Breastfeeding is, without a doubt, the optimal way not only to give your baby the very best start, but is also extremely beneficial for the mother too. This is a proven fact that is supported even by the top brands of baby formula. Indeed, the famous European formula-feeding brands, such as German HiPP or Polish Holle, as well as American Similac and Canadian Enfamil, suggest breastfeeding as the no.1 option for providing your infant with the nutrients it needs to properly develop. Baby formulas contain around 75 ingredients, which is a quite low number compared to the 300 ingredients contained in the breast milk. Other than mentioned, there is a number of arguments that emphasize the importance of mother’s milk: it protects the baby against the allergies, sickness, diabetes, cancer, all kinds of infections etc.
A great number of health organizations, such as WHO, UNICEF, AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and AMA (American Medical Association) emphasize the importance of breastfeeding for health and immunity of the newborn babies:
“It has a profound impact on a child’s survival, health, nutrition and development. Breastfed children have at least six times greater chance of survival in the early months - breastfeeding drastically reduces deaths from acute respiratory infection and diarrhea, two major child killers, as well as from other infectious diseases.”
- Mirriam Labbok, UNICEF Senior Advisor
Breastfeeding or bottle feeding is a personal choice of every mother. Even though breastfeeding is recommended, especially during first 6 months of infant’s life, for some women it’s very hard, or even impossible to breastfeed. Due to medical reasons or to some other motives, many women opt for an alternative solution for feeding their beloved newborn. If you choose the bottle feeding option, you’ll surely want to provide your little angel with only the very best. When it comes to our kids, we always make sure to feed them with products of very high quality that will definitively ensure their proper physical and mental development.
One of the brands you should definitely try out is HiPP. It’s a German producer of purely organic baby food and products with over 100-year-old history. This family business dates back to 1899 when Joseph Hipp created the first baby cereal. The HiPP company was officially opened in 1932 in Pfaffenhofen, Germany and from then it rapidly grew. Since 1952 it based its products only on organic ingredients.
HiPP Organic Bio Combiotik is one of the best and most popular HiPP’s products. There are two types of Combiotik - Stage 1 (to 6 months of age) and Stage 2 (from 6 months of age). Combiotik is created to be tender and light to your baby’s stomach thanks to its probiotic and prebiotic cultures. Both Combiotik 1 and 2 contain no added sugar and the only source of starches is lactose, while Omega 3 and 6 unsaturated fats assist your baby’s intellectual abilities and sensory system. Other HiPP’s positive traits are it’s easy to digest for the infant, it’s gluten free, it contains no added wheat, eggs or peanut.