The protein source in Baby’s Only Organic® LactoRelief™ with DHA Formula is organic milk protein concentrate. Organic milk protein concentrate is produced from organic skim milk through a process involving filtration, evaporation and drying. The process used to make this protein source lactose-free involves no harsh chemicals. Organic milk protein concentrate is also pasteurized to assure that the product contains no pathogenic organisms. The organic skim milk used is from organic dairy herds that do not receive any antibiotics or growth hormone stimulants. Another feature of organic milk protein concentrate is it retains a nice amount of calcium from the organic skim milk thus helping to meet a child’s calcium needs for growing bones.
The carbohydrate source in Baby’s Only Organic® LactoRelief™ with DHA Formula is organic brown rice syrup. We selected organic brown rice syrup to add to our formula to bring the carbohydrate level to the required amount versus other carbohydrates such as lactose, sucrose (table sugar) or corn syrup because rice is often one of the first solid foods introduced to a child. Also, this carbohydrate is less sweet than sucrose (table sugar) and some corn syrups. Rice is gluten free and is considered hypoallergenic because it is the least allergenic of all the grains. Baby’s Only Organic®LactoRelief™ with DHA & ARA does not contain any lactose, sucrose (table sugar) or corn syrup.
The fat sources in Baby’s Only Organic® LactoRelief™ with DHA Formula are similar to the fats in all other Baby’s Only Organic® formulas and include organic high oleic sunflower and/or organic high oleic safflower oil, organic soybean oil, and organic coconut oil. This blend of oils ensures that Baby’s Only Organic® LactoRelief™ with DHA Formula contains all of the essential fatty acids needed by a baby to ensure proper growth and development.
Essential fatty acids are needed from the diet because the body cannot make them and they must come from the foods we eat. In addition to the provision of the essential fatty acids from the oil blend used in Baby’s Only Organic® LactoRelief™ with DHA Formula, this formula also contains the non-essential fatty acids DHA and ARA. Although the body can make these non-essential fatty acids from the essential fatty acids and although there are no requirements on the addition of DHA and ARA to formulas, some healthcare professionals and parents prefer to have these in baby’s formula as an “insurance policy” to ensure that baby has adequate amounts daily.
Vitamin and Minerals
Baby’s Only Organic® LactoRelief™ with DHA meets the requirements for vitamins and minerals as required by the U.S. Infant Formula Act and also meets the nutrient composition recommendations for an infant formula of the Academy of Pediatrics. Of particular note is that Baby’s Only Organic®LactoRelief™ with DHA provides 84 milligrams of Calcium and 56 milligrams of Phosphorus per 100 Calories. The ratio of Calcium to Phosphorus (1.5) is appropriate for an infant’s bone growth and development.
Baby’s Only Organic® LactoRelief™ with DHA also contains 1.8 milligrams of Iron per 100 Calories, an amount appropriate to prevent iron deficiency anemia and recommended by the Academy of Pediatrics.