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The Best Baby Food Pouches: 2022 Guide

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This is your guide to the healthiest and best baby food pouches on the market today! Learn what to avoid, what to buy, and what to look for on the label!

When your little one transitions to solids, a common question is: should I buy pre-made baby food pouches or make baby food at home? While it doesn’t necessarily have to be an either-or, many of you know that I’m a huge fan of homemade baby food because it’s so easy and you can control all of the ingredients your little one is getting. I shared all of the recipes I used for Layla and Ayan in my baby food cookbook and put many on my blog here!

But there are those times when you’re on the go, or pressed for time, and you don’t have any homemade baby food on hand. Which is when baby food pouches can be a quick and convenient meal for your little one! But there are SO many baby food pouches out there, and not all of them are healthy. Many are filled with processed ingredients and added sugars. This can set your baby up to only appreciate sweet foods and reject vegetables as they get older. So what should you buy? And what should you avoid?

This is your guide to the best baby food pouches available today!

Can Some Baby Food Pouches Really Be That Unhealthy?

The food industry knows that babies shouldn’t be having added sugars when they first start solids, right?


As you have probably heard when it comes to buying pre-packaged food, what’s on the front is often misleading. This is also true when it comes to baby food pouches. The front may say spinach and kale, but when you turn it over you’ll find less expensive fillers such as fruit purees, or even fruit juices like apple juice concentrate. Sometimes in a “spinach” pouch the first 3 ingredients are fruits! That’s because, while there may be spinach, the manufacturer is not required to list the percentage of ingredients on the label.

This basically means that your baby is only getting a sweet taste when eating that pouch and isn’t getting exposed to the actual taste of a vegetable. And in those early months of developing tastebuds, getting exposure to all kinds of flavors and tastes is essential to having a baby who doesn’t become a picky eater (who rejects veggies) later on!

Why Is It So Confusing To Find The Best Baby Food Pouches For Your Child?

Ingredient labels are confusing, packaging is misleading. I remember when I first gave Layla a baby food pouch and she devoured it. It was a pouch that said “organic super greens” on it. And I remember thinking: “Yeah! She loves greens!” When I turned it over, the ingredients were: bananas, pear, apple, spinach. What??

It has always really bothered me that most baby food pouches (even the ones promoting veggies) contain fruit. Like why add bananas or pears to a carrot & sweet potato pouch? Carrots and sweet potatoes are already naturally sweet – there is no need for fruit purees to make it even sweeter! Since breast milk is naturally sweet, it’s so important that babies learn the other tastes: bitter, sour, pungent, etc. when they start solids. All the fruit purees are essentially taking over your baby’s taste buds, making them think that if food isn’t sweet it’s not worth eating.

On top of that, many pouches that are fruit-forward and look healthy actually have a ton of unnecessary processed ingredients added. Take a look at Gerber’s Fruit & Yogurt Strawberry Banana Pouch.

Sugar, Carrot Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Gelatin, Two different types of coloring…

These are all major red-flag ingredients in baby food. What in the world is gelatin doing in a pouch that looks vegetarian-friendly? And for a pouch that is supposed to have apples and strawberries (both of which are rich in fiber), there is less than 1g fiber in the entire pouch because of all of the fillers added. AND this pouch has 14g sugar. That’s as much as 1.5 Fun Sized Milky Way bars, or 1/3 of a can of Coke.

That’s why reading labels is so important to finding healthy, packaged baby food! So how do you find those pouches? Skip to the end of this post for my list of the healthiest baby food pouches! But first…

Top 5 Tips To Find The Best Baby Food Pouches

  1. Look at the sugar content: Stick to pouches with less than 8g of sugar, but ideally you’ll want to find pouches between 4-6g of sugar. For example, if you look at the front of Ella’s Organic Apples, Green Beans, Raisins pouch, you might think, “green beans are in here, this is great!” But the pouch actually has 13g of sugar from the apples and raisins, while the green beans are a very small addition. 13g sugar is equal to a fun sized milky way bar.
  2. Look to see if the ingredient listed on the front of the package is the first ingredient listed on the back. If you’re buying “spinach and apples,” it’s likely that apples are the dominant flavor. Some companies are more transparent than others on the percentage or amount of each ingredient in the pouch.
  3. Stick to pouches that ONLY have vegetables. These are harder to find, but they do exist. And they actually taste like vegetables! If you do buy one with veggies & fruits, make sure there is <8g sugar, that vegetables are first, and fruits are last on the ingredients list. Beware of labels that make it seem like the pouch only has veggies: there are some deceptive pouches such as Veggie Blends, and Plum Organics Mighty Veggie pouches. These veggie blends also contain fruit, and often has as much or sometimes more sugar than those labeled as fruit blends.
  4. Fiber matters. A good sign that a pouch is either mostly water or fillers is when the fiber content is 1g or less. Aim for pouches with 2g fiber or more.
  5. Avoid ingredients likely to be contaminated with heavy metals. Pouches that have apples, pears, carrots, sweet potatoes, and rice are particularly at risk. (For more details: A study done by the Clean Label Project in 2017 found that 65% of baby food products had detectable levels of arsenic, 36% detectable levels of lead, and 58% contained detectable levels of cadmium. A more recent study done by Consumer Reports in August of 2018 found that out of 50 nationally distributed baby food products, every single one of them had trace amounts of at least one of the heave metals which included arsenic, lead, or cadmium. Two-thirds of those tested had worrisome amounts of heavy metals, and 15 of the foods could pose potential health risk. The pouches that included rice and/or sweet potato were more likely to have higher amounts of heavy metal, and organic foods were just as likely to contain heavy metals as their non-organic counterparts.)

