When breastmilk is not available or families choose to use an alternative, European baby formulas are the closest formula to breast milk available.
European baby formula not only contains organic lactose just like breast milk, which is vital for promoting calcium absorption and a healthy digestive system in preemies, but European formula also features the other main components of breast milk.
Organic whey found in European baby formulas help to make the cow’s milk base similar to the protein composition of breast milk and in terms of fats.
European formulas typically contain a combination of organic oils, which mimic the complex blend of fatty acids in breast milk.
Most European baby formulas also contain or have natural properties that act as prebiotics and/or probiotics, which are found in breast milk and contribute to a healthy gut microbiome.
With the recent addition of organic long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids like DHA and ARA to all European baby formulas, the components of European formulas are closer than ever to breastmilk.