Amazon Fine Food Reviews

241651241651B0081XPTBSA2J7DRCM2A6O47E. Hsu0031317168000Formula changed since last shipmentMy baby has been using this formula for months and it worked great. However, I noticed the last shipment the formula had changed. It bubbles much more, and my baby got constipation almost constantly. I am going to have switch.
241652241652B0081XPTBSA2OASBIV59V5G6Satisfied0031317081600Packaging a problemThis is a very good product but I have had problems repeatedly when I order this product through Amazon. Frequently one of the canisters in the pack of 4 is damaged and the product is leaking. I have alerted Amazon of this problem and they have been great about refunds. But I wish they could prevent this from occurring so that I don't have to keep re-ordering more product.
241653241653B0081XPTBSA3JT511OHZVKB5britt0051316304000great formulalove everything by earth's best, and the formula is excellent. we had to ween our adopted daughter off her other formula, and she had no issues starting this new one
241654241654B0081XPTBSACAVHRZLL1N4XMimi0051316044800Ours loves it!I have been breastfeeding since birth, she is 11mo now & we began supplementing with 1 nite nite bottle per night at 6 mo old so we can get a little bit of sleep since we both work full time. (yep, pumping ALOT at work too, Medela in style double electric is a great pump!) She likes this this formula, no tummy issues or constipation for our little one so yes, I recommend this!
241655241655B0081XPTBSA2J7DG2LRZ7TN7milkers_mom0051315958400I would order this again!The four pack of infant formula was delivered quickly and without any hassle. I loved being able to just open my door and have a month and a half's worth of formula at my doorstep. A lot of times when I would go to the grocery store to buy the Earth's Best formula they would be sold out. This was so much easier...and cheaper too!
241656241656B0081XPTBSAF1DZ1EFQIO87Greg Kirschner0051315872000We like it, the baby likes it, he doesn't spit it up as much as others.Babies spit up, that's life. But this formula makes him spit up less than the other ones we've tried and the organic ingredients make me feel better as a parent. He's growing well and healthy as could be so we're happy.
241657241657B0081XPTBSA10A3RDL27APS7MRG0051315008000Great Formula!Our new son loves this formula. We had to ditch breast feeding due to my wife's limited supply and our aggressive eater. He has definitely shown a preference to this formula over Similac and Enfamil.
241658241658B0081XPTBSA3VW8VT32AZF2WMichelle W.0051314662400Absolutely love this.Do not hesitate to try this formula. I began using it after looking for a breast milk supplement. My son had no "side effects" like gas or spitting up. I am so happy with this product, I literally tell eveyone I know to use it.
Can't wait to use earth's best other products when he gets older.
241659241659B0081XPTBSA3Q76YAZ96HM3DJClions0051313366400My kid loves itVery fine powder. Make sure you shake it good. Organic. Only good things to say about it. No stomach aches.
241660241660B0081XPTBSA2QGMMYTB2RVUCV. Cambell0051312934400nice productMy friend recommended this product to me and said many good things about it. At first I was afraid to try it, but since it's organic I guess it will not hurt. Very happy I gave it a try. My daughter loved it. She didn't have any bad reaction after we made the switch. I even gave this to my second daughter then she was born.
241661241661B0081XPTBSA2FU8UO1US8MOEW. Rassam0051312934400Great product, great price, baby loves it and ORGANICI started using Erth's best after I had my son now for over a year. I was given Similac Sensitive in the hospital but I noticed that my baby had lots of gas. I decided to switch to organic. I haven't had any problems since. Save and subcribe is economical way to go. Every now and then there is a manufacturer discount as well and the price really drops down. Organic formula is more in demand and I recommend Earth's Best.
241662241662B0081XPTBSA3HEVKPV97ZPZZCountryChic0041312243200BigFamilyBoundMy son used this formula and had no problems with it. However it is very expensive, but it is a good product. Just wish they would not charge so much as parents spend TONS of money on formula and other essentials for children. It worked well for our family, and will continue to use it with our next baby.
241663241663B0081XPTBSA1JWGWCWSME1EPFanny0051311552000The best formula!In addition to breast feeding, we had to supplement with formula. We tried similac, enfamil, and good start. All of them gave my daughter constipation and gas that would cause her to scream in pain. We tried everything. Her gas was smelling like sulfur. We researched everything and came across this formula. We tried one can from BRU and the change was instant. My daughter actually smiled when eating and the change was so wonderful we looked for the subscribe and save and never looked back. She stopped spitting up and got excited with each bottle she had. She is growing very well and is happy each time she eats. We also use Earth's Best food and diapers and wipes. I am an organic believer! Nothing is too good for my daughter when it comes to her health.
241664241664B0081XPTBSA3L8TXT7X4PTCKmybabysam0051308614400Best formula out there!Tried a few formulas with my son when he was first born and he would not take any of them until this one. He did great on it and I intend to use it with future children. We even tried other "organic" formulas but this one is the best in my opinion.
241665241665B0081XPTBSAUC81IBRNTA9PMonica0041307923200Best I Could FindCompared to the several other baby formulas we've tried, this is the best one. My son has reflux issues, even at 10 months old. This formula is thick enough that he doesn't spit up as often. It helped him maintain his weight when the reflux was worse.