There are pouches out there that are organic, vegetable-forward, and don’t have any added sugars or fruit juices in them.

So here it is: the healthiest baby food pouches on the market today, the brands I love, and which pouches to buy.

A special shout out to Alison Corey from Keeping the Peas who helped me with some of the research for this post! If a pouch is not listed on this list, it’s likely either high in heavy metals (per the Consumer Reports and Clean Label Project studies) or too high in sugar/fruits/processed ingredients, and should be avoided. But if you have a question about a particular pouch, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments of this post!

What Makes These the Best Baby Food Pouches?

  • They contain between 0-8g of natural sugar; and 0g added sugar
  • They have 2g fiber or more
  • They are all organic
  • They don’t carry a risk of heavy metals

The Best Baby Food Pouches (Organized by Brand)

Holle Organic Baby Food: Holle’s baby food is made in Europe and is certified both Organic and Biodynamic, which means that their farming practices go above and beyond just regular organic standards. All of their baby food is unsweetened, I love these flavors from this brand:

  • Veggie Bunny: Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, and Peas
  • Power Parrot: Pear, Apple, Spinach
  • Zebra Beat: Apple, Banana, Beetroot

Cerebelly Organic Custom Pouches: All of Cerebelly’s pouches are super healthy and made with 100% organic ingredients. All of their pouches were developed by their founder – a neuroscientist and mom who is dedicated to creating the highest quality baby food possible. The way it works is super simple: you fill out a quick survey that tells Cerebelly your child’s age and what they’re up to. Cerebelly recommends a personalized pack of organic purees with the right blend of nutrients, and it gets shipped right to your door! The best part – they offer 20% off your first order + free shipping with the code: FIRSTORDER20!

Yumi Organic Baby and Toddler Food. Yumi prides itself on creating custom blends for your baby that are 100% organic, made with real food, customized based on your baby’s stage of eating (from Stage 1 purees all the way to snacks and mini meals!). Their food comes in little jars – not pouches – as it’s made fresh and delivered weekly, straight to your door. You can also be confident that Yumi’s food contains no heavy metals, as they partner with trusted farms that are USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and follow rigorous food safety testing. They look at federal data on soil contamination to find the best farms. Lastly, you get to choose from their range of 60+ unique organic meals you won’t find anywhere else, handpicked by nutritionists to support every milestone! Yumi is also offering 50% off your first order with the code: PICKY50!

Serenity Kids

I love Serenity Kids because ALL of their pouches are under 5 grams of sugar! They’re 100% organic, made with super clean ingredients, has no added preservatives or sugars, and were created by a husband and wife team trying to find a better option for baby food for their daughter. Here are all of hte pouches I love – use the code PICKY to get 15% off your first order!

  1. SK – Kabocha Squash, Butternut, Pumpkin, 2g Sugar
  2. SK – Butternut Squash + Spinach, 2g Sugar
  3. SK – Carrot, Spinach and Basil, 3g Sugar
  4. SK – Chicken, Beef, Pork or Wild Salmon (choose your variety here), 2-3g Sugar
  5. SK – Carrots, 4g Sugar
  6. SK – Sweet Potato + Parsnip, 4g Sugar
  7. SK – Mixed Root Veggies, 4g Sugar
  8. SK – Sweet Potato + Spinach, 4g Sugar

White Leaf Provisions: WLP is a family business run by a husband and wife team who are bringing the first 100% regeneratively farmed, biodynamic, organic & GMO-Free baby food line to retail in the US! I love their pouches because the ingredients are so pure, and the majority of them have less than 8 grams of sugar per pouch! And, they are offering all of my readers 10% off your purchase by using the code “PICKYEATS” at checkout! My two favorites are:

  1. WLP – Pumpkin + Nectarine, 5g Sugar
  2. WLP – Peach + Oat, 7g Sugar
  3. WLP – Pumpkin + Nectarine, 5g Sugar
  4. WLP – Peach + Oat, 7g Sugar

Amara OrganicNote: these do not come in a pouch that is ready to serve – they need to be mixed with water or milk and served in a bowl. But these are still a good option if your baby is ok eating from a bowl/spoon and you need an option that saves you time!

