Baby'sOnlyOrganic LactoRelief

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 Developed to meet the American Academy of Pediatrics nutritional guidelines
 Use when lactose sensitivity (gas and bloating) is observed
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 Contains Alpha Linoleic and Linoleic Fatty Acid, precursors for DHA & ARA
 No algal DHA processed with neurotoxic hexane, bleach or acid
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The Only Organic Toddler Formula Made Without Lactose

The Best Organic Start

Nature’s One believes breast milk is the baby’s best organic option. Baby’s Only Organic® Toddler Formula is intended for toddlers 1-year and older or as directed by a healthcare professional. After formula feeding or breast feeding the first year, Baby’s Only Organic Toddler Formula is a good nutritional choice to assure continuation of strong growth and development.

Organic LactoRelief® Toddler Formula

Baby's Only Organic® LactoRelief® Toddler Formula was the first organic milk-based formula intended for children with a sensitivity to lactose following a gastrointestinal illness or have been diagnosed as lactose intolerant. It also offers a lactose free alternative to parents who wish to avoid soy protein.

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance occurs when the body’s ability to make the enzyme, lactase, is affected resulting in the inability to digest milk sugar (lactose). Lactose intolerance can occur after a gastrointestinal illness resulting in diarrhea. It can also occur due to a genetic disorder, although this is rare. Lactose intolerance can result in stomach cramps, nausea, bloating, gassiness and/or diarrhea

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Parents should be aware that Nature's One does not use less desirable ingredients like organic corn syrup (also called glucose syrup), organic palm olein oil and hexane processed DHA. Rest assured that Baby’s Only Organic will never contain these ingredients. Nature’s One only uses high quality ingredients.

Meets the American Academy of Pediatrics Nutritional Guidelines

Baby’s Only Organic Toddler Formulas meet the nutritional requirements of the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for daily intake.

† Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM formula contains organic soybean oil and organic soy lecithin derived from organic soybean oil.
*Do not use for children with Galactosemia. Instead, use Baby’s Only Organic® Soy Toddler Formula..

Toddlers

Baby’s Only Organic® is a better nutritional choice than goat or cow’s milk or other fortified beverages. Baby’s Only Organic provides complete organic nutrition as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics with essential fatty acids needed to support rapid brain development. For toddler’s who need added calories or have developed a sense of taste and flavors, consider offering PediaSmart® Chocolate or Vanilla nutritional formulas.

Supplementing Breast Milk

Use as directed by a healthcare professional. For all ages, mix according to label instructions to ensure appropriate nutrition.

Mixing Cereals

When mixing cereals or other foods for your baby, Baby's Only Organic® is perfectly suited at any age. Just follow the mixing instructions on the label, and then stir into cereal or food to achieve desired consistency.

*Do not use for children with Galactosemia. Instead, use Baby’s Only Organic® Soy Formula.

Vitamin A

This is important for the development of bones and teeth and helps maintain the gums. It is essential for night vision, healthy skin, hair and mucous membranes. It is sometimes referred to as the anti-infective vitamin because it is required for the proper functioning of the immune system and helps prevent infection.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 300 IU (per 100 calories)
Good animal sources of Vitamin A include:
milk and dairy products, organ meats such as liver.
Good plant sources of the pro Vitamin A carotenoids include: deep yellow and orange fruits and vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and dark green leafy vegetables.

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Vitamin D

This is also known as cholecalciferol or Vitamin D3, is often called the sunshine vitamin because of the body's ability to make it from the interaction of the sun on the skin. Vitamin D is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D also helps the body properly utilize calcium and phosphorus for the proper functioning of the nervous system.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 75 IU (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
fortified milk, cheese, eggs, some fish such as sardines and salmon, and fish oils.

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a generic term used to describe a family of eight antioxidants – 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols. However, only alpha-tocopherol is the form actively used in the body and is, therefore, the form of Vitamin E found in the largest quantity in blood and tissues. Natural Vitamin E Acetate, also known as natural alpha-tocopheryl acetate, is the commonly used form of Vitamin E in foods and vitamin supplements. Vitamin E protects Vitamin A and the essential fatty acids from oxidation in the body. It is needed for the proper functioning of nerves and muscles and helps to form red blood cells, muscle and other tissues.

A deficiency of Vitamin E has been observed in individuals with severe malnutrition or who have a malabsorption syndrome such as cystic fibrosis or cholestatic liver disease. A deficiency of Vitamin E can result in neurological symptoms such as impaired balance and coordination, muscle weakness, and damage to the retina of the eye. Excessive Vitamin E can impair blood clotting leading to hemorrhage and can have a negative effect on white blood cell functioning.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 2 IU (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
poultry, seafood, green leafy vegetables, egg yolk, nuts, seeds, wheat germ, whole grains.

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Vitamin K

There are three types:
• Vitamin K1 or phylloquinone which is found in plants
• Vitamin K2 or menaquinone which is synthesized by many bacteria
• Vitamin K3 or menadione which is a synthetic form

Vitamin K helps the blood to clot when the body is injured and is important in bone development and repair. In newborn babies, there is a life threatening and preventable bleeding disorder known as Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (VKDB). This is the reason why it is standard practice to give all newborns an injection of phylloquinone after birth. Baby's Only Organic® formulas contain the plant-based phylloquinone (Vitamin K1).

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 8.5 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
green leafy vegetables, pork, liver, oats, wheat bran, whole grains.

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Biotin

Biotin is part of the B-complex of vitamins. It is thought to play a role in cell growth and is important in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates (sugars), and some amino acids (the building blocks of protein).

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 3 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
eggs, meats, fish, nuts, seeds, dried beans and peas (legumes).

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Folic Acid

Folic acid, sometimes called folate or folacin or Vitamin B9, works with vitamins B6 and B12 in protein metabolism. It is needed to make genetic material (DNA and RNA). It promotes normal red blood cell formation and reduces the risk of neural tube (brain and spine) birth defects. This is one reason why a folic acid supplement is recommended during pregnancy.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 15 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
poultry, liver, dark green leafy vegetables, dried beans and peas (legumes), yeast breads, wheat germ, cereals, oranges, grapefruits.

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Niacin

Niacin, also known as nicotinic acid or Vitamin B3, is found in every cell of the body. It is necessary for energy production and to maintain the normal functioning of skin, nerves and the digestive tract. It can be manufactured by the body from the amino acid tryptophan. However, the amount needed by the body will usually exceed the amount that the body can produce and it is necessary to consume niacin from foods.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 1100 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
poultry, fish (especially tuna and salmon), beef, peanuts and peanut butter, seeds, potatoes.

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Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic acid is also known as Vitamin B5. It is involved in numerous chemical reactions in the body and is essential for the metabolism of fat and sugars. Pantothenic acid is also involved in the manufacture of chemicals that regulate nerve functions.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 450 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
meat, fish, poultry, egg yolk, whole grain cereals, dried beans and peas (legumes).

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B Vitamins

Riboflavin: also known as Vitamin B2, is found in every cell of the body and is needed for energy production. It also helps to maintain vision and the metabolism and proper functioning of skin and nerve cells.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 100 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
milk and dairy products, enriched breads, eggs, meats (especially organ meats like liver), green leafy vegetables, grains.

