Last Updated on November 30, 2020
Finally. What you have all been waiting for as you search the internet for the answer to what seems a simple question. Like many American moms just learning about European formula or perhaps just learning about Holle formula, stages of formula is a completely new concept. Even more so, Holle has added the PRE stage, which some other brands do not have. A common assumption is that this must simply mean it comes before stage one...right???
The biggest difference between Holle PRE and Holle Stage One formula is one ingredient ... Maltodextrin!
The Holle PRE stage formula contains NO maltodextrin, but instead substitutes organic lactose to provide additional nutritive content. Holle Stage One formula, on the other hand, does contain maltodextrin.
Not sure what maltodextrin is? No worries, let's dig deeper into what this means in respect to the formula we give our baby.
Wish we had used this for our first son. We have had no issues with our 2nd boy with loulouka and will continue to use through the stages.
My daughter enjoys this formula flavor and seems to have less gas
I love that this is organic and all natural and yet highly evaluated to ensure its quality. Our daughter seems to love the taste and has responded well to the mixture. Her colic and nasal congestion has seemed to reduce greatly since being on these formulas. I wish we had found it sooner.
Great product. Great service. The only issue we had was sensitivity.
Reading ingredient lists on US baby formulas has always made me feel like such a failure as a breastfeeding mom when I have to resort to using it. Baby has started solids and my milk supply has tanked. I can't nurse anymore as he is biting. I feel better about what's in this formula than I have about any I've used. Well tolerated, no constipation or gas. Its like it doesnt have corn and soy in it...weird. 😉