  1. Amara – Black Bean and Sweet Corn, 0g Sugar
  2. Amara – Peas, Corn, Carrots, 2g Sugar
  3. Amara – Potato Kale Mash, 2g Sugar
  4. Amara – Pumpkin + Pear, 2g Sugar
  5. Amara – Sweet Potato Raspberry, 5g Sugar
  6. Amara – Oats and Berries, 5g Sugar

Ella’s Kitchen Organic

  1. Ella’s Kitchen Veggie Bean Feast, 1g Sugar
  2. Ella’s Spaghetti and Meatball, 1g Sugar
  3. Ella’s Beefy Stew, 2g Sugar
  4. Ella’s Vegetable and Lentil Bake, 3g Sugar
  5. Ella’s Pears, Peas, and Broccoli, 8g Sugar

Beechnut Organics

  1. Beechnut Peas & Spinach, 2g Sugar
  2. Beechnut Peas, Green Bean and Avocado, 4g
  3. Beechnut Corn, Kale, Quinoa, 4g Sugar
  4. Beechnut Veggies, Squash, Peas, Pear, 6g Sugar
  5. Beechnut Apple, Kiwi, Spinach, 6g Sugar
  6. Beechnut Pear, Pumpkin, Cranberry, 7g Sugar
  7. Beechnut Veggies, Carrots, Zucchini, Pear, 7g Sugar
  8. Beechnut Apple, Black Bean, Raspberry, 8g Sugar

Sprout Organic

  1. Sprout – Green bean, peas, butternut squash, 1g Sugar
  2. Sprout – Butternut squash, chickpea, quinoa, dates, 4g Sugar
  3. Sprout – Butternut Squash, Blueberry, Apple, with Beans, 5g Sugar
  4. Sprout – Mixed Berry Oatmeal, 7g Sugar

Plum Organics

  1. Plum – Hearty Veggie, Pumpkin, Spinach, Chickpea and Broccoli, 1g Sugar
  2. Plum – Hearty Veggie, Corn, Kale, Carrot and Tomato, 1g Sugar
  3. Plum – Hearty Veggie, Butternut Squash, Carrot, Chickpea and Corn, 1g Sugar
  4. Plum – Hearty Veggie, Carrots, Beans, Spinach and Tomato, 2g Sugar
  5. Plum – Stage 3 Meals, Carrot, Spinach, Turkey, Corn, Apple, Potato, Celery, Onion, 2g Sugar
  6. Plum – Stage 3 Meals, Carrot, Chickpea, Pea, Beef, Tomato, Celery, Date, Onion, 4g Sugar
  7. Plum – Eat Your Colors Red, 5g Sugar
  8. Plum – Eat Your Colors Orange, 5g Sugar
  9. Plum – Pear, Green Bean and Greek Yogurt, 6g Sugar
  10. Plum – Pear Spinach and Pea, 6g Sugar
  11. Plum – Pear, Purple Carrot and Blueberry, 7g Sugar
  12. Plum – Eat Your Colors Green, 7g Sugar
  13. Plum – Mighty 4 – Guava, Banana, Black Bean, Carrot, Oat, 7g Sugar
  14. Plum – Mighty 4 – Pear, Cherry, Blackberry, Strawberry, Spinach, 7g Sugar

Happy Family Organics

  1. HF – Hearty Meals, Root Vegetables, Turkey and Quinoa, 2g Sugar
  2. HF – Hearty Meals, Harvest Vegetables, Chicken and Quinoa, 2g Sugar
  3. HF – Hearty Meals, Vegetable Beef Medley, 3g Sugar
  4. HF – Green Beans, Spinach, and Pears, 4g Sugar
  5. HF – Zucchini, Pear, Chickpea, Kale 5g Sugar
  6. HF – Purple Carrots, Banana, Avocado, and Quinoa, 6g Sugar
  7. HF – Zucchini, Apples, Peas, Quinoa, and Basil, 6g Sugar
  8. HF – Pear, Green Beans, Peas + Super Chia,  6g Sugar
  9. HF – Pears, Kale, and Spinach, 7g Sugar
  10. HF – Black Beans, Beets and Bananas, 7g Sugar
  11. HF – Pears, Pumpkin, Peaches, and Granola, 7g Sugar
  12. HF – Pears, Peas, Broccoli, 7g Sugar in the new formulation
  13. HF – Pumpkin, Apples, Peached and Cinnamon, 8g
  14. HF – Pears, Squash, and Blackberries, 8g Sugar
  15. HF – Pears, Zucchini, Peas, 8g Sugar
  16. HF – Pears, Pumpkin, Passionfruit, 8g Sugar

