16 Best Formula Milk Singapore 2021: Best Infant Formula
Breastmilk is nature's perfect baby food. But if you can’t breastfeed, or if you’ve chosen not to, formula milk is the next best thing. Scientists and medical experts have spent years developing high-quality formula milks that will provide your baby with the nutrition she needs.
According to the Straits Times, all infant formula sold in Singapore must comply with the requirements of the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority's Sale of Food Act. This includes the minimum and maximum nutrient composition in an infant formula. Most of the standard milk formulas are developed to be closest to breast milk.
As a summary, there are three different types of formula:
- cow’s milk-based formula
- hydrolysed protein formula
- soya-based formula
You might also come across the terms 'stage 1, 2 and 3' for baby milk powders:
- Stage 1: Sometimes labelled simply as “infant milk powder”, this is suitable for babies from birth to 6 months. If you are looking for the best milk powder for your newborn in Singapore, you should be looking for milk powders with 'Stage 1' label.
- Stage 2: Also known as “follow on milk powder”, Stage 2 is for babies from 6 months old and up.
- Stage 3: Contains more nutrients and calories, for toddlers 1 year old and up.
Baby Milk Powder in Singapore (Prices 2020)
Most of the baby milk powder brands come in various sizes i.e. 400 g, 900 g and 1.8 kg. Therefore, we will show you the average cost on a per 100 gram basis in order to make the comparison clearer. For example, if you are buying a 400 g size, you will need to multiply by 4 in order to get the estimate price.
3. Dumex Mamil Gold Stage 1: $6.41 per 100 g > Check Price on Lazada
5. Isomil Soy Infant Formula Stage 1: $6.83 per 100 g > Check Price on Lazada
9. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Soy Infant Formula: $7.2 per 100 g > Check Price on Lazada
11. Abbott Similac Stage 1 RS 1 EYEQ Infant Formula: $7.46 per 100 g
12. Abbott Similac Stage 1 RS Special Infant Milk Formula: $7.46 per 100 g > Check Price on Lazada
Best Infant Formula Singapore 2019 / 2020
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Enfamil A+Enfamil A+ is one of the most popular brands for infant formula milk in Singapore.
Aside from DHA and ARA, the Enfamil range also includes Vitamins C and E, choline, which promotes mental function and prebiotics to help good Bifidus bacteria grow.
Manufactured by Mead Johnson, the brand also offers a lactose-free version labelled “Lacto Free” and one for colicky or lactose-intolerant babies called Gentlease, which is made of a gentle protein blend that is easier to digest.
The Enfamil brand has more than 2,000 ratings and is one of the top 5 best sellers in the baby and toddler formula category of Amazon Best Sellers.
Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Infant Milk Formula Lacto Free (900g) > Check Price on Lazada
Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Soy Infant Formula (624g) > Check Price on Lazada
Enfamil A+ Stage 2 Follow On Milk Formula (900g) > Check Price on Lazada
Enfamil A+ Stage 2 Gentlease Infant Milk Formula (900g) > Check Price on Lazada
Nestle NAN OptiproNestle NAN Optipro (Optimised Protein Blend) has been quite aggressive in their marketing recently. You may have seen bus ads that state that their formula is backed by “The Science of Mother+”.
We don’t know about that, but Optipro is pretty popular among Singaporean mothers as it is a gentle protein blend that is easy on the stomach. The range also includes a hypoallergenic (HA) version, which has partially broken down protein. We hear that it tastes more bitter that the usual types, though!
Their formula milk, while not the most expensive, is on the higher end. Nestle also makes a budget brand called Lactogen which is more affordable.
NTUC FairPrice SingaporeFor the no-frills mum, the FairPrice house brand of milk is one of the cheapest at $2.88/100g for Stage 2.
It is manufactured in Australia and New Zealand and contains all the goodness that more expensive brands offer: DHA, AA, lutein, prebiotic-GOS, nucleotides, Vitamin D, calcium and iron.
FairPrice Gold Newborn Infant Milk Formula: $29 (900g)
FairPrice Gold Stage 2 Follow On Milk Formula: $29 (900g)
Abbott SimilacThe Similac brand has more than 3,000 ratings and is one of the top 5 best sellers in the baby and toddler formula category of Amazon Best Sellers. Similac has one of the widest range of milk powders in Singapore.
You can find an organic version, an EyeQ Plus one which contains Vitamin E, a “Comfort” version for lactose intolerant or colicky babies as well as one that has the prebiotic 2’-FL, which is an ingredient that could help boost babies’ immunity system.
Abbott Similac Stage 1 Organic Infant Milk Formula $53.80 (658g)
Abbott Similac Stage 1 Neosure Infant Formula $62.40 (850g)
Abbott Similac Stage 1 RS 1 EYEQ Infant Formula $63.40 (850g)
Abbott Similac Stage 1 2’FL-Infant Formula $59.90 (850g)
Best Organic Baby Formula Singapore - Bellamy's Organic
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