Best Newborn Formula Singapore 2022 - 16 Best Formula Milk for Newborns

If you are looking for the best formula milk for your newborn in Singapore, you've come to the right place. 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.

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When you’re deciding which formula is right for your baby, you will need to take several factors into consideration. Think about her health and dietary needs, her age, and the cost and preparation time of different formula milks. Our guide to formula milks will help you to choose the right type for your baby. Check out this comprehensive guide on baby milk powders, before you decide on which formula is right for your baby and to help you make sense of the many options out there in Singapore.

As a summary, there are three different types of formula:
  • cow’s milk-based formula
  • hydrolysed protein formula
  • soya-based formula
It’s most likely your baby can have cow’s milk-based formula, unless there’s a health or dietary reason why she can’t.

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.
  • 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.
Newborn usually refers to a baby from birth to about 2 months of age. Infants can be considered children anywhere from birth to 1 year old. Baby can be used to refer to any child from birth to age 4 years old, thus encompassing newborns, infants, and toddlers.


In Singapore, Lazada offers guarantee on milk formula products. If you have bought a milk formula powder with the guarantee badge (below) but you think that the product is not authentic or has less than 6 months away from expiry (short expiry product), you are entitled to a 200% refund.

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16 Best Formula Milk for Newborn in Singapore

The sheer number and variety of baby milk powder options by itself is already overwhelming, let alone the prices. We’ll cover the average price of most major milk powder brands in Singapore so you can be less cluttered when it comes to decision making. 

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. 

For this article, we will cover only milk powder for Stage 1 as newborns refer to babies from birth to 2 months of age. The prices were taken from Lazada and Shopee which have some of the best deals for baby milk powders. The list has been arranged in ascending order based on price (from the cheapest to the most expensive). Here's the list:

1. Dumex Dulac Stage 1: $1.85 per 100 g > Check Price on Lazada

2. FairPrice Gold Newborn Infant Milk Formula: $3.3 per 100 g > Buy Now

3. Similac ® Stage 1 Baby Milk Powder Formula 2'-FL 1.8kg : $6.62 per 100 g > Check Price on Lazada

4. Isomil Soy Infant Formula Stage 1: $6.83 per 100 g > Check Price on Lazada

5. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Infant Milk Formula: $6.8 per 100 g > Check Price on Lazada

6. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Infant Milk Formula Lacto Free: $7.38 per 100 g  > Check Price on Lazada

7. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Soy Infant Formula: $7.14 per 100 g > Check Price on Lazada

8. Abbott Similac Stage 1 Neosure Infant Formula: $7.34 per 100 g > Check Price on Lazada

9. Nestle NAN Optipro H.A. Infant Formula Stage 1: $7.45 per 100 g > Check Price on Lazada

10. Abbott Similac Stage 1 RS Special Infant Milk Formula: $7.46 per 100 g > Check Price on Lazada

11. Nestle NAN Optipro H.A. Infant Formula Stage 1: $7.45 per 100 g > Check Price on Lazada

12. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Gentlease Infant Milk Formula: $7.76 per 100 g  > Check Price on Lazada

13. Nan Lactose Free Formula: $7.98 per 100g > Check Price on Lazada
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14. Similac® Total Comfort, Stage 1, Infant formula, 0-12 months, 820g: $8.17 per 100 g > Check Price on Lazada

15. Abbott Similac Stage 1 Organic Infant Milk Formula: $8.30 per 100 g > Check Price on Lazada

16. Nan CR Special Infant Formula: $9.75 per 100g > Check Price on Lazada


For other baby related products such as baby bottles and diapers, check out our Directory for Baby Products and Maternity Services 2021

Editor's Reminder: Please do not decide based on price alone. Think about your baby's health and dietary needs, her age, and the cost and preparation time of different formula milks. It's best to choose milk formula as recommended by your doctor in Singapore. Every baby is different and unique. If you have already bought them or some of them may have been bought by your friends and relatives, please consult your doctor before giving it to your baby.

Best Infant Formula Singapore 2022 by Major Brand

There are many different brands for baby or infant milk formulas in Singapore. We have trawled through the reviews, Google search results and milk powder comparison information available on blogs and forums, and shortlisted the best for you. Here are the best baby milk powders you can buy online in Singapore today.

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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+

1. Enfamil Pro A+ Stage 1 Infant Milk Formula : $122 (1.8kg) > Check Price on Lazada
Best Formula Milk for Baby 0 - 6 months

2. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Gentlease Infant Milk Formula : $69.90 (900g) > Check Price on Lazada

3. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Infant Milk Formula Lacto Free : $29.50 (400g) > Check Price on Lazada- Lactose free baby milk for infants

4. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Soy Infant Formula : $44.60 (624g) > Check Price on Lazada
- Soy baby formula

Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Reviews: 5.0/5 (Lazada)


Nestle NAN Optipro 

Nestle 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.

Nestle NAN Optipro Stage 1 HA Starter Infant Milk Formula (800g) > Check Price on Lazada (more than 300 customer reviews)


NTUC FairPrice Singapore

For 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.

