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The latest additions to the old standards that many pediatricians recommended are baby formulas for spit-up and those for premature babies. Formulas for premature babies, including Enfamil Premature and EnfaCare and Similac NeoSure, make a lot of sense. They include more calories and calcium, which premature babies need.

Researchers and formula companies are still probing the suite of human milk molecules for new formula ingredients that might benefit babies’ health. Prebiotics and probiotics The third-most abundant component in human milk, after lactose and fat, is a large family of as many as 200 different sugar molecules called human milk oligosaccharides. The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content. Aug 31, 2020 ( via Comtex): The Baby Formula.

Health Experts Crack Down. A special article by researchers at the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and published in Nutrition Reviews addresses these misconceptions about the lack of nutrition in toddler formula. In it, researchers assert that the misinformation spread by formula marketing campaigns does not have the best interests of toddlers in mind, and preys on parents. Health & Safety Everyday Care Formula Baby Food Breastfeeding Preemies Postpartum Care Gear and Products Health and Hype of the Latest Baby Formula Trends.

By Vincent Iannelli, MD Choosing a Baby Formula Among Similac, Enfamil and More. Medically reviewed by Brian Levine, MD, MS, FACOG. A man and a woman have been charged with running a baby formula crime syndicate in southwest Sydney. national 2:12am May 27, 2020 Desperate dad snaps photos to show why he can’t buy baby formula.

Baby Foods and Infant Formula: Meeting the Taste, Flavor, Health, and Nutrition Needs of the Most Precious Consumers Global Pediatric Nutrition: Fast Facts on the Past, Present, and the Future. Purchase the Market Overview: Identifying New Trends and Opportunities in the Global Infant Formula Market, Part I strategy briefing as part of our health and wellness market research for September 2016. Euromonitor International is the leading provider of strategic market research reports. The world baby food market is segmented based on product type, distribution channel and geography.

Based on product type, the market is segregated into dried baby food, milk formula, prepared baby food, and other baby food. Presently, milk formula occupies the largest market share followed by the product segment of prepared baby food. In general, different brands of the same type of formula have the same basic ingredients.   Switching between formula brands is not a problem, even though many parents wonder if doing so may cause fussiness or stool changes in their baby.

In fact, you can even mix different brands of the same type of formula together if you feel that your baby responds better to a mixture of one brand.

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Both food and drug-based companies producing infant formula expanded their markets during the post-World War II baby boom, as breastfeeding halved between 1946 and 1956 in America, dropping to 25 percent at hospital discharge in 1967 (Minchin, 1985:216).

“Food and Culture: A Reader” by Carole Counihan, Penny Van Esterik
from Food and Culture: A Reader
by Carole Counihan, Penny Van Esterik
Routledge, 1997

Infant formula is described in marketing campaigns as a “premium nutrition product” (Thurow, 2016, p. 136), and labels on infant formula samples suggest that immune system supports, present in breast milk, are added to the formula, despite the fact that such replication is still not possible (Gura, 2014).

“Infant and Toddler Development from Conception to Age 3: What Babies Ask of Us” by Mary Jane Maguire-Fong, Marsha Peralta
from Infant and Toddler Development from Conception to Age 3: What Babies Ask of Us
by Mary Jane Maguire-Fong, Marsha Peralta
Teachers College Press, 2018

The Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Regulations 1995.

“Manual of Dietetic Practice” by Briony Thomas, Jacki Bishop
from Manual of Dietetic Practice
by Briony Thomas, Jacki Bishop
Wiley, 2013

Health advocates question the FDA’s statement that levels of melamine and cyanuric acid in U.S. formula are “safe” or that “safe infant formula… supports healthy growth” (FDA, 2008, 2014).

“Counseling the Nursing Mother” by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
from Counseling the Nursing Mother
by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015

Determining which formula is the healthiest for your newborn can be overwhelming, given the vast array of choices and confusing marketing messages.

