and PediaSmart® have been tested for fluoride content to assure the safety of these powdered products for use with young children. Testing of the formulas has shown fluoride levels to be 0.16 milligrams or less of fluoride per liter, which is well below tolerable upper intake levels and also well below the suggested concentration limit of fluoride in an infant formula.
1. Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride. Washington, D.C.: National Adademies Press, 1997.
2. Kleinman, RE (editor). Pediatric Nutrition Handbook, 6th Edition. Elk Grove Village, Illinois: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008.
- INGREDIENT FACTS
- Allergen Information
- DHA & ARA Fatty Acids
- Essential Fatty Acids
- Martek life'sDHA™
- Organic Ingredients
- Taurine, Selenium & Iron
- Vegetable Oils
- % Whey & Casein
|Baby's Only Organic®||100% Organic Brown Rice Syrup|
|Similac® Sensitive™||Corn Syrup Solids,|
|Enfamil®Gentlease®||Corn Syrup Solids|
Carbohydrates are one of the crucial dietary sources of energy that supports the brain, enables muscular contractions, and provides the fuel necessary for a baby's rapid growth through 24-months of age. So it is important for a child to get plenty of carbohydrates from good sources.
In some cases, the carbohydrate lactose can overwhelm a baby's ability to digest the milk-sugar and cause gassiness, bloating and a very unhappy baby. If your baby is experiencing these symptoms, consult with your healthcare professional to determine whether a lactose-free or soy formula may be recommended. If the parents are milk sensitive, it is not unusual for a baby to inherit this same intolerance.
Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula uses filtered organic brown rice syrup as its carbohydrate source in addition to naturally occurring organic lactose. Nature’s One is the first company to implement new technology that filters arsenic, to undetectable levels, from its organic brown rice syrup. Rice is gluten-free and is known to be a relatively non-allergenic food and is well tolerated by infants. In fact, rice is the least allergenic of all grains. Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM is a milk based formula, but the lactose or milk sugar has been removed using a special enzyme process.
Similac® Sensitive™ and Enfamil® Gentlease® formulas contain corn syrup solids and Similac® also adds sugar (sucrose) for carbohydrate. Sugar or sucrose used in Similac® Sensitive™ is a simple sugar. Simple carbohydrates are quickly digested and absorbed into the bloodstream, increasing insulin levels. A more complex carbohydrate, such as organic brown rice syrup used in Baby's Only Organic® formulas, requires more time for digestion resulting in slower and steadier absorption of the carbohydrates into the blood stream and a more constant production of insulin.
|Baby's Only Organic®||Organic High Oleic Sunflower and/or High Oleic Safflower Oil, Organic Soybean Oil & Organic Coconut Oil|
|Similac® Sensitive™||High Oleic Safflower Oil, SoyOil & Coconut Oil|
|Enfamil® Gentlease®||Vegetable Oil (Palm Olein, Soy, Coconut and High Oleic Sunflower Oil)|
Some formulas, such as Enfamil® Gentlease®, use palm olein oil as part of the fat blend in their formulas. Palm olein oil is made from palm oil. Unfortunately clinical studies have proven the use of palm olein oil as a predominant fat source in infant formulas causes some babies to poorly absorb calcium resulting in lower bone mineralization.1, 2 When palm olein oil is provided in the formula, calcium soaps (calcium in fat) are formed in the gut. These calcium soaps prevent the absorption of fat and calcium in the gut and can also result in harder stool formation or constipation.3
Almost 90% of all palm oil is produced in Indonesia and Malaysia at oil-palm plantations. This has resulted in widespread deforestation, destruction of rain forests, and putting the survival of some animals at risk. The razing by burning of tropical rain forests to make way for oil-palm plantations also results in the release of large amounts of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.4
Baby's Only Organic® Toddler Formulas contain no palm olein oil and no palm oil. Instead, Baby's Only Organic® formulas contain a blend of organic oils: Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or High Oleic Safflower Oil, Organic Soybean Oil and Organic Coconut Oil. Baby's Only Organic® vegetable oils are expeller-pressed, which is a squeezing process to extract the oil from the organic plants. No harsh chemicals are used to produce the vegetable oils.
1. Koo, W.W.K., et al, "Reduced bone mineralization in infants fed palm olein-containing formula: A randomized, double-blinded, prospective trial." Pediatrics 2003; 111:1007-1023.
2. Kennedy, K. et al, "Double-blinded, randomized trial of a synthetic triacylglycerol in formula-fed term infants: Effects on stool biochemistry, stool characteristics, and bone mineralization." Am J Clin Nutr 1999; 70:920-927.
3. Nelson, S.E. et al, "Absorption of fat and calcium by infants fed a milk-based formula containing palm olein." J Am Coll Nutr 17: 327-332.
4. Brown, Ellie and Jacobson, Michael F. Cruel Oil. Washington, D.C.: Center for Science in the Public Interest, May, 2005.
Similac is a registered trademark of Abbott Laboratories. Enfamil is a registered trademark of Mead Johnson Company.
% Whey & Casein
Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM formula contains naturally occurring casein and whey proteins. Our organic non-fat milk consists of 18% whey and 82% casein.
Essential Fatty Acids
(per 100 kcal)
(per 100 kcal)
|Baby's Only Organic®||1000mg||128mg|
|Similac® Sensitive™||1000mg||Not Stated|
|Enfamil® Gentlease®||860mg||Not Stated|
Many formulas, such as Enfamil® Gentlease®, are lower in the essential fatty acids, Linoleic Acid and Alpha-Linolenic fatty acid. These precursor fats are important for the body to convert to DHA & ARA and are critical to brain and eye retina development. In fact, the makers of Similac® supported a study1 comparing breast fed infants to three formulas described below:
- A formula containing no added DHA & ARA, but contained higher levels of linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid similar to Baby's Only Organic® Toddler Formula.