Thiamin: This is also known as Vitamin B1 and is important for the normal functioning of the nervous system. Thiamin also participates in the body's ability to use protein and sugars for energy production.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 100 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
whole grain and enriched grain products, pork, seafood, cereals.

Vitamin B6: This can also be referred to as pyridoxine or pyridoxal. This vitamin influences many body functions including the regulation of blood sugar levels, the manufacturing of hemoglobin in red blood cells which carries oxygen to all body cells, and the functioning of the nervous system. As protein intake increases, so does the body's need for Vitamin B6. Also, an adequate Vitamin B6 intake decreases the requirement for niacin from food sources because it aids in the conversion of tryptophan to niacin.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 60 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
chicken, fish, pork, liver, whole grains, cereals, spinach, sweet and white potatoes, bananas, prunes, watermelon.

Vitamin B12: This is also known as cobalamin because it contains the mineral cobalt. It is crucial in the reproduction of every cell in the body because it is needed to make DNA, the genetic material required for life. Vitamin B12 is essential for normal growth, healthy nerve tissue, and the formation of blood cells.

Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM and Dairy Formulas: 0.2 mcg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 0.45 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
All foods of animal origin (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk and other dairy products) and seafood.

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C has received a lot of attention because of its major role in the body as an antioxidant, a substance that prevents damage to cells from free radicals and pollutants, and as a protector against infections, particularly the common cold. Vitamin C plays a role in nerve transmission, tissue repair, the conversion of cholesterol to bile acids, and the enhancement of iron absorption. Vitamin C is used by the body to make collagen, the connective tissue in skin, ligaments and bones.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 20 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
citrus fruits, berries, melon, peppers, dark green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, plaintains, tomato and tomato products.

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Inositol

Inositol is not a true vitamin because the body can manufacture what it needs. However, it is often considered a water-soluble member of the vitamin B family. Inositol works with choline to help transport fat from the liver. It also helps maintain cell membranes and is involved in the proper functioning of the nervous system.

Baby's Only Organic® Dairy & LactoReliefTM Formulas: 5 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 5 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
liver, soybeans, eggs, whole grains, nuts, bananas, vegetables.

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Choline

Choline is not a true vitamin because the body can manufacture small amounts of it. However, it must be consumed from foods to meet overall body needs especially during times of rapid growth and development such as pregnancy, lactation, and early childhood. Choline is an essential nutrient necessary for the structure and function of all cells in the body.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 12 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
beef liver, egg yolk, peanut butter and peanuts, soybeans and soy products.

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Calcium

Although the major function of calcium is the formation and maintenance of bones and teeth, it is also needed to keep the heart pumping, muscles moving, and nerves communicating. Calcium helps regulate the passage of nutrients in and out of cells, assists in normal blood clotting, and is important to normal kidney functioning.

Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula: 84 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy and Soy Formulas: 135 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
milk and dairy products, fish with edible bones (such as sardines and salmon), oysters, tofu, dark leafy green vegetables.

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Phosphorus

This teams with calcium to aid in bone and teeth formation, kidney function, and heart contraction. The balance of calcium and phosphorus is important in the body, especially in early childhood, to ensure that the team works together well in keeping the body's chemical balance.

Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula: 56 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy and Soy Formulas: 90 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
milk and dairy products, meat, fish, eggs, nuts, dried beans and peas (legumes).

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Magnesium

This works with calcium and Vitamin C to maintain bone health. It is also necessary for energy production, the making of proteins used by the body to make cells and genetic material, the transmission of nerve impulses, the contraction and relaxation of the muscles, and maintaining the delicate electrical balance of all body cells.

Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula: 6 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula: 9 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 20 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
soybeans and soy products, nuts, whole grains, dried beans and peas (legumes), green vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals, shellfish.

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Iron

As blood passes through the tiny air sacs in the lung, oxygen attaches itself to the iron in the blood. That's how oxygen is carried to all parts of the body. Iron combines with protein and copper to make hemoglobin, a necessary component of red blood cells that carries oxygen to the cells. Iron also is a component of myoglobin, a protein that stores oxygen specifically in muscle tissue. Approximately 90% of iron in the body is conserved and reused every day.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 1.8 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
meat (especially organ meats like liver), dried fruits (raisins, apricots), nuts, green leafy vegetables .

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Zinc

This is needed for cell growth and repair, digestion and metabolism of nutrients, and is vital to the development of the reproductive organs. It also helps regulate the body's immune response to infection and aids in wound healing.

Baby's Only Organic® Dairy & LactoReliefTM Formulas: 0.7 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 1 mg (per 100 calories)

Good Food Sources: beef, liver, oysters, wheat germ, beans, nuts .

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Selenium

In combination with Vitamin E, selenium works as an antioxidant to help maintain a healthy heart. Selenium provides elasticity to tissues and helps cells to defend themselves against damage from oxidation. Selenium also aids in the proper functioning of the pancreas.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 2.5 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
seafood, poultry, egg yolks, whole grain breads and cereals, eggs, mushrooms.

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Copper

This is necessary for the absorption and utilization of iron in the body. Copper has an important role in the making of red blood cells and nerve fibers. It also works with Vitamin C to form elastin, a chief component of muscle fibers in the body. Copper is involved in hair and skin coloring, sensitivity to taste.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 70 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
Organ meats like liver, lobster, nuts, dried beans and peas (legumes), barley, prunes.

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Iodine

This is probably best known for keeping the thyroid gland healthy. It is also involved in metabolizing fats and in regulating energy production.

Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula: 20 mcg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM & Soy Formulas: 10 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
iodized salt, seafood.

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Manganese

This is used by the body as a preferred cofactor in several important enzyme systems and is essential for a healthy tendon and bone structure. It is necessary for the metabolism of thiamine and Vitamin E and helps to maintain the health of the immune and nervous systems.

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Human milk is relatively low in manganese (4 to 6 micrograms per liter). formulas, both dairy-based and soy-based, contain higher amounts of manganese reflecting the levels of manganese found naturally in cow's milk or soybeans. No manganese is added to Baby's Only Organic® formulas. As reported on our labels, Baby's Only Organic® Dairy formula contains 5 micrograms per 100 Calories and Baby's Only Organic® Soy formula contains 55 micrograms per 100 Calories. For babies and toddlers, the manganese levels of Baby's Only Organic® Dairy and Soy formulas are well within the recommendations for a safe and adequate intake by the Food and Nutrition Board of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, which can range as high as 600 micrograms for a baby 0-6 months old. The American Academy of Pediatrics specifies a 5 microgram minimum per 100 calories. The IFA and the American Academy of Pediatrics does not dictate maximum levels of manganese for formula.

Some of the minerals in Baby's Only Organic® do appear to be slightly elevated when compared to other formulas. The reason for this is that we list the actual naturally occurring amount of these minerals. For example, Nature's One® does not add any additional manganese to our soy formula. Additionally, soybeans tend to have a higher amount of these minerals naturally occurring such as you noted for manganese. Other formula companies do not list the naturally occurring amounts found in the soy. Instead, these companies appear to add additional amounts of these minerals and only report the amount they add. They do this for protection from falling below the FDA minimums as required by law. This is practiced because the naturally occurring amounts of these minerals in soy can fluctuate depending on the soil conditions where the soybean was grown. Failing to meet the minimum requirement of these minerals would trigger a recall of the formula.

