The 1-2-3 Combination Formula for Easy Digestion

  1. 100% partially hydrolyzed (broken down) whey protein.
  2. Prebiotics to support digestive health and the immune system.
  3. 95 percent less lactose than standard milk-based formulas.
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Partially Hydrolyzed Formula for Babies

There are many different types of baby formulas on the shelves of retail stores and supermarkets today. The formula brands and varieties (milk, soy, hydrolyzed, and other formula) can be overwhelming, but with the right information, parents can navigate the options and make an informed decision, in consultation with a pediatrician, to find the best baby formula for their little one.

Infant formulas are food products designed to provide a sole source of complete nutrition to meet the growth and development needs of infants less than one year of age. If you see “Infant Formula” on the label, you can be certain the contents inside the container contain all the nutrition your baby needs for that important first year.

Infant formula is available in powder, concentrated, and ready-to-use forms. Powder infant formulas are the least expensive option and must be mixed with water. Concentrated liquid formulas are more expensive and also must be mixed with water. Ready-to-use formula is the most expensive type of formula but does not need to be mixed with water.

Four Main Types of Infant Formula

There are four main types of infant formula:

  1. Cow's Milk Formula
  2. Soy Formula
  3. Partially Hydrolyzed Formula
  4. Extensively Hydrolyzed Formula

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends all infants be fed breast milk or iron-fortified formula for at least 12 months. Infant formula can be used until a child reaches one year of age. The AAP does not recommend cow's milk for children under one year of age. After one year, AAP also recommends feeding your child whole milk, not skim or reduced-fat milk, or a toddler formula.

Cow's Milk-based Formula

Standard milk-based formulas, which are the most commonly recommended by healthcare professionals, are made with cow's milk protein and are designed to be more like breast milk. Standard formulas contain 20 Kcal/ounce and 0.45 grams of protein/ounce. Standard cow's milk-based formulas are appropriate for most full-term and preterm infants. These formulas contain lactose and minerals from the cow's milk, as well as vegetable oils, minerals, and vitamins. Almost all infants tolerate milk-based formulas well, although colic, fussiness, and issues related to digestive discomfort are common problems.

Soy-based Formula

Soy formulas are made using soy proteins and do not contain lactose. The AAP recommends soy formulas for parents who do not want their baby to eat animal protein, and for infants with galactosemia or congenital lactase deficiency. Soy infant formula has not been proven to help with milk allergies, lactose sensitivity, or colic. Babies who are allergic to cows' milk may also be allergic to soy milk.

Partially Hydrolyzed Infant Formula

Hydrolyzed formulas contain cow's milk but the milk protein is broken down into smaller parts to ease digestion. "Partially hydrolyzed formula" is another way of saying the milk protein in the formula is partially broken down to ease common characteristics of digestive discomfort, including fussiness, gas, and crying. In your research, you might discover that some refer to partially hydrolyzed formulas as "predigested formulas" because the milk protein has already been broken down into smaller proteins.

Hypoallergenic Extensively Hydrolyzed Infant Formula

When it comes to hypoallergenic formula, most pediatricians and allergists recommend extensively hydrolyzed formula for babies with an allergy to cow’s milk. Extensively hydrolyzed formulas contain milk protein that’s broken down into small segments. This makes the milk protein less recognizable by the immune system. If you think your child has a true cow’s milk allergy, seek guidance from a healthcare professional.

A Unique 1-2-3 Combination Formula for Easy Digestion

Bloom & Blossom's cow’s milk-based, Ultra Gentle Formula helps ease common characteristics of digestive discomfort, including fussiness, gas, and crying. Bloom & Blossom provides complete, sole-source nutrition for a baby's first year. Features and benefits include:

  1. 100% Partially Hydrolyzed Whey Protein: Bloom & Blossom Ultra Gentle contains easy-to-digest proteins that are partially broken down, which helps avoid digestive problems such as fussiness, gas, and crying.
  2. Low Lactose Formula: Ultra Gentle contains 95 percent less lactose than routine, milk-based infant formulas for babies who may be sensitive to lactose
  3. Prebiotics are dietary fibers that nourish good bacteria in the gut. Bloom & Blossom Ultra Gentle contains prebiotics to support your baby's immune system and digestive health.

Learn more about our partially hydrolyzed formula.

* 95% less lactose than standard milk-based formulas