- Two formulas supplemented with synthetic DHA and ARA that contained lower levels of linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid.
The results of this study did NOT support adding synthetic DHA & ARA to formula that contained the higher levels of linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid. However, Nature's One® recognizes that some babies may not be as efficient at converting linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid and supplementation with Baby's Only Essentials® DHA & ARA may be a better option than use of a product with synthetic DHA & ARA. The synthetic DHA & ARA used to supplement Earth's Best®, Wal-Mart's Parent's Choice®, and Similac® Organic infant formulas are treated with hexane solvents, acid and bleach during the manufacturing process.
It is best to compare pediatric formulas using a 100-calorie serving, which is approximately 5-ounces of formula. So over the course of a day of feedings totaling 28oz, a baby consuming Baby's Only Organic® would receive 784mg MORE linoleic acid and 185mg MORE alpha-linolenic fatty acid when compared to Enfamil®Gentlease®.
1. Austed, N. et al, "Growth and development in term infants fed long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids: A double-masked, randomized, parallel, prospective, multivariate study," Pediatrics (108); 2:372-381.
Similac is a registered trademark of Abbott Laboratories. Enfamil is a registered trademark of Mead Johnson & Company.
Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Milk Protein Concentrate, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or High Oleic Safflower Oil, Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Calcium Ascorbate (Vit C), Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Citrate, Choline Bitartrate, Taurine, Ferrous Sulfate, Inositol, d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Vitamin A Palmitate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamin Hydrochloride (Vit. B1), Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Folic Acid, Phylloquinone (Vit. K1), Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenate, Biotin, Vitamin D3, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12).
Taurine, Selenium & Iron
Baby's Only Organic® formulas do contain taurine, selenium and iron, similar to conventional formulas.
Taurine, an amino acid normally present in breast milk, has been shown to play a role in retinal development, among others. Cow and soy milks do not contain adequate amounts of the amino acid.
Selenium is a mineral important for proper formation of red blood cells, development of skeletal muscle and proper growth. Selenium, too, is normally present in breast milk, but lacking in cow and soy milks. Baby's Only Organic® contains added taurine and selenium.
Iron is added at the level recommended by the Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition. Inappropriate dietary iron could result in anemia, weakness, muscle fatigue, abnormal gastrointestinal motility, and a reduction of cognitive ability. This reduction in cognition has been shown to be irreversible, even once a normal iron level is retained.
DHA & ARA Fatty Acids
|Brand||DHA Fatty Acid|
|Baby's Only Organic®||Sold separately as Baby's Only Essentials®|
DHA & ARA Supplement
|Similac® Sensitive™||Martek's DHASCO & ARASCO: life'sDHA™|
C. cohnii oil (algae) & M. alpina oil (fungus)
|Enfamil® Gentlease®||Martek's DHASCO & ARASCO|
C. cohnii oil (algae) & M. alpina oil (fungus)
Baby's Only Essentials® DHA & ARA Fatty Acid Supplement is available for parents who would like to take precautionary measures to help ensure their baby has sufficient levels of DHA and ARA. The DHA and ARA in Baby's Only Essentials® fatty acid supplement are naturally derived from egg phospholipids (egg yolk) using a gentle aqueous (water) process. Egg phospholipids, like those found in Baby's Only Essentials® DHA & ARA have been used in clinical studies with infants over the past decade. One recent study showed that egg phospholipids are more efficiently absorbed than other sources (fish oil and fungal oil).1 Egg phospholipids contain Choline, an important nutrient needed for the production of neurotransmitters and development of the memory center in the brain. Egg phospholipids also contain cholesterol, used by the body to manufacture Vitamin D, various needed hormones and bile acid. Cholesterol is also an important component in cell membranes. Baby's Only Essentials® DHA and ARA Fatty Acid Supplement is a well understood and a safe source of DHA and ARA that can be added to Baby's Only Organic® Toddler Formulas or to foods as a child grows older.
Enfamil® Gentlease® and Similac® Sensitive™ use a novel synthetic source of DHA and ARA for their infant formulas. Our company does not prefer the source or the extraction process for vegetarian fatty acids. The C. cohnii oil (algae) and M. alpina oil (fungus) used in the organic and conventional infant formulas are treated with hexane solvents, acid and bleach during processing.2 This is a common extraction process for conventional oils, but is prohibited for organic vegetable oils. We also know that these vegetarian sources, called life'sDHA™, are a relatively new/novel source of fatty acids and there may be much to learn on the efficacy of these fatty acids. For this reason, Nature's One® developed its DHA & ARA product using egg phospholipid, which has been naturally derived and consumed by humans long before the first "chicken or the egg" riddle was posed.
1. Gil, A., et al, "Role of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in infant nutrition," European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2003)57, Suppl 1, S31-34.
2. Sam Zeller, Ph.D. - Martek Biosciences Corporation, Food & Drug Administration Agency Response Letter, GRAS Notice No. GRN 000137
Similac is a registered trademark of Abbott Laboratories. Enfamil is a registered trademark of Mead Johnson Company.
Contains milk, soy, and coconut ingredients.
Gluten Free. Suitable for lactose intolerance.
Do not use for children with Galactosemia. Instead, use Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula.
Made without GMO ingredients and contains no wheat or wheat gluten, no palm olein oil, no Martek DHA & ARA, no corn ingredients such as corn syrup, no sucrose, and no peanut.
No BPA used in packaging.
Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula contains naturally occurring nucleotides found in organic cow's milk protein. Nature's One® believes this is adequate to meet the growth and development needs of children. These organic nucleotides are not declared on Baby's Only Organic's label because it is not an ingredient addition - instead they occur naturally as mentioned.
