10 Best Formula for Constipation Singapore 2023


It’s normal for infants to strain when they’re having a bowel movement (pooping). That’s because they are lying flat and don’t have gravity to help them move things along.

Breastfed babies go to the bathroom more frequently than formula-fed newborns because breast milk is easier to digest. Breastfed babies, however, may begin to have fewer bowel movements at 3–6 weeks of age, often only one or two per week. The majority of formula-fed babies continue to have daily BMs.

If your baby’s stool (poop) is soft, he or she is probably not constipated, regardless of how frequently the bowel movements occur or if your baby strains to pass them.

Babies who cry when they poop or have hard or pebble-like poop may be constipated. If this is the case, consult your doctor about giving your infant extra water or a small amount of 100% fruit juice to soften hard stool. Never give your baby laxatives, suppositories, or enemas without doctor’s permission.

Call the doctor if your baby’s symptoms don’t get better. Call right away if your little one has:
- vomiting
- a fever
- tiredness
- a low appetite
- a swollen belly
- blood in the poop (Source)

Types of Milk Formula for Constipation

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.


Best Formula for Constipation Singapore

A. Protein Hydrolysate Formulas

3. Nestlé NAN SUPREME (Stage 1-4)
8. Kendamil Goat Milk Formula (Stage 1-3)



A. Protein Hydrolysate Formulas

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. 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



3. Nestlé NAN SUPREME (Stage 1-4)

Nan Supreme 1 - Starter milk Formula NAN 1 800g

NAN SUPREME is a premium partially hydrolysed starter infant formula from cow’s milk. When a formula says it is hydrolysed, it means the milk proteins have been broken down into smaller components. 

Price on Lazada: starting from SGD 40.50 > Buy on Lazada

Price on Shopee: starting from SGD 40.50 > Buy on Shopee




4. Gerber Good Start, Extensive HA (0-12 months)


Gerber, Good Start, Extensive HA, Infant Formula with Iron, Birth to 12 Months

This hypoallergenic formula is designed for babies with cow’s milk protein allergies (CMPA). If your baby is suspected to have or is diagnosed with CMPA, your baby’s doctor might recommend changing from a routine formula to a hypoallergenic extensively hydrolyzed infant formula




B. A2 Milk Formulas

5. A2 Platinum Premium Formula (Stage 1-4)

A2 Platinum Premium Infant Formula Stage 1

Stage 1 - from birth is specially formulated for bottle-fed babies from birth or when moving on from breastfeeding. It is nutritionally complete, providing key ingredients required for young babies.

The milk used in a2 Platinum® Premium infant formula is our a2 Milk™ from cows that have been specially selected to naturally produce milk with only the A2 beta-casein protein type.

a2 Platinum® Premium infant formula is nutritionally complete, providing key ingredients essential for growth and development.

Price on Lazada: SGD 47.90 - SGD 48.90 > Buy on Lazada

Price on Shopee: SGD 49.90 - SGD 50.90 > Buy on Shopee




6. Aptamil Essensis Organic A2 Protein (Stage 1-3)

Aptamil Essensis Organic A2 Protein

Aptamil® Essensis combines our unique patented synbiotic blend with organic A2 protein milk, making it our most exclusive formulation to help build strong foundations for your baby's future.

Aptamil® Essensis is our most exclusive organic A2 protein milk formulation*
- Patented synbiotic blend
- Organic A2 protein milk sourced from certified organic farms in New Zealand
- Product manufactured and certified organic in New Zealand*
- Includes Stage 1, 2 and 3 formulas

Within the Danone and Nutricia ANZ range Certified Organic By Asure QualitySize: 900g

Price on Lazada: SGD 91.00 - SGD 96.00 > Buy on Lazada

Price on Shopee: SGD 108.00 - SGD 118.00 > Buy on Shopee




C. Goat Milk Formulas

7. Bubs Australian Goat Milk Formula (Stage 1 - 4)

Bubs Organic Australian Goat Milk Infant Formula Stage 1 800G

Aussie Bubs Australian Goat Milk-based Powder Toddler Formula is exclusively formulated for toddlers aged 12 to 36 months. Goat milk naturally contains A2 goat protein which supports gentle digestion and maybe a good alternative for formula-fed toddlers with sensitive tummies.

Made with plant-based Omega-3 (DHA) and Omega-6 (ARA) for premium nutrition. Prebiotics, vitamins, and minerals have been added to support your toddler’s growth and development. No maltodextrin, palm oil, corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, growth hormones, colors, or preservatives.

Price on Lazada: SGD 41.90 > Buy on Lazada



8. Kendamil Goat Milk Formula (Stage 1 -3)

Kendamil Goat Infant Milk Stage 1 (0 - 6 months) 800g

Each Kendamil formula, whether it is the goat milk formula or the cow milk formula, is made with a variety of vitamins and minerals, with full cream nutrients. The selenium and natural prebiotics found in Kendamil Goat milk formula are similar to breastmilk – boosting your baby’s immune system.

Made with 100% full cream goat’s milk that is loaded with prebiotics. Kendamil is rich in vitamins—such as iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D, simply because Kendamil uses ingredients with naturally occurring vitamins. Additionally, DHA & ARA obtained without hexane extraction is fish oil free, and blended into this formula to support muscle, eye, and brain growth. Kendamil contains NO PALM OIL.

Price on Lazada: SGD 58.75 - SGD 61.95 > Buy on Lazada

Price on Shopee: SGD 58.16 - SGD 61.95 > Buy on Shopee




9. Karihome Goat Milk Formula

[Single Tin] Karihome Goat Milk Infant Formula For Infant Stage 1 900g (0-12mth) (New)

Karihome Goat Milk Infant formula is designed to meet the nutritional needs of infants from birth and can be given to infants whose mothers re unable to breastfeed. (0 -12 months) 
Karihome Goat Milk Infant formula is made from fresh goat milk of the highest quality, and fortified with vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients that are necessary for infant development. 

Contains alpha linolenic acid, linolenic acid, taurine, choline, prebiotics and natural nucleotides. 
- Packing changed from 400g to 900g (New)
- AA & DHA (New)
- Nucleotides & Sn-2 palmitic acid (naturally occurring) (New)
- Lactose (New) 

Price on Lazada: SGD 49.50 - SGD 57.53 > Buy on Lazada

Price on Shopee: SGD 49.50 - SGD 57.53 > Buy on Shopee




10. Nature One Dairy® Premium Goat Milk Formula

Nature One Dairy Premium Goat Milk Formula Infant Step 1 800g

- halal-certified 
- australian-made from goat's milk 
- gentle on tummies 
- high quality ingredients 
- certified dairy manufacturer in Australia

Price on Lazada: SGD 39.90 - SGD 42.50 > Buy on Lazada

Price on Shopee: SGD 36.40 - SGD 42.50 > Buy on Shopee


FAQ

1. 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

2. 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.



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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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