Mothers are encouraged and recommended to breastfeed their babies as breastmilk offers the best (and most natural) form of nutrition for newborns. This is especially so for babies under 6 months. However, if you face a shortage of breastmilk or face problems with breastfeeding or pumping, you can consider using milk formulas to supplement your baby’s diet. Do consult with your doctor for the recommended intake and supplementary formula. We’ve rounded up the best baby milk in Singapore that you can check out.
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1. Enfagrow A+
Enfagrow A+ is one of the popular baby milk brands in the market and was voted by parents to be the best baby milk brand in Mummy’s Market Awards 2020. Mead Johnson Nutrition has more than 100 years of experience in pediatric nutrition including DHA and mental development. Enfragrow A+ with 360° DHA Plus is a scientifically formulated blend of DHA, Wellmune® Beta-Glucan, Dietary Fibre (PDX), and Prebiotic (GOS) which are important for your child’s overall physical and mental development. It also contains Zinc and Iron to help support your child’s natural defenses. Enfagrow A+ offers your child nutrition at every stage of development – babies (0-12 months), toddler (1-3 years), and children (3-6 years). Enfagrow also has a milk formula for older kids 6 years and above.
If your baby has digestion issues, you can consider the Enfagrow Gentlease formula with 360° PLUS (Stage 2 and Stage 3) that is specially formulated with partially hydrolyzed protein to be gentler on your baby’s delicate tummy.
For mums, check Enfamama A+ Maternity Formula that comes in delicious Vanilla and Chocolate flavours. You can get a free Enfagrow sample is you sign up for Enfamama A+ Club.
Similac is the #1 baby milk brand for immune support and healthy brain and eye development. Their well-researched formula of over 15 years contains 2’-FL HMO derived from lactose, a natural oligosaccharide that is abundant in human breast milk. The formula contains prebiotics (FOS) to support good bacteria growth to build and support a healthy digestive system.
Similac baby milk also supports your baby’s natural body defenses with Totally Potential Available Nucleotides (TPAN) and builds your baby’s antioxidant system with beta-carotene, selenium, zinc, Vitamins C and E which protects cells from free radicals. RRR-Vitamin E, DHA, AA, Omega 3 & 6 help with brain and eye development, and taurine and choline are included to support overall mental and physical development. With no artificial growth hormones, the palm olein oil-free formula also makes it easier for absorption. Check out their most popular Similac Stage 3 Formula for toddlers 1 year and above.
The Dumex Mamil Gold formula uses only naturally sourced ingredients to support your baby’s nutritional development and growth. It contains Chicory Root, a natural prebiotic that supports the body’s natural defenses. Dumex Mamil is also a grass-fed milk formula, and the DHA is made from fish oils.
For pregnant and breastfeeding mums, check out Dumex Mamil Mama. This formula contains prebiotics, folic acid, calcium, iron, and other essential nutrients aimed at supporting your fetus growth and enhance your overall well-being.
The Dumex Dugro formula contains ingredients sourced from Australia and New Zealand. Formulated to be completely sucrose-free, Dumex Dugro is a “Healthier Choice Milk” by Health Promotion Board and is used by hospitals. It contains more DHA and has prebiotics and recommended vitamins and minerals to give your baby comprehensive nutrition. The baby milk is available in packaging of 700g and 1.6kg.
For babies with cow milk sensitivity and lactose intolerance, Isomil is your choice. This soy-milk formula that is made from high-quality soy proteins and is 100% naturally lactose-free and cow milk free. It has been enhanced with EyeQ Plus and Intelli-Pro™, a unique combination of lutein and DHA to help with eye and brain development.
The Intelli-Pro™ formula also contains taurine and choline which helps with mental development, functioning, and physical development, along with essential nutrients like iron, folic acid, zinc, and vitamin A. Isomil also has Immunify™ ingredients like prebiotics (FOS), iron, zinc, selenium, beta-carotene, Vitamin C and E that all work together to aid a healthy digestive system, support your baby’s natural defense system, and protect cells from free radicals. Similar to Similac, this baby milk formula is a vegetable fat blend that is palm olein oil-free, making it easy to digest and contains calcium to build strong bones. Check out their most popular Isomil Stage 3 Growing up formula for children 1-10 years.
Friso is specially formulated using patented LockNutri processing technology. Each scoop of Friso Gold is tailored with essential nutrients to support good gut health for your child. Friso pays a lot of attention to quality. Their baby milk formula is kept no more than 4 degrees during transportation. Check out Friso Gold 3 (1-3 years) and Friso Gold 4 (3 years+). You can request for a free Friso sample here.