“Brain Health From Birth: Nurturing Brain Development During Pregnancy and the First Year” by Rebecca Fett
from Brain Health From Birth: Nurturing Brain Development During Pregnancy and the First Year
by Rebecca Fett
Franklin Fox Publishing LLC, 2019

All these factors are conducive to the development of infant formula industry.

“Market Entry in China: Case Studies on Strategy, Marketing, and Branding” by Christiane Prange
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by Christiane Prange
Springer International Publishing, 2016

The steady eroding away of this resource in just a few generations, under the onslaught of Western values and commercial infant formula companies, has resulted in many children today who are allowed to nurse for only 1 or 2 years, even in socalled “traditional” societies.

“Breastfeeding: Biocultural Perspectives” by Patricia Stuart Macadam, Katherine A. Dettwyler
from Breastfeeding: Biocultural Perspectives
by Patricia Stuart Macadam, Katherine A. Dettwyler
Transaction Publishers,

Unfortunately, the switch to formula posed a serious health risk to the infants—for three reasons.

“Managing Business Ethics: Straight Talk about How to Do It Right” by Linda K. Trevino, Katherine A. Nelson
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by Linda K. Trevino, Katherine A. Nelson
Wiley, 2016

In a previous study (Ares et al., 1994), it was highlighted that the majority of a wide range of brand formulas, including those for preterm infants, contained less iodine (range 2–17 mcg/dl) than breast milk (10 mcg/dl), and in some there was a wide variability between manufactured batches of formulas.

“Comprehensive Handbook of Iodine: Nutritional, Biochemical, Pathological and Therapeutic Aspects” by Victor R. Preedy, Gerard N. Burrow, Ronald Ross Watson
from Comprehensive Handbook of Iodine: Nutritional, Biochemical, Pathological and Therapeutic Aspects
by Victor R. Preedy, Gerard N. Burrow, Ronald Ross Watson
Elsevier Science, 2009

Although infant formulas are manufactured in adherence to good manufacturing practices and are inspected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are potential issues.

“Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book” by Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita F. Stanton, Joseph St. Geme, Nina F Schor, Richard E. Behrman
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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

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  • 6 months into breast feeding but my supply is dropping even with extra pumping and water. Seriously stressing about using formula but I just remembered all 7 of us kids were formula fed and probably the super cheap kind. We’re all fine and healthy ����‍♀️ no longer stressing. Will be using Similac advanced. Thank you for the info!

  • I distill my water and add minerals so there’s no nonsense in it and I still get what’s necessary. People just want to be in control of what goes in their body

  • she clearly has a bias because the companies selling bottles of it are in a grey area and overcharging.. wonder how she would feel about it if it was just the same price or came from ur tap, maybe stumble across some other minor yet relieving qualities about it?

  • Scishow should find a healthier looking to talk about this product. Looking at this girl make me not wanting to drink Alkaline water already. Stopped watching in like 10secs into the video lol

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  • SOY FORMULAS AND WIC… My daughter suffered from horrible constipation issues and belly troubles so my pediatrician put her on enfamil PROSOBE which is the soy version, are they worse then the regular ones? is there any soy formula that’s better then any of the rest? Also for mommies on wic, they only offer enfamil brand which formula do you think is the best from the enfamil line.. if any?

  • Hi Bobby, thank you for all the info, very thankful. Whats the best natural method or supplement for kids to fight spring allergies? Please let me know thanks again!!

  • We only gave similac adv pro to our son.
    But my sister gave her kids Nestle’s Nido, and they got a toddler version Nido Kinder… what are your thoughts on those?

  • Great video! Sorry if you mentioned this in a different video but what are your thoughts on powder vs liquid vs concentrate. Everything I read says powder causes constipation. Thanks!!

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  • This article about European formulas Can you PLEASE help

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  • so i need to eat atleast 4 grams of paracetamol to destroy my kidneys and then alkaline water works.
    cool thanks for the explination

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  • I like trying all the different brands of water, they have different water tastes and keep me away from drinking sodas and stuff. It is a huge drain on money and I never believed that alkaline water did anything normal water couldnt do.

