22 Best Infant Formula Singapore 2024 - Enfamil / Similac / Nestle Nan / S26 / Bellamy's

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.

When you’re deciding which is the best milk powder 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.

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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.

"The calorie content and nutritional composition, such as protein, fat and carbohydrates, are more or less similar across all brands," said Associate Professor Marion Aw, a senior consultant at the division of paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at National University Hospital.

All standard infant formulas contain added ingredients that are found in breast milk, said Prof Aw. These include DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), AA (arachidonic acid), special nucleotides and oligosaccharides. "They are thought to be important for brain development and immunity, as well as promoting a healthy gut," Prof Aw added.


Best Infant Formula Singapore 2024

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. The prices were taken from Lazada and Shopee which have some of the best deals for baby milk powders.

Here's the list:

1. Enfamil Pro A+ Stage 1 Infant Milk Formula: $8.4 per 100 g > Check Price on Shopee

2. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Gentlease Infant Milk Formula: $9.7 per 100 g  > Check Price on Lazada

3. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Infant Milk Formula Lacto Free: $7.45 per 100 g  > Check Price on Lazada

4. Enfamil Nutramigen LGG Stage 1: $12.6 per 100g > Check Price on Shopee

5. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Post-Discharge Infant Formula: $8.2 per 100g > Check Price on Lazada

6. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 A.R. Infant Formula: $7.87 per 100g > Check Price on Shopee

7. Nestle NAN Optipro Infant Formula Stage 1: $4.5 per 100 g > Check Price on Shopee

8. Nan CR Special Infant Formula: $9.85 per 100g > Check Price on Lazada

9. Nan AR Special Infant Formula: $9.85 per 100g > Check Price on Lazada

10. Nan Expert Pro Lactose Free Formula: $8.13 per 100g > Check Price on Shopee

11. Nestle Nan Sensitive: $8.53 per 100g > Check Price on Shopee

12. Lactogen Stage 1: $2 per 100g > Check Price on Shopee

13. Similac 5MO Stage 1 Infant Milk Formula: $7.56 per 100 g > Check Price on Shopee

14. Similac Total Comfort, Stage 1 : $9.6 per 100g > Check Price on Shopee

15. Similac AR Stage 1 Thickening Infant Formula: $7.83 per 100 g > Check Price on Shopee

16. Isomil Soy Infant Formula Stage 1 400g: $8 per 100 g > Check Price on Shopee

17. S-26 GOLD Stage 1 Infant Formula $7.1 per 100g : > Check Price on Shopee

18. S-26 NURSOY GOLD Stage 1: $5.4 per 100g > Check Price on Shopee

19. Dumex Dulac Stage 1: $1.98 per 100 g > Check Price on Shopee

20. Dumex Mamil Gold Stage 1: $7.3 per 100 g > Check Price on Shopee

21. Dumex Mamil Gold Soy Stage 1: $6.48 per 100g > Check Price on Lazada

22. Bellamy's Organic Step 1 Infant Formula: $7.63 per 100 g > Check Price on Shopee

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

For toddlers 1 year old and above, check out Best Formula Milk for Toddlers Singapore

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.



Enfamil

Enfamil 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. They now have 2FL, PDX and GOS as well to boost the baby's immunity.

Enfamil Singapore Product Line


a. Enfamil Lactofree is a lactose free alternative.

b. Enfamil Gentlease has partially hydrolyzed whey proteins that make it easier to digest than regular cow milk-based formulas.

c. Nutramigen is a lactose-free, hypoallergenic formula that contains extensively hydrolyzed protein. It is designed to treat fussiness, gas, and crying caused by cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA). 

d. Enfamil AR, or Enfamil Anti Regurgitation is thickened with added rice starch to help reduce spit up and vomiting.

e. Enfamil Post Discharge is formulated to help support growth & development of premature babies. Enfamil A+ Post-Discharge contains more protein and higher levels of Calcium and Vitamin D.


Enfamil Gentlease vs Nutramigen


NutraMigen has been specially formulated for babies with severe cows’ milk allergies or those who have difficulty digesting lactose. The partially hydrolyzed whey proteins in Gentlease make it easier to digest than regular cow milk-based formulas; however, it does not address potential allergies associated with cow milk like Nutramigen does. 

Additionally, Enfamil NeuroPro provides unique benefits such as its special blend of fatty acids which includes MFGM (Milk Fat Globule Membrane) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid). This combination helps promote healthy brain development in infants during their first year of life.