Organic is mandatory for my son's food. What I don't like is one of the ingredients. They use corn syrup solids to meet the necessary carbohydrate requirements. When I asked why they used corn syrup as opposed to something healthier, I received several automated responses stating that the number I gave them was incorrect. I had never given them a contact number, and my reply was to the first email they sent that stated the corn syrup solids were for carbohydrate requirements.

Beyond that I haven't come across a better formula. This package of 4 is the best price I can find, as I live in HI and can not receive certain items or discounts via subscription and Amazon Mom.
241666241666B0081XPTBSA30VK3VB777LYUL.W0051305331200Great deal on the best formula so far ( besides breastmilk )We already had been using Earths Best when I bought this case. Earths best is by far the best formula out of all the ones we tried Babys Only is second we agree. All of my family and friends use it and their kids seem really healthy and smart. Our 2 1/2 month old boy has had no problems with it and just loves it and he is always in a chipper mood. He was constipated with your basic cheap mass produced Similac & Enfamil And although I personally dont buy organic for myself due to price, our baby is worth being picky about organic.

I was skeptical as to how old these cans were gonna be but to my shock the expiration date showed the cans were fresher than the ones I have been picking up from all the stores they sell this at and it still is in the manufacturers case. I feel like I am cutting out the middlemen and transportation lag and just getting it direct and quick after packaging.

Great deal and you will save tremendously more than buying 1 or 2 cans at a time.
241667241667B0081XPTBSARG4PBPSUSM0Ynursing mom0051305158400Organic formulaOrdering this on Amazon has saved me $25 each time. Buying the four pack of bonus cans is a HUGE savings from any store that sells this. I am a strong believer in Organic and there aren't a lot of option out there. I used Similac Organic for my first daughter, but it costs more and is hard to find now. My daughter is doing great on this after switching from breastmilk at 6mos.
241668241668B0081XPTBSA16ZUX7WA743PKmama. c.0051304985600Soo mmm goodWhen my daughter was born she was on similac since I was not able to fully breast feed her, so in the following weeks we used it and it was fine until she developed baby acne and spit it up a lot, then we heard about Earth's Best. We decided to try it out and it's been a great decision ever since. She no longer spits it up (as much..) and no baby acne. We are definitely recommend this product. The shipping has been impeccable every time I order it. There are no complaints here...
241669241669B0081XPTBSA13FB7U0KAPE5GS. Chee43648611262995200Toxic Hexane in Formula???To be honest, I have never written a review, not matter how good or bad a product I received was. I never had the time and never bothered. Today, I write my very first review of a product that I have been feeding my precious son since birth. He is now 2 years 4 months. I could never breastfeed him exclusively due to bone density loss and I did massive amounts of research and tried out tons of different brands before deciding on this organic formula from Earth's Best and since then, even though he is now a toddler, I still use the Earth's Best infant formula and supplement with other child vitamins.