  • We used Mt Capra homemade formula. They have a kit you can buy online… I did substitute raw milk (in place of Mt Capra’s powered milk) fornour kids. Its an easy way to make formul yourself.

    Also the lacose is there for the carbs. Some babies can’t tolerate lactose which is why you’ll see sugar as a substitute in the formulas made for tummy troubles.

  • Can you put the names of the other European brands you spoke about. I’m a birth Doula and I often have many moms asking me which is the best formula for their babies if they can’t breastfeed and I always tell them to look for European brands because they usually have better ingredients.

  • Which formula did u used for ur baby…..pls suggest which formula milk makes baby chubby…my baby didn’t have breastmilk…so pls suggest..

  • Eat BBQ and sweets everyday and chug it down with softdrinks everyday for a year. Watch your health decline. Have a reading taken of your bodys PH level and observe our acidic it is. Raw organic veggies create a good PH in your body. Add alkaline water to this. It certainly wouldnt hurt. Its better than drinking water with a low PH making that water more acidic.

  • I enjoyed the detail in this video but where do you get your information from? I strictly breastfeed my infant and have been looking for an alternative for weening. I’ve did my own research and can’t find anything harmful about palm oil please list your sources.

  • To correct you, the reason they put dextrose in the electrolytes are important. When child puke, they cannot tolerate orally other food and with dextrose added to these replacement fluids, they get the energy content. Same concept as in hospital, when they treat dehydration in children, they give Normal saline drips with added Dextrose 5%.

  • Your daughter have same name with mine��.
    use similac pro advance for my daughter because I couldn’t makes enough milk, when I pumped i got only 2 ounces for the whole day. Similac pro advance give kids strong borns, develop brains and develop the ability to see. My daughter turns perfect she even weight more than a breastfed child. Her doctor always tells the other mom to do the same as my daughter to they kids. She developed amazingly she never have a high fever. She talks when she was 7 months. She didn’t even crawled, she stand and walk.

  • Can i use room temperature distilled or nursery water to make the powdered similac formula without boiling the water. Never thought of boiling before cause my baby is too impatient when she is hungry lol.

  • I’m glad I found this. I’m tired of these Instagram or‘s with a lot of followers making a lot of money off selling these alkaline filters (Kagnet). I knew the Sci Show would have a topic about alkaline water and debunk this. So sad that people buy into it and hound instagramers are making 3,000-5,000 + on these and they get to travel. Kind of jealous lol but I rather have my Integrity

    कोई भी व्यक्ति अपने लिए रोजगार का अवसर ढूंढ रहा है तो यह वीडियो उसके लिए बहुत उपयोगी है अपनी लाइफ से कुछ समय निकालकर के इस वीडियो को अवश्य देखें और अधिक जानकारी प्राप्त करने के लिए इस वीडियो के मेरा फोन नंबर दिया है तो आप मुझसे फोन करके बातचीत भी कर सकते हैं अगर वाकई में आप अपने जीवन में कुछ करना चाहते हैं तो इस वीडियो को अवश्य देखना और रुक मत जाना वीडियो देखने के लिए आपका बहुत-बहुत धन्यवाद!

  • I feel so sad that I fed my child Enfamil Enspire, I thought it was the best since it was so expensive and had lactoferin. I did not produce enough breast milk and my baby cried and cried from hunger and I was forced to give my baby formula. I would pump every 2 hours but would only produce like 3 drops of milk. My baby is 12 months now and I feel so sad that I gave my son such crappy things.

  • You can read the comments on a YouTube video, or you could try it yourself and feel the benefits. Go to for the chance to win a free alkaline water filter for your fridge!

  • Funny you’re literally telling someone to take a “cheap pill” instead of drinking better water. How much is big pharma paying you?

  • Are the souces and references credible? Any studies been sponsored or funded by certain entities? You haven’t made any disclaimer about this crucial part of your presentation.

