When you look at the ingredients list of both, again we see similarities; however, we do see some differences that need to be highlighted.
Both Loulouka and HiPP have similar ingredients, but what differentiates them all is the amount of each ingredient. For example, Loulouka has 0.7mg of iron in the stage one, whereas HiPP Dutch has 0.5mg of iron, HiPP UK has 1.0mg of iron in stage one, and HiPP German has 0.6mg of iron in stage one.
They all have iron, but depending on your baby’s special needs you may want more or less of the iron in your baby’s formula.
For point of reference, let’s compare the iron content to American formulas. Remember, EU formulas have different stages throughout the first year as the baby is developing, so the iron content fluctuates - based on their growth.
Similac Pro Advance, Similac Organic, Enfamil Enspire, and Enfamil Neuro Pro all have 1.8mg of iron - a drastic difference to the iron content in EU formulas (that don’t even come close to this large amount of iron).
According to Stanford Children’s Health, “Babies from birth to age 6 months should get 0.27 milligrams of iron a day. Babies ages 7 months to 12 months should get much more — 11 milligrams a day.” Because American formula has one stage throughout the first year, younger babies get too much iron to begin with.
EU formulas fix this problem by breaking up the stages, and as is noted by both HiPP and Loulouka, they have different iron content standards based on the country’s own standards in place. Something parents should consider when choosing their formula.
Back to the Loulouka and HiPP formula comparison - both contain quality organically farmed and processed ingredients, but HiPP formula has nutrition in all stages that are specially formulated to be kind and gentle on your baby’s stomach. So when it comes to sensitive babies, HiPP definitely takes the cake.
The last stand out in favor of Loulouka baby formula over HiPP baby formula is that they completely avoid the use of palm oil in all of their stages. An important fact when it comes to sustainability and eco-friendly practices. So if your baby doesn’t have any sensitivities, and you would like to avoid palm oil, Loulouka is your number one pick.
To help you continue to make the most informed decision My Organic Company has updated all baby formula ingredients and nutrition facts on each product's page to reflect the changes that were made with the new EU standards.