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Infant Formula Sensitivity

Some babies can handle lactose, a sugar found in milk, without a problem. Others may have difficulty digesting foods with high amounts of lactose. Frequent spit ups, diarrhea, gas, and/or bloating are common signs of lactose sensitivity. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends offering your baby or child foods that are lactose free or lactose reduced if he or she shows signs of lactose intolerance or sensitivity. More information can be found on

Store Brand Formula offers a low lactose, Sensitivity® Infant Formula with milk proteins containing 95 percent less lactose† than standard milk based formulas. This formula gives parents and their babies a healthy alternative with many of the same essential ingredients found in formulas that contain 100 percent lactose.

Pediatricians typically recommend cow’s milk as a preferred protein source for growing babies. Like the Premium or Advanced milk based formulas, Store Brand Sensitivity® Baby Formula also offers the lipids DHA and ARA, choline, and lutein, which are intended to support brain and eye health in babies. Consult your health-care professional first before considering a soy formula or researching lactose free baby formula varieties available from big brands; a milk formula offering reduced amounts of lactose may be suitable for your little one instead.

What is the Difference?

Low lactose formula and soy-based formula differ only in the source of protein. Whereas low lactose formula contains a small amount of lactose in the preferred cow’s milk proteins, soy-based formulas are a vegetarian-based source of protein derived from soybeans. Both are a sole source of nutrition for babies, so parents can make their own decisions based on what their pediatricians recommend.

Buying Sensitivity Baby Formula

Visit your favorite store to compare a formula for lactose sensitive babies and compare the labels with other competing national brands. Store brands offer the same complete nutrition as the national brands, so talk to your doctor if you are thinking about switching to a different formula brand or type today.

Store Brand Sensitivity® Similac Sensitive®*
Nutrients/100 Cal.
Protein g 2.14 2.14  
Fat g 5.4 5.4  
Carbohydrate g 10.9 11.1  
Water g 133 133  
Linoleic Acid mg 860 1000  
Vitamin A IU 300 300  
Vitamin D IU 60 60  
Vitamin E IU 3 3.0  
Vitamin K mcg 8 8  
Vitamin B1 mcg 100 100  
Vitamin B2 mcg 150 150  
Vitamin B6 mcg 60 60  
Vitamin B12 mcg 0.25 0.25  
Niacin mcg 1050 1050  
Folic Acid mcg 15 15  
Pantothenic Acid mcg 450 450  
Biotin mcg 4.4 4.4  
Vitamin C mg 9 9  
Choline mg 16 16  
Inositol mg 4.3 4.3  
Calcium mg 84 84  
Phosphorus mg 56 56  
Magnesium mg 6 6  
Iron mg 1.8 1.8  
Zinc mg 0.75 0.75  
Manganese mcg 5 5  
Copper mcg 90 90  
Iodine mcg 9 9  
Selenium mcg 1.8 1.8  
Sodium mg 30 30  
Potassium mg 107 107  
Chloride mg 65 65  

† Product nutrient values and ingredients are subject to change. Please see product label for current information.

* Similac Sensitive® is a registered trademark of Abbott Laboratories. Store Brand Sensitivity® Infant Formulas are NOT made by or affiliated with Abbott Laboratories.

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