  • I’ve heard you really shouldn’t do diy formula… Especially for newborns. Their tummies can’t process raw cow’s milk yet… And imo shouldn’t be since, you know, they aren’t baby cows… ��

  • Thanks for reviewing fomula! I feed Loulouka now. But it doesn’t have DHA. Do you think babies need to have supplemented DHA? If so, DHA has two sources from plant or animal. What should I feed my baby??

  • Pls can you research the effect of alkaline water on menstrual cycles cos the women in my home swear on it easing their flows tremendously

  • I just like it. It tastes good. And, it helps when I have mild heartburn as opposed to eating a bunch of calcium (tums) or bismuth (pepto) ��‍♀️

  • Best to get your formula advice from someone who actually has expertise in this area. Like your pediatrician. No responsible pediatrician would recommend that you buy 3rd party imported European formula.

  • Not only the dirty water. But all the chemicals and shit they put into formula. No one bothers to check ingredients. They’re caked in GMO’s. They are selling poison to babies at a high price.

    I live in the U.K and it’s all promoted on bottle fed babies. The plastic in the bottles. The latex on the teat.

    It’s all about money. Formula milk isn’t cheap and definitely not kind on the tummy.. Breast milk has way more benefits than formula. You are creating the babies body to fight against infection.

    This is part of the hidden agenda. They’re poisoning us in many ways. Vaccines, the sky, tap water, microwaves, WiFi, 5G……Agenda 21 2030, Depopulation. Research it. And let’s not allow the corrupt government to kill us.

  • Fixed my heart burn. Got off pills and chewables. Why wouldn’t you drink it? The 9.5ph was my daily medicine plus tastes better imo.

  • A lot of parents are dependent on WIC formula (which comes from the big 3, just varies from state to state). There’s no choice in that case or when you’re pretty cash strapped. That’s why I urge all low income moms to breastfeed. If you can’t nurse, then pump. The thing is, the big 3 don’t have ideal ingredients whatsoever BUT it’s better to give cheapo store brand formula than not enough bougie organic formula. Never water it down. I really wish the formula companies would improve the basic ingredients.

    My third baby is getting 90-95% of her feeds from breastmilk but I occasionally supplement her with samples I got from Similac and enfamil. I Also get gerber from WIC (not great ingredients either). I’d love to afford a European goat’s milk formula but it’s just not possible. That’s why I’m going to breastfeed as long as possible but I’m not opposed to supplementing and having an emergency formula stash just in case. Shitty formula is better than starvation. That’s all I’ll say.

  • That’s why i feed my child HiPP Ha Combiotik. It’s a German brand super clean and even with a dairy allergy he tolerates it well. Of course every single time I talk to my pediatrician about I’m encouraged to switch to similar or Enfamil since most imported formulas are not approved by the FDA.

  • Well for some. one with a little brains and IQ… The name is enough to decide… “Formula Milk”…. The best thing for baby is mothers brest milk or milk not these dirty chemicals…

  • I have a YouTube channel dedicated to breastfeeding so I was really interested to see what to had to say. While I’m not a proponent of homemade formulas I think this video should be viewed by anyone trying to decide if they want to breastfeed. Also, formula is not necessary after one year old. That is just a marketing tactic by the companies. Baby Rose is a beautiful example of a gorgeous breastfeed baby. Great job mama!

  • Hi sir, I’m a new subscriber I would like to ask if you can reccomend a good milk for baby who needs to gain weight. My baby is drinking s26 and still he is underweight.

  • There is utility for alkaline drinking water, for instance neutralizing phosphoric acid in soda so your bones dont hurt right after drinking mountain dew or whatever.

  • Would like to say to those who choose to formula feed and those who must as breastfeeding is not an option, fed is best! No matter which formula you used or are currently using your baby is going to to develop as he would with breastfeeding and know that you are a wonderful parent! As a mother and a healthcare professional this video really bothered me, I have been a huge flavcity fan for quite some time.