Earth’s Best

  1. EB – Broccoli, Red Lentil, Oat, 1g Sugar
  2. EB – Spinach & Potato, 1g Sugar
  3. EB – Carrots & Broccoli, 2g Sugar
  4. EB – Winter Squash, 2g Sugar
  5. EB – Summer Vegetable Dinner, 2g Sugar
  6. EB – Corn & Butternut Squash, 3g Sugar
  7. EB – Peas & Brown Rice, 4g Sugar
  8. EB – Zucchini & Broccoli Medley, 4g Sugar
  9. EB – Spring Vegetables & Pasta, 4g Sugar

Note: If you are in Canada, Baby Gourmet has a couple of good options (e. g. their roasted squash and fruit medley has only 6 grams of sugar!), and their savory meals are low in sugar as well!

I used many of the pouches on this list (prioritizing the flavors listed in bold since those contain only veggies) for my kids when I needed a meal on the go. One thing to note on these pouches is that even if you use them regularly, it’s still important to incorporate a variety of finger foods so your baby becomes familiar with the different textures and flavors of non-pureed food.

I know the baby food aisle can be overwhelming at times, but I hope this post helps you find the healthiest baby food pouches with confidence! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave me a comment on this post or contact me here! I respond to every single message I get! 🙂

For more information about the best products for baby, check out these posts!

  • The Best Probiotics for Kids
  • Best Baby Cereal Brands
  • 80+ Healthy Road Trip Snacks For Kids And Toddlers
  • Best Organic Baby Formula
  • Healthiest Children’s Multivitamins (see my top pick here)

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Transportation of baby food on the plane. Photo instruction

The most important thing is children's health and therefore it is better to start preparing a supply of baby food for the duration of the trip with a consultation with a personal pediatrician. Only he will give the most correct recommendations on the set of the right products for your beloved child (climate, environment, stress during flights are changing).

Properly selected baby food is the key to a pleasant trip

It is better for moms to buy from a long list than order online, because you should pay attention to the wrappers, they must be intact; single doses of nutrition should be with a sufficiently large margin of shelf life without special conditions, such as curds or yogurts. Although, if you wish, you can buy a cooler bag on the road, a very convenient thing. Purchased baby food should be divided into two unequal parts.

Buy baby food only in original packaging from manufacturers that guarantee the quality of the goods

The first part - baby food for the duration of the flight allowed in hand luggage.

Take only the necessary amount of food and juices in your hand luggage for the duration of the flight. Warm water for dry milk or cereals will always be brought by the stewardess at your request. You can also simply order special children's on-board meals for the duration of the flight (it's free with Aeroflot), but no later than 36 hours before departure.

Feed the baby at his first request, if necessary, water for formula can always be taken from the stewardess

The second part is baby food for the duration of the trip. There are no restrictions on the carriage of baby food, its quantity is not limited by anything, as it is packed in checked baggage.

Take on the road not only cereals, but also some cookies - children endure stress more easily when they eat something sweet

It’s not worth taking with you, you can always buy after arrival at a local shopping center or pharmacy. Jars, bottles, soft bags "spiders" with food for the baby must be properly packaged to ensure integrity during tough transportation.

A well-fed baby will quickly fall asleep, and will have sweet dreams most of the way

To do this, take a food plastic container, wrap everything bought in advance separately with thin packaging cellophane, lay it down and very carefully fill all the remaining empty space with bubble wrap, paper towels, foam rubber . The main condition is that the jars should not touch each other without a gasket, you can check (to do this, close and shake the receptacle).

On the plane you can be offered meals that are good even for children from 2 years old

Now wrap the properly packed baby food with clothes in a suitcase, stick a “glass” sticker when checking in luggage, all this will ensure the safety of the baby food.

If the child's age allows you to refuse special foods, then there is no need to bring food with you

Attention! When traveling to EU countries, it is forbidden to import meat and dairy products produced outside the EU countries. This applies to baby food too, and not just cheeses and sausages.

