Get Leche was born soon after the birth of our first baby. We discovered, to our dismay, that the formula we were supplementing our breast milk supply with had corn syrup listed as the first ingredient. We avoid corn syrup in our own diet - and yet in our sleep deprivation hadn’t seen that this was the main ingredient in the junk we were feeding our baby.
Our search for a suitable formula to augment breast milk production began. We realized quite quickly that nothing in the US had ingredients that we felt comfortable feeding our infant. The labeling would proclaim that it was ‘organic’ and ‘the closest thing to breast milk’, but the claims on the front of the packaging did not match the ingredients on the back of the packaging.
Breast milk is best for growing babies. No packaging on any formula will change this fact. However, if for whatever reason you are unable to breastfeed, or need to augment breast milk with formula, there needs to be a healthy option.
We discovered that the healthiest formulas come from Europe. We learned that many of the ingredients we were trying to avoid giving our baby such as corn and rice syrup are banned in Europe. Their organic standards are much stricter than in the US. We had finally found formulas that we didn’t feel guilty about giving our newborn and are so pleased that we are able to bring these high quality formula options to you.