Today, shops and pharmacies offer a wide selection of baby food. They can vary greatly in composition, nutrient content, and a number of other factors. Among the different high-quality formula manufacturers, it is worth mentioning the HiPP brand which offers 100% organic feeding for kids.
You’ve probably heard that the company has three formula subsidiaries: Germany, Dutch, and the UK. In a few words, the main characteristic that differentiates them from each other is that ingredients or substances that are welcomed in one country can be unwanted in others. What ingredients are included in these HiPP types?
Starch is widely used in the baby formula due to its ability to give foods a thicker consistency thus stimulating the child’s chewing and swallowing skills. In addition, starch is characterized by an enveloping and absorbing effect, which has a beneficial effect not only on the children’s stomach and intestines but also on the entire organism. Scientists agree that starch is perfectly absorbed even by the smallest and HiPP German Stage 1-3 formulas have it in the composition.
However, some consider starch a harmful and worthless additive to formula and prefer not to have it in feeding for their kids. In case you are looking for a formula without starch, HiPP Dutch Stage 1 is a great one to start from.
Probiotics in baby formula
Probiotics in infant food are based on the fact that breast milk contains a large number of similar substances called oligosaccharides which are the third-largest fraction in human milk. Added probiotics to HiPP Dutch Stage 2 is designed to balance the bacteria in your baby’s gut and to inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms that can cause infection and inflammation. There are probiotics only in HiPP Dutch and HiPP German formulas.
These are the common reasons why some parents prefer HiPP Dutch formulas against other HiPP subsidiaries. Still, you can be sure that all HiPP formulas are designed according to the highest organic standards so that your little one will have the needed nutrients for healthy development even though the formula ingredients are different.