I was trying to re-order again in bulk from Amazon when I noticed for the first time the controversy over DHA/ARA extraction by the use of toxic hexane of which Hain Celestial which manufactures Earth's Best is guilty of. To understand my utter complete fury, you must know that I live in Singapore and I quite literally pay international shipping for every can of this formula (and wade through customs declarations, tests and tax levies) to bring this milk to my son. In Singapore, this can of milk is also available but in highly limited quantities and even more princely prices (yes, even after the tax, customs and shipping, it still costs less than US$68 which is the going price per can here). Calls to Hain Celestial customer service drove me further up the wall when first, a lady said the hexane was only in trace amounts and less than what the FDA approved. Then, reaching another lady an hour later, the story was different. She said that the hexane solvent method was the only method approved by the FDA to extract the DHA/ARA from non-toxic algae and soil fungus. A third occasion and Hain's customer service informed me that there should be no hexane detected in the product but on further probing admitted that she was not aware if the formula had undergone independent third party tests.

To me, this is crazy. The formula was marketed as a pure organic product and we pay premium prices (especially me!) for a premium product. To find that that they have taken such short cuts is completely unacceptable and the worst thing is that, it turns out that most of the other organic formula companies do this exact irresponsible thing and keep quiet about it. The only company that does not is Baby's Only - it uses a water based process to extract their DHA/ARA from eggs(compare this to Hain's claim that the hexane method is the only one approved by FDA and one wonders why Baby's Only hasn't been hauled up by the FDA yet). My son is going on that pronto once I can get a shipment to Singapore. Unfortunately, Baby's Only is not available in Singapore (not even at princely prices) and my son is going to have to continue ingesting his Earth's Best formula in the interim.
241670241670B0081XPTBSA1GKYALLGSSYHWJenyoga11012611279497600This product now contains syrup solidsThis product's ingredient profile on the Earth's Best website does not list "Syrup Solids"; however, buyers should be aware that the formula has recently changed to now include this ingredient. Their website has not yet been updated to reflect this (as of 7/18/2010).

I spoke with their consumer relations department and asked them to update their website since the misinformation is misleading to consumers. The change in ingredient profile to include syrup solids is disappointing. I am now researching other formulas.
241671241671B0081XPTBSA3TPP7AD8TO6AKatie Lin "bumpky"232441305504000Best AFFORDABLE Organic Formula on the MarketAlthough any mom would prefer to feed their baby breast milk, there are circumstances that do not allow everyone to do so. I am stuck in that boat. So, I went on a quest to find the next best thing, organic formula. My son has been on Earth's Best formula since he was one week old and has no problems at all.

Here is what I LIKE about Earth's Best:

ORGANIC. I am very conscious about what I put in my own body so I wouldn't not have it any other way for my son. The use of pesticides and genetically modified ingredients is a terrifying concept to me. EB contains no growth hormones, antibiotics, steroids or potentially harmful pesticides or herbicides.

EASY TO DIGEST. My son has no fussiness or issues with this formula. He's happy and content and has had no issues with gas or spitting up due to the formula. My son was a very colicky baby but we had tested out a few formulas before concluding that it was definitely not the EB causing his fussiness.

AFFORDBILITY. Due to the recent recall of Similac organic formula, Earth's Best became the only affordable organic formula on the market that I could find readably available. The only other option available on the market besides Earth's Best is Babys Only Organic Toddler Formula, Dairy Iron Fortified, 12.7-Ounce Canisters (Pack of 3) and at nearly $30 for 3 cans of 12.7 oz of formula was out of our means. With Amazon subscribe and save, this formula is nearly the same price as non-organic formula. How could I even consider feeding my son anything else?

