Received 22nd March, 2004 from Manufacturers (Naturesone)
Thanks for your interest in Babys Only Organic® Toddler Formulas!! Your email was sent to me from BabyOrganic.com. I am a registered dietitian with Natures One®, makers of Babys Only Organic Formulas and in a better position to address your questions. I am writing in hopes of clarifying the appropriate use of our formulas.
Similar to other commercially available formulas, our Baby's Only Organic® Toddler Formula provides the correct balance of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids needed to support normal growth and development. No extra dilution is required. Nothing needs to be added to make the formula more "complete."
A manufacturer can choose to qualify a product as an "infant formula" (sole-source of nutrition or any formula marketed for babies less than 12-months of age), or qualify the product as "food" or formula as we have done. Because of our strong position on breastfeeding, we prefer to maintain a "toddler" status thereby not encouraging mothers to use our product when breast milk is available.
However, we also recognize that long term breast milk is not feasible for every mother. There are many fine and very personal reasons that necessitate the use of a formula. In those cases, we are happy to provide an alternative. Therefore, we formulated Baby's Only Organic to provide the same nutrition as popular infant formulas.
Please see the following links for nutritional comparisons of Babys Only Organic to other popular brands:
Dairy nutritional comparison: http://www.naturesone.com/documents/chart.pdf
Soy nutritional comparison: http://www.naturesone.com/documents/soy_chart.pdf
We only ask that a health care professional is first consulted before using Baby's Only Organic for infants less than 12-months of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends parents consult a health care professional when considering any changes in an infant's diet. We believe that is sound advice. When your health care professional gives positive guidance to use Baby's Only Organic, mix the formula as indicated on the label.
Roger, I hope that you find this information helpful. Please contact me again if you have further questions and/or concerns.
Elizabeth Tilak, MS, RD, CLC
Registered Dietitian / Lactation Counselor
Natures One, Inc.
818 Busch Court
The above information is for education purposes only and should not replace personal medical care. For specific medical care and advice, please see your healthcare professional