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Gluten Free Baby Formula?


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#1 amber3174

 
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Posted 30 June 2006 - 06:26 AM

Hi, Im due to have a baby any day now and although I will breastfeed first,
Im wondering about formula. I think I read that Enfamil is gluten-free, what about similac?
Any insight on this would be appreciated.


Thanks,
Amber
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Posted 30 June 2006 - 06:49 AM

your best bet is to call the manufacturers. That way you hear it from the source!
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Posted 30 June 2006 - 09:58 AM

I can 100% personally guarantee you that Nestle formulas are gluten-free, and I can 99.999% assure you that the other brands are as well. Infant formula production is regulated far more strictly than normal food (look up the Infant Formula Act online if you wish to see) and there is no way that a major allergen would go unlabeled.
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 06:59 PM

I am very sure similac is also gluten free. Most formulas do not contain gluten bc they realize that is a common allergen for babies and it is not reccommended they get wheat before four months anyway so why would they put it in formula? (although nothing would surprise me these days!) However, do be careful when it comes time for solids. Lots of rice cereals have gluten in them for some reason. Gerber doesnt not as well as Earth's Best (I think thats the brand). Lots of "first foods" are hard to find, like cheerios. I still have nto found a soft gluten-free cheerio type cereal for my son. Hes still learning to eat that stuff and he's 9 mos bc so much is not gluten-free. Hes not diagnoesd yet but we're doing the diet anyway to hopefully prevent. The Wagon Wheels by Gerber are gluten-free though but so far, all biter biscuits and stuff like that are chock full of the evil gluten. I found a few gluten-free cereals at the health food strore but of course those are expensive. Sigh. If only the world was gluten-free.



I can 100% personally guarantee you that Nestle formulas are gluten-free, and I can 99.999% assure you that the other brands are as well. Infant formula production is regulated far more strictly than normal food (look up the Infant Formula Act online if you wish to see) and there is no way that a major allergen would go unlabeled.


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Posted 04 August 2006 - 08:21 AM

Hi, Im due to have a baby any day now and although I will breastfeed first,
Im wondering about formula. I think I read that Enfamil is gluten-free, what about similac?
Any insight on this would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Amber


If you breastfeed for the first year, you can avoid giving formula altogether. The bonus is that breastfeeding is protective for baby's GI tract as well. ;)
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