You eat organic -- so you love the idea of giving your baby organic formula. But you have a few questions: Is it better for your baby than conventional formula? What does it really mean when a formula label says that it's organic? And is organic formula more expensive? Check out our guide to help ensure that you make the right decision for your baby.
If a formula is organic, it means that the ingredients in it have fewer pesticide exposures than ingredients in conventional formula, says Aliza Solomon, D.O., a pediatric gastroenterologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. However, additives like DHA and ARA, which are often added to formula to help boost brain and eye development, might be synthetic, even in organic formula. So you'll need to be sure to read the labels before you buy formula to know exactly what you're feeding your baby.
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