Nutrition insurance with toddler formula
It's fun to watch your older baby enjoy new foods, but it's frustrating when she picks and chooses, often skimping on the most nutritious offerings. Your toddler's picky eating habits may cause you to wonder whether she's getting all the nutrients she needs.
Not enough iron
When your baby is too picky about her food choices, she may be coming up short on some important vitamins and minerals, especially iron.
Many toddlers don't eat enough iron-rich foods, such as meats. In fact, iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States, affecting mainly older infants and young children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). That's why many toddlers can benefit from the nutritional insurance of continued formula-feeding,
Formula for toddlers
You can help insure your toddler’s rapidly growing body gets all the nutrients she needs by including an iron-fortified infant formula in her diet. Older-baby and toddler formulas are specially designed to meet the changing nutritional needs of older babies and toddlers 9 to 24 months old—especially when there’s a gap between what they eat and what they need.
Older-baby and toddler formulas can provide:
- More than double the calcium found in standard infant formulas
- More iron and vitamin C and E than whole cow’s milk
- Added protection of beneficial cultures to help support baby’s healthy immune system
- DHA & ARA to help support brain and eye development
- 100% whey protein that won’t form curds in your baby’s tummy
More nutritious than cow’s milk
Until your baby is at least 1 year old, the AAP recommends avoiding cow's milk, which doesn't have the proper balance of nutrients your baby needs for growth and development. After 1 year, for babies who may not always be eating a balanced diet, older-baby formulas are a more nutritious choice than whole milk. Older-baby formulas offer more of important nutrients that a growing toddler needs.