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Top Rated Baby Formulas

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Adele M. Gill began writing in 1981. She is a registered nurse and the author of two books, "Patient Persistence" and "7 Pathways to Hope." Her work has also appeared in the journal, "Advances in Medical Psychotherapy and Psychodiagnosis" Gill has a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.
Top Rated Baby Formulas
The best ranked formulas meet your baby's needs on several levels. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Some parents decide what baby formula to use based on reading articles and word of mouth. Other parents make decisions about what kind of formula to feed their child collaboratively with a pediatrician. Even if your baby was premature, has low iron or has special needs, there are top-ranked baby formulas on the market that provide the best nutrition possible.

Nestle Good Start Baby Formula

According to baby formula reviews in Buzzillions, the top 3 formulas all received 5-star ratings, and included Nestle Good Start, Nestle Supreme, and Similac Alimentum Hypoallergenic formula. Nestle Good Start with DHA and ARA Natural Cultures had the highest review standing. DHA and ARA are important in the promotion of immune system function, growth and development, as well as, eyes and brain. This formula topped the list, as it contains "comfort proteins," 100 percent whey protein from cow's milk. It easily breaks down during digestion and is available in powder, concentrate, and ready-to-feed preparations. Similac Alimentum Hypoallergenic formula, is available for between $19.99 and $30.99 per canister.

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Nestle Supreme Baby Formula

The next top rated formula was Nestle Supreme with DHA and ARA, with ingredients vital to the promotion of infant growth and development. This infant formula has iron added to it for extra nutrition, and to prevent anemia. Canisters cost between $19.99 and $30.99. Though the Nestle products top the list of highest ranking formulas, it is noteworthy that the cost of these products is much higher than some of the others, particularly Similac formulas.

Similac Alimentum Hypoallergenic formula

The next highest rated formula is Similac Alimentum Hypoallergenic Formula with Iron. This formula is made with whey and is easier to digest than some other formulas as it is gentle on the stomachs of infants. It also contains casein, which is similar to breast milk. Similac Alimentum Hypoallergenic Formula with Iron is also less likely to cause allergic reactions in babies that are sensitive and especially prone to allergies. Similac, by far one the oldest and most inexpensive of the top formulas, is available for $15.99 to $16.49 per canister.

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