5. FairPrice Gold Newborn Infant Milk Formula: $29 (900g) > Buy Now

FairPrice Gold Stage 2 Follow On Milk Formula: $29 (900g) > Buy Now


Abbott Similac

The 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.

Similac Infant Formula


6. Similac Stage 1 2’FL-Infant Formula $59.90 (850g)  > Check Price on Lazada

7. Similac® Stage 1 Baby Milk Powder Formula 2'-FL 1.8kg (0-12 months) : $119.20 (1.8kg / 0-12 months) > Check Price on Lazada

8. Similac® Total Comfort, Stage 1, Infant formula, 0-12 months : $67 (820g) > Check Price on Lazada
- Has pre digested whey protein to help digestion in infants, reduces constipation, tummy aches, gas and diarrhoea

9. Abbott Similac Stage 1 RS Special Infant Milk Formula $63.40 (850g) > Check Price on Lazada

10. Abbott Similac Stage 1 Organic Infant Milk Formula $75 (658g)  > Check Price on Lazada

11. Abbott Similac Stage 1 Neosure Infant Formula $62.40 (850g)  > Check Price on Lazada
- Baby formula for premature babies

12. Abbot Isomil Stage 1 Soy Growing-Up Formula (0-12 months) $27.30 (400g) > Check Price on Lazada
- Soy formula



Dumex Dulac
dumex dulac
Why is Dumex Dulac so cheap? This is a frequently asked question in Singapore. According to the Senior Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, all infant formula milk sold in Singapore, regardless of price, provide adequate nutrition for infants to grow healthily. The Dumex Dulac has an overall rating of 4.9/5 with more than 250 customer reviews on Lazada Singapore.

13. Dumex Dulac Stage 1 Infant Newborn Baby Milk Formula : $14.80 (800g) > Check Price on Lazada


Nestle NAN Optipro 

Nestle 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. Nan HA - a hypoallergenic (HA) version which has partially broken down protein. We hear that it tastes more bitter that the usual types, though!

b. Nan CR - A specialized formula for babies with constipation.

c. Nan Lactose Free - Lactose free formula for infants with Lactose Intolerance.

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.


Nestle Nan Price Singapore

14. Nestle NAN Optipro Stage 1 HA Starter Infant Milk Formula : $59.60 (800g) > Check Price on Lazada (more than 300 customer reviews)
- Hypoallergenic Milk Formula Singapore

15. Nan CR Special Infant Formula : $39 (400g) > Check Price on Lazada
- Best Formula for Constipation Singapore

16. Nan Lactose Free Milk Singapore : $32 (400g) > Check Price on Lazada 


Conclusion

Breastmilk is still 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 he/she needs.

It's an important decision that's not easy to decide. When you’re deciding which formula is right for your baby, you will need to take several factors into consideration. Think about her health and dietary needs, her age, the ingredients and the cost and preparation time of different formula milks. It's best to choose milk formula as your doctor in Singapore recommends, as per baby's requirements. However, it's also important to do your own research in order to better equip yourself with making the right informed decision.


All Milk Brands in Redmart / Lazada Singapore


Babybio Milk Formula Singapore / Organic + Goat Milk Option, Stage 1 to 3

Bellamy's Milk Formula Singapore / Organic, Stage 1 to 4, Pregnancy Milk

Bimbosan Milk Formula Singapore / Has organic options, Has goat milk options, Stage 1 to 3

Bubs Organic Milk Formula Singapore / Organic, Grass fed or goat milk options, Stage 1 to 3

- Gentlease for digestion problems / Post discharge for newborns 
- Enfamil AR (anti regurgitation) for acid reflux and spit up
-  Lactofree lactose free / Nutramigen hypoallergenic lactose free

Enfagrow Milk Formula Singapore / Stage 3 to Stage 5, Has Gentlease Option


- Comfort Next for constipation / AR thickened formula to reduce spit up 
- HA hydrolyzed formula for cow's milk protein allergy / Has Frisomum pregnancy and lactation formula

Holle Milk Formula Singapore / Organic + Organic Goat Milk Option, Stage 1 to 3

HIPP Milk Formula Singapore / Organic, Combiotik option has prebiotics, Stage 1 to 4

illuma Milk Formula Singapore / A2 Milk, Stage 1 and Stage 3

Isomil Milk Formula Singapore / Soy Formula, Stage 1 and Stage 3

Karihome Milk Formula Singapore / Goat milk, Stage 1 to 4 

Kendamil Milk Formula Singapore / Organic + Goat Milk Option, Stage 1 to 3


Nature One Dairy Milk Formula Singapore / Standard, Premium (More DHA, ARA, GOS, Lutein) and Organic Formulas, Stage 1 to 4, Has pregnancy formula

Viplus / Nestle NAN Milk Formula Singapore / Viplus is Organic, Nan HA (Hypoallergenic), Nan Sensitive, Nan CR for Constipation, Lactose Free 

Pediasure Milk Formula Singapore / For children 1-12 years old, Has sucrose free option

Wyeth S26 Milk Formula Singapore / Stage 1 to 4, Ascenda for growth (1 to 7 years old)

Similac Milk Formula Singapore / Total Comfort for sensitive stomachs, RS for anti regurgitation, Neosure for premature babies, Has organic option, Stage 1 to 4

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