Since many parents get confused with the choice of organic baby formulas available on the market, TheBestFromJapan.com has made a quick overview of two leading European brands.
Both brands have over 60 years of organic farming history and comply with strict EU-Eco regulations. However, Holle, established in Switzerland, is a Demeter-certified baby formula manufacturer, while Germany-based HiPP labels products with its own Organic Seal of Quality.
List of Holle Products
List of HIPP Products
While Holle products are available in versions based on both goat and cow’s milk, HiPP boasts a wider range of formulas customized for babies’ specific needs. Actually, HiPP Stage 1 addresses allergic issues through its hypoallergenic line, containing pre-hydrolyzed milk protein, and offers an easier to digest formula in its Comfort Milk for infants suffering from colic and constipation. HiPP Hungry Infant Milk has a higher content of caseins to fill demanding babies, and its Anti-reflux milk features a natural thickener to prevent reflux and regurgitation.
Organic Formula Ingredients
HiPP organic baby formula stands out for prebiotics and probiotics included into most of its products, as well as for lactose content. Holle cow milk-based products (except for Stage Pre) are sweetened with maltodextrin, but both cow and goat’s milk lines are absolutely soy-free (the same can’t be said for some of HiPP’s milks). Starch, which is not recommended for babies under 6 months, is not contained in Holle PRE and 1 formula, yet it is found in HiPP Comfort Milk, Hypoallergenic and Germany Stage 1. Palm oil is used by both brands, but only HiPP adds LCP oils to all its products.
Hipp vs Holle – Bottom line
Though both manufacturers promote the best organic standards for infants and babies, we’d vote in favor of HiPP for its more balanced formulas and customized range of products.