Both parents and children will be able to satisfy their hunger among such assortment. To do this, a couple of bottles of mineral water are frozen and placed in a box with dairy products, a black bag on top, a newspaper, another bag, placed in the middle of the suitcase, cold is enough for eight hours.

If the flight does not take long and the child is not breastfeeding, you can completely abandon the extra food load, and upon arrival visit the nearest supermarket

After defrosting, mineral water is drunk with great pleasure.

Don't leave the children hungry, otherwise they will put everyone on the ears!

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11 best hypoallergenic infant formulas

Updated: 04/29/2022 Mother's milk is the optimal nutrition for a baby. However, it happens that breastfeeding for one reason or another is not possible, then the baby is transferred to infant formula. Such a transition is often associated with certain difficulties, for example, the occurrence of allergic reactions in infants.


According to statistics, the number of newborns suffering from various allergies is increasing every year in our country. When the first symptoms appear, it is necessary to transfer the child to hypoallergenic mixtures, which will provide the baby with good nutrition. The right choice of such a mixture will help the baby develop properly and facilitate the course of allergies. Such nutrition normalizes the digestive process, eliminates colic and gas formation, improves the overall health of the baby.

Hypoallergenic mixtures for babies are of the following types:

  • Therapeutic based on vegetable protein. They are suitable for children with severe allergies, well absorbed, promote rapid weight gain.
  • Whey and goat milk mixtures. This diet is used for children with serious digestive problems: lactose intolerance, acute intestinal infections.
  • Product with hydrolyzed proteins. They are prescribed for children with low weight, with severe forms of allergies, when nutrients are poorly absorbed by the child's body.
  • Prophylactic mixtures. They use special proteins, split into molecules, they are easier to digest in the baby's body. They are used for mild forms of allergies or during remission.

This nutrition is available in the following form:

  • Powder. This is the most common type of baby food, it has a long shelf life and various packaging: cans, cardboard boxes, bags.
  • Concentrate. It dissolves quickly in water and is well absorbed by the child's body, but has a limited shelf life.

Allergy-prone infant formulas are available from different companies. However, the labeling on such products is the same: HA - low allergenic, HA - hypoallergenic. The composition is of two types: entirely (1) and partially (2) adapted.

To select the ideal hypoallergenic formula for babies, consider the following factors:

  • Age. It is necessary to use baby food, taking into account the age appropriateness indicated on the product packaging.
  • Composition. Before using the mixture, you should carefully study the composition so as not to provoke an allergic reaction.
  • Expiry date. You should always keep track of the expiration dates of mixtures and try not to buy large packages, because such products have a limited shelf life when opened.
  • Price. Do not chase expensive advertised goods. Sometimes the cheapest formula for a baby is the best food that does not cause allergies.

When choosing formula for babies, do not trust the opinion of friends or advice on the Internet. If you experience allergy symptoms, you should see a doctor. The pediatrician, after a thorough examination, can prescribe therapeutic or preventive nutrition for the baby.

Introducing the 2022 hypoallergenic infant formula rankings. Top 11 products selected by our experts based on user reviews and ratings.

There are contraindications, be sure to consult your doctor!

Rating (2022) Prices, ₽ Country
1. Similac (Abbott) Alimentum (since birth) from 2000₽ US
2. Bibikol Nanny Classic (from birth to 1 year old) from 2200₽ New Zealand
3. Nutrilon (Nutricia) 2 hypoallergenic (from 6 months) from 1100₽ Netherlands
4. Friso Frisolac Gold PEP AC Allergy (from 0 to 12 months) from 1000₽ Netherlands
5. Alfare (Nestle) Allergy (since birth) from 1500₽ Netherlands
6. Nutrilak (InfaPrim) Premium Peptide MCT (from birth) from 1200₽ Germany, Russia
7. NAN (Nestlé) 3 Supreme (from 12 months) from 1200₽ Germany
8. Nutrilon (Nutricia) Pepti Gastro (since birth) from 1500₽ Netherlands
9. NAN (Nestlé) Hypoallergenic 1 Optipro (from birth) from 600₽ Germany
10. HiPP HA 1 Combiotic (from early days) from 2300₽ Germany
11. Humana HA 1 (from birth) from 900₽ Germany

See also: 16 best infant formulas for newborns

11 Humana HA 1 (from birth)

On the eleventh line is the infant formula Humana HA 1 (from birth), which has a budget cost and a number of advantages over similar products.

This milk replacer is recommended for children from birth to 6 months of age. The product was created for the preventive nutrition of babies with an increased risk of allergies to formula milk. It is also used for healthy infants during the transition to artificial or mixed feeding.

