i am trying to transition from similac alimentum formula tyo a milk-based one. i am interested in going organic. i have just tried baby's only dairy based formula that does not contain DHA & ARA? my son is 6 months old. should i continue to use this formula? i thought about either continuing it, adding DHA fish oil to each bottle, or just going with earth best formula that does contain DHA & ARA.

Hi, lissette, (what a pretty name!),

I am a bit skeptical regarding the overwhelming benefits of a DHA/ARA formula vs one without.  The organic or not to me is an issue that you decide based on your general beliefs regarding this sort of thing. If we assume that these additives are helpful in infant development, and maybe they are, then I would go with the Earth Best.  

Good luck, Dr. Olson


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