Baby's Only Organic®LactoReliefTM & Dairy Formulas: 5 mcg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 55 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
whole grains and cereals, nuts, leafy vegetables, molasses, soybeans, sunflower seeds, and tea.

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Potassium

This is an electrolyte and works with sodium to regulate the body's waste balance, transmit nerve impulses, and regulate muscle contraction including the heart muscles. It is essential for metabolism and the release of insulin. In babies and young children who have diarrhea or vomiting, an oral electrolyte solution such as PediaVance® containing a balance among sodium, potassium and chloride is usually recommended to help prevent the body from becoming dehydrated due to a deficiency in these electrolytes.

Baby's Only Organic®LactoReliefTM & Dairy Formulas: 120 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 140 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
bananas, citrus fruits, dried fruits, deep yellow vegetables, potatoes, milk, bran cereal.

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Sodium

The primary role of sodium in the body is to maintain fluid balance. Sodium is an electrolyte and works with potassium and chloride to conduct electrical currents in the body and keep tissue fluids in balance. A deficiency of sodium is rare but loss of sodium through diarrhea, vomiting, or excessive sweating can cause dehydration, muscle cramps, weakness, and headaches. This is especially critical in babies and young children and the reason for use of an oral electrolyte solution such as PediaVance®with a balance of sodium, potassium and chloride when a child has diarrhea and vomiting.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 30 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
salt, milk, processed foods such as luncheon meats.

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Chloride

This is an electrolyte and helps to maintain fluid balance in the body and also is a component of the stomach juices (hydrochloric acid) needed for digestion of foods. A deficiency of chloride is rare but loss of chloride through diarrhea, vomiting, or excessive sweating can cause an upset in the body's fluid balance resulting in dehydration. In babies and young children who have diarrhea or vomiting, an oral electrolyte solution such as PediaVance® containing a balance among sodium, potassium and chloride is usually recommended to help prevent the body from becoming dehydrated.

Baby's Only Organic®LactoReliefTM & Dairy Formulas: 80 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 60 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
salt, milk, processed foods such as luncheon meats.

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Carbohydrate

Carbohydrates are one of the crucial dietary sources of energy that support the brain, enable muscular contractions, and provide the fuel necessary for a baby's and toddler's rapid growth, especially through 24-months of age. Each gram of carbohydrate provides 4 Calories. So it is important for a child to get adequate amounts of carbohydrates each day from good food sources.

Carbohydrates are sometimes simply called sugars or starches. They are classified scientifically as monosaccharides, disaccharides, or polysaccharides.

Monosaccharide is a one molecule sugar (referred to as a simple sugar or simple carbohydrate). Examples are glucose (sometimes called dextrose), fructose (sometimes called fruit sugar), and galactose. Glucose is the major fuel needed by the body for energy. This is why intravenous fluids (IVs) used in medical situations contain glucose (dextrose).

Disaccharide is made up of two monosaccharides (referred to as a simple sugar or simple carbohydrate). Lactose (sometimes called milk sugar) is made by the joining of one glucose molecule with one galactose molecule. Sucrose (also called table sugar) is made by joining one molecule of fructose with one molecule of glucose. The body breaks down disaccharides into monosaccharides and then converts these to glucose providing needed energy for the body. Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM and Soy formulas do not contain lactose; none of our formulas contain sucrose.

Polysaccharide contains more than two sugar molecules. Examples of polysaccharides include organic brown rice syrup, as is found in Baby's Only Organic® formulas, corn syrup, molasses, and starches. Polysaccharides are often called complex sugars or complex carbohydrates.

Simple sugars are quickly digested and absorbed by the body into the bloodstream. As sugar levels rise in the blood, the pancreas secretes the hormone insulin. Insulin is needed to move the sugar from the blood into the cells where the sugar is then used for energy. When this process goes fast, a feeling of hunger will more likely occur sooner. When it occurs slower, the body appears to be satisfied from hunger longer. Simple sugars usually cause blood sugar levels to rise quicker than complex sugars and increase the production and release of insulin by the pancreas. If the sugar in the bloodstream is not used by the body for energy, then it is stored as fat.

The longer the carbohydrate length, the slower the body breaks it down and, thus, the slower the absorption of the sugar from the intestinal tract into the bloodstream. If there is a slower absorption of the sugar, there is a slower release of insulin. Also, a slower digestion lets the body utilize the sugar for energy and there's less potential for the sugar to be converted into fat.

Breast Milk is unique in its properties and cannot be duplicated. There are many unique compositional features in breast milk that result in its easy digestion by babies, including factors that help the breakdown of nutrients and their absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. There is no comparing the lactose digestion of a breast fed baby to that of a formula fed baby because manufactured formulas do not contain the many other compositional features of breast milk.

Added Lactose The lactose used in formulas is derived from cow's milk without the benefit of the unique features of human breast milk. In formulas containing only lactose as the source of carbohydrate, some of the lactose comes into the formula naturally as a part of the cow's milk and the remainder is added lactose. The added lactose brings the total carbohydrate level to the requirement needed in a formula. In other words, the amount of lactose that comes in naturally with the cow's milk does not totally meet the needs of a baby and additional lactose must be added. The only lactose contained in Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula is naturally occurring lactose derived from organic cow's milk.

Organic Brown Rice Syrup The carbohydrate source added to Baby's Only Organic® formulas is organic brown rice syrup. Rice is known to be a relatively non-allergenic food and well tolerated by babies. As a result, rice cereal is often the first food introduced to older babies. Organic brown rice syrup also offers the benefit of slower digestion and absorption providing a steadier level of sugar being absorbed into the bloodstream, a more even production and release of insulin, and a more even supply of energy to the body's cells. In addition, Nature’s One® organic brown rice syrup has been filtered to help eliminate environmental toxins that could potentially be found in ground water and soil.

Organic brown rice syrup is slightly sweeter than lactose but significantly less sweet than sucrose (table sugar) or cane sugar. The medical community has expressed concern over using cane sugar in formulas because it is five times sweeter than lactose and could pose health or medical issues related to obesity or dental caries. The carbohydrates in Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula consist of 35% naturally occurring lactose from the organic non-fat cow's milk and 65% organic brown rice syrup.

Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM & Soy Formulas are the only formulas made without lactose in the U.S. that do not contain corn syrup or sucrose (table sugar). Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula contains naturally occurring lactose without the added lactose as found in leading brand formulas. The chart below explains the primary differences between the three formulas manufactured by Nature's One®

BABY'S ONLY ORGANIC® FORMULAS
LactoReliefTM Formula Soy Formula Dairy Formula
Milk Based Soy Protein Based Dairy Based
Made Without Lactose* Lactose Free;
Dairy Free
35% Naturally Occurring
Organic Lactose
100% Organic
Brown Rice Syrup
100% Organic
Brown Rice Syrup
65% Organic
Brown Rice Syrup

*Do not use for children with galactosemia.


