Fussiness is common happens in infants between 0 to 12 months and this may caused by excessive gas in their tummy that makes them feel uncomfortable. This gas can be caused by cow’s milk protein sensitivity. To overcome this issue mothers can opt for soy-based infant formulas. In today’s article we are going to review two soy-based infants formula to help you choose the best for your baby’s sensitive tummy. They are Similac Isomil and Enfamil Prosobee.
In this article we are going to give you information about:
– What is Isomil and Prosobee
– What Isomil and Prosobee are made of
– Isomil vs Prosobee
Isomil is an infant formula that was manufactured and marketed by Abbott Laboratories. This milk is formulated from high quality soy proteins to help infants who suffer from cow milk sensitivity, lactose intolerant or infants who can’t be fed with regular milk due to various health problems. Isomil is designed to reduce the fussiness in baby because the excessive gas in their tummy that can cause pain or uncomfortable feeling. Isomil claims to be 100% lactose free and cow milk free. Isomil is available both in powdered milk and ready to feed liquid.
Since Isomil is designed for children who suffer from cow’s milk sensitivity, the regular cow’s milk in its ingredients is replaced with Soy Protein Isolate, which is derived from soybean meal that has been dehulled and defatted. So it is suitable for infants who are not able to consume regular cow’s milk. Aside from that, similar to many Similac products, Isomil is enriched with their proprietary blend called OptiGRO, which is a unique blend of DHA, Lutein and Vitamin E. DHA is needed to support infant’s brain development, Lutein is the same nutrient found in breast milk that is beneficial for eyes health and Vitamin E is an important nutrient to support developing cells. Other nutrients includes Nucleotides to support the development of immune system, Antioxidants that helps protect cells, and Prebiotics to promote digestive system and support the baby’s immune system.
Prosobee is one infant formula under Similac brand that was manufactured by Mead Johnson. Prosbee is made from soy or soy-based formula, which was designed to reduce fussiness and excessive gas in infant’s tummy caused by regular milk from cow, while still providing nutrients need by infants for their growth. Fussiness in infants is not uncommon and many of them suffer this conditions as their digestive system develop. Prosbee is made from soy protein that is gentler in infant’s delicate digestive system. This infant milk is milk-free and suitable for babies who suffer from milk protein sensitivity. Prosbee is available in three different forms, the powdered milk, ready to feed liquid and concentrated liquid. If you are interested on other infant formula, read our article on Similac Alimentum Vs Enfamil Nutramigen here.
Since Prosobee is milk-free infant formula, the milk ingredient in its ingredients list is replaced by Soy Protein Isolate, which is derived from soybean. Soy protein is made from soybean meal that has been dehulled and defatted. Soy protein isolates come from further processing and have more protein than concentrates. Prosbee is enriched with DHA and ARA sources in their ingredients, such as MortierellaAlpina Oil and CrypthecodiniumCohnii Oil. DHA is needed to support brain development, while ARA is a key component of cell membranes and acts as precursor to prostaglandin formation.
Isomil Vs ProSobee
|- Add sugar in their ingredients list||- Does not add sugar but has higher corn syrup solids|
|- Enriched with DHA, Lutein and Vitamin E (OptiGRO)||- Enriched with DHA and ARA|
|- Only available in powdered and ready to feed liquid||- Available in three forms, powdered milk, ready to feed liquid and concentrated liquid|
Both of Similac Isomil and Prosobee are cow’s milk-free based infant formulas. To replace the regular milk in regular infant formula they use Soy Protein Isolate instead. The percentage of Soy Protein Isolate from their ingredients list is also the same, which is equally 14%. Both of them also used Corn Syrup Solids as their source of fat, but the percentage is different with Enfamil Prosobee using more than 50% of Corn Syrup Solids while Similac Isomil only at 39% but they add sugar in their ingredients list. For mothers that are not fond of sugar in their infant’s formula, we recommend you to opt for Enfamil Prosobee.