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Gerber Good Start Gentle Powder Infant Formula, 23.2 Ounce

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  • Only good start formula begins with 100% whey proteins broken down to be easy to digest
  • We start with our GENTLE formula and tailor the vitamins and minerals to support the needs of growing babies and toddlers
  • A blend of antioxident vitamins C and E, zinc and vitamin A for natural immune system support
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Important Information

Safety Warning
Warning: do not use microwave to warm formula. Serious bums may result.
Do not use if outer quality seal or inner foil seal is damaged.

Ingredients
Whey Protein Concentrate (from Cows Milk, Enzymatically Hydrolyzed, Reduced in Minerals), Vegetable Oils (Palm Olein, Soy, Coconut, and High-Oleic Safflower or High-Oleic Sunflower), Corn Maltodextrin, Lactose, Galacto-Oligosaccharides*, and less than 2% of: Potassium Citrate, Potassium Phosphate, Calcium Chloride, Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Magnesium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenate, M. Alpina Oil**, C. Cohnii Oil***, Sodium Ascorbate, Inositol, Choline Bitartrate, Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin A Acetate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Phylloquinone, Biotin, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12, Taurine, Nucleotides (Cytidine 5'-Monophosphate, Disodium Uridine 5'-Monophosphate, Adenosine 5'-Monophosphate, Disodium Guanosine 5'-Monophosphate), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Mixed Tocopherols, L-Carnitine, Soy Lecithin.
*A Prebiotic Fiber sourced from Milk.
**A source of Arachidonic Acid (ARA).
***A source of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA).

Directions
Directions for preparation and use:
Your baby's health depends on carefully following the preparation, use, and storage instructions below. Ask your baby's doctor about infant formula feeding including how much to feed and the need to sterilize (boil) water and preparation utensils before mixing formula. Powdered infant formulas are not sterile and should not be fed to premature infants or infants who may have immune problems unless directed and supervised by your baby's doctor.
Always wash your hands and utensils before preparing formula.
Step 1.
Pour desired amount of water into bottle. See chart on inside label.
Step 2.
Add 1 unpacked level scoop (8.9g) of powder for each 2 fl oz water. (Only use enclosed scoop.)
Step 3.
Cap bottle; shake well. Feed baby immediately or refrigerate and use bottle within 24 hours. Once feeding begins, use within 1 hour or discard.
Storage: tightly cover open container and use within 1 month. Store open and unopened containers in a cool, dry place. Avoid extreme storage temperatures.
Use by date on bottom of container.

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Product Description

Size: 23.2 Ounce

From the Manufacturer

GERBER GOOD START Gentle Powder, 23.2 Ounce Product Shot

Made with key nutrients found in breastmilk to support healthy growth and development.
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DHA and ARA for brain and eye development. View larger.

GERBER GOOD START Gentle Powder is made with key nutrients found in breastmilk to provide complete nutrition for your growing baby. This formula has the iron that babies need and contains easy-to-digest proteins. Fatty acids DHA and ARA promote healthy brain and eye development, and prebiotics support digestive health. GERBER GOOD START Gentle Powder is suitable for feeding babies from birth up to 12 months.

COMFORT PROTEINS Are Easy on Your Baby's Tummy

Only GERBER GOOD START infant formulas start with 100 percent whey protein, the highest-quality protein available in infant formula. These proteins are partially broken down into smaller pieces and are easy for your baby to digest.

May Provide Protective Benefits

GOOD START Gentle Formula is made with 100 percent whey proteins that are partially hydrolyzed.

For healthy infants who are not exclusively breastfed and who have a family history of allergy, feeding 100 percent whey-protein partially hydrolyzed infant formula from birth up to 4 months of age instead of a formula containing intact cow's milk proteins may reduce the risk of developing atopic dermatitis during the first year of life. The FDA has concluded that the relationship between 100 percent whey-protein partially hydrolyzed infant formulas and the reduced risk of atopic dermatitis is uncertain, because there is little scientific evidence for the relationship.

Partially hydrolyzed formulas should not be fed to infants who are allergic to milk or infants with existing milk allergy symptoms. If you suspect your baby is already allergic to milk, or if your baby is on a special formula for the treatment of allergy, your baby's care and feeding choices should be under a doctor's supervision.

DHA and ARA for Healthy Brain and Eyes

GOOD START Gentle Powder includes DHA and ARA, two fatty acids, or lipids, that are found naturally in breastmilk and which support healthy development of brain and eye tissues. This formula also has a blend of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E as well as zinc to support a strong immune system.

Prebiotic Fiber for Digestive Health

This formula includes prebiotic Galactooligosaccharides (GOS). This prebiotic fiber is naturally occurring in breastmilk and can help support a baby's digestive health.

Convenient Powder--Just Add Water

This powder comes in an EasyScoop plastic container that makes it easy to mix exactly the amount you need with no mess or waste. Simply add water according to the package directions, and you're ready to feed.