Nutritional science and the medical community have not determined if there are any added benefits for added nucleotides - especially since all are synthetically derived. The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition weighs-in on this subject as well commenting that "...additional studies are needed to understand the mechanism of action, confirm clinical endpoints, and monitor the long-term effects of adding nucleotides to infant formula." 1
Most importantly, nucleotides added to conventional and organic infant formulas are derived by synthetic, non-organic methods. There are presently no organic or natural sources for nucleotides. We are therefore concerned about the harmful effects of the chemicals used to process nucleotides and the synthetic source of nucleotides; especially since the benefits of their addition have not been clearly demonstrated.
1. Reference: Committee on Nutrition, Pediatric Nutrition Handbook, 6th edition, American Academy of Pediatrics, pg 810.
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|Baby's Only Organic® SOY||Kosher Pareve|
Baby's Only Organic® Toddler Formula is certified Kosher by Orthodox Union. The kosher symbol, (circle U) O-U, is located on the front portion of the label. A current Kosher Certificate is available upon request.
Numerous research studies have documented the nutritional superiority of organic foods.1 including a recent study from the United Kingdom that reported on the benefits of consuming organic foods..2 Of particular interest is the finding that organic milk can contain up to 60% more antioxidants than found in conventionally produced milk. Antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E are molecules that help to prevent damage to the body's cells. We can anticipate many more studies and scientific reports being published soon that further document the benefits of organic eating. It is reasonable to believe that future studies will support theories that the human body must work harder to rid itself of chemicals and hormones used in conventional farming and food manufacturing.
Parents should be aware that there is growing confusion between the terms "natural" and "organic." Don't be fooled by the term "natural" when reading food labels. A "natural" or "all natural" product is not an organic product that meets rigorous standards and certification..3 The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) presently defines "natural" rules for only the meat and poultry industry..4 No other foods are covered and, in fact, other food manufacturers can create their own definition of "natural" for the foods they produce.
Consumers may also be under the false impression that "natural" foods are "greener" than their organic counterparts. For example, "natural" milk may come from dairy herds where hormones are not used. However, these cows are usually fed in factory farm feedlots rather than roam on chemical-free pastures as required for organic dairy farms. With more large corporations looking to the "heath food" industry as an avenue to increase profits, parents need to become better informed shoppers.
1. Benbrook, C, et al. New Evidence Confirms the Nutritional Superiority of Plant-Based Organic Foods. Boulder, CO: The Organic Center, 2008.
2. Butler, G, et al. "Fatty acid and fat-soluble antioxidant concentrations in milk from high- and low-input conventional and organic systems: seasonal variation," Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2008; 88(8): 1431-1441.
3. http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/pubs/ofp/ofp.shtml Sourced July 13, 2009.
4. http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FactSheets/Meat_&_Poultry_Labeling_Terms/index.asp Sourced July 13, 2009 .
Nature's One® Formulas Do Not Contain life'sDHA™
In 2001, US infant formula manufacturers began adding a novel source of DHA and ARA that is manufactured by Martek Biosciences Corporation and branded as life’s DHA™. The DHA and ARA are derived from algae and fungus and treated with hexane solvent, acid and bleach. The following is the manufacturing process described by Martek: “The oil is then separated from the dried biomass by hexane extraction and centrifugation and/or filtration, followed by winterization. The hexane phase undergoes additional centrifugation/filtration to remove solids then the winterized oil is heated and treated with acid. Subsequently, the oil is treated with caustic, centrifuged, bleached and deodorized.”1
In addition to the harsh toxic chemicals such as hexane that are used to extract and process the life’sDHA™ oils, several organic advocacy groups believe the processing involves genetically modified organisms (GMOs) based on their review of Martek’s patents.2, 3 GMO refers to an organism whose genetic characteristics have been altered by the insertion of a modified gene or a gene from another organism using the techniques of genetic engineering. Despite using harsh toxic chemicals and GMOs, life’sDHA™ continues to be used in organic infant formula and baby food.Read More...
According to various organic consumer advocacy groups, Martek Biosciences Corporation uses microencapsulation and mutagenesis to process life’sDHA™ . The microencapsulation that is used to transform the oil to a powder is specifically listed as an “exclusion method” under national organic standards. The DHA and ARA are produced from mutant strains of algae and fungi with unnaturally high DHA and ARA levels using mutagenesis. The process of mutagenesis involves exposing cells to radiation or mutagenic chemicals to create a variety of mutant cells from which desired characteristics can be selected. Mutagenesis is not specifically mentioned in the national organic regulations of “excluded methods” for GMOs, but it does fall under a broader category of “methods used to genetically modify organisms or influence their growth and development by means that are not possible under natural conditions or processes and are not considered compatible with organic production.”3
Nature’s One® has never added life’sDHA™ to any of its formulas. Because of the harsh toxic chemicals that are used to extract and process the life’sDHA™ oils and the use of GMOs, Nature’s One believes these ingredients have no place in any organic products, especially one designed for infants and young children. The non-profit organization, The Cornucopia Institute, has reviewed in detail the controversy surrounding algal and fungal sources of DHA and ARA along with reports of some adverse effects on infants when fed formulas containing life’sDHA™. The entire Cornucopia Institute’s report can be found at Cornucopia.org.
Baby’s Only Essentials® DHA and ARA Supplement and also Baby’s Only Organic® Dairy with DHA Formula sources of DHA and ARA are derived from egg yolk phospholipids, a safe and natural source of these fatty acids. Nature’s One has chosen to use egg phospholipids over life’sDHA™ algal oils because it is not a hexane processed triglyceride and does not involve genetic modification.Read More...
