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Gerber® Good Start® Gentle (HMO) Powder Infant Formula

Gerber® Good Start® Gentle (HMO) Powder Infant Formula
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Modeled after the complete nutrition and gentleness of breastmilk for babies up to 12 months and now with 2'-FL HMO*.

Product highlights

Gerber® Good Start® Gentle formula is the first and only infant formula with 2'-FL HMO* and Probiotics that promotes soft stools. Different probiotics have different benefits. We picked ones that improve the good bacteria in tummies and are similar to probiotics found in breastmilk. It is also our closest formula to breastmilk. 

  • 2'-FL HMO* (Human Milk Oligosaccharide) - a prebiotic just like one of those found at significant levels in breastmilk
  • Comfort Proteins®, small proteins that are easy for tiny tummies to digest
  • The only powder infant formula with a blend of DHA, prebiotics & probiotics, important components found in breastmilk
  • Expert-recommended DHA to support brain and eye development
  • Probiotics to help support a healthy digestive tract

Good to know

  • No artificial growth hormone.**
  • Non-GMO: Not made with genetically engineered ingredients.
  • Learn more about the Gerber® Good Start® Money Back Guarantee.

*Not from human milk

**No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from rbST-treated and non rbST-treated cows

Non-GMO

Feeding, Preparing & Storing

Directions for Preparation and Use:

Use as Directed by a Doctor

Warning: Your baby's health depends on carefully following the preparation, use, and storage instructions below. Failure to follow these instructions could result in severe harm. Consult your baby's doctor about the appropriate formula for your baby. Powdered infant formulas are not sterile and should not be fed to premature infants or infants who might have immune problems unless directed and supervised by your baby's doctor. Always wash your hands and utensils before preparing formula. Sterilization or boiling of tap or bottled water and sterilization of utensils is recommended. Your doctor will advise if it is not required. If boiling water, bring to a rolling boil for 1 minute and allow to cool to room temperature before preparing formula. 

Step 1

Pour desired amount of water into bottle. See chart on inside of label.

Step 2

Add 1 unpacked level scoop (8.7g) of powder for each 2 fl oz water. (Only use enclosed scoop.)

Step 3

Cap bottle; SHAKE WELL. Feed baby immediately. Once feeding begins, use contents within 1 hour or discard.  

NOTE: Only if necessary, refrigerate freshly prepared bottle and use contents within 24 hours. Refrigerator temperature should be maintained between 35-40° F (2-4°C). 

Warning: Do not use microwave to warm formula. Serious burns may result.

Storage: Tightly cover open container and use within 1 month. Store opened and unopened containers in a cool, dry place. Avoid extreme storage conditions.

Warming formula above, or using warmer than 100°F (38°C), will compromise the probiotic cultures. 

Warning: Do not use microwave to warm formula. Serious burns may result.

Storage: Tightly cover open container and use within 1 month. Store opened and unopened containers in a cool, dry place. Avoid extreme storage conditions.

Warming formula above, or using warmer than 100°F (38°C), will compromise the probiotic cultures.

Breastfeeding is best for your baby.

This formula is not intended for treatment or management of allergy.

Some settling may occur in shipping.

Makes approximately 160 fl oz (1.25 gal) of formula.

To Make Approx.Measure WaterAdd Powder
2 fl. oz. bottle2 fl. oz.1 unpacked level scoop (8.7g)
4 fl. oz. bottle4 fl. oz.2 unpacked level scoops
6 fl. oz. bottle6 fl. oz.3 unpacked level scoops
8 fl. oz. bottle8 fl. oz.4 unpacked level scoops

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

INGREDIENTS: CORN MALTODEXTRIN, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE (FROM MILK, ENZYMATICALLY HYDROLYZED, REDUCED IN MINERALS), VEGETABLE OILS (PALM OLEIN, SOY, COCONUT, HIGH OLEIC SAFFLOWER OR HIGH OLEIC SUNFLOWER), AND LESS THAN 2% OF: POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM ASCORBATE, SODIUM CITRATE, CHOLINE BITARTRATE, 2'-O-FUCOSYLLACTOSE*,  M. ALPINA OIL**, C. COHNII OIL***, CITRIC ACID, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, TAURINE, NUCLEOTIDES (CYTIDINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE, DISODIUM URIDINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE, ADENOSINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE, DISODIUM GUANOSINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE), INOSITOL, FERROUS SULFATE, ALPHA-TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, MIXED TOCOPHEROLS, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, ZINC SULFATE, NIACINAMIDE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, L-CARNITINE, COPPER SULFATE, VITAMIN A ACETATE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, MANGANESE SULFATE, POTASSIUM IODIDE, FOLIC ACID, PHYLLOQUINONE, BIOTIN, SODIUM SELENATE, VITAMIN D3, VITAMIN B12, SOY LECITHIN, LACTOBACILLUS REUTERI (DSM 17938) CULTURES.

CONTAINS: MILK AND SOY.

NESTLE INFANT NUTRITION, FLORHAM PARK, NJ 07932 USA

* A SOURCE OF PREBIOTIC.

** A SOURCE OF ARACHIDONIC ACID (ARA).

*** A SOURCE OF DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID (DHA).

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