Friso Gold is made with NOVAS Signature milk, sourced directly from their own farms in the Netherlands. This baby milk has a distinct characteristic of small molecules with a soft structure, making it easy for your baby to digest. The milk has also been crafted with LockNutri™ technology that effectively locks the milk protein structure in its natural form. The formula is also upgraded with 2’-FL, contains no added sucrose and flavour and is packed with essential nutrients such as prebiotics, probiotics, DHA, nucleotides, Vitamin D and Selenium. What you get is natural taste with more goodness.
For pregnant or breastfeeding mums, be sure to check out Frisomum to give your child a healthy start and help you meet your increased nutrition needs.
From 1 to 12 years old, your child undergoes rapid physical and cognitive development. He or she needs adequate nutritional intake which can be solved by Pediasure Gold by Abbott. The Pediasure Gold formula contains 34 essential nutrients to provide your child with a complete, balanced nutrition, and supports physical growth, immunity support and bone development. This unique Singapore formulation contains 25% less sugar, and 25% more calcium and is enhanced with arginine and natural vitamin K2. Get a free Pediasure Gold sample here.
Pediasure Gold is the #1 Child nutritional supplement brand in the USA, and has been scientifically formulated for catch-up growth, better absorption, pre and probiotics, to offer children a complete, balanced nutirtion. If your child has picky eating behaviours, sub-optimal growth, poor appetite, and increased nutrient needs, Pediasure Gold is a suitable choice. Available in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavours, as well as a ready-to-drink packaging which is great for on the go.
7. Abbott Grow
Proudly made in Singapore, Abbott Grow is designed to help mums nourish their children. It is a healthier choice product that is 25% lower in sugar and 25% higher in calcium as compared to regular growing-up milk. It includes 26 vitamins and minerals to meet the nutritional needs of growing children. The formula line-up has Grow Toddler Stage 3 (1-3 years), Grow Preschool Stage 4 (3-6 years), Grow School Stage 5 (6- 12 years). The product portfolio also includes a Ready-to-drink Vanilla/Chocolate (for 3-12 years) that is the only ready-to-drink growing-up milk in the market.
Wyeth Nutrition scientifically designed the S-26 milk formula to meet the needs of infants and young children. Formulated with 26 specialised ingredients such as 2’-FL, sphingomyelin, DHA, ARA, lutein, and choline, the S-26 baby milk formula is designed to provide essential high-quality nutrients to nurture your child’s foundation from early learning to lifelong success.
Their product lineup includes:
- S-26 Stage 1 (0-6 months)
- Stage 2 S-26 Promil (6-12 months)
- Stage 3 S-26 Progress (1-3 years)
- Stage 4 S-26 Promise (3-6 years).
9. Nestle NAN
Nestle NAN Optipro 3 is backed by countless research and dedicated scientists to promise a growing-up milk formula that is scientifically advanced age-adapted, to build the right foundation for your child. Nestle NAN Optipro 3 now contains 2’-FL, together with irons and vitamins to boost immunity support. The baby milk formula also provides BIFIDUS BL Probiotics to help maintain a healthy digestive system. Request for a free sample here.
Their product lineup includes:
- Nestlé® NAN® OPTIPRO® 1 Starter Formula 2’FL 800g
- Nestlé® NAN OPTIPRO® 2 Follow-up Formula 2′-FL 800g
- Nestlé® NAN® OPTIPRO® 3 Growing Up Milk 2′-FL 800g x 6
For babies with sensitive stomachs, opt for Nestle NAN Optipro H.A. 3. It is a premium hypoallergenic growing-up baby formula designed to be gentle on your baby’s digestion. It is a unique blend of whey proteins that are partially hydrolyzed and broken down into smaller pieces, making it easier to digest and reduces the allergic potential of cow’s milk. It also contains 2’-FL, iron, and vitamins for immunity support. Additionally, it has all the nutrients essential for development, such as DHA and ARA for brain and eye development, BIFIDUS probiotics for a healthy gut.
- Nestlé® NAN OPTIPRO H A 1 Starter Formula 800g
- Nestlé® NAN OPTIPRO H.A. 2 Follow-up Formula 800g
- Nestlé® NAN® OPTIPRO® H.A. 3 Growing Up Milk 800g x 6
10. Wakodo Lebens
Wakodo is a Japanese brand specialising in baby milk and food. Their Lebens Premium Gold formula has 3 Stages for children of different ages. The baby milk contains an optimum balance of nutrients, promotes easy digestion, improves the intestinal environment, and is a quick dissolve formula that makes for easy preparation.
Check out the different stages here:
- Wakodo Lebens 1 Premium Infant Formula Stage 1 (0-12 Months)
- Wakodo Lebens 2 Premium (1-3 Yrs)
- Wakodo Lebens Kids (3-6 Yrs)
Wakodo also has a Lebans Mom formula for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. This formula aims to support the mother’s increased nutrition demands during pregnancy and lactation. It contains DHA, folic acid, calcium, iron, GOS. With no added sucrose of flavourings, this formula is a great way to boost your nutrition.
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