The hardest job in the world is not being a rocket scientist but rather a parent as nothing prepares you for it. The only form of communication your baby can muster is crying and more crying, and on some occasions, this can even last the whole night. Now, parents will have to identify the reason behind the frequent and prolonged crying. Parents will also be riddled with ailments related to newborns, and the various types of baby formula milk to choose from to soothe their hungry tummies. Well, not to worry because we’ve broken it down for you.

1. Abbott Similac Total Comfort

Best for constipation
Price from RM73.37
Shopee Malaysia RM106.60 Lazada Malaysia RM73.37

Breast milk contains oligosaccharides. Abbott’s Similac Total Comfort contains galactooligosaccharides (GOS), a kind of oligosaccharides and dietary fiber that smoothens the process of digestion in newborns. This makes it helpful to ease your baby’s irregular bowel movement!

2. Abbott Similac Alimentum Hypoallergenic Infant Formula for Food Allergies 400g

Best for newborns with colic
Price from RM61.00
Shopee Malaysia RM61.00

Excessive crying by newborns can be due to colic. Want to help your baby? Switch to Abbott’s Similac Alimentum to reduce colic symptoms in your newborn within 24 hours. It has a significantly hydrolysed formula which means that the protein found in the milk is separated into little particles that makes it easier for newborns to digest.

3. Nestle Pre Nan Preterm Stage 1

Best for premature newborns
Price from RM30.20
Shopee Malaysia RM30.20

Preemies require more calories, vitamins, minerals and proteins compared to a full term baby. This formula contains DHA and ARA which both play a vital role in brain development, as well as the development of the immune system and cardiovascular system of preemies.

4. Novalac AR Special Formula

Best for acid reflux
Price from RM90.32
Shopee Malaysia RM90.32

Novolac’s AR infant formula is principally developed to prevent acid reflux in newborns. It contains a special form of corn-starch that makes it painless for your infant to drink, and it thickens when it reaches their stomach. This process of thickening is what is helpful to prevent regurgitations.

5. Nestle Nan HA Stage 1 Hypoallergenic

Best for eczema (allergies)
Price from RM99.00
Shopee Malaysia RM99.90 Lazada Malaysia RM99.00

Noticed a rash on your baby? Wondering if it’s eczema or allergies of other kind? Nestle’s Nan HA Stage 1 Hypoallergenic is recommended for babies who are at the risk of allergies. However, due to the hydrolysis process which breaks down casein into smaller particles, do note that the taste of the milk may be a little distinct.

6. Nestle Nan Lactose Free Stage 1

Best for diarrhoea
Price from RM24.20
Shopee Malaysia RM24.20

In the event, that your infant’s stools are softer and more frequent, there’s a high possibility that he or she might be suffering from diarrhoea or that they are unable to digest certain nutrients properly. Nestle’s Nan Lactose Free formula is a better option in such cases. It contains a probiotic that boosts the function of the intestine. Furthermore, it also has maltodextrin as an exclusive source of carbohydrate that is lactose free, along with DHA and ARA.

7. Bebelac Infant Milk Powder

Best affordable baby milk formula
Price from RM24.30
Shopee Malaysia RM24.30

Having a baby in the current era can be quite expensive. Couple that with the fact that your baby’s milk is a mandatory purchase.

Thankfully, here’s a formula that is cost efficient yet still packed with all the nutrients that an infant requires for growth and development. Plus, the nutrient levels found in the formula adhere to the recommendations of the World Health Organization.

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