Best Formula for Breastfed Babies: How to Supplement with Formula

Ready to supplement or transition off breast milk? Here’s our how-to guide on choosing a formula and transitioning with ease.

10: On Weaning

Next on our 10: On series, weaning. Weaning baby from breastfeeding can be emotional, but we’ve got some tips to make it possible.

Surrogacy and Donor Breast Milk: Here’s What You Need to Know

Having a baby via surrogate means you have feeding options; using donor milk is one of them. Milk banks, milk shares and baby formula are other options.

What Happens If You Measure Baby Formula Wrong?

Measuring baby formula wrong is a common mistake, but it can be serious.

10 Tips Every Parent Needs to Know When Reading an American Baby Formula Label

There are so many baby formulas out there- what ingredients do you look for? Our nutritionist mom helps decipher those cryptic newborn formula labels.

Fussy babies and Formula-Blaming: The Truth About Lactose Intolerance

Is your baby fussy because of lactose intolerance? Probably not!

SIDS and Formula Fed Babies

When you have a new baby, whether it’s your first or fifth, you worry — you worry A LOT. Every parent worries; I’m a pediatrician and a mom, and I worry. This precious little being is mine, and my job is to keep her safe, healthy, and happy.  The first year of a baby’s life

European Baby Formula: A Guide on What Makes it Different than US Baby Formula

Let’s talk about baby formula, but not just any formula! European baby formula has been trending in the U.S. for quite some time now, but it raises the question to new and expectant mothers of what this type of mix includes that others, including natural breast milk, may not. Nowadays, we seem to have endless

How to Know if Baby Formula Doesn’t Agree With Your Infant?

Signs that your baby’s formula doesn’t agree with them.

How to Switch Baby from Breastmilk to Formula?

There are lots and lots of reasons why you may want to switch your baby from breastmilk to formula. The many reasons aren’t worth mentioning, mainly because the reason why you want to do it, isn’t important, what’s important is having some insight as to how to switch baby from breastmilk to formula smoothly, with

Is organic baby formula better than regular formula?

All the reasons why organic baby formula is better than non-organic baby formula.

Soy in Infant Formulas

Soy in baby formula: let’s discuss how and when soy is used safely for your infant.

How Much Formula Should My Baby Be Eating?

Knowing how much your baby should be eating is the key to a happy and healthy baby. In this case, strive for just enough and not extremes of too much or too little. While babies can certainly tell you when they are hungry, it is important to know how much formula to prepare when formula

Do Formula Fed Babies Sleep Longer?

Making the decision to feed with formula is often not an easy decision to arrive at. A common question many people wonder is if formula fed babies really do sleep longer, and, although this may seem to warrant a simple answer, perhaps you may appreciate a bit of context.  This article hopes to bring some

Organic Infant Formula: What’s In It and Why Is It a Safe Choice?

With the advancements made in farming and food production, many people are making what they perceive to be healthier choices. When it comes to infant formula, non-organic or conventional was the standard but now there are many products that are organically made.   Organic formula, like other non-GMO and organic products, is often touted as a

What is the REAL difference between European Infant Formula and US Infant Formula? A Regulatory Expert and Scientist Breaks It Down

by Christina Berberich, Head of Regulatory Affairs at bobbie and Milk Drunk Contributor The European Union is a political and economic union made up of 27 member states. In 2015, the EU updated its infant formula regulations, but they only came to effect this year. They have several key differences compared to the US infant

Feeding Diary: Feeding Plans are Like Birth Plans, They Rarely Happen as Planned

by Lisa Yadao, Milk Drunk Contributor I am a planner. I love the structure and predictability (and even the flexibility) that planning my days allows for. I feel productive when I can check the boxes off my daily to-do lists. Weekly planning helps me not feel overwhelmed. I am a creative producer, a problem solver,

A Thing Called Stigma and the Data Behind It

by Karen Gill, Milk Drunk Contributor Many mothers experience shame and stigma for how they feed their infants, feeling pressure to do things a certain way, which can affect well being. Stigma is a set of negative and unfair beliefs that a group holds; a social phenomenon rooted in social relationships and shaped by the

What Happened to My Breastfeeding Goals After Having Premature Twins in the NICU

by Karen Gill, Milk Drunk Contributor I’ve always believed breast is best and I was determined to breastfeed our twins. I watched YouTube videos, read the books, and talked to people about it. Nothing prepared me for how our feeding journey unfolded. At 29 weeks my waters broke in my office, I rushed to the

Why I chose to feed my baby European Organic Formula

By Karen Gill, Milk Drunk Contributor and mom of three I emigrated from Ireland, to the USA a few years ago. We combination (breastmilk & formula) fed our twins in Ireland. When I gave birth to our little American baby, I was very interested in how the formulas we fed our babies in Europe and

It’s OK to Supplement Your Baby: A Pediatrician’s Perspective

by Dr. Jacqueline Winkelmann, a board-certified pediatrician who has been on staff at CHOC Children’s and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital in Orange County, California since 2001, where she has held many leadership positions, most recently as Chief-of-Staff and Member of the Board of Directors. Congratulations! Your bundle of joy is finally here! You’ve prepared

Breast vs. Formula; A Food Scientist Weighs In on the Feeding Debate

The breakdown from a Food Scientist by Viji Ganesh, Food Scientist and Researcher and mom to one baby Parenting involves a lot of decision-making; one of them being what to feed your baby.. During the first year as a parent, there are countless  occasions for a mom to ponder why and when she should choose

Flying with Formula, Breastmilk, and Baby Food; Current TSA Guidelines

Avoid the dreaded security line milk dump with these tips from a travel pro and mother of two By Aoife Anderson, a former journalist with more than a decade of international experience who previously supported communications at companies, including Airbnb, Salesforce, Google and SAP, helping launch new initiatives and craft strategic messages for both internal

5 Formula Feeding Hacks for Parents Who Need to Maximize Their Time

So basically, all of us. By Sarah Hardy, COO of bobbie and Milk Drunk Content Team From the best way to load the conveyor belt at the supermarket to managing an email inbox–some of us have been passionate about efficiency our whole lives. And for the rest, becoming a parent will quickly bring you up

What You Need to Know About Sugar in Baby Formula

Corn Syrup vs. Lactose; Let’s get down to business. by Tiffani Ghere,  Registered Dietician, Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition, certified lactation educator and mother to three boys. “What’s the best formula for my baby?” It’s the question on every new parent’s lips, especially if you’re feeling guilty about even considering formula. Since sugars are