This mixture, in addition to hypoallergenic components, contains a large amount of vitamins and nucleotides, therefore it is considered one of the most balanced. It provides the child's body with all the necessary substances for full development.

Humana HA 1 should be diluted in water heated to 50°C, while other mixtures are usually diluted with water heated to 40°C. This method of preparing the mixture has its advantages. The resulting milk does not contain lumps and remains warm for a long time, so the baby can stretch the pleasure.

When switching to Humana HA 1, mothers note that the baby's stool changes: it acquires a greenish tint and a pungent odor. This is considered the norm, as the manufacturer warns about on the product packaging.


  • Prevents child from developing allergies.
  • Contains vitamins and nucleotides.
  • Well bred.
  • Improves digestion.


  • Specific taste and smell.

Humana HA 1 from birth

10 HiPP HA 1 Combiotic (from early days)

In 10th place is HiPP HA 1 Combiotic (from the first days). This mixture belongs to the new generation of HiPP baby food, it meets all the needs of babies who have a predisposition to food allergies. Designed for children from birth.

Infant formula contains almost all components of mother's breast milk:

  • Prebiotics improve the functioning of the digestive tract.
  • Probiotics form a healthy intestinal microflora, improving the child's immunity.
  • Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids have a beneficial effect on the development of the baby's brain and vision.

Contains degraded protein to minimize allergic reactions in infants. Therefore, the mixture is well absorbed by the children's body, babies quickly gain weight, their digestion improves: colic disappears, stool normalizes.

Not only babies like HiPP mix, but also their mothers, as they report in their reviews. The milk turns out to be satisfying and tasty, it is well bred, without forming lumps. This mixture is ideal when switching to mixed or artificial feeding. The only caveat: it is not recommended to dilute the powder with hot water in order to prevent the destruction of dairy probiotic cultures.


  • Convenient packaging.
  • Balanced composition.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Prevents allergies.
  • Well absorbed.


  • Has a fishy smell.

HiPP HA 1 Combiotic from day one

9 NAN (Nestlé) Hypoallergenic 1 Optipro (from birth)

NAN formula is produced in Switzerland (or Germany) and is intended for newborns. This product is designed for artificial feeding of healthy babies. Special hypoallergenic additives (partially hydrolyzed protein) play a more preventive role than a curative one. When using this mixture, the risk of allergic reactions, including in the form of atopic dermatitis, is significantly reduced.

At the same time, mothers should take into account the following: if the baby has any negative manifestation for cow protein, this milk formula should not be introduced into the diet without consulting the attending physician.

The NAN mixture differs from similar products in its perfectly balanced composition. It is as close as possible to mother's milk. Bifidobacterium BL helps to develop and strengthen the child's immunity. Essential fatty amino acids are involved in the development of the nervous system, brain and vision of the baby. A specially selected complex of vitamins and minerals has a beneficial effect on the growth and development of the baby.

In their opinion, mothers are satisfied with this baby food. However, some advise to monitor the baby when switching to NAN formula due to constipation. If constipation does not stop during the adaptation period, experts recommend alternating this mixture with fermented milk nutrition.


  • Reasonable price.
  • Swiss quality.
  • Prevents the appearance of allergies.
  • Balanced composition.
  • Promotes the development of the baby.


  • Possible constipation in a child.

NAN Nestlé Blend Hypoallergenic 1 Optipro from birth

8 Nutrilon (Nutricia) Pepti Gastro (from birth)

In 8th place is the Nutrilon (Nutricia) mixture of Pepti Gastro (from birth). This dietary product is designed to feed infants prone to food allergies. In severe cases, such nutrition facilitates the course of the disease.

The composition of the mixture includes special proteins obtained from cow's milk by fermentation. Thanks to this unique technology, babies receive complete nutrition, as close as possible to mother's milk.

Nutrilon Blend contains a range of vitamins and minerals, nucleotides, prebiotics and probiotics, polyunsaturated fatty acids. A specially selected combination of nutrients contributes to the full development of a baby who is on artificial or mixed feeding. Live probiotic cultures normalize the digestive process of the child: colic, constipation, bloating disappear.

This food is suitable for long-term use. The effect of the application comes fairly quickly, so Nutrilon formula is considered one of the best for babies with food allergies. Any skin manifestations (rash, irritation, redness) begin to disappear almost immediately after the introduction of the product into the baby's diet.

Powdered milk formula dissolves easily without forming lumps, which simplifies the process of preparing baby food. However, the presence of whey protein in the composition gives the mixture a slight aftertaste of bitterness. Therefore, some babies need time to get used to a new type of food.


  • Diet product.
  • Balanced composition.
  • Allergic manifestations quickly disappear.
  • Mixes well with water.


