HiPP Stage 1 vs. Hungry Infant Comparison of HiPP Formula
Comparing Stages of HiPP Formula First Infant, Hungry Infant, and Follow On
What is the difference between the HiPP First Infant Milk Stage 1 and the HiPP Hungry Infant Milk? When do I start using the HiPP Follow On Milk Stage 2?
I myself found it difficult to make heads or tails of the different stages. We are still using the First Infant Milk well into the 9th month of development with no issues, but our baby has been much hungrier at night, so we’ve been supplementing with Hungry Infant and Follow On Milk for the evenings. HiPP recommends moving to Stage 2 only if your baby isn’t satisfied. Hungry Infant can be used from birth, however it is generally used by parents to prevent the early onset of weaning. HiPP’s Follow On Milk is a formula intended to complete the weaning diet, meaning a formula used when babies have started eating. Ideally, you could start using Follow On Milk at 6 months of age. Follow On also has more iron than the other two formulas.
Each of the boxes has nutrients in different positions on the panel, making it hard to compare. So I created a complete side-by-side chart comparison, detailing each of the first stages of HiPP’s Organic Combiotic milks in terms of nutrient levels and ingredients. I’ve highlighted the nutrient that approach or exceed a 50% difference between the stages of formula. In the ingredients list, I’ve changed the color of the ingredients that are different in each stage. Looking at it like this, you can really compare each stage. It is interesting that there are different copper, calcium, zinc, and potassium compounds depending on the stage. Also noteworthy, Hungry Infant contains L-carnitine whereas Stage 1 and 2 do not contain this. It also appears that HiPP removed the fish oils from Follow On Stage 2, so if you want something without DHA, you can go with HiPP Stage 2 infant milk. I hope this is useful to you as you decide what to best give your little one!