10 Best Baby Formula for Babies with Acid Reflux in Singapore 2023

Acid reflux is what happens when stomach contents and acid flow back up into the throat. This is a common problem in infants, especially those below 3 months old. 

This problem usually happens when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the muscle between the stomach and the esophagus, is weak or underdeveloped. If it doesn’t close properly, stomach contents can flow back into the esophagus.

When Will My Baby's Reflux Go Away?

A normal baby with mild acid reflux may spit up after feedings, but usually isn’t irritable. This problem usually stops after 12 months.

Which formula milk is best for babies with reflux

A. Hydrolyzed Protein Formula

This formula is made by breaking down the proteins in cow’s milk formula into small pieces. Hydrolyzed proteins formula require less processing to absorb, that's why this formulas are the most effective at reducing acid reflux.

Moreover, they are also frequently recommended for infants who have food allergies. If food allergies are suspected, your doctor may advise you to try this type of formula for a couple of weeks.

B. Soy Milk Formulas

Most infant formulas are made from cow’s milk and fortified with iron. Some babies are allergic to a protein found in cow’s milk, which can cause acid reflux. Soy milk formulas don’t contain any cow’s milk. They’re usually only recommended for infants with lactose intolerance or galactosemia.

However, premature babies should avoid soy formulas because they can interfere with bone development. There is also some concern about the higher aluminum content of soy formulas and the potential hormonal or immune effects on infants.

C. Specialty formulas

Specialized formulas are created for infants with diseases or certain medical conditions, such as premature birth. If your baby has a medical condition, consult with your doctor about which formula to use.

Enfamil AR or Similac for Spit-Up are specialty formulas that can be helpful for babies that do have reflux.

Best Baby Formula for Babies with Acid Reflux in Singapore

A. Hydrolyzed Protein Formula




5. Aptamil Gold+ H.A Infant Milk Formula (0-12 months)


B. Soy Milk Formulas




C. Specialty formulas
10. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 A.R. Infant Formula Baby Milk Powder


1. Enfamil A+ Gentlease Infant Formula Baby Milk Powder (Stage 1-2)

Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Gentlease Infant Formula Baby Milk Powder (0-12M) 900g

With over 100 years experience in paediatric nutrition, Mead Johnson Nutrition has designed Enfamil A+ Gentlease.

Enfamil A+ Gentlease Stage 1 and Stage 2 contains:
- Partially Hydrolyzed Protein (PHP)
- 17mgΔ DHA & 34mgΔ ARA

Price on Lazada:  SGD 70.25 - 77.60 > Buy on Lazada

Price on Shopee: SGD SGD 70.25 - 77.60 > Buy on Shopee




2. Nestle NAN OPTIPRO H.A. Formula (Stage 1-3)

Nestle NAN OPTIPRO H.A. Stage 3 Growing-Up Baby Formula
AN OPTIPRO H.A 1 provides your baby with all the nutrients essential for growth and development. It contains OPTIPRO H.A, an exclusive unique blend of partially hydrolzed protein broken down into pieces, 10 times smaller and made gentle for babies.

Optimized hypoallergenic protein blend with partially hydrolyzed proteins, 10 times smaller. High quality 100-percent whey protein and made gentle for babies. DHA & ARA - Important building blocks for the brain and eyes. 

BIFIDUS BL Probiotics- Protects against potentially harmful bacteria in the digestive system and helps maintain a healthy digestive system. Iron and Zinc. No added sucrose.

Price on Lazada: starting from SGD 48.60 > Buy on Lazada

Price on Shopee: SGD 53.40 > Buy on Shopee




3. Enfamil Nutramigen LGG (0-12 months)

Enfamil Nutramigen LGG (0-12 months)

Nutramigen 1 with Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®) is with extensively hydrolysed protein. It is suitable for the dietary management of cow’s milk protein allergy.

- Nutramigen 1 with LGG® is lactose-free (Not suitable for infants with galactosaemia) 
- Contains 17mg DHA and 34mg ARA.

Price on Guardian: SGD 45.30 > Buy on Guardian




4. Frisolac Gold HA 400g (0-12 months)

Frisolac Gold HA 400g - Specialty Infant Baby Milk Formula for Newborn 0-12 months

Frisolac Gold HA (Hypo Allergen) is a new special formula for the dietary management of baby / infants who require hydrolyzed cow’s milk protein.It contains DHA, Nucleotides, Prebiotics (GOS) and lactose for growth and development.

Frisolac Gold HA is recommended for infants from 0 to 12 months and shall be used under medical supervision. This product is not suitable for babies with established cow’s milk allergy, please consult your doctor before usage.

Price on Lazada: SGD 29.90 > Buy on Lazada

Price on Shopee: SGD 29.60 > Buy on Shopee




5. Aptamil Gold+ H.A Infant Milk Formula

Aptamil Gold+ H.A Infant Milk Formula
Aptamil HA Gold+ is a premium infant formula designed for babies from birth to 12 months at risk of allergy. It is suitable for use in mixed diet for infants 6-12 months. It has partially broken down (hydrolysed) protein to help reduce the allergic response of the immune system. 

