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With a focus on using gentle organic ingredients in line with cutting-edge infant nutrition science and held to strict quality standards, there's a lot to love about HiPP German formulas. Let's take a look at a few of the unique features that HiPP German formula has to offer and why we think it's some of the best formula for little ones!
Why Choose HiPP German Formula?
Omega 3 & 6 LCPs (DHA & ALA): Essential fatty acids are a critical part of proper infant nutrition. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil, and alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is an omega-6 fatty acid sourced for Mortierella alpina oil. These ingredients in HiPP German work to support your baby's brain and eye development.
Organic grass-fed cow milk: HiPP German cows graze on natural organic pastures and receive a varied diet of organic grass, hay and cereals. This makes their organic skimmed milk nutrient-rich and top quality!
Prebiotics (Oligosaccharides) obtained from lactose: Galactooligosaccharides, or GOS for short, are prebiotics used in HiPP formulas. Prebiotics are dietary fibers that feed healthy gut bacteria. Because lactose is the predominant carbohydrate found in breast milk, HiPP German uses GOS from lactose.
Probiotics: Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria that help support gut and immune health in babies. With breast milk as the ideal, HiPP German goes as far as sourcing their probiotics from lactic acid cultures originally extracted from real breast milk!
No Added Sugars: HiPP German formula emphasizes natural ingredients based on the excellence of breast milk. As such, HiPP formula does not contain any added sugars or artificial sweeteners. The naturally mild sweetness of lactose does the trick of keeping their formulas both healthy and delicious for your baby.
No GMOs or Artificial Ingredients: All HiPP formulas, whether they are certified organic or not, are free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and artificial ingredients. For example, these use stabilizer lactic acid, which is a natural preservative to help keep their formulas fresh!
No Soy: Soy is generally not recommended as part of a healthy baby's diet. As such, HiPP German formulas are soy-free.
Now that we've covered some best features of HiPP Bio Combiotik formula, let's take a look at some of the key ingredients that make up HiPP infant formula!
Organic Skim Milk
The cows over on HiPP's organic farms have access to open-air grazing and lush natural pastures where no pesticides are used, and a heavy emphasis on animal welfare ensures that happy cows are making nutritious organic (bio) milk.
Organic skim milk and organic whey protein form the basis of HiPP German formulas, with the exception of HiPP special formulas, which are non-organic, and HiPP goat milk formula, which is, of course, based on organic skim goat milk.
In some later-stage and specialty HiPP German formula, the organic skim milk contains organic starch and maltodextrin. This helps improve the texture of the milk as well as making it more creamy and satiating for older babies.
Organic Vegetable Oils
The milk fats removed from organic skim milk are replaced by a blend of organic vegetable oils from organic production. HiPP German formula uses a nourishing mixture of sustainably sourced organic palm oil, rapeseed oil, and sunflower oil. This helps ensure that HiPP German has a balanced fat profile similar to breast milk.
Prebiotics & Probiotics
Prebiotics and probiotics work together as a powerful team, protecting your baby's digestive health and offering immune support. These ingredients are an important trademark of HiPP German formula.
Vitamins and Minerals
Of course, no HiPP formula powder is complete without a full spectrum of essential nutrients. That means you can expect to find a variety of macro and micronutrients in HiPP German baby formula.
To highlight just a few, vitamin D and calcium carbonate contribute to the normal development of bones and teeth, which is especially important during your baby's growth spurts. Other essential vitamins like Vitamin E are involved in healthy central nervous system development. And zinc sulfate is important for a host of roles, from immune support to sensory organ function.
The HiPP German Formula Range
HiPP has a wide selection of products available based on different types of milk and for babies with special nutrition requirements. Here, we focus on the various HiPP German formulas that we offer and what makes each of these options unique.
Difference Between HiPP German Stages
European organic formulas like HiPP German most often come in stages. What this means is that there are slight changes in the composition of the formula for different developmental milestones.
Stage PRE or HiPP German Stage 1 formula is infant formula suitable from birth as a complete source of nutrition. The difference between the two is that Stage PRE is lactose only, whereas depending on the product, HiPP Stage 1 may have complimentary carbohydrates like starch or maltodextrin.
HiPP German Stage 2 follow-on formula is for babies from 6+ months and is designed to support a weaning diet; thus, it should be offered alongside solid foods. It contains a higher level of iron compared to HiPP German Stage 1.
HiPP German Stage 3 formula is for babies from 10 or 12 months, depending on the specific HiPP German product.
Importantly, not all HiPP German formulas are staged. HiPP Anti-Reflux and HiPP Comfort are both All-Stages formulas suitable from birth until 12 months of age.
HiPP Bio Combiotik
HiPP Bio Combiotik formula is one of our best sellers. This HiPP German formula gets its name from enriching the baby formula with a combination of probiotics and prebiotics. This German organic formula is made with only organic ingredients that are gentle on your baby's tummy. HiPP Bio Combiotik formula is offered in Stages PRE to 2+.
HiPP Goat Milk Formula
For babies with sensitivities to cow's milk, HiPP German formula based on goat's milk is a great alternative! This organic formula is based on skimmed goat's milk, which naturally contains the gentler A2 milk proteins, making it easier to digest. Importantly, it is not suitable for babies with lactose intolerance or cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA). HiPP Goat formula is offered in HiPP Stage PRE to 3.
HiPP Comfort formula is a soothing solution to common digestive issues. This special formula is uniquely created for the management of flatulence, lactose-related 3-month colic, and constipation. It is made with extensively hydrolyzed skimmed cow's milk, which makes it easier to digest. Importantly, it is not suitable for babies with lactose intolerance or CMPA. This special formula should only be used with a doctor's recommendation. This is an all-stage formula.
While small amounts of spit-up are the norm for many babies, if your baby spits up more than usual, they may benefit from a special anti-reflux formulation. This HiPP German formula is mixed with locust bean gum and starch, which creates a thick, creamy consistency to help the milk in your baby's tummy, thus preventing reflux. This special formula should only be used with a doctor's recommendation. This is an all-stage HiPP formula.
HiPP HA Combiotik Formula
HiPP German HA Combiotik formula is based on over 25 years of immune research. It offers a gentle, low-allergen alternative for babies with a family history of allergies. This HiPP formula is made with extensively hydrolyzed milk proteins, probiotics and prebiotics, which offers easier digestion and support for a healthy and balanced immune system. This milk is offered in HiPP formula Stage PRE to 2.