Baby’s Only Organic
|Market Area||Nationwide and international|
Baby’s Only is one formula on the market which sources all organic ingredients when they are available, which is especially important given that their customers are babies and toddlers. It is one of the only formulas on the market that does not contain hexane-extracted soy lecithin and hexane-extracted algal and fungal DHA and ARA oils, which have been linked to severe side effects in some babies.
They purchase soy protein from a company that never uses hexane. Our research also indicates that their soy protein supplier purchases only North American-grown soybeans, although the supplier was unwilling to fully disclose their sourcing information.
They write: “Nature’s One is the leader in organic medical foods. With its distinguished position in the medical food industry, Nature’s One nationally distributed the first organic baby formula (dairy) nearly 10 years ago. Since that time, the company expanded its organic product line in the U.S. and global market by developing the first organic soy formula, organic lactose free (milk-based) formula, organic complete nutritional beverage for children, electrolyte maintenance solution made with organic ingredients, and a natural and hexane-free DHA & ARA fatty acid and Probiotic supplement.
Nature’s One is committed to providing organic pediatric products that help insure a child’s normal growth and development. Its products are formulated using proven medical and nutritional science. Ingredient standards extend beyond organic, insuring the highest nutritional quality of any leading brand. Parents can rest assured Baby’s Only Organic formulas, PediaVance electrolytes, and PediaSmart nutritional beverages contain no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors. Because only wholesome ingredients are sourced, no hexane processed DHA, hydrogenated fats, palm olein oil, nor corn syrup will ever appear on product labels. With a grassroots mindset, Nature’s One honors the founding principals of organics.”
IMPORTANT: Baby’s Only does not contain Martek’s hexane-extracted algal DHA and fungal ARA oils. The DHA and ARA in their formula are water-extracted from organic egg yolks.
If you are giving your baby infant formula, and he or she experiences adverse reactions such as explosive diarrhea, projectile vomiting, excessive gas or other gastrointestinal symptoms (and switching formula has not brought relief), your baby may be reacting to the algal DHA (Crypthecodinium cohnii oil) and fungal ARA (Mortierella alpina oil) oils in infant formula. Baby’s Only does not contain these potentially harmful additives, and may relieve your baby’s symptoms. Please consult your pediatrician.
For more information on hexane-extracted DHA and ARA oils in infant formula, see The Cornucopia Institute’s report “Replacing Mother: Imitating Human Breastmilk in the Laboratory.” Available at: www.cornucopia.org/replacing-mother-infant-formula-report/
If your baby experienced adverse reactions to algal DHA and fungal ARA in infant formula, please file an adverse reaction report with the FDA’s Medwatch program (www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/medwatch-online.htm), and send a copy of your report to [email protected] so that The Cornucopia Institute can document these side effects.
|TOTAL (possible score is 1000)||885|
4-Bean Rating | Excellent
Family-farmer owned businesses receive the most points, investor owned corporations the fewest.Ownership Structure
Reflects a company’s commitment to purchasing organic soybeans.Percentage Organic Soybean Purchases
|100||100% Organic Purchases|
Companies committed to transparency receive the most points.Disclosure of Information for Verification
|100||Full and open disclosure|
Reflects the integrity of the company’s chosen organic certifying organization.Organic Certifier
Companies selling only organic products receive the most points.Organic Product Line
|100||100% Organic Products|
Companies that manufacture in-house receive the most points.Manufacturing
|100||All manufacturing done in-house|
Companies that purchase directly from farmers receive the most points; companies that buy through brokers selling imports receive the fewest.Sourcing and Farmer Relationships
|60||Company purchases soybeans from a company that claims to provide only North American soybeans, but these claims could not be verified|
Companies that are committed to preventing GMO contamination receive the most points.Prevention of GMO Contamination
|80||occasional third party testing for US market|
Companies that do not add flavor or add only certified organic natural flavor receive the most points.Flavors
|75||75% organic, 25% non-organic|
Companies that do not use soy lecithin or that use certified organic soy lecithin receive the most points.Soy Lecithin