The use of egg phospholipids in human nutrition, especially infant nutrition, has been widely studied. It is well understood that phospholipids form smaller droplets in the intestinal tract and are more easily absorbed in the intestinal tract and offer greater bioavailability than fungal or fish oils (triglycerides). Research suggests that the addition of phospholipids to infant formulas is desirable due to their important role in human milk. The phospholipids contained in breast milk are rich sources of DHA and ARA. However, infant and toddler formulas contain high levels of triglycerides formulated with vegetable oil blends (sunflower/safflower, coconut & soy oil), but are void of phospholipids. Knowing infant and toddler formulas already provide abundant triglycerides, Nature's One believes egg phospholipid added to formulas achieves a fatty acid profile more similar to breast milk; rather than adding more triglycerides as found in Martek's life’sDHA™ oils.
1.Sam Zeller, Ph.D.; Martek Biosciences Corporation, Food & Drug Administration Agency Response Letter, GRAS Notice No. GRN 000137
2. Sourced 2011 from: “GMO Ingredients in Organic Baby Food?” By Alexis Baden-Mayer. Organic Consumers Association. http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24414.cfm
3. Sourced 2011 from: “Tell Organic Baby Food Brands to Stop Using GMOs!” By Alexis Baden-Mayer and Ronnie Cummins. Organic Bytes: Food and Consumer Newsweekly. Organic Consumers Association. http://organicconsumers.org/bytes/OrganicBytes309.pdf
- NUTRIENT FACTS
- Fat Soluble Vitamins
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Water Soluble Vitamins
- Folic Acid
- Pantothenic Acid
- B Vitamins
- Vitamin C
- Major Minerals
- Trace Elements
- Other Nutrients
- Fatty Acids
This is important for the development of bones and teeth and helps maintain the gums. It is essential for night vision, healthy skin, hair and mucous membranes. It is sometimes referred to as the anti-infective vitamin because it is required for the proper functioning of the immune system and helps prevent infection.
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 300 IU (per 100 calories)
Good animal sources of Vitamin A include: milk and dairy products, organ meats such as liver.
Good plant sources of the pro Vitamin A carotenoids include: deep yellow and orange fruits and vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and dark green leafy vegetables.
Vitamin D, also known as calciferol, is often called the sunshine vitamin because of the body’s ability to make it from the interaction of the sun on the skin. Vitamin D made from this process is referred to as Vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol. Vitamin D3 is also available from animal sources. Vitamin D derived from plant sources is known as Vitamin D2 or ergocalciferol. Vitamin D helps the body properly utilize calcium and phosphorus for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Recent research has confirmed that Vitamin D3 is more effective than Vitamin D2 in humans in improving the bodies Vitamin D status.1
Vitamin D is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth in infants, children and adults. In infants and children, a deficiency of Vitamin D results in rickets, a softening of the bones, which can result in bent legs. In adults, osteomalacia (a softening of the bones) or osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of the bones) can occur.
An excessive amount of Vitamin D supplementation can result in an elevated blood calcium level and can lead to calcium deposits in soft tissues, including blood vessels and kidneys, resulting in serious damage. High blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, diarrhea, drowsiness or headaches could also result from an overdose of Vitamin D. Before using a Vitamin D supplement, always check with your healthcare provider who can perform a blood level test and determine the appropriate amount of Vitamin D supplementation needed per day.
For infants and children consuming Baby’s Only Organic® formulas or Organic PediaSmart® Complete Nutrition Beverage, the amount of Vitamin D3, the preferred form of Vitamin D, in these formulas meets the recommended amounts needed daily when used as a sole source of nutrition. When used as a part of a healthy diet, the amount of Vitamin D in these formulas helps to ensure adequate Vitamin D status.
Baby’s Only Organic® Formulas: 75 IU (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: fortified milk, cheese, eggs, some fish such as sardines and salmon, and fish oils.
1. Tripkovic L, Lambert H, Hart K, et al. "Comparison of vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 supplementation in raising serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status: A systemic review and meta-analysis," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2012; 95: 1357-1364.
Vitamin E is a generic term used to describe a family of eight antioxidants – 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols. However, only alpha-tocopherol is the form actively used in the body and is, therefore, the form of Vitamin E found in the largest quantity in blood and tissues. Natural Vitamin E Acetate, also known as natural alpha-tocopheryl acetate, is the commonly used form of Vitamin E in foods and vitamin supplements. Vitamin E protects Vitamin A and the essential fatty acids from oxidation in the body. It is needed for the proper functioning of nerves and muscles and helps to form red blood cells, muscle and other tissues.
A deficiency of Vitamin E has been observed in individuals with severe malnutrition or who have a malabsorption syndrome such as cystic fibrosis or cholestatic liver disease. A deficiency of Vitamin E can result in neurological symptoms such as impaired balance and coordination, muscle weakness, and damage to the retina of the eye. Excessive Vitamin E can impair blood clotting leading to hemorrhage and can have a negative effect on white blood cell functioning.
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 2 IU (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: poultry, seafood, green leafy vegetables, egg yolk, nuts, seeds, wheat germ, whole grains.
There are three types:
• Vitamin K1 or phylloquinone which is found in plants
• Vitamin K2 or menaquinone which is synthesized by many bacteria
• Vitamin K3 or menadione which is a synthetic form
Vitamin K helps the blood to clot when the body is injured and is important in bone development and repair. In newborn infants, there is a life threatening and preventable bleeding disorder known as Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (VKDB). This is the reason why it is standard practice to give all newborns an injection of phylloquinone after birth. Baby's Only Organic® formulas contain the plant-based phylloquinone (Vitamin K1).
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 8.5 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: green leafy vegetables, pork, liver, oats, wheat bran, whole grains.