  • Specific taste.

Nutrilon Nutricia Pepti Gastro mixture from birth

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7 NAN (Nestlé) 3 Supreme (from 12 months)

On the seventh line is NAN 3 Supreme infant formula, the uniqueness of which lies in the fact that the product contains a complex of breast milk oligosaccharides in its composition. It strengthens the child's immunity and helps protect against infections.

Milk has been developed to feed children from the age of one who have food allergies. Suitable for formula-fed babies and can be combined with breastfeeding.

Thanks to the latest scientific developments and a unique composition, the mixture promotes the full growth and development of the child:

  • The HM-O Complex contains oligosaccharides that are identical in composition to those found in breast milk.
  • Partially digested OPTIPRO milk protein is well digested and absorbed by the child's body, protects against allergic reactions.
  • BL probiotic cultures normalize bowel function, support healthy microflora, strengthen the baby's immunity.
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids have a beneficial effect on the development of the brain and organs of vision.

The product does not contain palm oil. The composition includes vitamins, minerals, fish oil, bifidobacteria. The powder is diluted with warm water, not higher than 37 ° C.


  • Contains oligosaccharides.
  • Strengthens the child's immunity.
  • Reduces the risk of allergies.
  • Improves digestion.


  • The taste is bitter.

NAN Nestlé 3 Supreme mix from 12 months

6 Nutrilak (InfaPrim) Premium Peptide MCT (from birth)

In sixth place is Nutrilak dry milk formula, made on the basis of whey protein hydrolyzate. The product is designed for babies suffering from cow protein allergy, intestinal malabsorption syndrome, chronic diarrhea.

In the production of infant formula, the technology of deep fermentation of milk protein was used, which was split into amino acids and peptides. Thanks to this, baby milk is easily digested, the risk of allergic manifestations is reduced, and the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract is improved.

The product does not contain lactose, so such nutrition does not create a load on the enzymatic system and intestinal function. MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) are easily digested and provide the child's body with the necessary energy.

The composition of the mixture includes fatty amino acids Omega-3 and Omega-6, necessary for the full development of the brain and visual acuity in a child. Nucleotides help strengthen the immune system and normalize the functioning of the baby's digestive system. A specially developed vitamin and mineral complex fills the baby's body's need for all the necessary nutrients in the first year of life. The product does not contain GMOs.


  • Reduces the risk of allergies.
  • Improves baby's digestion.
  • Normalizes stool, eliminates chronic diarrhea.
  • Contains vitamins, minerals, fatty acids.


  • Difficult to find on sale.
  • High price.
  • Bitter taste.

Nutrilak (InfaPrim) Premium Blend Peptides MCT from birth

5 Alfare (Nestle) Allergy (since birth)

Alfare (Nestle) Allergy infant formula is on the fifth line. Its composition is as close as possible to mother's milk. Suitable for children from birth.

Alfare Allergy Formula is designed for babies who cannot breastfeed or are allergic to cow's milk protein. The product contains hydrolyzed whey protein, therefore it is not capable of causing allergic reactions in a child. Also, this food is recommended for infants suffering from diarrhea, including in a chronic form.

All components of the mixture are well absorbed by the child's body. It contains a complex of essential vitamins and minerals for full development. In the production of baby food, a special technology for obtaining peptides was used, thanks to which the product contains essential amino acids and has a pleasant taste. This facilitates the introduction of a new formula into the baby's diet and allows you to use it for a long time.

The powder is easily diluted with water without forming lumps. Babies drink this nourishing milk with pleasure and fall asleep faster. With the introduction of the mixture in children, digestion improves, colic disappears, stool normalizes, and allergies disappear.

Moms love Alfare Allergy formula, it's the perfect food for newborns with allergies. However, there is one significant drawback - this product is difficult to find on sale.


  • Swiss quality.
  • Hypoallergenic composition.
  • Normalizes digestion.
  • Has a pleasant taste.


  • Difficult to find offline.

Alfare Nestle Allergy mixture from birth

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4 Friso Frisolaс Gold PEP AC Allergy (from 0 to 12 months)

The fourth position is occupied by the dietary formula for babies suffering from cow's milk intolerance Friso Frisolaс Gold PEP AC Allergy (from 0 to 12 months). The product is used from birth to a year.

The uniqueness of this therapeutic mixture lies in the fact that casein, the main allergen of cow's milk, is completely split in this product. The manufacturer made sure that all the useful components of milk protein are preserved; for this, a unique technology for processing raw materials at gentle temperatures was used in the production. As a result, baby food is well absorbed and the baby does not suffer from colic and constipation.

