Baby Formula

  • Similac Advance 20 Infant Formula Abbott Nutrition 53363

    Similac

    Similac Advance 20 Infant Formula 32 oz Bottle

    Package Count: 6. A 20-calorie-per-fluid-ounce, nutritionally complete, milk-based, iron-fortified infant formula for use as a supplement or alternative to breastfeeding.OptiGRO™ is Abbott's exclusive blend of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty...

    $68.99
  • Similac Soy Isomil For Fussiness and Gas Infant Formula Abbott Nutrition

    Similac

    Similac Soy Isomil For Fussiness and Gas Infant Formula 12.4 oz Can

    A 20-calorie-per-fluid-ounce, nutritionally complete, soy-based infant formula for infants with feeding problems such as fussiness and gas; for infants whose parents choose a milk-free formula as a first feeding or as a supplement to breastfeeding; and...

    Starting at $29.99
  • Similac Alimentum Infant Formula Abbott Nutrition

    Similac

    Similac Alimentum Infant Formula 32 oz Bottle

    20-calorie-per-fluid-ounce, nutritionally complete, hypoallergenic formula for infants, including those with colic symptoms due to protein sensitivity, food allergies, sensitivity to intact protein, protein maldigestion, or fat malabsorption. Appropriate...

    $101.99
  • Similac NeoSure Infant Formula Abbott Nutrition

    Similac

    Similac NeoSure Infant Formula 32 oz Bottle

    22-calorie-per-fluid-ounce, nutrient-enriched formula for babies who were born prematurely. Designed to be used as a preterm post-discharge formula. Use under medical supervision.Preterm infants fed Similac NeoSure through the first year of life showed...

    $82.99
  • Similac Alimentum Infant Formula Abbott Nutrition

    Similac

    Similac Alimentum Infant Formula 12.1 oz Can

    20-calorie-per-fluid-ounce, nutritionally complete, hypoallergenic formula for infants, including those with colic symptoms due to protein sensitivity, food allergies, sensitivity to intact protein, protein maldigestion, or fat malabsorption. Appropriate...

    Starting at $44.99
  • Similac Advance 20 Infant Formula Abbott Nutrition

    Similac

    Similac Advance 20 Infant Formula 13 oz Can

    A 20-calorie-per-fluid-ounce, nutritionally complete, milk-based, iron-fortified infant formula for use as a supplement or alternative to breastfeeding.Prebiotics to help promote digestive health Calcium for strong bones (no palm olein oil)

    Starting at $8.99
  • Similac Advance 20 Infant Formula Abbott Nutrition

    Similac

    Similac Advance 20 Infant Formula 12.4 oz Can

    A 20-calorie-per-fluid-ounce, nutritionally complete, milk-based, iron-fortified infant formula for use as a supplement or alternative to breastfeeding.OptiGRO is Abbott's exclusive blend of DHA, lutein and vitamin E These important ingredients are found...

    Starting at $27.99
  • Similac Sensitive Infant Formula Abbott Nutrition

    Similac

    Similac Sensitive Infant Formula 12 oz Can

    A 19-calorie-per-fluid-ounce, nutritionally complete infant feeding that is an alternative to standard milk-based formulas. Complete nutrition for fussiness, gas or mild spit-up. Suitable for infants with lactose sensitivity.A blend of two carbohydrates...

    Starting at $28.99
  • RCFSoy with Iron Infant Formula Abbott Nutrition 00108

    RCFSoy with Iron

    RCFSoy with Iron Infant Formula 13 oz Can

    Package Count: 12. The only commercial infant formula available for the dietary management of seizures in infants, Ross Carbohydrate Free soy formula base with iron is for infants unable to tolerate the type or amount of carbohydrate in milk or...

    $80.63
  • Neocate Syneo Amino Acid Based Infant Formula Nutricia North America

    Neocate

    Neocate Syneo Amino Acid Based Infant Formula 400 Gram Can

    Only hypoallergenic formula with a clinically tested blend of prebiotics + probiotics, specially designed to support food-allergic infants Nutritionally complete, amino acid-based formula for babies 0-12 months Effectively resolves food allergy symptoms...

    Starting at $62.22
  • Similac Total Comfort Infant Formula Abbott Nutrition

    Similac

    Similac Total Comfort Infant Formula 12 oz Can

    Partially hydrolyzed whey protein infant formula with iron, Similac Total Comfort has 19 calories per fluid ounce and is nutritionally complete and is an alternative to standard milk-based formulas with intact protein. For mild tolerance symptoms such as...

    Starting at $25.91
  • Similac for Spit Up Infant Formula Abbott Nutrition 50959

    Similac

    Similac for Spit Up Infant Formula 12.5 oz. Can

    Package Count: 6. A 19 calories/fluid ounce, nutritionally complete milk-based formula with added rice starch to help reduce frequent spit up. Suitable for lactose sensitivity.OptiGRO™ is an exclusive blend of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty...

    $177.99

Baby Formula

Baby formulas contain all the nutrients your growing baby needs, including calories, carbs, protein, vitamins, and minerals. When choosing a baby formula, you have many options.

Types of Baby Formula

There are four main types of formula to choose from:

  • Formula from cow’s milk: Products whose main ingredient is cow’s milk are the most common form of baby formula. The modified milk is easier to digest, so this formula works well for many infants.
  • Formula from soy milk: Soy milk formula is an option for a lactose intolerant formula baby or one with other food sensitivities.
  • Hydrolyzed formula: For babies with protein maldigestion, the inability to digest protein, the hydrolyzed formula is easier to process. Processing breaks down or hydrolyzes the protein, so your little one can easily get the nutrients they need. They're usually made without milk.
  • Specialized formula: Preterm babies or infants with additional medical needs can benefit from a specialized formula. It’s recommended for babies with food allergies, fat malabsorption, or protein maldigestion. These formulas have increased vitamins and minerals to overcome the symptoms of malnutrition.
Talk to your pediatrician to determine which formula is best for your child. Most baby formulas contain iron, but your doctor may recommend an iron-fortified formula with extra iron to prevent anemia. You can also find formulas without iron for infants with impaired renal function.

Powdered vs. Liquid Formula

Most types of formula come in both powdered and liquid forms. You can also use more than one formula form, such as a powdered formula at home and liquid formula when you’re out. As long as you use the same type of formula, you can use it in any form.

Powdered Formula

Powdered formula is the most accessible baby formula. It’s also the least expensive. Powdered formula is easy to store, and it’s shelf-stable. If you choose a powdered formula, remember that you need to measure it carefully, add the appropriate amount of water, and mix well before feeding.

Liquid Formula

Concentrated liquid formula is more expensive than powdered formula. However, it's more convenient, easier to prepare, and it doesn't get as messy. Remember that you will still need to measure and mix with water as directed. The premixed liquid formula is even pricier than the concentrated liquid formula, but it's very convenient because you don't have to add water or mix the formula. This grab-and-go option is great if you're in a rush.

Formula Feeding Tips


Simplify feedings with these tips:

  • Stick with one formula. When you find a formula that works, keep using the same formula to avoid stomach aches and fussy feedings.
  • Mix enough formula for the entire day. In the morning, mix a pitcher of formula so you're ready for the busy day ahead.
  • Try pace feeding. Use a bottle with a slow-flow nipple that slowly releases milk and gives your baby a more comfortable feed.
  • Takes breaks for burping. During each feeding, take one or two breaks and burp your baby to release gas bubbles in their stomach.