Biotin is part of the B-complex of vitamins. It is thought to play a role in cell growth and is important in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates (sugars), and some amino acids (the building blocks of protein).
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 3 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: eggs, meats, fish, nuts, seeds, dried beans and peas (legumes).
Folic acid, sometimes called folate or folacin or Vitamin B9, works with vitamins B6 and B12 in protein metabolism. It is needed to make genetic material (DNA and RNA). It promotes normal red blood cell formation and reduces the risk of neural tube (brain and spine) birth defects. This is one reason why a folic acid supplement is recommended during pregnancy.
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 15 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: poultry, liver, dark green leafy vegetables, dried beans and peas (legumes), yeast breads, wheat germ, cereals, oranges, grapefruits.
Niacin, also known as nicotinic acid or Vitamin B3, is found in every cell of the body. It is necessary for energy production and to maintain the normal functioning of skin, nerves and the digestive tract. It can be manufactured by the body from the amino acid tryptophan. However, the amount needed by the body will usually exceed the amount that the body can produce and it is necessary to consume niacin from foods.
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 1100 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: poultry, fish (especially tuna and salmon), beef, peanuts and peanut butter, seeds, potatoes.
Pantothenic acid is also known as Vitamin B5. It is involved in numerous chemical reactions in the body and is essential for the metabolism of fat and sugars. Pantothenic acid is also involved in the manufacture of chemicals that regulate nerve functions.
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 450 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: meat, fish, poultry, egg yolk, whole grain cereals, dried beans and peas (legumes).
Riboflavin: also known as Vitamin B2, is found in every cell of the body and is needed for energy production. It also helps to maintain vision and the metabolism and proper functioning of skin and nerve cells.
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 100 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: milk and dairy products, enriched breads, eggs, meats (especially organ meats like liver), green leafy vegetables, grains.
Thiamin: This is also known as Vitamin B1 and is important for the normal functioning of the nervous system. Thiamin also participates in the body's ability to use protein and sugars for energy production.
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 100 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: whole grain and enriched grain products, pork, seafood, cereals.
Vitamin B6: This can also be referred to as pyridoxine or pyridoxal. This vitamin influences many body functions including the regulation of blood sugar levels, the manufacturing of hemoglobin in red blood cells which carries oxygen to all body cells, and the functioning of the nervous system. As protein intake increases, so does the body's need for Vitamin B6. Also, an adequate Vitamin B6 intake decreases the requirement for niacin from food sources because it aids in the conversion of tryptophan to niacin.
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 60 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: chicken, fish, pork, liver, whole grains, cereals, spinach, sweet and white potatoes, bananas, prunes, watermelon.
Vitamin B12: This is also known as cobalamin because it contains the mineral cobalt. It is crucial in the reproduction of every cell in the body because it is needed to make DNA, the genetic material required for life. Vitamin B12 is essential for normal growth, healthy nerve tissue, and the formation of blood cells.
Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM and Dairy Formulas: 0.2 mcg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 0.45 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: All foods of animal origin (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk and other dairy products) and seafood.
Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C has received a lot of attention because of its major role in the body as an antioxidant, a substance that prevents damage to cells from free radicals and pollutants, and as a protector against infections, particularly the common cold. Vitamin C plays a role in nerve transmission, tissue repair, the conversion of cholesterol to bile acids, and the enhancement of iron absorption. Vitamin C is used by the body to make collagen, the connective tissue in skin, ligaments and bones.
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 20 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: citrus fruits, berries, melon, peppers, dark green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, plaintains, tomato and tomato products.
Inositol is not a true vitamin because the body can manufacture what it needs. However, it is often considered a water-soluble member of the vitamin B family. Inositol works with choline to help transport fat from the liver. It also helps maintain cell membranes and is involved in the proper functioning of the nervous system.
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy & LactoReliefTM Formulas: 5 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 15 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: liver, soybeans, eggs, whole grains, nuts, bananas, vegetables.
Choline is not a true vitamin because the body can manufacture small amounts of it. However, it must be consumed from foods to meet overall body needs especially during times of rapid growth and development such as pregnancy, lactation, infancy, and early childhood. Choline is an essential nutrient necessary for the structure and function of all cells in the body.
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 12 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: beef liver, egg yolk, peanut butter and peanuts, soybeans and soy products.
Although the major function of calcium is the formation and maintenance of bones and teeth, it is also needed to keep the heart pumping, muscles moving, and nerves communicating. Calcium helps regulate the passage of nutrients in and out of cells, assists in normal blood clotting, and is important to normal kidney functioning.
Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula: 84 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy and Soy Formulas: 135 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: milk and dairy products, fish with edible bones (such as sardines and salmon), oysters, tofu, dark leafy green vegetables.
This teams with calcium to aid in bone and teeth formation, kidney function, and heart contraction. The balance of calcium and phosphorus is important in the body, especially in infancy, to ensure that the team works together well in keeping the body's chemical balance.
Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula: 56 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy and Soy Formulas: 90 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: milk and dairy products, meat, fish, eggs, nuts, dried beans and peas (legumes).
This works with calcium and Vitamin C to maintain bone health. It is also necessary for energy production, the making of proteins used by the body to make cells and genetic material, the transmission of nerve impulses, the contraction and relaxation of the muscles, and maintaining the delicate electrical balance of all body cells.
Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula: 6 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula: 9 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 20 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: soybeans and soy products, nuts, whole grains, dried beans and peas (legumes), green vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals, shellfish.
As blood passes through the tiny air sacs in the lung, oxygen attaches itself to the iron in the blood. That's how oxygen is carried to all parts of the body. Iron combines with protein and copper to make hemoglobin, a necessary component of red blood cells that carries oxygen to the cells. Iron also is a component of myoglobin, a protein that stores oxygen specifically in muscle tissue. Approximately 90% of iron in the body is conserved and reused every day.
