Infant vs. Toddler formulas

Typically, a toddler formula is used to replace whole cow’s milk in a young child’s diet. In fact, a recent study has shown that toddler formula containing vitamins and minerals reduced deficiencies of iron and Vitamin D as compared to cow’s milk in children 1 to 3 years of age.*  Most toddler formulas are similar in composition to an infant formula because many are used with older infants, especially infants who are either receiving it as a supplement to breast milk or as a replacement for breast milk.

Thus, in order to meet the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the nutrient composition must be within specific parameters. In addition to the benefit of using a toddler formula over cow’s milk to help prevent deficiencies of iron and Vitamin D, toddler formula does not contain butterfat. 

Baby’s Only Organic® Toddler formulas instead contain a nice blend of organic oils (without the saturated fats associated with butterfat); a good calcium to phosphorus ratio that helps tooth and bone development; and the assurance that the toddler is receiving an appropriate balance of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals in conjunction with a healthy and nutritious diet.

*Akkermans MD, et al.  “A micronutrient-fortified young-child formula improves the iron and vitamin D status of healthy young European children: a randomized, double-blind controlled trial,”  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  January 4, 2017, doi: 10.39451/ajcn 116.136143.

 

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