Lactose Intolerance Unlike other formula makers, Nature's One® prefers to add organic brown rice syrup to its Dairy-based formula rather than more lactose. There are many children and adults who either lack or do not produce adequate levels of the enzyme lactase which is necessary to digest lactose. For example, preterm babies are often fed a lactose-free formula because of their inability to manufacture adequate lactase. When there are inadequate levels of lactase in the gastrointestinal tract, this is referred to as lactose intolerance. Symptoms include bloating, flatulence, loose stools, and in some cases diarrhea. If a baby does not produce enough lactase, then lactose will be a problem. Also, following an illness that causes diarrhea, such as the flu, the intestinal tract's ability to make lactase is compromised. This is often why healthcare professionals will recommend a lactose free formula for children who have had a bout of diarrhea.

There is also a medical condition called galactosemia whereby a person cannot digest galactose, which is part of lactose. As noted previously, lactose is made of galactose and glucose. For people with galactosemia, they MUST avoid any dairy product or other foods that contain lactose and galactose. Baby's Only Organic® Soy formula is appropriate for babies with galactosemia.

Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula: 10.7 g (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy and Soy Formulas: 10.8 g (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources Complex Carbohydrate:
brown rice .

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Protein

Proteins are essential to life and are necessary for the body's manufacturing and maintenance of all cells and tissues, including organ and brain development, and the making of essential body constituents such as hormones and enzymes. If excess protein is consumed and not needed by the body, it is converted to fat and stored by the body as a potential future energy source. Each gram of protein provides 4 Calories.

Proteins are made up of amino acids; there are 20 amino acids. Baby's Only Organic® formulas (Dairy, LactoRelief, and Soy) provide all of the essential and non-essential amino acids needed to support growth and development.

The protein source in Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula is organic non-fat dried cow's milk and the source in Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula is organic milk protein concentrate. When human breast milk is unavailable, the recommendation is to use a dairy-based formula. A cow's milk (dairy- based) formula is recommended because the proteins are whey (the liquid protein portion) and casein (the curd protein portion), which are proteins found in human milk. Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula and LactoReliefTM Formula consist of 18% whey and 82% casein.

Taurine is not an amino acid but an amino acid derivative. Taurine functions as an antioxidant and is involved as a part of bile acids in early childhood. Taurine is abundant in human milk, but not in cow's milk protein or soy protein. Taurine is added to Baby's Only Organic® Dairy and Soy formulas to the level in breast milk.

When children have an allergic reaction to cow's milk protein and soy protein, hydrolyzed formulas are often recommended. The cow's milk protein has been treated to break down the protein, which reduces the allergy potential of the protein. There are presently no organic hydrolyzed formulas on the market.

Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula: 2.1 grams protein (per 100 Calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula: 2.6 grams protein (per 100 Calories)
Good Food Sources:
Animal meats, fish, dairy products, soybeans, legumes, nuts.

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Fatty Acids

The term "lipid" refers to compounds including oils, waxes, animal fats and triglycerides that do not dissolve in water. Lipids are most commonly referred to simply as fats.

Fats constitute the principal structural material of all living cells and are an important source of energy. Healthy skin and hair are maintained by fat. Fat also helps the body absorb and move the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K through the bloodstream. Dietary fat intake provides needed essential fatty acids to the body. These essential fatty acids are linoleic acid and linolenic acid. These are fatty acids that the body cannot make and which must be derived from foods.

Fats provide 9 Calories per gram, more than twice the amount of energy provided by a gram of carbohydrate or protein. An excess of dietary Calories provided by carbohydrates, proteins or fats will be stored in the body as adipose tissue. Adipose tissue serves as insulation for the body's cells and organs but an excess of fat can lead to overweight and obesity.

Triglycerides are the chemical form of fats that exist in foods as well as in the body. Animal fats, such as butter and lard, tend to be solid or semisolid at room temperature and are more saturated than fats from plant sources. Fats from plant sources are usually liquid at room temperature and are called oils. Most plant oils are made up of unsaturated fatty acids with the exception of coconut, palm, and palm kernel oils. There are two types of unsaturated fats:

• Monounsaturated fats: Examples include olive and canola oils.
• Polyunsaturated fats: Examples include fish, safflower, sunflower, corn, and soybean oils.

Fats are important nutrient for babies and young children. They are needed to support growth, development and energy needs. A child who is not eating or drinking foods with adequate amounts of essential fatty acids can develop a fatty acid deficiency. This is one reason why healthcare professionals strongly advise against the use of skim or low fat milks during early childhood. Signs of an essential fatty acid deficiency include poor growth, scaly skin lesions, dry brittle nails, dandruff, and lack of hair luster.

More than 98% of the fat in human breast milk is in the form of triglycerides. The most abundant triglycerides in breast milk are the saturated fatty acids oleic acid and palmitic acid. It also contains high proportions of the essential fatty acids linoleic fatty acid and linolenic fatty acid. Human milk also contains the non-essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid).

The fat blend of Baby's Only Organic® formulas consist of organic high oleic sunflower and/or organic high oleic safflower oil, organic coconut oil, and organic soybean oil. This blend was developed because the percentages of the various types of fats are similar to breast milk. This combination of oils also provides appropriate levels of the essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).

LA: Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 1000 mg (per 100 calories)
ALA: Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 128 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
nuts, seeds, grains legumes, vegetables and their cold-pressed oils

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Vitamin A

This is important for the development of bones and teeth and helps maintain the gums. It is essential for night vision, healthy skin, hair and mucous membranes. It is sometimes referred to as the anti-infective vitamin because it is required for the proper functioning of the immune system and helps prevent infection.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 300 IU (per 100 calories)
Good animal sources of Vitamin A include:
milk and dairy products, organ meats such as liver.
Good plant sources of the pro Vitamin A carotenoids include: deep yellow and orange fruits and vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and dark green leafy vegetables.

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Vitamin D

This is also known as cholecalciferol or Vitamin D3, is often called the sunshine vitamin because of the body's ability to make it from the interaction of the sun on the skin. Vitamin D is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D also helps the body properly utilize calcium and phosphorus for the proper functioning of the nervous system.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 75 IU (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
fortified milk, cheese, eggs, some fish such as sardines and salmon, and fish oils.

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a generic term used to describe a family of eight antioxidants – 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols. However, only alpha-tocopherol is the form actively used in the body and is, therefore, the form of Vitamin E found in the largest quantity in blood and tissues. Natural Vitamin E Acetate, also known as natural alpha-tocopheryl acetate, is the commonly used form of Vitamin E in foods and vitamin supplements. Vitamin E protects Vitamin A and the essential fatty acids from oxidation in the body. It is needed for the proper functioning of nerves and muscles and helps to form red blood cells, muscle and other tissues.

A deficiency of Vitamin E has been observed in individuals with severe malnutrition or who have a malabsorption syndrome such as cystic fibrosis or cholestatic liver disease. A deficiency of Vitamin E can result in neurological symptoms such as impaired balance and coordination, muscle weakness, and damage to the retina of the eye. Excessive Vitamin E can impair blood clotting leading to hemorrhage and can have a negative effect on white blood cell functioning.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 2 IU (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
poultry, seafood, green leafy vegetables, egg yolk, nuts, seeds, wheat germ, whole grains.

