Many of you know that when I had Layla, breastfeeding was not easy. I stuck with it for as long as I could but eventually I needed to supplement with formula.
And after a ton of research, I came up with this list of the best organic formulas for your baby. Last year, I began a screening process to find the most trustworthy online vendor that I could feel comfortable recommending as a place to buy HiPP, Holle, and Lebenswert in the US.
I have spoken with Peter, the owner of Organic Start, multiple times over the past year and after researching him and his business thoroughly, I feel confident in recommending Organic Start as a resource for purchasing HiPP, Lebenswert, and Holle in the US. Peter is a father of triplets who is passionate about making the best European formulas available in the US. Organic Start also sells Topfer, Goat Milk Formula, Anti-Reflux, and Hypoallergenic Formula. After working with Peter over the past couple years, I can confidently say that formulas purchased from Organic Start are safe, authentic, and reliable. Note: If you’re looking to buy HiPP UK, HiPP Dutch, HiPP Germany, Holle, Lebenswert or Holle Goat Formula in BULK (with a bulk discount!) I highly recommend Organic Start Wholesale. (The wholesale arm of Organic Start).
1) Organic Start’s founder, Peter, is a health-minded father of triplets. When his children were infants, he and his wife had to supplement with formula, but his babies didn’t respond well to the options available in the US. Everything changed for the better when they found HiPP and Holle formula. Organic Start grew out of their mission to get the best formula to the U.S. to feed their own babies.
Here’s a quote from Peter: “My family was in the European food business owning several brick and mortar European stores in the past in Astoria, Queens, NY. We have a network of importers and this was my obvious choice to go to my family and ask to import formula for my babies to save money since I had triplets. I then sold so much to friends and family that the obvious choice was to adapt my online skills, with my family skills, and create Organic Start and Organic Start Wholesale.”
2) Peter is from a family of importers, so he’s able to effectively source large quantities of formula directly from Europe. He sent me documentation and photos to verify the supply chain. Also, you can be sure the formula isn’t irradiated because they ship through containers (not air) 90% of the time. Sometimes they do ship in through air if they are running low for some units. In that case, they put in paperwork asking not to be irradiated due to the nature of the product and that has worked.
3) Organic Start and Organic Start Wholesale will always have formula in stock! Peter has been working over the past year to beef up his supply chain to help make this happen.
4) Organic Start is based in Astoria, New York. If you contact them, you’ll get a response quickly and from someone who actually works at the company (vs. a call center!)
Please note that The Picky Eater is not responsible for the quality of either the formula itself or the experience of ordering from Organic Start and Organic Start Wholesale. I am simply saying that based on my research, if I were buying a European formula for my own child, I would feel 100% comfortable getting it from Organic Start, and they would be my go-to source of ordering European formula. This post contains affiliate links.