Baby's Only Organic® original Dairy, original LactoRelief®, Cholov Yisroel and Soy formulas do not contain a DHA/ARA supplement. Nature's One® originally did not add non-essential fatty acids to Baby's Only Organic® formulas. There continues to be controversy over the algal and fungal sources of DHA and ARA being added to infant and toddler formulas and foods (with the exception of our Baby's Only Organic® Dairy with DHA & ARA Formula and LactoRelief® with DHA & ARA formula) and the verdict on the addition of DHA and ARA to formulas and foods is still out.
We offer parents, caretakers, and healthcare professionals the option of using a dairy-based formula with or without DHA. We follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics closely, and to date, they have not come out with a definitive statement on the necessity of adding these two non-essential fatty acids (DHA and ARA) to formula or food. The reason is that a full term, healthy infant or toddler has the capability of making the non-essential fatty acids DHA and ARA from two essential fatty acids, linolenic fatty acid and linoleic fatty acid, which are in all formulas, including our Baby’s Only Organic® formulas.