12 Best Formula Milk for Toddlers in Singapore 2021

Breast milk is the best for babies as it provides the best nutrients and improves the baby’s immune system. Even for toddlers, breast milk is the still the better alternative compared to formula milk. However, for those who produce insufficient breast milk, baby milk powder is the best substitute as it has all the necessary nutrients and vitamins.

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.

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. If you are looking for the best milk powder for your newborn in Singapore, you should be looking for milk powders with 'Stage 1' label.
  • 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.
Here are some of the toddler formula milks you can find in Singapore.

Formula Milk for Toddlers in Singapore (Prices 2021)

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 formula milk for newborn babies in Singapore for you. Here are the best baby milk powders you can buy online in Singapore today.

For this article, we will cover only milk powder for Stage 3 onwards. The prices were taken from Lazada and Shopee which have some of the best deals for baby milk powders. 

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A. Enfagrow Pro A+
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Enfagrow A+ is a popular milk formula brand that was voted as the best baby milk brand in Mummy’s Market Awards 2020. Enfagrow is manufactured by Mead Johnson, which has over 100 years of experience in pediatric nutrition including DHA and mental development. 

Enfagrow A+ with 360° DHA Plus contains DHA, Wellmune® Beta-Glucan, Dietary Fibre (PDX), and Prebiotic (GOS) which play a key role in your child’s overall physical and mental development. It also contains..
- Zinc and Iron to help support your child’s natural defenses. 
- Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM) which is a natural source of phospholipids and spingomyelin, derived from whey protein.
- DHA which is an important building blocks for brain and eye development.
- Choline to help support overall mental functioning.
- 2’-FL
- Prebiotic (FOS) promotes the growth of good Bifidus bacteria to help maintain a healthy digestive system.

Enfagrow Gentlease
If your baby has digestion issues, you can consider Enfagrow Gentlease (Stage 3) that is formulated with partially hydrolyzed protein to be gentler on your baby’s tummy. It is suitable for children with bloating, gas, fussiness, constipation and inconsistent poop.


Enfagrow Singapore Price

1. Enfagrow Pro A+ Stage 3 900g, $48 > Buy from Lazada 

2. Enfagrow Pro A+ Stage 3 Gentlease 900g, $55 > Buy from Lazada 



B. Nestle NAN Optipro / Nestle Lactogen




Nestle NAN Optipro (Optimised Protein Blend) is pretty popular among Singaporean mothers as it is a gentle protein blend that is easy on the stomach. It contains the following features..

a. OPTIPRO® (Optimized Protein Blend) - Supplies the right amount of protein, gentle on developing organs, helps in tissue building and growth.

b. DHA LIPID-SMART® (Unique LIPID SMART® fat blend with DHA & ARA precursor) - Important building blocks for the development of the brain and eyes of your baby.

c. BIFIDUS BL Probiotics - Protects against potentially harmful bacteria in the digestive system, helps maintain a healthy digestive system.

d. No Added Sucrose (Sugar) - Contains the goodness of milk with No Added Sucrose (Sugar).

e. 2'-FL (2'-Fucosyllactose) to support the child’s natural defenses, together with Iron and Zinc.

Meanwhile, Nestle also has a hypoallergenic version called Nan Optipro H.A (hypoallergenic) which has partially broken down whey protein. This reduces the allergenic potential of cow's milk, making this version easier to digest. We hear that it tastes more bitter than 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.

Nan vs Lactogen
- Nan has 2'FL and ARA precursor
- Nan has Bifidus BL Probiotics while lactogen has L.Reuteri probiotics
- Nan has a more comprehensive formula compared to Lactogen, thus it is more expensive.
- Both milk formulas are from Nestle.

Nestle Nan / Nestle Lactogen Price Singapore

3. Nestle NAN Optipro Stage 3 Growing Up Milk 850g, $40 > Buy from Lazada


4. Nestle NAN Optipro HA Stage 3 Growing Up Milk 850g, $53 > Buy from Lazada


5. Nestle Lactogen Stage 3 1.8kg, $38 > Buy from Lazada


C. 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.

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a. Similac Stage 3 Gain



Similac is famous brand for immune support and healthy brain and eye development. Their formula of over 15 years contains the following..

- 2’-FL HMO, a natural oligosaccharide found in human breast milk.
- Prebiotics (FOS) to support good bacteria growth to build and a healthy digestive system.
- Totally Potential Available Nucleotides (TPAN) which supports your baby’s natural body defenses.
- Beta-carotene, selenium, zinc, Vitamins C and E - Supports toddler's antioxidant system by protecting their cells from free radicals
- RRR-Vitamin E, DHA, AA, Omega 3 & 6 help with brain and eye development
- Taurine and choline supports overall mental and physical development.
- No artificial growth hormones, no palm olein oil


b. Similac Total Comfort

This product line also has a hypoallergenic option called Similac Total ComfortSimilac Total Comfort is a specialized formulation featuring 100% partially hydrolysed whey protein as part of its TummiCare™ EZ Digest nutrition system. 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.


c. Similac Organic

Similac Organic contains
 ingredients produced in Denmark according to the stringent Europe organic standards. It is Certified Organic and non-GMO.

Their milk is derived from cows that are fed 100% organic feed. Their pastures are free from chemical fertilizers and synthetic pesticides. Calves are mandated to receive natural breastfeeding from their mothers or ‘nurse cows’ for up to 3 months from birth

Similac Stage 3 Price Singapore

6. Similac Stage 3 Gain 850g, $45 > Buy from Lazada

7. Similac Total Comfort, Stage 3 Milk Powder Formula with 2FL, 1 year onwards, 820g, $51.20 > Buy from Lazada

8. Similac Organic Stage 3 Milk Formula 900g, $54 > Find in Lazada



9. Abbot Isomil



Similac Soy Isomil is a cow's milk-free, lactose-free, soy-based formula that is specially designed for babies from birth to 12 months. It is formulated for babies with allergies to cow's milk and lactose. 

