Best Baby Formula In The UK

For this post, I’ve recommended the best baby formula in the UK. For more great baby products see my list of newborn essentials.

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Best Baby Formula UK
Best Baby Formula UK

If you’ve decided not to breastfeed or have moved to bottle feeding there are plenty of baby formula options available.

Here, we’ve recommended the best powdered baby formula in the UK. All of our recommendations have excellent feedback from parents.

Moving to bottle feeding? Check out our buyer’s guides to the best baby bottles and best bottle warmers.

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Best Baby Formula Milk UK.

Best Infant Baby Milk Formula

Aptamil Stage 1 First Infant Milk Powder

  • Aptamil is the most popular and widely available baby formula on the market.
  • The clip open carton is foil sealed for freshness, easy to use and comes with a measuring spoon.
  • Suitable from birth onwards.
  • Contains DHA (Omega-3 LCPs) as required by legislation.
  • 800g x 6 pack
  • Gluten free and Halal approved.
  • Recyclable packaging.
  • Great reviews from parents. From 1,031 ratings 93% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

SMA Nutrition PRO First Infant Baby Milk

  • Another favourite, which is suitable from birth onwards.
  • Contains DHA (Omega-3 LCPs) as required by legislation and GOS/FOS.
  • Suitable for Halal.
  • 800g x 6 pack
  • Recyclable steel tin.
  • Very good reviews. From 224 ratings 87% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Best Formula For A Windy Baby

HiPP Organic 1 First Infant Baby Milk

  • Suitable from birth.
  • Organic first infant milk, which is suitable from birth onwards.
  • Contains DHA (as required by the legislation for all infant formulas).
  • Lots of parents recommend Hipp Organic as a formula for babies who are windy.
  • Recyclable.
  • Contains DHA (as required by the legislation for all infant formulas).
  • 4 x 800g boxes of formula powder with measuring scoops.
  • Excellent reviews from parents. From 578 ratings 92% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Best Follow-On Baby Formula

Kendamil Follow-On Milk

  • Suitable from 6-12 Months.
  • This product is made using ingredients exclusively sourced from local farms throughout the Lake District.
  • Vegetarian – Plant-based Omega-3 DHA, zero fish oil.
  • 2 x 900g.
  • Really good reviews. From 183 ratings 89% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Cow and Gate Follow On Milk

  • Suitable from 6-12 Months.
  • Contains all the key nutrients that your baby needs at this stage for a satisfying feed.
  • Enriched with iron, Vitamin D and calcium for normal bone development.
  • 800g.
  • Good reviews. From 44 ratings 73% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Best Growing Up Baby Formula

Cow & Gate 3 Toddler Baby Milk

  • Suitable from 1-2 years.
  • Comes in a handy carton with clip top lid.
  • Iron to support normal cognitive development.
  • Source of Calcium.
  • High in Vitamin D.
  • Great reviews. From 165 ratings 89% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Aptamil 3 Toddler Baby Milk

  • Suitable from 1-2 years.
  • The third stage milk in Aptamil range.
  • With Vitamins A, C, D and Iron.
  • Plenty of good reviews. From 149 ratings 93% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

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FAQ’s Baby Formula

How do I choose the best baby formula?

There’s no real difference between baby formulas sold in the UK. They may differ very slightly but due to legislation they all need to include the same ingredients. There are Organic, Halal and Vegetarian options

What types of baby formula milk are there?

Most baby formula in the UK is either ‘whey dominant’ or ‘casein dominant’, which refers to the type of proteins in the formula. Both can be used from birth but whey dominant formula is usually best for new or younger babies, as it’s easier for them to digest.

Is formula good enough for my baby?

Don’t feel guilty about switching to formula. Although formula doesn’t give babies the natural antibodies that they would get through breast milk, it does provide adequate nourishment for a growing baby.


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