Contains no lactose to minimize the occurrence of allergies. Baby food contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other substances necessary for the full development of the baby in the first year of life.

The mixture is easy to store and use due to the convenient packaging that seals the product securely. A specially designed lid protects the product from environmental influences. The measuring spoon holder helps maintain sterility. Portion control is also thought out in the container - a special rim helps to even out the level of powder in the spoon and measure the right amount of the mixture.


  • Reduces the risk of allergies.
  • Well absorbed.
  • Normalizes digestion.
  • Convenient packaging.


  • Bitter.

Friso Frisolac Gold PEP AC Mix Allergy from 0 to 12 months

3 Nutrilon (Nutricia) 2 hypoallergenic (from 6 months)

Opens the top three specialized adapted nutrition for children aged 6 months and older. The product is made on the basis of hydrolysed proteins from cow's milk whey and enriched with a high content of prebiotic cultures.

Due to its high efficiency, this mixture is considered one of the most popular for babies prone to allergic reactions. Skin itching, redness, inflammation disappear almost immediately after the introduction of this diet. With regular use, you can forget about any food allergy in a child.

In addition, the complex of nutrients included in the mixture helps the baby to fully develop:

  • Essential fatty acids contribute to the development of intelligence.
  • Prebiotic cultures strengthen the immune system, normalize bowel function, increase protection against infectious diseases.
  • Vitamins and minerals contribute to the full physical development of the child.

Dry formula mixes well with water, making it much easier for mothers to feed. However, due to the presence of hydrolyzed protein in the composition, the finished product acquires a bitter or tart taste, which is not very pleasant for kids.


  • High hypoallergenic effect.
  • Performance.
  • Balanced composition.
  • Prebiotic complex.
  • Normalizes digestion.
  • Strengthens the immune system.


  • Bad taste.

Nutrilon Nutricia 2 hypoallergenic mix from 6 months

2 Bibikol Nanny Classic (from birth to 1 year old)

The second place in our rating is occupied by the adapted infant formula BIBIKOL Nanny Classic based on natural goat's milk, intended for babies up to a year old.

This product is designed for healthy babies and babies who are intolerant to cow's milk and are at high risk of food allergies. In the manufacture of the mixture, natural goat's milk from New Zealand was used, it is closer in composition to mother's than cow's.

BIBIKOL baby food contains all the nutrients necessary for the full development and growth of the baby. The amount of milk protein is balanced, so the load on the children's body is minimal. The product is additionally enriched with the important amino acids Omega-3 and Omega-6, which are necessary for the proper development of the child's brain and visual acuity.

Manufacturers have taken care of the safety of their products, so the mixture does not contain sweeteners. Of the carbohydrates, there is only lactose, which is a natural sugar necessary to maintain a healthy intestinal microflora.

The product is made from natural whole milk, so the mixture has a pleasant creamy taste. During the production process, all the useful components of goat milk, including nucleotides, have been preserved. The therapeutic and preventive properties of this baby food are high due to the fact that goat milk does not contain casein, the main allergen for babies.


  • Does not cause allergies.
  • Well tolerated.
  • Has a pleasant creamy taste.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Promotes proper development.


  • High price.

Mix Bibikol Nanny Classic from birth to 1 year

1 Similac (Abbott) Alimentum (from birth)

The leader of our rating is Similac Alimentum therapeutic milk formula, designed to feed babies with severe food allergies and cow's milk protein intolerance.

Fully digested milk protein is well absorbed by the child's body, so the mixture is ideal for babies suffering from malabsorption of nutrients in the intestines. This product is suitable for daily long-term use.

Contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which provide full intellectual development, brain function and visual acuity of the child. Also, the mixture is enriched with vitamins and minerals necessary for the full growth and development of the baby. All Similac dairy products are free of palm oil and lactose, so that the child's stools are normal, constipation and gas formation disappear.

Despite the high price of this infant formula, many mothers prefer it. In their reviews, they note that children comfortably switch to such food, quickly get used to it and eat milk with pleasure. Babies are no longer bothered by colic, which often occurs after drinking cow's milk. During the day, the frequency of unpleasant symptoms decreases or they disappear altogether.


  • Therapeutic effect.
  • High hypoallergenic potential.
  • Palm oil free.
  • Normalizes digestion.
  • Has a pleasant taste.

Similac (Abbott) Alimentum mixture from birth

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Which hypoallergenic formula to choose

Feeding babies allergic to cow protein requires increased attention, responsibility and financial costs from parents. The choice of the best formula for the baby should be approached consciously and take into account many factors. Do not ignore the advice of a pediatrician, only the attending physician can assess the degree of the disease and prescribe appropriate therapy.