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Vitamin K

There are three types:
• Vitamin K1 or phylloquinone which is found in plants
• Vitamin K2 or menaquinone which is synthesized by many bacteria
• Vitamin K3 or menadione which is a synthetic form

Vitamin K helps the blood to clot when the body is injured and is important in bone development and repair. In newborn babies, there is a life threatening and preventable bleeding disorder known as Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (VKDB). This is the reason why it is standard practice to give all newborns an injection of phylloquinone after birth. Baby's Only Organic® formulas contain the plant-based phylloquinone (Vitamin K1).

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 8.5 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
green leafy vegetables, pork, liver, oats, wheat bran, whole grains.

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Biotin

Biotin is part of the B-complex of vitamins. It is thought to play a role in cell growth and is important in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates (sugars), and some amino acids (the building blocks of protein).

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 3 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
eggs, meats, fish, nuts, seeds, dried beans and peas (legumes).

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Folic Acid

Folic acid, sometimes called folate or folacin or Vitamin B9, works with vitamins B6 and B12 in protein metabolism. It is needed to make genetic material (DNA and RNA). It promotes normal red blood cell formation and reduces the risk of neural tube (brain and spine) birth defects. This is one reason why a folic acid supplement is recommended during pregnancy.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 15 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
poultry, liver, dark green leafy vegetables, dried beans and peas (legumes), yeast breads, wheat germ, cereals, oranges, grapefruits.

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Niacin

Niacin, also known as nicotinic acid or Vitamin B3, is found in every cell of the body. It is necessary for energy production and to maintain the normal functioning of skin, nerves and the digestive tract. It can be manufactured by the body from the amino acid tryptophan. However, the amount needed by the body will usually exceed the amount that the body can produce and it is necessary to consume niacin from foods.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 1100 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
poultry, fish (especially tuna and salmon), beef, peanuts and peanut butter, seeds, potatoes.

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Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic acid is also known as Vitamin B5. It is involved in numerous chemical reactions in the body and is essential for the metabolism of fat and sugars. Pantothenic acid is also involved in the manufacture of chemicals that regulate nerve functions.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 450 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
meat, fish, poultry, egg yolk, whole grain cereals, dried beans and peas (legumes).

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B Vitamins

Riboflavin: also known as Vitamin B2, is found in every cell of the body and is needed for energy production. It also helps to maintain vision and the metabolism and proper functioning of skin and nerve cells.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 100 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
milk and dairy products, enriched breads, eggs, meats (especially organ meats like liver), green leafy vegetables, grains.

Thiamin: This is also known as Vitamin B1 and is important for the normal functioning of the nervous system. Thiamin also participates in the body's ability to use protein and sugars for energy production.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 100 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
whole grain and enriched grain products, pork, seafood, cereals.

Vitamin B6: This can also be referred to as pyridoxine or pyridoxal. This vitamin influences many body functions including the regulation of blood sugar levels, the manufacturing of hemoglobin in red blood cells which carries oxygen to all body cells, and the functioning of the nervous system. As protein intake increases, so does the body's need for Vitamin B6. Also, an adequate Vitamin B6 intake decreases the requirement for niacin from food sources because it aids in the conversion of tryptophan to niacin.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 60 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
chicken, fish, pork, liver, whole grains, cereals, spinach, sweet and white potatoes, bananas, prunes, watermelon.

Vitamin B12: This is also known as cobalamin because it contains the mineral cobalt. It is crucial in the reproduction of every cell in the body because it is needed to make DNA, the genetic material required for life. Vitamin B12 is essential for normal growth, healthy nerve tissue, and the formation of blood cells.

Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM and Dairy Formulas: 0.2 mcg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 0.45 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
All foods of animal origin (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk and other dairy products) and seafood.

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C has received a lot of attention because of its major role in the body as an antioxidant, a substance that prevents damage to cells from free radicals and pollutants, and as a protector against infections, particularly the common cold. Vitamin C plays a role in nerve transmission, tissue repair, the conversion of cholesterol to bile acids, and the enhancement of iron absorption. Vitamin C is used by the body to make collagen, the connective tissue in skin, ligaments and bones.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 20 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
citrus fruits, berries, melon, peppers, dark green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, plaintains, tomato and tomato products.

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Inositol

Inositol is not a true vitamin because the body can manufacture what it needs. However, it is often considered a water-soluble member of the vitamin B family. Inositol works with choline to help transport fat from the liver. It also helps maintain cell membranes and is involved in the proper functioning of the nervous system.

Baby's Only Organic® Dairy & LactoReliefTM Formulas: 5 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 5 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
liver, soybeans, eggs, whole grains, nuts, bananas, vegetables.

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Choline

Choline is not a true vitamin because the body can manufacture small amounts of it. However, it must be consumed from foods to meet overall body needs especially during times of rapid growth and development such as pregnancy, lactation, and early childhood. Choline is an essential nutrient necessary for the structure and function of all cells in the body.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 12 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
beef liver, egg yolk, peanut butter and peanuts, soybeans and soy products.

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Calcium

Although the major function of calcium is the formation and maintenance of bones and teeth, it is also needed to keep the heart pumping, muscles moving, and nerves communicating. Calcium helps regulate the passage of nutrients in and out of cells, assists in normal blood clotting, and is important to normal kidney functioning.

Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula: 84 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy and Soy Formulas: 135 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
milk and dairy products, fish with edible bones (such as sardines and salmon), oysters, tofu, dark leafy green vegetables.

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Phosphorus

This teams with calcium to aid in bone and teeth formation, kidney function, and heart contraction. The balance of calcium and phosphorus is important in the body, especially in early childhood, to ensure that the team works together well in keeping the body's chemical balance.

Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula: 56 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy and Soy Formulas: 90 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
milk and dairy products, meat, fish, eggs, nuts, dried beans and peas (legumes).

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Magnesium

This works with calcium and Vitamin C to maintain bone health. It is also necessary for energy production, the making of proteins used by the body to make cells and genetic material, the transmission of nerve impulses, the contraction and relaxation of the muscles, and maintaining the delicate electrical balance of all body cells.

Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula: 6 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula: 9 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 20 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
soybeans and soy products, nuts, whole grains, dried beans and peas (legumes), green vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals, shellfish.

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Iron

As blood passes through the tiny air sacs in the lung, oxygen attaches itself to the iron in the blood. That's how oxygen is carried to all parts of the body. Iron combines with protein and copper to make hemoglobin, a necessary component of red blood cells that carries oxygen to the cells. Iron also is a component of myoglobin, a protein that stores oxygen specifically in muscle tissue. Approximately 90% of iron in the body is conserved and reused every day.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 1.8 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
meat (especially organ meats like liver), dried fruits (raisins, apricots), nuts, green leafy vegetables .

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Zinc

This is needed for cell growth and repair, digestion and metabolism of nutrients, and is vital to the development of the reproductive organs. It also helps regulate the body's immune response to infection and aids in wound healing.

Baby's Only Organic® Dairy & LactoReliefTM Formulas: 0.7 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 1 mg (per 100 calories)

Good Food Sources: beef, liver, oysters, wheat germ, beans, nuts .