These are the ISSUES I have with the formula:

SYRUP SOLIDS. Sugar in formula? Excuse me! This is really disappointing but I believe the organic element of the formula far outweighs switching to a non-organic formula. As I said earlier, Baby Only is too expensive to even be an option for us. Plus, I believe the use of pesticides in formula ingredients is a far more dangerous concept than sugar!

DHA/ARA. I am not a fan of the synthetically derived DHA/ARA found in EB formula. However, there are no affordable formulas on the market that have naturally derived DHA/ARA. Therefore, its hard to judge EB alone. The formula industry should be required to find a NATURAL way to derive DHA/ARA if it should be allowed to market their product as organic.

CLUMPS. The formula can be hard to mix properly without getting clumps. It takes an extra amount of patience and time to mix this formula. The best solution I have found is to mix the formula in Dr. Brown's Formula Mixing Pitcheror use a handheld formula mixer such as the Prince Lionheart Versa Formula Mixer when making one bottle at a time. This way I do not get the bubbles that form from vigorous shaking.

Although the EB formula is not perfect, it is the most affordable organic formula made on the market. However, if it is within your means, you may want to do a little bit of research on Baby Only formula.
241672241672B0081XPTBSA10SJ9VQFNFM73Ceecy Robinson445251238457600it does not retail at $41 a can - even at its manufacturerThis is a wonderful formula.
However, it is misleading to list this product at a higher price and appear as if Amazon carries it at a reduced price. It is priced at [..] at Whole Foods, same size. It is also available for online order at Earth's Best (the manufacturer) on their online store's website at [..].
The only place you are saving is to order more than one by monthly subscription through Amazon.
241673241673B0081XPTBSA2BW6TGTN3WI6XGeorgina252951284768000Love it!Our baby has been on this formula and breast milk for a few months now. She doesn't have much gas from it. It does take some vigorous shaking to totally dissolve the formula. I let it settle a bit prior to giving it to her so that there are less bubbles in the formula which in turn is less air in her belly. I love the larger can, more bang for your buck and am hoping that Amazon puts this on Subscribe and Save soon. I purchased it for was in the Friday sale section one week. So look there a couple of weeks if you are not in a hurry to get.

4/14/11 It is cheaper to get get the smaller can on subscribe and save rather than this one!
25.75oz can with subscribe & save is 0.772/ounce (4 can pack) at 79.57/case (on subscribe and save)
31.75oz can is 0.858/ounce (4 can pack) at 109/case
241674241674B0081XPTBSA3CQ7URWQ1FX9Ljzinsd303721287878400We thought we were doing our bestMy wife and I thought we were doing our baby a favor by going organic. We switched from Similac to this formula and it's hard to say if the issues we had were because of this formula....after a 10 day half and half schedule we noticed less pooping and violent screaming after eating. Since this is our first two kids (twins) we can't say if it's the formula but something didn't seem right. Then a friend emailed about the controversy of the synthetic additives in this your own research, but we have since switched to Baby's Only (too early to tell if it's cured the issues) and we feel better we have steered clear of the fact we might be doing more harm than good. So frustrating! Here is some info to help in your research.

Seems are some issues with DHA/ ARA additives.
EB's Ingredient List below... have you looked at Baby's Only?

Earth's Best: Earth's Best <[...]> is the leading organic baby food manufacturer. The company is owned by Horizon (which is owned by Dean Foods ) and offers both dairy and soy based organic infant formulas. Earth's Best uses organic lactose from cows, so if you are concerned about your baby having problems with lactose intolerance, this formula might not be the best option.

Baby's Only: Baby's Only from Nature's One <[...]> comes as both dairy, lactose free, and soy organic formulas. Baby's Only uses brown rice syrup, a higher quality and more complex carbohydrate, when compared to lactose. It's also less likely to cause an blood sugar spikes or problems with food allergies.