We have listed and compared this brand's milk formula product line here : Enfamil Singapore - Price and Reviews


Enfamil Singapore Price

1. Enfamil Pro A+ Stage 1 Infant Milk Formula : $33.60 (400g) > Check Price on Shopee
Best Formula Milk for Baby 0 - 6 months

2. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Gentlease Infant Milk Formula : $78.31 (800g) > Check Price on Lazada
- Best Formula for Constipation Singapore

3. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Infant Milk Formula Lacto Free : $33.00 (400g) > Check Price on Lazada
- Lactose free baby milk for infants

4. Enfamil Nutramigen LGG Stage 1 : $50.36 (400g) > Check Price on Shopee
- For babies with severe cows’ milk allergies or those who have difficulty digesting lactose

5. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Post-Discharge Infant Formula : $33.15 (400g) > Check Price on Lazada
- To support premature babies

6. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 A.R. Infant Formula : $70.85 (900g) > Check Price on Shopee


Nestle NAN

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. 

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 Product Range


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 AR - An anti-regurgitation formula with partially hydrolyzed proteins, probiotics and added starch for a thickened formula. This formula is suitable for babies who suffer from spit up.

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

e. Nan Sensitive - This version has the hypoallergenic formula and adds on L.Reuteri probiotics and a reduced lactose content. 


Nestle Nan Price Singapore

7. Nestle NAN Optipro Stage 1 HA Starter Infant Milk Formula : $35.95 (800g) > Check Price on Shopee
- Hypoallergenic Milk Formula Singapore

8. Nan CR Special Infant Formula : $39.40 (400g) > Check Price on Lazada
- Best Formula for Constipation Singapore

9. Nan AR Special Infant Formula : $39.80 (400g) > Check Price on Lazada  
- Best Formula for Spit Up and Reflux

10. Nan Expert Pro Lactose Free Milk Singapore : $32.50 (400g) > Check Price on Shopee

11. Nestle Nan Sensitive : $68.20 (800g) > Check Price on Shopee

12. Lactogen Stage 1 : $36.90 (1.8kg) > Check Price on Shopee
- Cheap Formula Milk in Singapore


Abbott Similac

The Similac line of products are scientifically formulated with changing nutritional needs in mind to support overall physical and mental development – be it for mums or for their little one’s. Their products are 100% palm oil free and formulated with a unique vegetable fat blend.

Similac Singapore Product Line


a. Similac Total Comfort. A specialized hypoallergenic formulation featuring 100% partially hydrolysed whey protein. It also contains a TummiCare™ Nutrition System designed for nutrient absorption with a gentle touch. It is also 98% lactose free. This formula is suitable for toddlers with digestive problems like constipation, tummy aches, gas and diarrhea.

b. Similac AR. This formula is thickened with rice starch and fortified with GOS prebiotics. It is suitable for babies with sensitive stomachs that suffer from spit-up, vomiting or acid reflux.

c. Isomil. A soy formula suitable for babies who cannot take milk formula.


Similac Infant Formula Price

13. Similac 5MO Stage 1 Infant Milk Formula: $64.30 (850g)  > Check Price on Shopee

14. Similac Total Comfort, Stage 1, Infant formula: $78.60 (820g) > Check Price on Shopee
- Hypoallergenic milk formula Singapore

15. Similac AR Stage 1 Thickening Infant Formula: $66.60 (850g) > Check Price on Shopee
- Best formula for babies who spit up

16. Isomil Stage 1 Soy Growing-Up Formula: $32.00 (400g) > Check Price on Shopee
- Soy formula



Wyeth Nutrition S26 

For more than 100 years, Wyeth® Nutrition has reached many milestones in nutritional innovation. Their many firsts have not only transformed nutrition for infants and young children, but have represented landmark developments in pediatric nutrition. 

In 1961, Wyeth® Nutrition developed a breakthrough formulation using a unique technology process, featuring the first-ever 60:40 whey-to-casein ratio infant formula. Wyeth® Nutrition continued to pioneer groundbreaking advances in formula composition. These included fortifying formula with DHA, ARA, Five Nucleotides and 2'-FL.


