Whether you breastfeed or formula feed your infant (or do both), one thing is true: A well-fed baby is a happy baby. But with so many infant formulas on the market, how can you be sure you're choosing the right one for your baby? First, consider the three main types of formula.
In most cases, you can start your baby on a cow's milk-based formula. If they develop problems like excessive spit-up, gas, colic, or eczema, their doctor may suggest switching them to a different type of formula. You may need to try a few types and brands before finding the right one.
But as with all things baby-related, your decision-making doesn't end once you've chosen a formula type. You also need to consider what form of formula to purchase. Infant formula comes in three forms:
When deciding what form of formula to buy, think about your lifestyle and level of convenience you need. Whichever you choose, you can feel confident that your baby will be properly fed: Infant formula sold in the U.S. is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and must meet the FDA's nutrition standards.
For more help finding a formula that's right for your baby, check out our formula feeding guide. With a bit of research and some guidance from your baby's doctor, you'll find a formula that both you and your baby will love.