Debunking Baby Formula Myths

Debunking Baby Formula Myths

August 09, 2023

When it comes to nourishing your baby, what we believe is simple: fed is best. Whether you breastfeed, formula feed, or use a combination of the two, there is no right or wrong decision to make! Many mothers choose to nourish their babies with formula for a variety of reasons and if this is the route that works best for you, you may have heard of a few myths and misconceptions surrounding formula feeding. Today we are going to address those myths head on. We hope these points reassure you that however you are meeting your baby's nutritional needs, you are doing a great job! 

Myth #1: Baby formula is filled with sugar and unwanted additives.

This could not be further from the truth. While it is true that both breast milk as well as baby formula do taste slightly naturally sweet, it is not in fact due to added sugars. Our organic baby formulas meet the highest standards of European quality and contain absolutely no added sugars or artificial sweeteners. For example, Lebenswert Bio Organic Infant Formula goes above and beyond to exceed European Union guidelines and is derived by organic farming practices. This formula is produced by grass-fed, free-range cows, and is 100% free of hormones, pesticides and artificial additives.  

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Myth #2: Formula is not as healthy or as natural as breast milk.

Baby formula is scientifically made to closely mimic mother's milk. Likewise, our formula is made using raw ingredients from biodynamic and organic agricultural practices. It offers exactly the nutrients your baby needs to grow and nothing they don't, all while boasting high quality certification by Demeter Standards. Holle Organic Infant Formula offers all of these benefits, along with a Holle Goat Milk Formula option for little ones with a sensitive tummy. With all of these considerations and a variety of formulas to choose from, it is no question that formula feeding offers all of the nutrients your baby needs to thrive. 


Myth #3: Formula should be fed as a last resort.

While some mothers choose to offer formula as a result of breastfeeding not working, others choose to offer formula from the very start! All through the ages, mothers have chosen to nourish their babies in the best way they know how in accordance with what works best for them. Feeding formula should never be viewed as a "last resort" or a "next best option". With so many high quality and organic baby formulas to choose from, you can trust that feeding your little one this way is not only ok, but it is a smart and healthy choice! 

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Myth #4: It is harder for a mother to bond with her baby if she offers formula. 

This myth most certainly is not true! Feeding times are a great time to promote bonding, regardless of whether you breastfeed or bottle feed. By simply using this time to make eye contact with your baby, talk, sing and soothe them, you are promoting a strong bond together. Bonding opportunities are present outside of feeding times, too. Healthy mother baby attachment can be achieved regardless of the method you choose to feed your baby. 


Myth #5: You have to choose one or the other when it comes to nursing or bottle feeding.

Meeting your baby's nutritional needs is not one size fits all. Perhaps you will choose one method or the other, but perhaps you will find the combination of the two will suit your baby the best.  You can absolutely alternate between the two and offer breastmilk at certain times and formula at others. You could also mix both together for a single feeding time. Whatever combination you use between the two, the only thing that matters is that your baby is fed.  

 Formula feeding debunking myths

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Answering Your Questions About Supplementing -


Have you heard any myths about formula feeding? Let us know how you navigate these untruths. Wishing you lots of snuggles and happy feedings! 

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