The scoop on choosing a formula
Breastmilk is the ideal source of nutrition and protection during your baby’s first year of life. Naturally gentle on your baby’s tummy, breastmilk contains the perfect balance of nutrients—including protein, carbohydrates and fat—to help her grow and develop. Breastmilk also helps protect your baby by providing antibodies and fostering a natural protective environment in the digestive system.
If you decide to supplement or use formula exclusively, talk with your physician about your formula choices.
Milk-based formula is made from cow’s milk protein, with added carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals. GERBER® GOOD START® milk-based formulas have complete nutrition and are specially designed to support your baby’s healthy growth and development while being gentle on her digestive system. GOOD START formulas have special ingredients that provide important benefits for your baby.
Easy to digest: GERBER® GOOD START® Gentle formula starts with 100% gentle whey protein. Then we break it down into smaller pieces that are easy to digest in your baby’s developing tummy. They’re called COMFORT PROTEINS® and only GOOD START formula has them.
Brain and eye health: GERBER® GOOD START formulas have DHA & ARA, two key components found naturally in breastmilk. Studies have shown that DHA & ARA may play important roles in babies’ brain and eye development.
Healthy immune support: GERBER® GOOD START® Protect formula has our Immuniprotect™ blend for infant formula of antioxidant vitamins C & E, zinc, vitamin A and beneficial probiotic cultures like those naturally found in breastmilk. These beneficial cultures, BIFIDUS BL™, offer advanced immune system support. GOOD START Protect formula also has COMFORT PROTEINS and the key components DHA & ARA.
While all infant formula sold in the U.S. provides complete nutrition, only GOOD START formula offers beneficial cultures and COMFORT PROTEINS.