S-26 Gold Stage 1


S26 Gold Stage 1 Ingredients
Lactose (Cow’s Milk), Skimmed Milk Powder, Palm Oil, Whey Protein, Soybean Oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Oligofructose, Potassium Citrate, DHA from Fish Oil, Soya Lecithin, Distilled Monoglycerides, 2’-Fucosyllactose (2’-FL) (Oligosaccharide) (Derived from Lactose), Sodium Citrate, Magnesium Chloride, Choline Chloride, ARA from Mortierella Alpina Oil, Vitamin C, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Chloride, Calcium Phosphate, L-Tyrosine, Potassium Carbonate, Calcium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Taurine, Inositol, Ferrous Sulfate, Potassium Hydroxide, Nucleotides (Cytidine 5'- Monophosphate, Uridine 5’- Monophosphate, Adenosine 5'- Monophosphate, Inosine 5'-Monophosphate, Guanosine 5’-Monophosphate), Zinc Sulfate, L-Tryptophan, L-Carnitine, Tocopherols, Vitamin E, Nicotinamide, Vitamin B5, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin A, Safflower Oil, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin D3, Lutein, Folic Acid, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin K1, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin B12. Contains Permitted Emulsifiers, Acidity Regulator and Antioxidant. Food Additives Are Of Plant Or Synthetic Origin.


Storage information
Keep can in a cool, dry place. Always replace plastic lid after use. Use within 4 weeks of opening. Avoid prolonged storage at excessive temperatures. Expiration date/Manufacturing date printed on bottom of can. Fill is by weight, not volume. Some settling of the powder may occur.


Preparation Information
  • Wash your hands before preparing baby's formula.
  • Wash bottle, teat and cap thoroughly until no milk remains. 
  • Boil for five minutes. Leave covered until use. Boil drinking water for five minutes and allow to cool to until lukewarm. 
  • Consult feeding table, pour exact amount of lukewarm water. 
  • Only use scoop from this container and level using inner rim. 
  • Consult feeding table, add exact number of scoops for age of baby.
  • After use, store the spoon on suspension inside the can as shown.
  • Cap bottle and shake well until powder is fully dissolved.
  • Store in a cool dry place before and after opening. 
  • Close tin tightly after each use.

S26 Singapore Price

17. S-26 GOLD Stage 1 Infant Formula: $64.50 (900g) > Check Price on Shopee

18. S-26 NURSOY GOLD Stage 1: $48.90 (900g) > Check Price on Shopee
- Soy Formula Milk Singapore



Dumex

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 5/5 with more than 270 customer reviews on Lazada Singapore.

Dumex Singapore Price

19. Dumex Dulac Stage 1 Infant Newborn Baby Milk Formula : $15.80 (800g) > Check Price on Shopee
- Best formula milk for newborn baby Singapore

20. Dumex Mamil Gold Stage 1 : $62.15 (850g) > Check Price on Shopee

21. Dumex Mamil Gold Soy Stage 1 : $58.85 (900g) > Check Price on Lazada



Best Organic Infant Formula Singapore - Bellamy's Organic


22. Bellamy's Organic Step 1 Infant Formula (0 - 6 mths) : $68.70 (900g) > Check Price on Shopee


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FAQ

1. How often do I need to feed infant formula?
You can start by offering your baby 1 to 2 ounces of infant formula every 2 to 3 hours during their first days of life. This is if your baby is only getting infant formula and no breast milk. Give your baby more if he or she is showing signs of hunger.

Most infant formula-fed newborns will feed 8 to 12 times in 24 hours. Talk with your child’s doctor or nurse about how much infant formula is right for your baby. (Source)


2. How do you know if your baby needs a different formula?
- Excessive Spit Up
- Extra Fussiness Following Feedings
- Bloody Stool
- Severe Constipation
- Allergy Symptoms. They can show symptoms either immediately following feeding or up to 10 days later. For instance: eczema or skin rashes, loose stools (which may contain blood), vomiting or gagging, refusing bottles, wheezing, swelling, hives.


3. What formula is good for constipation and gas?

a. Protein Hydrolysate Formula
In all standard formulations, the protein is not processed at all. They’re exactly the same size as when they first came from the cow which may cause constipation in some babies.

Protein hydrolysate formulas are meant for babies who don't tolerate cow's milk or soy-based formulas.