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Selenium

In combination with Vitamin E, selenium works as an antioxidant to help maintain a healthy heart. Selenium provides elasticity to tissues and helps cells to defend themselves against damage from oxidation. Selenium also aids in the proper functioning of the pancreas.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 2.5 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
seafood, poultry, egg yolks, whole grain breads and cereals, eggs, mushrooms.

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Copper

This is necessary for the absorption and utilization of iron in the body. Copper has an important role in the making of red blood cells and nerve fibers. It also works with Vitamin C to form elastin, a chief component of muscle fibers in the body. Copper is involved in hair and skin coloring, sensitivity to taste.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 70 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
Organ meats like liver, lobster, nuts, dried beans and peas (legumes), barley, prunes.

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Iodine

This is probably best known for keeping the thyroid gland healthy. It is also involved in metabolizing fats and in regulating energy production.

Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula: 20 mcg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM & Soy Formulas: 10 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
iodized salt, seafood.

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Manganese

This is used by the body as a preferred cofactor in several important enzyme systems and is essential for a healthy tendon and bone structure. It is necessary for the metabolism of thiamine and Vitamin E and helps to maintain the health of the immune and nervous systems.

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Human milk is relatively low in manganese (4 to 6 micrograms per liter). formulas, both dairy-based and soy-based, contain higher amounts of manganese reflecting the levels of manganese found naturally in cow's milk or soybeans. No manganese is added to Baby's Only Organic® formulas. As reported on our labels, Baby's Only Organic® Dairy formula contains 5 micrograms per 100 Calories and Baby's Only Organic® Soy formula contains 55 micrograms per 100 Calories. For babies and toddlers, the manganese levels of Baby's Only Organic® Dairy and Soy formulas are well within the recommendations for a safe and adequate intake by the Food and Nutrition Board of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, which can range as high as 600 micrograms for a baby 0-6 months old. The American Academy of Pediatrics specifies a 5 microgram minimum per 100 calories. The IFA and the American Academy of Pediatrics does not dictate maximum levels of manganese for formula.

Some of the minerals in Baby's Only Organic® do appear to be slightly elevated when compared to other formulas. The reason for this is that we list the actual naturally occurring amount of these minerals. For example, Nature's One® does not add any additional manganese to our soy formula. Additionally, soybeans tend to have a higher amount of these minerals naturally occurring such as you noted for manganese. Other formula companies do not list the naturally occurring amounts found in the soy. Instead, these companies appear to add additional amounts of these minerals and only report the amount they add. They do this for protection from falling below the FDA minimums as required by law. This is practiced because the naturally occurring amounts of these minerals in soy can fluctuate depending on the soil conditions where the soybean was grown. Failing to meet the minimum requirement of these minerals would trigger a recall of the formula.

Baby's Only Organic®LactoReliefTM & Dairy Formulas: 5 mcg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 55 mcg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
whole grains and cereals, nuts, leafy vegetables, molasses, soybeans, sunflower seeds, and tea.

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Potassium

This is an electrolyte and works with sodium to regulate the body's waste balance, transmit nerve impulses, and regulate muscle contraction including the heart muscles. It is essential for metabolism and the release of insulin. In babies and young children who have diarrhea or vomiting, an oral electrolyte solution such as PediaVance® containing a balance among sodium, potassium and chloride is usually recommended to help prevent the body from becoming dehydrated due to a deficiency in these electrolytes.

Baby's Only Organic®LactoReliefTM & Dairy Formulas: 120 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 140 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
bananas, citrus fruits, dried fruits, deep yellow vegetables, potatoes, milk, bran cereal.

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Sodium

The primary role of sodium in the body is to maintain fluid balance. Sodium is an electrolyte and works with potassium and chloride to conduct electrical currents in the body and keep tissue fluids in balance. A deficiency of sodium is rare but loss of sodium through diarrhea, vomiting, or excessive sweating can cause dehydration, muscle cramps, weakness, and headaches. This is especially critical in babies and young children and the reason for use of an oral electrolyte solution such as PediaVance®with a balance of sodium, potassium and chloride when a child has diarrhea and vomiting.

Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 30 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
salt, milk, processed foods such as luncheon meats.

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Chloride

This is an electrolyte and helps to maintain fluid balance in the body and also is a component of the stomach juices (hydrochloric acid) needed for digestion of foods. A deficiency of chloride is rare but loss of chloride through diarrhea, vomiting, or excessive sweating can cause an upset in the body's fluid balance resulting in dehydration. In babies and young children who have diarrhea or vomiting, an oral electrolyte solution such as PediaVance® containing a balance among sodium, potassium and chloride is usually recommended to help prevent the body from becoming dehydrated.

Baby's Only Organic®LactoReliefTM & Dairy Formulas: 80 mg (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Soy Formula: 60 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
salt, milk, processed foods such as luncheon meats.

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Carbohydrate

Carbohydrates are one of the crucial dietary sources of energy that support the brain, enable muscular contractions, and provide the fuel necessary for a baby's and toddler's rapid growth, especially through 24-months of age. Each gram of carbohydrate provides 4 Calories. So it is important for a child to get adequate amounts of carbohydrates each day from good food sources.

Carbohydrates are sometimes simply called sugars or starches. They are classified scientifically as monosaccharides, disaccharides, or polysaccharides.

Monosaccharide is a one molecule sugar (referred to as a simple sugar or simple carbohydrate). Examples are glucose (sometimes called dextrose), fructose (sometimes called fruit sugar), and galactose. Glucose is the major fuel needed by the body for energy. This is why intravenous fluids (IVs) used in medical situations contain glucose (dextrose).

Disaccharide is made up of two monosaccharides (referred to as a simple sugar or simple carbohydrate). Lactose (sometimes called milk sugar) is made by the joining of one glucose molecule with one galactose molecule. Sucrose (also called table sugar) is made by joining one molecule of fructose with one molecule of glucose. The body breaks down disaccharides into monosaccharides and then converts these to glucose providing needed energy for the body. Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM and Soy formulas do not contain lactose; none of our formulas contain sucrose.

Polysaccharide contains more than two sugar molecules. Examples of polysaccharides include organic brown rice syrup, as is found in Baby's Only Organic® formulas, corn syrup, molasses, and starches. Polysaccharides are often called complex sugars or complex carbohydrates.

Simple sugars are quickly digested and absorbed by the body into the bloodstream. As sugar levels rise in the blood, the pancreas secretes the hormone insulin. Insulin is needed to move the sugar from the blood into the cells where the sugar is then used for energy. When this process goes fast, a feeling of hunger will more likely occur sooner. When it occurs slower, the body appears to be satisfied from hunger longer. Simple sugars usually cause blood sugar levels to rise quicker than complex sugars and increase the production and release of insulin by the pancreas. If the sugar in the bloodstream is not used by the body for energy, then it is stored as fat.

The longer the carbohydrate length, the slower the body breaks it down and, thus, the slower the absorption of the sugar from the intestinal tract into the bloodstream. If there is a slower absorption of the sugar, there is a slower release of insulin. Also, a slower digestion lets the body utilize the sugar for energy and there's less potential for the sugar to be converted into fat.