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 1.8 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: meat (especially organ meats like liver), dried fruits (raisins, apricots), nuts, green leafy vegetables .
This is needed for cell growth and repair, digestion and metabolism of nutrients, and is vital to the development of the reproductive organs. It also helps regulate the body's immune response to infection and aids in wound healing.
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy & LactoReliefTM Formulas: 0.7 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 1 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: beef, liver, oysters, wheat germ, beans, nuts .
In combination with Vitamin E, selenium works as an antioxidant to help maintain a healthy heart. Selenium provides elasticity to tissues and helps cells to defend themselves against damage from oxidation. Selenium also aids in the proper functioning of the pancreas.
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 2.5 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: seafood, poultry, egg yolks, whole grain breads and cereals, eggs, mushrooms.
This is necessary for the absorption and utilization of iron in the body. Copper has an important role in the making of red blood cells and nerve fibers. It also works with Vitamin C to form elastin, a chief component of muscle fibers in the body. Copper is involved in hair and skin coloring, sensitivity to taste.
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 70 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: Organ meats like liver, lobster, nuts, dried beans and peas (legumes), barley, prunes.
This is probably best known for keeping the thyroid gland healthy. It is also involved in metabolizing fats and in regulating energy production.
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula: 20 mcg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM & Soy Formulas: 10 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: iodized salt, seafood.
This is used by the body as a preferred cofactor in several important enzyme systems and is essential for a healthy tendon and bone structure. It is necessary for the metabolism of thiamine and Vitamin E and helps to maintain the health of the immune and nervous systems.Learn More...
Human milk is relatively low in manganese (4 to 6 micrograms per liter). Infant formulas, both dairy-based and soy-based, contain higher amounts of manganese reflecting the levels of manganese found naturally in cow's milk or soybeans. No manganese is added to Baby's Only Organic® formulas. As reported on our labels, Baby's Only Organic® Dairy formula contains 21 micrograms per 100 Calories and Baby's Only Organic® Soy formula contains 55 micrograms per 100 Calories. For infants and toddlers, the manganese levels of Baby's Only Organic® Dairy and Soy formulas are well within the recommendations for a safe and adequate intake by the Food and Nutrition Board of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, which can range as high as 600 micrograms for a baby 0-6 months old. The Infant Formula Act (IFA) specifies a 5 microgram minimum per 100 calories. The IFA and the American Academy of Pediatrics does not dictate maximum levels of manganese for infant formula.
Some of the minerals in Baby's Only Organic® do appear to be slightly elevated when compared to other formulas. The reason for this is that we list the actual naturally occurring amount of these minerals. For example, Nature's One® does not add any additional manganese to our soy formula. Additionally, soybeans tend to have a higher amount of these minerals naturally occurring such as you noted for manganese. Other formula companies do not list the naturally occurring amounts found in the soy. Instead, these companies appear to add additional amounts of these minerals and only report the amount they add. They do this for protection from falling below the FDA minimums as required by law. This is practiced because the naturally occurring amounts of these minerals in soy can fluctuate depending on the soil conditions where the soybean was grown. Failing to meet the minimum requirement of these minerals would trigger a recall of the infant formula.
Baby's Only Organic®LactoReliefTM & Dairy Formulas: 21 mcg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 55 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: whole grains and cereals, nuts, leafy vegetables, molasses, soybeans, sunflower seeds, and tea.
This is an electrolyte and works with sodium to regulate the body's waste balance, transmit nerve impulses, and regulate muscle contraction including the heart muscles. It is essential for metabolism and the release of insulin. In infants and young children who have diarrhea or vomiting, an oral electrolyte solution such as PediaVance® containing a balance among sodium, potassium and chloride is usually recommended to help prevent the body from becoming dehydrated due to a deficiency in these electrolytes.
Baby's Only Organic®LactoReliefTM & Dairy Formulas: 120 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 140 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: bananas, citrus fruits, dried fruits, deep yellow vegetables, potatoes, milk, bran cereal.
The primary role of sodium in the body is to maintain fluid balance. Sodium is an electrolyte and works with potassium and chloride to conduct electrical currents in the body and keep tissue fluids in balance. A deficiency of sodium is rare but loss of sodium through diarrhea, vomiting, or excessive sweating can cause dehydration, muscle cramps, weakness, and headaches. This is especially critical in infants and young children and the reason for use of an oral electrolyte solution such as PediaVance®with a balance of sodium, potassium and chloride when a child has diarrhea and vomiting.
Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 30 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: salt, milk, processed foods such as luncheon meats.
This is an electrolyte and helps to maintain fluid balance in the body and also is a component of the stomach juices (hydrochloric acid) needed for digestion of foods. A deficiency of chloride is rare but loss of chloride through diarrhea, vomiting, or excessive sweating can cause an upset in the body's fluid balance resulting in dehydration. In infants and young children who have diarrhea or vomiting, an oral electrolyte solution such as PediaVance® containing a balance among sodium, potassium and chloride is usually recommended to help prevent the body from becoming dehydrated.
Baby's Only Organic®LactoReliefTM & Dairy Formulas: 80 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 60 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: salt, milk, processed foods such as luncheon meats.
Carbohydrates are one of the crucial dietary sources of energy that support the brain, enable muscular contractions, and provide the fuel necessary for a baby's and toddler's rapid growth, especially through 24-months of age. Each gram of carbohydrate provides 4 Calories. So it is important for a child to get adequate amounts of carbohydrates each day from good food sources.
Carbohydrates are sometimes simply called sugars or starches. They are classified scientifically as monosaccharides, disaccharides, or polysaccharides.