This type of formula are nutritionally the same as standard formula milk, but it contains protein that's been broken down (hydrolyzed) — partially or extensively — into smaller sizes than are those in cow's milk.


b. A2 Milk Formula 
Researchers believe that A2 is the more natural variant of beta casein. Some studies found that people who only drank milk from cows that produce A2 milk had less bloating and indigestion, leading some to believe that A2 milk is a healthier alternative to regular milk.


c. Goat Milk Formula
Goat Milk formula may be a better formula for children with constipation; this is because goat formula contains high levels of prebiotic oligosaccharides. 

Moreover, It’s possible that goat milk is easier on the stomach. This is because goat milk has fewer micro-proteins than cow milk, which makes it easier for certain people to digest. 

Parents can change their child’s formula from cow’s milk to goat’s milk, however, during the transition, your child may experience certain side effects. And if your children have just stopped breastfeeding and you choose to give them goat’s milk, best to do it under doctor’s supervision.


4. What are the causes of constipation in children?

Constipation may be caused by..
- Ignoring the urge to use the toilet
- Not eating enough fiber
- Not drinking enough fluids
- Switching to solid foods or from breast milk to formula (infants)
- Changes in situation, such as travel, starting school, or stressful events

Medical causes of constipation may include..
- Diseases of the bowel, such as those that affect the bowel muscles or nerves
- Other medical conditions that affect the bowel
- Use of certain medicines


5. What to do after your baby throws up
- Rest their stomach. Keep your baby from eating or drinking for 30 to 60 minutes after vomiting so that their stomach has time to recover.

- Give them fluids. after 3o minutes, start by giving your baby small amounts (0.5 oz or less) of fluid every 5 to 10 minutes. If your baby vomits the fluid out, wait another 30 minutes. Then start again with small amounts of fluid every 5 to 10 minutes. Use water, breast milk or a clear, noncarbonated liquid.

- Medicines. If your child has a fever, ask your pediatrician for the appropriate medication.


6. Difference between Newborn vs Infant vs Toddler Formula

a. Difference Between Infant Formula and Stage 1 Formula Milk
- Infant formula resembles breast milk more

- Infant formula's only form of carbohydrate is lactose 
- Stage 1 formula contains starch in addition to lactose

- Infant formula is usually watery, has less protein content, and is easier for babies to digest
- Stage 1 formula is creamier than infant milk and will keep your baby full longer

- Both formulas can be used from birth onwards.
- Both formulas can be used until the baby stops bottle feeding.


b. Difference Between Stage 1 and Stage 2 Formula Milk

- Stage 1 and Stage 2 formula milk have similar nutrients. The main difference is the ratio of casein and whey proteins, which are both derived from milk.

- Stage 1 formulas are whey dominant just like breast milk which has a whey to casein ratio of about 60:40. Whey digests quickly compared to casein.

Stage 2 formulas are similar to Stage 1 formulas but has more casein, with a whey to casein ratio of 20:80. Casein digests slower, keeping babies full for longer.

- Stage 2 formulas are often creamier than Stage 1 formula and has more energy, making it more satiating for babies older than 6 months.

Stage 2 formula is mainly appropriate when your child starts eating baby food. It can be used to supplement baby food if your baby is still hungry after drinking Stage 1 milk. 

- Stage 2 formula can be used starting from month 7 (earliest) until the baby stops bottle feeding. 


c. Difference Between Stage 2 and Stage 3 / Stage 4 Formula Milk

- Stage 3 formula usually has more starch and energy contents than Stage 2 formula, making babies full for longer.

- Stage 3 formula is usually not as micro and macronutrient dense as Stage 1 or Stage 2 formula milk, as it is considered as a weaning formula.


About Stage 3 Formula Milk
Stage 3 formula is appropriate for toddlers 12 months or older. 

It shouldn't be used as a substitute for a healthy diet with fruits, vegetables, and proteins. This formula milk should be a part of your baby's diet, and shouldn't replace solid foods.

It may not be necessary for toddlers who are already eating a lot of healthy foods. However, if the child cannot consume enough normal food, stage 3 formula could be useful. 

As always, consult a child specialist for specific nutrition advice.






All Milk Brands in Shopee Singapore

All Infant Formulas 

All Milk Formulas for 1 Year Old and Above


Anmum / Materna for pregnant mums, Lacta for breastfeeding mums, Essential Stage 3 and 4 Toddler Formula

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

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


Dutch Lady / 123, 456, Maxgro

- 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

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, + Pregnancy formula

Nestle Nan / Optipro, Supremepro, HA (Hypoallergenic), Sensitive, 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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