  • imo, sorry to blow the whistle, this video is an example of someone speaking with confidence and professionalism that can say anything, whether true or not, and people think they know what they’re talking about. Alkalinity is basically minerals. We need minerals to be healthy.
    And her challenging the argument that alkaline water would affect the alkaline level of the blood is so bogus. She said herself that the blood regulates itself to keep it at a certain level. That part is true. But why would you make the deduction that therefore alkaline water isn’t improving your health? Blood alkalinity and system alkalinity is not related.

  • The hospital gave similac advance and since he did good we stuck with it. It has milk in it, although stated as a non GMO formula. It’s exspensive at between $40-55 cad per large can but he’s 11 months now and a healthy happy boy ��

    I’m curious about how sweet potato and such isn’t for 6m as my doctor said it was as well as many sites but I have read things like spinach or kale should be older I believe 7-8m.

    Please remember that if you are not breast feeding and your baby will only take to the lower quality formula it’s ok, fed is best. Yes breast milk or high quality formula is good but if your baby won’t take it then you have no choice and that’s ok.

  • Thank you for this. You should have taken a pic of the kirkland brand & also gerber now has an A2 formula & a few vitamins with probiotics

  • I see what you’re doing and appreciate your opinions but I found it a bit of a turn off when you started the video by saying Dessi works very hard to breastfeed and not everyone can do that. I would have loved to breastfeed my second baby and literally tried everything but my milk production was not good and my milk was very low in fat. I already felt so guilty and like a failure that I couldn’t do it. Videos like this truly do not help. Also my baby didn’t do well on most formulas to include the one you “recommend”. So I had to feed him what worked and this makes it sound like I’m poisoning him. Moms out there, take this with a grain of salt. Trust me, no one can tell the difference between my baby who was breast fed and my baby who wasn’t. FED IS BEST and don’t let anyone make you feel bad about it!

  • I want to ask if Similac Advance step 2 is a good formula for a baby (7months old) born with jaundice and G6PD? My first son (2yrs now) drinks similac and has no problem or spitting up. But my 2nd son (7months) with G6PD keeps spitting up. I tried Enfamil and still the same. Doctors and his pedia said its ok. He cant have any soy but all the formula in the store has soy. Can you help?

  • I just don’t understand how women in these rural areas, surrounded by community and maternal culture, don’t opt to breastfeed especially when they simply can’t afford the formula. Breastmilk is perfect free milk for your baby. All you have to do is nourish yourself and frequently nurse or express from birth. Yes, easier said than done, there’s a learning curve but impoverished moms have to deal with a lot harder stuff than nursing struggles. The formula companies have been pulling this stunt in developing countries for decades. Ladies, your milk is far superior but don’t feel ashamed if you have to formula feed. I’d only suggest trying to pump instead if it’s still early days.

  • I have a 4-month-old baby who only consumes breast milk, I remember that it was very difficult the first month because breast milk is digested very quickly and the baby needs to eat more times (sometimes every hour) but now it is easy, the baby is hungry and you just pull out the tit and start sucking.

  • Is there anything actually wrong with baby formula? Is there something in baby formula that should not be there? Everything else is just hype bait.

  • Such GREAT info Bobby! I’m wondering if you may know anything about the German brand Lebenswert Folgemilch or how it may compare to Loulouka. I know you said Loulouka is the best on the market so wondering if you had looked into any other European brands. Thanks so much.

  • Scary! That’s how I feel after watching the vitamin and oil episode and this one. I have been using a lot of the bad stuff so could please tell me what to do now?

  • My son has been drinking similac sensitive or pro sensitive because he is lactose intolerant. The regular similac causes upset stomach for my son. He’s a toddler now still drinking toddler formula. Any lactose intolerant tolerant formula recommendations?

  • I trust nothing coming out of San Francisco. So many unethical companies located there. By the way a Kalamazoo Michigan hospital actually provides real human breast milk. One of the few in the USA that does this.

  • I believe we should study, physiology, public health, psychology, and anatomy right along with science in school to know about our bodies, because there are alot of theories out there, and I think it would give people reasons why health is important.