Monosaccharide is a one molecule sugar (referred to as a simple sugar or simple carbohydrate). Examples are glucose (sometimes called dextrose), fructose (sometimes called fruit sugar), and galactose. Glucose is the major fuel needed by the body for energy. This is why intravenous fluids (IVs) used in medical situations contain glucose (dextrose).
Disaccharide is made up of two monosaccharides (referred to as a simple sugar or simple carbohydrate). Lactose (sometimes called milk sugar) is made by the joining of one glucose molecule with one galactose molecule. Sucrose (also called table sugar) is made by joining one molecule of fructose with one molecule of glucose. The body breaks down disaccharides into monosaccharides and then converts these to glucose providing needed energy for the body. Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM and Soy formulas do not contain lactose; none of our formulas contain sucrose.
Polysaccharide contains more than two sugar molecules. Examples of polysaccharides include organic brown rice syrup, as is found in Baby's Only Organic® formulas, corn syrup, molasses, and starches. Polysaccharides are often called complex sugars or complex carbohydrates.
Simple sugars are quickly digested and absorbed by the body into the bloodstream. As sugar levels rise in the blood, the pancreas secretes the hormone insulin. Insulin is needed to move the sugar from the blood into the cells where the sugar is then used for energy. When this process goes fast, a feeling of hunger will more likely occur sooner. When it occurs slower, the body appears to be satisfied from hunger longer. Simple sugars usually cause blood sugar levels to rise quicker than complex sugars and increase the production and release of insulin by the pancreas. If the sugar in the bloodstream is not used by the body for energy, then it is stored as fat.
The longer the carbohydrate length, the slower the body breaks it down and, thus, the slower the absorption of the sugar from the intestinal tract into the bloodstream. If there is a slower absorption of the sugar, there is a slower release of insulin. Also, a slower digestion lets the body utilize the sugar for energy and there's less potential for the sugar to be converted into fat.
Breast Milk is unique in its properties and cannot be duplicated. There are many unique compositional features in breast milk that result in its easy digestion by infants, including factors that help the breakdown of nutrients and their absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. There is no comparing the lactose digestion of a breast fed infant to that of a formula fed infant because manufactured formulas do not contain the many other compositional features of breast milk.
Added Lactose The lactose used in formulas is derived from cow's milk without the benefit of the unique features of human breast milk. In formulas containing only lactose as the source of carbohydrate, some of the lactose comes into the formula naturally as a part of the cow's milk and the remainder is added lactose. The added lactose brings the total carbohydrate level to the requirement needed in a formula. In other words, the amount of lactose that comes in naturally with the cow's milk does not totally meet the needs of a baby and additional lactose must be added. The only lactose contained in Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula is naturally occurring lactose derived from organic cow's milk.
Organic Brown Rice Syrup The carbohydrate source added to Baby's Only Organic® formulas is organic brown rice syrup. Rice is gluten-free and is known to be a relatively non-allergenic food and is well tolerated by infants. In fact, rice is the least allergenic of all grains. Organic brown rice syrup also offers the benefit of slower digestion and absorption providing a steadier level of sugar being absorbed into the bloodstream, a more even production and release of insulin, and a more even supply of energy to the body's cells. In addition, Nature's One® organic brown rice syrup is grown and processed without the use of chemicals.
Organic brown rice syrup is slightly sweeter than lactose but significantly less sweet than sucrose (table sugar) or cane sugar. The medical community has expressed concern over using cane sugar in infant formulas because it is five times sweeter than lactose and could pose health or medical issues related to obesity or dental caries. The carbohydrates in Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula consist of 37% naturally occurring lactose from the organic non-fat cow's milk and 63% organic brown rice syrup.
Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM & Soy Formulas are the only formulas made without lactose in the U.S. that do not contain corn syrup or sucrose (table sugar). Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula contains naturally occurring lactose without the added lactose as found in leading brand formulas. The chart below explains the primary differences between the three formulas manufactured by Nature's One®
|BABY'S ONLY ORGANIC® FORMULAS|
|LactoReliefTM Formula||Soy Formula||Dairy Formula|
|Milk Based||Soy Protein Based||Dairy Based|
|Made Without Lactose*||Lactose Free;
|37% Naturally Occurring|
Brown Rice Syrup
Brown Rice Syrup
|63% Organic |
Brown Rice Syrup
*Do not use for children with galactosemia.
Lactose Intolerance Unlike other formula makers, Nature's One® prefers to add organic brown rice syrup to its Dairy-based formula rather than more lactose. There are many children and adults who either lack or do not produce adequate levels of the enzyme lactase which is necessary to digest lactose. For example, preterm infants are often fed a lactose-free formula because of their inability to manufacture adequate lactase. When there are inadequate levels of lactase in the gastrointestinal tract, this is referred to as lactose intolerance. Symptoms include bloating, flatulence, loose stools, and in some cases diarrhea. If an infant does not produce enough lactase, then lactose will be a problem. Also, following an illness that causes diarrhea, such as the flu, the intestinal tract's ability to make lactase is compromised. This is often why healthcare professionals will recommend a lactose free formula for children who have had a bout of diarrhea.
There is also a medical condition called galactosemia whereby a person cannot digest galactose, which is part of lactose. As noted previously, lactose is made of galactose and glucose. For people with galactosemia, they MUST avoid any dairy product or other foods that contain lactose and galactose. Baby's Only Organic® Soy formula is appropriate for babies with galactosemia.
Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula: 10.7 g (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy and Soy Formulas: 10.8 g (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources Complex Carbohydrate: brown rice .
Proteins are essential to life and are necessary for the body's manufacturing and maintenance of all cells and tissues, including organ and brain development, and the making of essential body constituents such as hormones and enzymes. If excess protein is consumed and not needed by the body, it is converted to fat and stored by the body as a potential future energy source. Each gram of protein provides 4 Calories.