- Has corn syrup and soy protein isolate, completely avoiding milk-based products.
- High in Linoleic Acid
- Contains Advance Eye Q-Plus system of nutrients to support brain, eye and physical development
- Contains immunity ingredients to support a healthy digestive system and cell function
- Contains ProCalci Formulation fortified with calcium for development of strong bones and teeth.

What is Isomil Made Of?
Hydrolized corn starch, soy protein isolate, sucrose, high oleic sunflower oil, soy oil, coconut oil, MINERALS (calcium phosphate tribasic, potassium citrate, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, cupric sulfate, potassium iodide, sodium selenite), fructo-oligosaccharides, soy lecithin, VITAMINS (ascorbic acid, choline chloride, ascorbyl palmitate, mixed tocopherols, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, Vitamin A palmitate, riboflavin, thiamine hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, phylloquinone, biotin, Vitamin D3, cyanocobalamin), l-methionine, m-inositol, AA from M. alpina oil, taurine, DHA from C. cohnii oil, l-tryptophan, l-carnitine tartrate, CAROTENOIDS (lutein, beta carotene). May contain: calcium carbonate, sodium citrate.


Isomil Stage 3 Soy Growing Up Formula, 1-10 years, 850g, $50 > Buy from Lazada


D. Dumex



Dumex Dugro is an affordable milk formula with more than 20 of the recommended vitamins and minerals such as DHA, Omega 3, Omega 6, Iron, Zinc, Calcium, Vitamin C, D and Dietary Fibre. It is sucrose free. It follows the healthier choice guidelines set by the HPB as it is sucrose-free and has 25% less sugar compared to other growing up formulas.

10. Dumex Dugro Stage 3 700g, $19 > Buy from Lazada





Dumex Mamil Gold is naturally sourced and made from milk produced by free roaming grass-fed cows. It supports the overall growth and development of toddlers 1 – 3 years old, bringing together premium quality ingredients and nature's wholesome goodness.

- Free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and colorings to be gentle on little tummies. 
- Specially formulated with a unique prebiotic blend (GOS/IcFOS in ratio 9:1) to maintain a healthy digestive system. 
- Contains iron and zinc to support natural defenses.
- Contains more than 30 essential nutrients like Vitamins A, B12, D and E along with Folic Acid and Calcium
- Made from milk produced by free roaming grass-fed cows
- Contains DHA up to 78mg per 100g, which supports the development of the brain and eyes
- Contains Omega 3 & 6, precursors of DHA and ARA

Alternatively, Dumex Mamil Gold Soy is a lactose free and cow's milk free version for toddlers with allergies to cow's milk.

11. Dumex Mamil Gold Stage 3 850g, $40 > Buy from Lazada

12. Dumex Mamil Gold Soy 800g, $41.50 > Buy from Lazada


FAQ 

1. Does My Toddler Really Need Stage 3 and Stage 4 Formula Milk?

The nutrients found in toddler formula milk can usually be found in everyday food. After the age of one year old, cow's milk and a healthy diet should be enough to provide for your toddler's dietary needs. 

For DHA, taurine and choline which are prominently promoted on milk tins, paediatric dietitian Meave Graham from Child Nutrition Singapore said: “These nutrients are found in breast milk and in normal balanced diets. Children do not need special supplements of these nutrients.”



If a toddler is having problems adjusting to a normal meal because they are a picky eater, milk formula for toddlers may make the situation worse. Formula milk has a higher sugar content and can be very filling, reducing interest in trying other foods. This may make the child overly dependent on milk, making it even harder to adjust to eating normal meals.

If your child is having any dietary issues, always consult your pediatrician before switching to any milk formulas.


2. Toddler Nutrition Guide

a. 12 months onwards - Step 3 / Step 4

Summary : Feed breast milk, dairy milk (cow / goat / etc), alternative plant based milk (soy), more soft / semi solid foods. Seek medical advice before feeding non breast milk alternatives.

Children will usually start to eat larger, more regular meals and get most of their nutrition from foods other than milk. WHO recommends that babies continue to be breast fed up to 2 years and beyond, but they may begin to need less breast milk as they eat more food.

After 12 months, your baby may not need formula milk anymore as they can start drinking cow’s milk and other alternatives more regularly.

Below are some of the main types of milk that may be given at this stage.

Cow’s Milk - For children under 2, choose full-fat cow’s milk. Semi-skimmed doesn’t have the same nutrient profile in terms of vitamins and minerals and has less energy. 

Goat’s / Sheep’s Milk - Their nutrient profiles are similar to cow’s milk so as long as they’re pasteurised, they’re alright to offer. 

Soya Drinks & Other Milk Alternatives - As part of a healthy, balanced diet, soya, oat, almond and other vegetable based milks can be offered or used in cooking. However, they are usually not as nutritionally comparable to cow’s milk. Furthermore, not all brands fortify with the same nutrients.


b. 2 years and above

Summary : Feed cow's milk or alternative, and a balanced diet. Formula milk as an addition if the child is not receiving enough nutrients.

Children will start to eat a more varied, balanced diet and may rely less on milk. You may adjust how much milk you give them based on their diet throughout the week. If your child's diet doesn’t include dairy, you should consider how you can replace any nutrients they might be missing out on, such as formula milk or alternative foods.


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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