General FAQ

I am thinking about using a formula. Which product do you recommend?

Every baby is different, so what is right for one baby may not be the best option for another. Between all four of my children I have used just about every product that I sell.

 

How many boxes of formula do I need if my LO eats X ounces of formula per day?

Below you will find approximately how many fluid ounces of formula each product will make. Please use this information to calculate your needs.

Holle 1 & Holle Goat Milk: 90 Fluid Ounces

Holle 2 & 3: 140 Fluid Ounces

Lebenswert: 110 Fluid Ounces

HiPP UK: 180 Fluid Ounces

HiPP Germany: 150 Fluid Ounces

Is the formula x-rayed and/or irradiated? If so, should I be worried?

Some of our formula is x-rayed, however none of our formula is exposed to irradiation. I recommend reading this article from NPR to clients who are concerned about potential exposure.

Where can I find the instructions on how to prepare the formula?

The instructions can be found on the individual product pages. 

When will the formula expire?

Boxes expire about a year out from their ship date. Please know that the expiration dates are written as follows: dd/mm/yyyy.

How soon after I open the formula does it need to be discarded?

Holle recommends discarding the unused formula after two weeks. HiPP recommends discarding unused formula after three weeks.

Do I need to use a follow-on formula if my LO is doing well on a stage 1 product?

If your baby is happy, healthy, gaining weight steadily and has regular bowel movements, you don’t need to change the milk you are using in this first year. If you have any concerns about your baby’s feeding, or if you are thinking about changing the brand or type of milk you use, it’s best to speak to your health visitor or GP about it first.

Your baby should drink either breastmilk or infant milk for at least the first year of life. From 6 months, however, you may choose to use a follow on milk. These milks, which are usually labelled as stage 2, are formulated to be used alongside a varied weaning diet and are higher in iron than first infant milks.

From 12 months, when babies become active toddlers, you may wish to switch to a growing up milk. Growing up milks are specially formulated to provide the extra iron and vitamins that whole cows’ milk may be too low in to fully meet a baby’s needs at that age, and can provide the nutrition needed to support growth and increased activity.

Is it really necessary to boil the water?

It is important to understand that boiling the water has nothing to do with the quality of the water you are using to make the formula. Powdered formulas are not sterile. Mixing the powder with warm water sterilizes the powder by killing any microorganisms that may exist in the formula. These microorganisms can in theory make a baby sick. Preemies and babies with compromised immune systems are most at risk. After boiling the water, allow the water to cool to approximately 122°F before mixing in the powder. It is advised that the formula is mixed within 30 minutes of boiling the water.

It is worth noting that American powdered formulas are also unsterile. If you feel overwhelmed at the prospect of boiling water every time you make a bottle, I would advise discussing this step with your pediatrician.

Where do you ship from?

Little World Organics is now shipping from Texas and New York. I recently hired a childhood friend who lives in New York to store additional inventory and to pack/ship orders. Her name is Kate and you can read more about her here. Kate was interested in pursuing a formula business and instead we decided to join forces and work together. There is nothing better than working with friends!

All orders ship within 1 business day and arrive within 2-5 business days.

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