It is not suitable for general use and should be used under medical supervision. It is NOT to be used for infants with a diagnosed cows’ milk protein allergy.

Price on Lazada: SGD 50.00 > Buy on Lazada

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6. Similac Total Comfort Formula (Stage 1-3)


Similac Total Comfort Formula (Stage 1-3)

HYPOALLERGENIC & LACTOSE-FREE.
This growing-up milk is suitable for children with colic, fussiness, gas, spit-up, constipation, and diarrhea due to lactose sensitivity.

- TummiCare™ Nutrition System: Designed for nutrient absorption with a gentle touch.
- Similac Total Comfort is now improved with 2’-FL, together with nucleotides as part of Immunify® ingredients.
- EyeQ Plus Nutrition System: Contains Natural Vitamin E, Lutein; and DHA that supports brain and eye development.
- No Palm Oil: A unique vegetable fat blend.

Price on Lazada: starting from SGD 57.15 > Buy on Lazada

Price on Shopee: SGD 57.15 > Buy on Shopee




7. Dumex Mamil Gold Soy Baby Formula

Dumex Mamil Gold Soy Infant Formula Stage 1 (0 To 12 Months Old) 900G

Dumex Mamil® Soy is free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and colourings and is an alternative for babies who preferred a diet without lactose and cow’s milk protein or on a vegan diet.

A complete soy infant formula containing USA soy protein isolate to support overall growth and development for babies aged 0-12months. It may be recommended by doctors during lactose intolerance and cow's milk protein sensitivity, use with medical supervision.

Price on Lazada: starting from SGD 48.00 > Buy on Lazada

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8. Isomil ® Stage 1 Soy Growing-Up Formula 850g (0-12 months)


Isomil ® Stage 1 Soy Growing-Up Formula 850g (0-12 months)


- A soy infant formula for infants aged 0 to 6 months.
- It includes nutrients such as Lutein, DHA and AA.
- The formula is Lactose Free and Cow Milk Protein Free and suitable for Vegetarians.
- It is also palm oil-free, scientifically formulated for nutrient absorption.

Price on Lazada: SGD 61.40 > Buy on Lazada

Price on Shopee: starting from SGD 61.40 > Buy on Shopee





9. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Soy Infant Formula

Enfamil A+ Stage 1 Soy Infant Formula Baby Milk Powder 360Dha+ (0-12M) 593G

Enfamil A+ Soy contains:
- Soy protein-based formula
- Lactose Free*
- 17mg? DHA & 34mg? ARA
*Not suitable for infants with galactosaemia

Price on Shopee: SGD 45.05 > Buy on Shopee

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10. Enfamil A+ Stage 1 A.R. Infant Formula Baby Milk Powder 900gram 


Enfamil A+ Stage 1 A.R. Infant Formula Baby Milk Powder 360DHA+


Thickening formula for reflux in infant
With over 100 years experience in paediatric nutrition, Mead Johnson Nutrition has designed Enfamil A+ A.R. This formula may be recommended by your doctor.

Enfamil A+ A.R. contains:
✓ Thickened with added rice starch
✓ 17mgΔ DHA & 34mgΔ ARA

Price on Amazon.sg: SGD 63.20 > Buy on Amazon.sg



FAQ
1. How can I treat my baby's reflux naturally?
- Avoid overfeeding. If the baby's stomach is too full, some of the contents might be pushed back out. To reduce overfeeding, feed your baby smaller amounts more frequently.

- Burp your baby frequently. Extra gas in the stomach causes gas bubbles to escape, which has a tendency to bring the rest of the stomach's contents up as well. Burp after and during meals.

- Limit active play after meals

- Hold your baby upright. Pressing on a baby's belly right after feeding may push their stomach contents out.

- Consider the formula. Frequent vomiting may serve as one of several signs that it's time to consider alternative formulas with your pediatrician.

- Give oatmeal. Only recommended for babies after 6 months old. Babies with reflux may need thicker food to order to swallow safely or reduce reflux.

- Avoid tight diapers or clothing


2. How To Soothe Baby Acid Reflux?
- 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.


3. Do thickened feeds help reflux?
Yes. 
Feed thickeners decrease the number of reflux episodes in full-term formula-fed infants. Additionally, full-term formula-fed infants with gastroesophageal reflux who are given thickeners are more than twice as likely to be asymptomatic compared with infants not receiving thickeners at one to eight weeks of follow-up. (Source)

However, for premature babies, it's even more important to not add anything to their feeds unless under medical advice.


4. Milk Allergy vs Lactose Intolerance
For milk allergies, the baby’s immune system reacts negatively to the proteins in cow’s milk. Breastfed babies are reacting to the dairy his mother has eaten (the milk proteins pass through breast milk), while formula-fed babies are reacting to the cow’s milk proteins in the formula. In either case, a baby's immune system sees the cow’s milk proteins as foreign substances.

Milk intolerance, on the other hand, has nothing to do with cow’s milk proteins or the immune system, and instead has to do with the digestive system. Your child might have loose stools or blood in stool hours or days later.


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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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