Choosing the best formula for your baby may not as easy as it seems. There are so many products out there from numerous brands that may have some uniqueness compared to its peers. For example is Similac Pro Advance and Advance, which is very similar yet different. if you are currently looking for a milk base formula for your baby, you may want to check these formulas in our article below.
In this article we are going to give you information about:
– What is Similac Pro Advance and Advance
– What is the difference between Similac Pro Advance and Advance
– Similac Pro Advance vs Advance
About Similac Pro Advance and Advance
Similac Pro Advance and Advance are two similar infant formula from the brand Similac that was manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. Similac is one of the most well know infant formula not only in the United States but also in the world. The brand have a wide range of formulas that was especially designed for babies with different condition, such as feeding issue due to lactose or protein in their formula as well as regular formula for healthy baby.
We know that infant formula is used if the mother can’t provide enough milk or don’t do breast feeding at all, so the first nutrient needed by the baby will rely on the availability of their formula. If the mother is able to do exclusive breastfeeding, there is no need to give the baby any infant formula since the milk is already enough or even better than those commercial formulas out there.
Similac Pro Advance and Advance are the formula line that was designed for healthy infant without any feeding issue regarding cow’s milk. These infant formulas are formulated with almost the same formulation but have a slight difference that set them apart from each other. Since they are milk based formula, it is not suitable for those baby with cow’s milk allergy and galactosemia as well as baby that was born prematurely.
Similac Pro Advance and Advance Variants
From the variants availability, both Similac Pro Advance and Advance are available in two forms and three packages; powder form and ready to feed liquid form to ease parents when preparing their baby’s formula. From the packages, you can easily differentiate both formulas from the color and label since they comes in different color; the Pro version has grey colored lid while the Advance comes with blue lid.
Similac Pro Advance and Advance Ingredients
As it have been mentioned earlier, the most prominent or what set them apart from each other is the formulation. Similac Pro Advance can be said comes with more advance ingredients compared to its original version. First difference is the ingredient used because Similac Pro Advance is made with non-rBST cows’ milk. Even though there is no significant difference shown between cows that have been treated with rBST and cows that haven’t treated with rBST, some parents may still choose non-rBST because of their own preference.
The second difference is Similac Pro Advance that was also enriched with 2’-FL Human Milk Oligosaccharide or HMO, which is a beneficial immune nourishing prebiotic that was found on mother’s breast milk. This prebiotic will circulates throughout the baby’s body and help them strengthening their immune system, so they won’t lose to their friends who breastfed. For another similar formula, check our article on Kirkland Formula Infant vs Similac Pro Advance here.
Third difference is Similac Pro Advance was made with non-GMO ingredients that means all the ingredients used in the formula are not genetically engineered while in the original version, the ingredients used may come from genetically engineered animal or plant. As for the additional support, both formulas contains SimilacOptiGRO, which is their unique blend of various beneficial substances, such as DHA, Lutein, Vitamin E, Nucleotides, Antioxidants, and Prebiotics.
Similac Pro Advance vs Advance
|Similac Pro Advance||Similac Advance|
|- Made with non-rBST cow’s milk||- Made with regular cow’s milk|
|- Made with non-GMO ingredients||- Made with regular ingredients|
|- Contains 2’-FL HMO||- Doesn’t contains 2’-FL HMO|
All in all, the decision is all yours to make. In our opinion, both formulas are nearly the same and even though Similac Pro Advance have the 2’-FL HMO prebiotic, the original version also have a probiotic while it may not the same type. Since their price is also not far apart, it is better to choose which is more convenient for you. However, if you are concern about genetically engineered ingredients, we will recommend you the Similac Pro Advance.