Breast Milk is unique in its properties and cannot be duplicated. There are many unique compositional features in breast milk that result in its easy digestion by babies, including factors that help the breakdown of nutrients and their absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. There is no comparing the lactose digestion of a breast fed baby to that of a formula fed baby because manufactured formulas do not contain the many other compositional features of breast milk.

Added Lactose The lactose used in formulas is derived from cow's milk without the benefit of the unique features of human breast milk. In formulas containing only lactose as the source of carbohydrate, some of the lactose comes into the formula naturally as a part of the cow's milk and the remainder is added lactose. The added lactose brings the total carbohydrate level to the requirement needed in a formula. In other words, the amount of lactose that comes in naturally with the cow's milk does not totally meet the needs of a baby and additional lactose must be added. The only lactose contained in Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula is naturally occurring lactose derived from organic cow's milk.

Organic Brown Rice Syrup The carbohydrate source added to Baby's Only Organic® formulas is organic brown rice syrup. Rice is known to be a relatively non-allergenic food and well tolerated by babies. As a result, rice cereal is often the first food introduced to older babies. Organic brown rice syrup also offers the benefit of slower digestion and absorption providing a steadier level of sugar being absorbed into the bloodstream, a more even production and release of insulin, and a more even supply of energy to the body's cells. In addition, Nature’s One® organic brown rice syrup has been filtered to help eliminate environmental toxins that could potentially be found in ground water and soil.

Organic brown rice syrup is slightly sweeter than lactose but significantly less sweet than sucrose (table sugar) or cane sugar. The medical community has expressed concern over using cane sugar in formulas because it is five times sweeter than lactose and could pose health or medical issues related to obesity or dental caries. The carbohydrates in Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula consist of 35% naturally occurring lactose from the organic non-fat cow's milk and 65% organic brown rice syrup.

Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM & Soy Formulas are the only formulas made without lactose in the U.S. that do not contain corn syrup or sucrose (table sugar). Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula contains naturally occurring lactose without the added lactose as found in leading brand formulas. The chart below explains the primary differences between the three formulas manufactured by Nature's One®

BABY'S ONLY ORGANIC® FORMULAS
LactoReliefTM Formula Soy Formula Dairy Formula
Milk Based Soy Protein Based Dairy Based
Made Without Lactose* Lactose Free;
Dairy Free
35% Naturally Occurring
Organic Lactose
100% Organic
Brown Rice Syrup
100% Organic
Brown Rice Syrup
65% Organic
Brown Rice Syrup

*Do not use for children with galactosemia.


Lactose Intolerance Unlike other formula makers, Nature's One® prefers to add organic brown rice syrup to its Dairy-based formula rather than more lactose. There are many children and adults who either lack or do not produce adequate levels of the enzyme lactase which is necessary to digest lactose. For example, preterm babies are often fed a lactose-free formula because of their inability to manufacture adequate lactase. When there are inadequate levels of lactase in the gastrointestinal tract, this is referred to as lactose intolerance. Symptoms include bloating, flatulence, loose stools, and in some cases diarrhea. If a baby does not produce enough lactase, then lactose will be a problem. Also, following an illness that causes diarrhea, such as the flu, the intestinal tract's ability to make lactase is compromised. This is often why healthcare professionals will recommend a lactose free formula for children who have had a bout of diarrhea.

There is also a medical condition called galactosemia whereby a person cannot digest galactose, which is part of lactose. As noted previously, lactose is made of galactose and glucose. For people with galactosemia, they MUST avoid any dairy product or other foods that contain lactose and galactose. Baby's Only Organic® Soy formula is appropriate for babies with galactosemia.

Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula: 10.7 g (per 100 calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy and Soy Formulas: 10.8 g (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources Complex Carbohydrate:
brown rice .

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Protein

Proteins are essential to life and are necessary for the body's manufacturing and maintenance of all cells and tissues, including organ and brain development, and the making of essential body constituents such as hormones and enzymes. If excess protein is consumed and not needed by the body, it is converted to fat and stored by the body as a potential future energy source. Each gram of protein provides 4 Calories.

Proteins are made up of amino acids; there are 20 amino acids. Baby's Only Organic® formulas (Dairy, LactoRelief, and Soy) provide all of the essential and non-essential amino acids needed to support growth and development.

The protein source in Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula is organic non-fat dried cow's milk and the source in Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula is organic milk protein concentrate. When human breast milk is unavailable, the recommendation is to use a dairy-based formula. A cow's milk (dairy- based) formula is recommended because the proteins are whey (the liquid protein portion) and casein (the curd protein portion), which are proteins found in human milk. Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula and LactoReliefTM Formula consist of 18% whey and 82% casein.

Taurine is not an amino acid but an amino acid derivative. Taurine functions as an antioxidant and is involved as a part of bile acids in early childhood. Taurine is abundant in human milk, but not in cow's milk protein or soy protein. Taurine is added to Baby's Only Organic® Dairy and Soy formulas to the level in breast milk.

When children have an allergic reaction to cow's milk protein and soy protein, hydrolyzed formulas are often recommended. The cow's milk protein has been treated to break down the protein, which reduces the allergy potential of the protein. There are presently no organic hydrolyzed formulas on the market.

Baby's Only Organic® LactoReliefTM Formula: 2.1 grams protein (per 100 Calories)
Baby's Only Organic® Dairy Formula: 2.6 grams protein (per 100 Calories)
Good Food Sources:
Animal meats, fish, dairy products, soybeans, legumes, nuts.

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Fatty Acids

The term "lipid" refers to compounds including oils, waxes, animal fats and triglycerides that do not dissolve in water. Lipids are most commonly referred to simply as fats.

Fats constitute the principal structural material of all living cells and are an important source of energy. Healthy skin and hair are maintained by fat. Fat also helps the body absorb and move the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K through the bloodstream. Dietary fat intake provides needed essential fatty acids to the body. These essential fatty acids are linoleic acid and linolenic acid. These are fatty acids that the body cannot make and which must be derived from foods.

Fats provide 9 Calories per gram, more than twice the amount of energy provided by a gram of carbohydrate or protein. An excess of dietary Calories provided by carbohydrates, proteins or fats will be stored in the body as adipose tissue. Adipose tissue serves as insulation for the body's cells and organs but an excess of fat can lead to overweight and obesity.

Triglycerides are the chemical form of fats that exist in foods as well as in the body. Animal fats, such as butter and lard, tend to be solid or semisolid at room temperature and are more saturated than fats from plant sources. Fats from plant sources are usually liquid at room temperature and are called oils. Most plant oils are made up of unsaturated fatty acids with the exception of coconut, palm, and palm kernel oils. There are two types of unsaturated fats:

• Monounsaturated fats: Examples include olive and canola oils.
• Polyunsaturated fats: Examples include fish, safflower, sunflower, corn, and soybean oils.

Fats are important nutrient for babies and young children. They are needed to support growth, development and energy needs. A child who is not eating or drinking foods with adequate amounts of essential fatty acids can develop a fatty acid deficiency. This is one reason why healthcare professionals strongly advise against the use of skim or low fat milks during early childhood. Signs of an essential fatty acid deficiency include poor growth, scaly skin lesions, dry brittle nails, dandruff, and lack of hair luster.