Earth's Best - Organic Infant Formula with DHA & ARA - Ingredients
Organic Reduced Minerals Whey, Organic Vegetable Oils (Palm Or Palm Olein, High Oleic (Safflower Or Sunflower),Coconut, Soy), Organic Nonfat Milk, Organic Lactose, And Less Than 1%: Crypthecodinium Cohnii Oil (Docosahexaenoic Acid), Mortierella Alpina Oil (Arachidonic Acid), Soy Lecithin, Minerals: (Calcium Chloride, Calcium Hydroxide, Cupric Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Bicarbonate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Hydroxide, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Selenite, Zinc Sulfate), Taurine, Vitamins: Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Beta-Carotene, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Choline Chloride, Cyanocobalamin, Folic Acid, Inositol, Mixed Tocopherol Concentrate, Niacinamide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (Dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate), Vitamin K (Phytonadione), Nucleotides: Adenosine-5'-Monophosphate, Cytidine-5'-Monophosphate, Disodium Guanosine-5'-Monophosphate, Disodium Inosine-5'-Monophosphate, Disodium Uridine-5'-Monophosphate.

Baby's Only Lactose free - Ingredients
Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Milk Protein Concentrate, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Monopotassium Phosphate, Calcium Phosphate, Potassium Citrate, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla, Dimagnesium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Calcium Ascorbate (Vit. C), Calcium Citrate, Choline Bitartrate, Taurine, Ferrous Sulfate, Inositol, Natural Vitamin E Acetate, Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Vitamin A Palmitate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamin Hydrochloride (Vit. B1), Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Folic Acid, Phylloquinone (Vit. K1), Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenate, Biotin, Vitamin D3, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12).
Pediatric Health News
BPA & Melamine is Undetected in Nature,s One® Products
Infant Formula
USDA Cracks Down on Synthetic DHA Fatty Acids in Organic Milk <[...]is moving to eliminate two synthetic additives widely found in organic baby formula and organic milk..

DHA and ARA Risk for Infants Report <[...] - details research questioning the alleged benefits of adding novel omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, produced in laboratories and extracted from algae and fungus, into infant formulas. The report presents disturbing research indicating that the new additives placed in infant formula are seriously endangering the health of some formula-fed newborns and toddlers.

Mercury in Corn Syrup [...]
Baby,s Only Organic® & PediaSmart® do NOT Contain Corn Syrup. - Ask Dr. Sears [...] - should infants receive vitamin supplements? Well, that depends. This article by Doctor Sears reviews what may or may not be necessary for a breast fed infant or a formula fed infant.

Are There Health Implications for Soy Infant Formula [...] - recent research from the University of Arkansas supports findings that soy formulas support normal growth and may have bone health benefits

what i dont get is how Earths Best still has this in its formula - it was banned in April by gov..and side effects have been documented since 4/09

Also learned that USDA Organic - means minimum 95 % organic ingredients - not 100%

from [...]

Over the past few years, infant formula manufacturers have raised their prices after adding Martek oils to their products. With the exception of some prescription formulas, available with approval from pediatricians, only one over-the-counter formula is available without synthetic DHA/ARA, Baby,s Only, an organic product manufactured by Nature,s One in Columbus, Ohio.

After today,s official announcement by the USDA, all other organic formula manufacturers will need to remove Martek,s oils from their products, Cornucopia,s Vallaeys stated.

In the meantime, The Cornucopia Institute also has filed petitions with the FDA requesting that their Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) designation for the Martek oils be revoked.

When Martek,s additives were originally granted GRAS status, it was with extreme reservations on the part of the FDA review panel because of adverse reactions to these oils said Valleys. When we reviewed FOIA documents, we were astonished to find that none of the infant formula manufacturers had complied with the FDA,s request to monitor adverse reactions and perform post-market surveillance of these materials.

