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I’m still overwhelmed by choices, which formula should I choose?

If your 0- 6 month-old baby hasn’t shown any signs of gastrointestinal issues (reflux, gas, etc.) a cows-milk based formula might be the right choice for you. We would recommend starting with Dutch HiPP 1 or Holle Cow 1.  If you would like to avoid cows milk, consider Holle Goat 1. Once your baby is older than 6 months, try any of those formulas: stage #2.

What is the difference between HiPP and Holle?

The different sweeteners used sets the two apart. American organic formulas can include sweeteners. Breast milk is very sweet, so baby formulas use sweeteners to mimic the taste.

HiPP formula uses lactose, which is the best but a bit more expensive. Holle formula uses maltodextrin and includes less of it than American manufacturers, which means it’s healthier for your baby.

Holle does contain palm oil.

How do I purchase formula from Modern Milk?

Visit us at either Modern Milk location in Scottsdale or Gilbert.

Can I return unused formula to Modern Milk?

Unfortunately, Modern Milk can not offer refunds on consumable products. All sales are final.

How will I know if there is a recall on formula?

We ask all of our customers buying formula to provide their email addresses when purchasing formula from Modern Milk. Should there be a recall, we will immediately contact all of our customers with details and information on replacement formula.



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The directions for the formula aren’t in English...Help!

  1. Clean everything (bottle, teat and ring) in boiling water for 3 - 5 minutes.

  2. Boil new clean water according to the table below. Do not use microwaved, artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water.

  3. Cool to optimal mixing temperature: 122 F / 50 C.

  4. Fill 2/3 of the bottle with the clean boiled water.

  5. Using the measuring spoon provided and according to the instructions, add the correct number of scoops - 1 scoop per 1 fluid ounce of water.

  6. Level off with the back of a clean dry knife. Do not compress the powder.

  7. Close the bottle.

  8. Shake well until dissolved (more than 15 seconds). A small foam lather should disappear by itself after a short time.

  9. Add remaining water and shake lightly again until solution is evenly distributed and diluted.

  10. Hold the bottle under cold running water. Cool to drinking temperature: 98.6 F / 37 C.

  11. Always test the temperature.

  12. Ready to feed!

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For additional information on preparing for HiPP formulas click here and for Holle formulas click here and you’ll be led to their respective websites..

When does my formula expire?

Your formula should not expire within the next 10-12 months and an expiration date can be found on the bottom of your container.  However, once you OPEN the formula, you have a limited amount of time to use it up. Holle recommends to be used within 14 days, Hipp recommends within 21 days.


How should I store my formula?

Store in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate. Keep airtight and use within 3 weeks. Do not add extra scoops of powder or mix with anything else (such as regular cow milk). If left sitting at room temperature, you should use a bottle of prepared formula within 1 hour. If refrigerated, a prepared bottle of formula should be used within 2-12 hours.



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How should I transition my baby to this formula? Holle & Hipp’s Facebook Page (not official) states a provided guideline that pertains to all bottles of the day for switching from either American formula or breastmilk:

Day 1-2 (3/4 of what you are using now and 1/4 of new formula).  

Day 3-4 (half and half of each formula/breastmilk and new formula).  

Day 5-6 (1/4 old formula/breastmilk and 3/4 new formula).

Day 7 (try 100% new formula).  

If you want to transition slower, just add an extra day to each combo above.


How long until I see a difference in my baby’s digestion?

It can take up to 1-2 weeks to adjust.  As the PH in your baby's tummy improves you may see loose stool for a few days, maybe a yellowish color.  This is normal.


I’m not sure if I’m ready to switch to or supplement with formula but I’m struggling to breastfeed:

Modern Milk is here to help!  Schedule a Lactation Consultation with us immediately and we’ll help get you on the right track. We have support groups, classes, and individual consultations with professionals available. Breastfeeding is always encouraged and we want to do everything we can to help you succeed! Click here for more information.