More than 98% of the fat in human breast milk is in the form of triglycerides. The most abundant triglycerides in breast milk are the saturated fatty acids oleic acid and palmitic acid. It also contains high proportions of the essential fatty acids linoleic fatty acid and linolenic fatty acid. Human milk also contains the non-essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid).

The fat blend of Baby's Only Organic® formulas consist of organic high oleic sunflower and/or organic high oleic safflower oil, organic coconut oil, and organic soybean oil. This blend was developed because the percentages of the various types of fats are similar to breast milk. This combination of oils also provides appropriate levels of the essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).

LA: Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 1000 mg (per 100 calories)
ALA: Baby's Only Organic® Formulas: 128 mg (per 100 calories)
Good Food Sources:
nuts, seeds, grains legumes, vegetables and their cold-pressed oils

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Ingredients & Quality

Visit our indepth HelpCenter for Ingredients and Quality to learn more about the high quality ingredients used in Baby's Only Organic® LactoRelief Toddler Formula
 

Product Reviews

  • Mom

    By Liz

    After trying several formulas, this is the only one that met both the taste test from my daughter and the ingredient test from me. We mix it with breastmilk, and have had good success.

  • Best formula for lactose intolerant babies!

    By Chelsea

    My daughter is lactose intolerant and I was not able to breastfeed after giving birth because I had postpartum Preeclampsia and needed to be on blood pressure medication. We tried everything: Similac Sensitive, Total Comfort, Alimentum, Enfamil Nutramigen, Earth's Best Organic. This is the ONLY product that does not give her gas and cause colic. While technically it is a toddler formula, we have been using it since she was 2 months old. We have recently switched pediatricians to one who supports the use of this formula; however, her first pediatrician was against using anything other than Similac (Payed off much?) Anyway, if you're thinking of using this product for your infant, I would recommend emailing the company and requesting a chart that compares its nutritional data to breast milk and other formula brands - It will be handy when bringing this product up to your pediatrician. I really wanted to go organic, so I was very pleased when my daughter had no reaction to this formula. While it does make her bowel movements a little hard, we have been adding a little dark kayro syrup to one to two of her bottles each day to soften it a little; now that she's of age, we are going to start using some organic pureed prunes instead. I really can't say enough about this formula and how it literally changed our lives and gave us a happy, content baby. I hope you try it!

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    By Sarani

    My Baby has diagnosed with severe GERD. He had complete food refusal. I tried atleast 15 different formulas till I hit Jackpot with Baby's only Lacto Relief. He cannot get enough of this. He loves it & refuses to drink any other kind of formula!! This was really a life saver!

  • Life Saver

    By Regina

    My baby boy was having the worst time keeping his feedings down.

    It started with the first bottle of the day and moved to every bottle given. He lost a pound and had me extremely worried.

    A dear friend of mine suggested the Lactorelief and we never looked back.

    Hands down the best formula EVER! We supplement with Nordic Natural's Baby DHA.

  • 9 formulas later....THANK YOU!

    By Julie M.

    My baby was suffering from colic, gas, reflux and an alleged protein allergy. We tried 3 brands of soy and he ended up constipated. We also tried about 6 or 7 other formulas labeled "gentle" or "sensitive," and at one point ended up on Elecare which cost us about $600 a month because our insurance wouldn't cover it. My instincts told me to try this, and I did. My husband and I waited 2 weeks holding our breath to see if any signs of the allergy came up...NOTHING. We waited a month....NOTHING! 3 months later, my son is still happily drinking your Lactorelief formula with no issues. Baby's Only was a life saver!

  • This product is amazing!!

    By Relieved Mommy

    My pediatric chiropractor recommended this formula after we expressed concerns of our son's immediate reaction to other formulas including crying, abdominal discomfort, and difficulty with digestion overall. Unfortunately, I have a history of very low milk supply and we were looking for the best possible alternative to breast milk. This is IT! I prayed and prayed that my son would react positively like so many other reviewers have mentioned and he did! Within 48 hours we had a new baby. He fell asleep after his feedings, his bowel movements went from horribly smelly, green (on Similac soy) to normal almost breast milk like bowel movements. They were easy for him to pass with no pain or constipation. We are now 3 weeks into use of this formula and he is a much healthier baby. Our chiropractor even commented on how his color/complexion has improved. This is an absolutely wonderful product. I have emotionally felt horrible being unable to give my son all breast milk but I have finally found a product that I feel is the next best. Thanks to this company my son went from "colic" like to a normal happy baby in 48 hours.

  • Amazing formula that I'm so grateful I found.

    By Amanda

    My son had eczema and explosive diarrhea on other organic formulas, and I tried several. When we realized it might be a dairy intolerance and started him on this it was a total life changer for both of us.
    He's happy, Mama's happy and grateful. I try to recommend it as much as possible.
    Thank you for the high quality product.

  • Solved Our Constipated, Fussy Baby Boy!

    By Jackie

    Going back to work caused my breast milk supply to plummet. I had read about Nature's One on foodbabe.com so I started supplementing him with your regular formula, but as soon as he was completely weened he went from sleeping great to up 6-7 times a night, so constipated and overall upset. I switched him to this and it made a difference the first night. I was so relieved that I could still use Nature's One, even though he had a hard time digesting the milk proteins. Thank you for making this. I can't express how much I appreciate your commitment to quality ingredients and making a more gentle version. When I stopped breast feeding I had enough guilt that at least now I know he's getting the best formula available.

  • Thank God for this formula...

    By Danielle V.

    I breastfed 3 children for 9-17.5 months each. I assumed with my 4th child that I would breastfeed her as well. I tried for 2 weeks to feed her and her latch was awful and my supply starting getting less and less as she struggled along. I realized she had a pretty bad lip and tongue tie. I took her to get it laser revised at 2 weeks and she had dropped below her birth weight. I tried to breastfeed after the operation, but even with tylenol she was not willing to latch on. After 18 hrs, I gave up and sent my husband to buy a breast pump. I pumped my milk and gave her it from a bottle. She took to that better. I planned to get her back to the breast but after that she was not interested. She never had a decent latch, so who knows if I had made different decision if things would have been different. So, I went to exclusive pumping and she got 90+% breastmilk. She had pretty bad gas that I realized was caused by my milk after much trial and error and even with diet changes. I had tried earth's best regular and sensitivity for supplementing. The regular stuff caused very bad gas and the sensitivity stuff she was better but still had some gas from it. I tried the baby's only dairy and that caused bad gas as well. I finally tried this stuff starting a week and a half ago and stopped giving her the pumped milk and she is happy. She burps easily now and eats much better. She has a bit of reflux but seems better now. I am so grateful for this formula. My baby is happy, so I'm happy. I'm really glad that she can tolerate what seems to be the best formula available on the U.S. market.

  • Best thing to happen to my son

    By Anna

    We tried 4 different formulas before trying this one out. After over a month of horrible results and our son barely eating anything, your formula helped him overnight. He actually enjoyed eating and his gas was relieved immediately. Plus, I love that you use rice syrup instead of corn syrup! Thank you so much for providing a formula that I can , makes my sons tummy happy, and if affordable. I only wish I would have discovered you with my first child. This formula should be carried at all major grocery stores!

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