Proteins are made up of amino acids; there are 20 amino acids. Baby's Only Organic® formulas (Dairy, Dairy-Lactose Free and Soy) provide all of the essential and non-essential amino acids needed to support growth and development.
The protein source in Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula is organic non-fat dried cow's milk and the source in Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula is organic milk protein concentrate. When human breast milk is unavailable for an infant, the recommendation is to use a dairy-based formula. A cow's milk (dairy- based) formula is recommended because the proteins are whey (the liquid protein portion) and casein (the curd protein portion), which are proteins found in human milk. Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula and LactoReliefTM Formula consist of 18% whey and 82% casein.
Taurine is not an amino acid but an amino acid derivative. Taurine functions as an antioxidant and is involved as a part of bile acids in early infancy. Taurine is abundant in human milk, but not in cow's milk protein or soy protein. Taurine is added to Baby's Only Organic® Dairy and Soy formulas to the level in breast milk.
When children have an allergic reaction to cow's milk protein and soy protein, hydrolyzed formulas are often recommended. The cow's milk protein has been treated to break down the protein, which reduces the allergy potential of the protein. There are presently no organic hydrolyzed formulas on the market.
Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula: 2.1 grams protein (per 100 Calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula: 2.6 grams protein (per 100 Calories)
Good Food Sources: Animal meats, fish, dairy products, soybeans, legumes, nuts.
The term "lipid" refers to compounds including oils, waxes, animal fats and triglycerides that do not dissolve in water. Lipids are most commonly referred to simply as fats.
Fats constitute the principal structural material of all living cells and are an important source of energy. Healthy skin and hair are maintained by fat. Fat also helps the body absorb and move the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K through the bloodstream. Dietary fat intake provides needed essential fatty acids to the body. These essential fatty acids are linoleic acid and linolenic acid. These are fatty acids that the body cannot make and which must be derived from foods.
Fats provide 9 Calories per gram, more than twice the amount of energy provided by a gram of carbohydrate or protein. An excess of dietary Calories provided by carbohydrates, proteins or fats will be stored in the body as adipose tissue. Adipose tissue serves as insulation for the body's cells and organs but an excess of fat can lead to overweight and obesity.
Triglycerides are the chemical form of fats that exist in foods as well as in the body. Animal fats, such as butter and lard, tend to be solid or semisolid at room temperature and are more saturated than fats from plant sources. Fats from plant sources are usually liquid at room temperature and are called oils. Most plant oils are made up of unsaturated fatty acids with the exception of coconut, palm, and palm kernel oils. There are two types of unsaturated fats:
• Monounsaturated fats: Examples include olive and canola oils.
• Polyunsaturated fats: Examples include fish, safflower, sunflower, corn, and soybean oils.
Fats are important nutrient for infants and young children. They are needed to support growth, development and energy needs. A child who is not eating or drinking foods with adequate amounts of essential fatty acids can develop a fatty acid deficiency. This is one reason why healthcare professionals strongly advise against the use of skim or low fat milks during early childhood. Signs of an essential fatty acid deficiency include poor growth, scaly skin lesions, dry brittle nails, dandruff, and lack of hair luster.
More than 98% of the fat in human breast milk is in the form of triglycerides. The most abundant triglycerides in breast milk are the saturated fatty acids oleic acid and palmitic acid. It also contains high proportions of the essential fatty acids linoleic fatty acid and linolenic fatty acid. Human milk also contains the non-essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid).1
The fat blend of Baby's Only Organic® formulas consist of organic high oleic sunflower and/or high oleic safflower oil, organic coconut oil, and organic soybean oil. This blend was developed because the percentages of the various types of fats are similar to breast milk. This combination of oils also provides appropriate levels of the essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
Baby's Only Essentials® DHA and ARA Fatty Acid Supplement is formulated specifically for infants and toddlers using the proper balance of DHA & ARA that meet the 1:2 ratio requirements established for a baby less than two years of age.2
LA: Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 1000 mg (per 100 calories)
ALA: Baby's Only Organic®LactoReliefTM & Dairy Formula: 128 mg (per 100 calories)
ALA: Baby's Only Organic® SOY Formula: 110 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources: nuts, seeds, grains legumes, vegetables and their cold-pressed oils
DHA: Baby's Only Essentials® DHA Fatty Acids: 15 mg (per serving)
Good Food Source: fish such as salmon, sardine, tuna, and lake trout, egg
ARA: Baby's Only Essentials® ARA Fatty Acids: 30 mg (per serving)
Good Food Sources: animal meats, dairy foods, eggs, peanuts and nori seaweed .
1. Prentice, Ann. "Constituents of human milk," Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 17:4, December, 1996.
2. Newton, IS. "Long Chain Fatty Acids in Health and Nutrition," Journal of Food Lipids. 1996; 3:233.
Always refer to the measuring instructions on the formula label as mixing directions have changed on the most recent production run.
Refer to "Dry" Measuring Spoon chart below if scoop is not available.
|"DRY" MEASURING SPOON|
|TO MAKE:||FORMULA POWDER:||ADD WATER:|
|2 fl oz bottle||3½ teaspoons||2 fl oz|
|4 fl oz bottle||7 teaspoons||4 fl oz|
|6 fl oz bottle||3 Tablespoons,
plus 1½ teaspoons
|6 fl oz|
|8 fl oz bottle||5 Tablespoons||8 fl oz|
Refer to chart below if metric measurements are necessary.
|TO MAKE:||FORMULA POWDER:||ADD WATER:|
|30 ml container||4.25 gms||30 ml|
|120 ml container||17 gms||120 ml|
|240 ml container||34 gms||240 ml|