Nature's One Organic Formula for Baby?

Updated on September 20, 2010
Z.L. asks from Boulder, CO
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Sadly I have thrown in the towel for breastfeeding my twins, age 6 months. I have started them on Nature's One formula - the can says that it is "Toddler Formula" but after some research I found that it meets all requirements for infant formula. Any other Mamas using this formula? I should add - looking at some responses - I did the cost comparison and Nature's One is actually less than something like Similac Organic - FYI. Similac Organic has maltodextrin in it, which I am not willing to feed to my kiddos.

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answers from Provo on

Yes. I use it and it's wonderful. I use the soy formula. They only say it's for toddlers because the company is a big supporter of breastfeeding until the child is 1 years old. By then the child is a toddler and doesn't need breastmilk and can drink Natures One-Baby's Only milk. It's just a slogan they use to support the mothers and breastfeeding campaign. No worries. The best stuff I've ever used and I had it tested by my holistic physician and it comes up strong and very nutritious.
Rose :o)



answers from Fort Collins on

Yes, this is a BM is best kind of post, I do understand that there are sometimes reasons that nursing is not an option.

The U.S. Dept of Health recommends that all babies be breastfed at least one year and that it is a lucky child who can bf 2 years. The World Health Organization recommends that all babies bf for at least 2 years. Neither suggest a perfect age for weaning.

My cousin donates her BM to a human milk bank at a hospital in Denver. Having twins may qualify you to receive it. You may want to call some hospitals in your area to see if this is an option. You may still need to suppliment with formula.

You can get more information on Human Milk Banks at:

This is from the U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services (


Breast milk has agents (called antibodies) in it to help protect infants from bacteria and viruses. Recent studies show that babies who are not exclusively breastfed for 6 months are more likely to develop a wide range of infectious diseases including ear infections, diarrhea, respiratory illnesses and have more hospitalizations. Also, infants who are not breastfed have a 21% higher postneonatal infant mortality rate in the U.S.

Some studies suggest that infants who are not breastfed have higher rates of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in the first year of life, and higher rates of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, lymphoma, leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, overweight and obesity, high cholesterol and asthma. More research in these areas is needed (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2005).

Babies who are not breastfed are sick more often and have more doctor's visits.


Breast milk is the most complete form of nutrition for infants. A mother's milk has just the right amount of fat, sugar, water, and protein that is needed for a baby's growth and development. Most babies find it easier to digest breast milk than they do formula.

As a result, breastfed infants grow exactly the way they should. They tend to gain less unnecessary weight and to be leaner. This may result in being less overweight later in life.

Premature babies do better when breastfed compared to premature babies who are fed formula.

Breastfed babies score slightly higher on IQ tests, especially babies who were born pre-maturely.

Nursing uses up extra calories, making it easier to lose the pounds of pregnancy. It also helps the uterus to get back to its original size and lessens any bleeding a woman may have after giving birth.

Breastfeeding, especially exclusive breastfeeding (no supplementing with formula), delays the return of normal ovulation and menstrual cycles. (However, you should still talk with your doctor or nurse about birth control choices.)

Breastfeeding lowers the risk of breast and ovarian cancers, and possibly the risk of hip fractures and osteoporosis after menopause.

Breastfeeding makes your life easier. It saves time and money. You do not have to purchase, measure, and mix formula. There are no bottles to warm in the middle of the night!

A mother can give her baby immediate satisfaction by providing her breast milk when her baby is hungry.

Breastfeeding requires a mother to take some quiet relaxed time for herself and her baby.

Breastfeeding can help a mother to bond with her baby. Physical contact is important to newborns and can help them feel more secure, warm and comforted.

Breastfeeding mothers may have increased self-confidence and feelings of closeness and bonding with their infants.

Best of luck!



answers from Denver on

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answers from Denver on

I did a lot of research before switching to an organic formula because of the significant cost difference vs. non-organic. I found a store label organic formula that meets my budget and my concerns for using organic milk etc. King Soopers sells their 'Private Selection' Organic Milk Based Infant Formula for $16 for 25.75 oz!!!

It is ironic because I was about to order some Bright Beginnings formula made in Vermont when I realized IT WAS THE SAME COMPANY that was making the store brand! They are all made by PBM Nutritionals. Here is the website with info on PBM. The less expensive formula can be found at your local King Soopers/City Market. I would assume that any 'Kroger'-owned market would have it as well.

With the cost of feeding 2 this might save you a bit of cash.

Good luck!



answers from Albany on

Similac and other store brands contain ash and often corn syrup solids or soy that has been genetically modified. Organic means its natural, no modification and no pesticides, herbicides or anything that would come in contact with the formula or its manufacturing process.

Nature's One was recommended to me by a Nutritionist who is a huge breastfeeding advocate. The formula does not appear to come in pre-toddler, but a quick fax to your doctor's office with a comparison chart that the Nature's One Company provides, and your doctor could tell you what, if any nutritional information you are missing.

Some people just can't breastfeed for whatever reason, or need to supplement for whatever reason, medical or otherwise. Many doctors prescribe the formulas that are on store shelves more often because they are not familiar with organic substitutes, not because they do not necessarily want you to try them out.

After my fiance got cancer, we looked at every kind of health avenue and tried to figure out how he got it, and one MAJOR link to his condition was HIDDEN sugars in food. So at the very least, if there is going to be sugar or syrup or whatever ever in your food, or your child's, the more naturally derived it is the better. I like the comments saying that Nature's One is a huge brerastfeeding advocate, that should help ease your mind about what is going into the mouthes of your children.

Good luck ladies!!!



answers from Boise on

Most toddler formulas are the same as infant, but with a few more added nutrients, either one is good and safe, 6 months of BM is good, some is better then none. I would really save yourself the few extra cents and just go with the infant brand.



answers from Denver on

I would always consult your Pediatrician on what they recommend. I used Similac with both of my kids who are healthy, strong and smart. I would be nervous about organics unless the company has been around a long time.
Toddlers require different nutrients then babies under one, so I would check with your Dr before giving them anything.

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