The manufacturing process for Martek,s oils likely includes genetically engineered organisms and neurotoxic synthetic solvents, which are both explicitly banned in organic production. According documents submitted by Martek to the FDA, the process to make their oils includes growing algae and fungus in a medium that is made primarily of dextrose derived from corn, yeast extract or a hydrolyzed vegetable protein, which is usually derived from soybeans. Given that the vast majority of corn and soybean products in the food supply are produced through genetic engineering, the likelihood that Martek,s DHA and ARA oils are grown in a medium of genetically engineered organisms is almost certain. The use of genetic engineering is, of course, strictly prohibited in organics.

UPDATE - Ok we are 10 days in and our twins are much much happier. We did 3 days of half and half and decided to fully switch to Baby's Only. The intense screaming after eating has stopped and now both our girls are more regular. They go once every one to two days vs every 5 to 6. Much less fussy and happier overall. Was it the formula change or just a stage they went through? Maybe a little bit of both, but there is no doubt I'd never use Earth's Best again....nothing worse than seeing both your daughters screaming after eating especially when you thought you were buying something good for them....they need to remove that crap from this product.
241675241675B0081XPTBSA235CCN8QMXWO2D. L. "Dani"222711267401600DO NOT ues this formula, use Baby's OnlyPlease do the research before choosing a formula. When my daughter was first born I used Earth's Best. Not being able to breastfeed I wanted to ensure she was getting the best formula possible. Imagine my surprise and horror after discovering the methods they use to extract this supposed healthy DHA and ARA. Hexane is highly toxic. It's a gimmick used to move product. Once I switched I knew I made the right choice, and my daughter did much better with this on top of it.
241676241676B0081XPTBSA352K8DTOXPDCWFay192331236124800different formulaThey changed the formula last summer and kept the brand and package unchanged. I bought two cans from different places and noticed the ingredients list are different. I called their customer service and was told the formula has been changed. My baby loves the old formula which doesn't smell much different from breast milk. The new formula smells much stronger, and he doesn't like it. But I do know other babies who like the new formula. I guess you will have to let your baby to try it first to know whether he likes it or not.
241677241677B0081XPTBSA22QFN2SYUWFBQA. Drake7751330992000If you are worried about hexane...I recommend that you call the company and ask them yourself. This formula is 100% safe! I have been giving it to my 6 month old for the last 6 months and he loves it! If you call your product organic, it has to pass a lot of tests and regulations. Earth's Best will guarantee its purity. Call them and find out for yourself. The phone number is 1-800-434-4246.
241678241678B0081XPTBSA3SXEVJAW61FM5scott powers "Power House"91041246406400Great Product, Great deal, but not in the summerThis has been a great product for our daughter and we will continue to have her use it. Amazons price through subscribe in save is near impossible to beat. There are 2 problems. 1. We live in Tucson and the formula arrives very hot. The product explains that it should never be exposed to extreme temperatures. It gets so hot in the UPS truck that when you pop the lid it sprays out powder. That amount of heat is likely not good for some of the ingredients. 2. Amazons warehouse does a poor job packaging the cans. They put the cans to one edge of the box with bubble plastic on the other end. The cans get dented and Ive read where they have arrived opened. The product itself is fantastic.
241679241679B0081XPTBSA3RA0IYGOM1FMHC. Pilster "The Visual Storyteller"0051304726400Our son loves it!After doing research we decided to go with Earth's Best. Our son is growing fast, strong and enjoys it. I don't think we could ask for much more.
241680241680B0081XPTBSAN576R49WDIQDVictor Licon0051304294400Earth's Best Organic FormulaBaby loves it! We went from Enfamil to Similac and she did not like either. We had problems with her spitting it up, so moving along the line of formulas to try we tried Earth's Best Organic and she loved it! No more spitting up. She's now moving up to rice cereal and pureed fruits. This formula foams up a little when first mixed, but let it sit a minute or so and it goes away. Now I buy it by the case here on Amazon.

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