From Younger Formula to Older Baby and Toddler Formula

GOOD START Gentle Powder provides the nutrients babies need from birth to 12 months. The AAP recommends avoiding cow's milk as a beverage until your baby is at least one year old. Cow's milk doesn't have the proper balance of nutrients -- such as the level of iron -- your baby needs for growth and development. After one year, older baby and toddler formulas are a nutritious choice for babies who may not be eating a balanced diet. These formulas as designed to provide extra nutrition assurance for babies nine to 24 months old.

What's in the Box

GERBER GOOD START Gentle Powder, 23.2 Ounce.

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GERBER GOOD START Gentle Powder

At a Glance:
  • Nutrition inspired by breastmilk to support healthy growth and development
  • COMFORT PROTEINS for easy digestion
  • DHA and ARA for brain and eye development
  • Prebiotics support digestive health
  • Birth up to 12 months

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Birth+ Milestone Information

Physical skills:
  • May need head support
  • May be gaining head control
Eating skills:
  • Uses sucking pattern from breast or bottle
Hunger cues:
  • Cries or fusses to show hunger
  • May bring fingers to mouth
  • Roots for nipple
Fullness cues:
  • Releases nipple or stops sucking
  • Slows down speed of sucking - may even fall asleep
Nutrition basics:
  • Breastmilk is best nutrition
  • Infant formula provides complete nutrition and is the only substitute for breastmilk
Appropriate nutrition choices:
  • Breastmilk
  • GERBER GOOD START formulas

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Product Description Nutrition Inspired by Breastmilk For Advanced Immune Support For Sensitive Tummies For Excessive Crying & Colic Enriched Nutrition for Babies Born Prematurely Nutrition for Older Baby and Toddler Nutrition for Older Baby and Toddler with Advanced Immune Support Nutrition for Older Baby and Toddler for Sensitive Tummy
Protein Source 100% Whey Protein Partially Hydrolyzed 100% Whey Protein Partially Hydrolyzed Soy Protein Partially Hydrolyzed 100% Whey Protein Partially Hydrolyzed 100% Whey Protein Partially Hydrolyzed 100% Whey Protein Partially Hydrolyzed 100% Whey Protein Partially Hydrolyzed Soy Protein Partially Hydrolyzed
DHA / ARA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Prebiotics GOS (Galacto-oligosaccharides) - a prebiotic fiber sourced from milk
Probiotics Bifidobacterium lactis (B. lactis) - to help strengthen a healthy immune system Lactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri) - a probiotic shown to reduce crying time in colicky breastfed infants
Lactose Content (% of carbohydrates) 70% Lactose 70% Lactose Lactose Free,
Milk Free
30% Lactose 50% Lactose 70% Lactose 70% Lactose Lactose Free,
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Product Details

Size: 23.2 Ounce
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004SKVWNW
  • UPC: 050000111787
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Item model number: SFS ONLY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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Customer Reviews

The best formula that my baby could have.
ligia
This has been very gentle on my 4mo. old sons tummy and we have had no gas issues whatsoever.
Katie
Finally we found Gerber Good Start Gentle.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

56 of 63 people found the following review helpful By T. Smith on December 4, 2011
Size Name: 23.2 Ounce Verified Purchase
We tried several formulas. At first we went with Similac Sensitive, which worked well for our baby's gassy tummy. With all the coupons for Similace we found it cheaper but after talking with my pediatrician we finally decided to look at the ingredients on the back of the container. Both Similac and Enfamil list corn syrup as their number one ingredient. Only Gerber Goodstart has real ingredients and it is the only formula I will trust for my little one.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Michael on April 29, 2013
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Its baby formula and my 6 week old spits it up less than everything else. He went from 7 lbs to 12 lbs in 6 weeks and sleeps 10 hours a night. What else needs be said !
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38 of 54 people found the following review helpful By D. Endecott on February 16, 2013
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My husband and I have a philosophy with my older son that if we won't eat it, then we won't force him too. With the new baby we took a similar approach. My daughter was exclusively breastfed for her first 6 months, but then I was unable to supply enough for her growing needs so we needed to supplement. We tried all the name brands beginning with the organics because that is what we prefer...Earth's Best, Similac, then Enfamil...they all smelled terrible and tasted worse! The baby wouldn't drink any of them, not that I blame her because I certainly wouldn't. Finally I tried Gerber Good Start and the smell was significantly more tolerable and amazingly enough she will drink it! I would recommend this formula to anybody having difficulty getting their breastfed baby to take anything else.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jessica on June 30, 2014
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I REALLY wanted my baby on similac. I THOUGHT that was the best formula after reading some reviews and ingredient searches. Also, Similac was the formula I used as a baby, and its been around what seems forever.... But my baby had a different opinion on that.
While she LOVED the taste of similac, it just didn't seem to agree with her stomach. It left her with watery bowel movements that immediately absorbed up into her diapers. Its like it had NO consistency. This worried me. Then her reflux started to worsen, and her spit up was constant.
After trying so many formulas: similac Advance, similac sensitive, Alimentum (P.U.) Gerber soothe, we finally used the orange gerber gentle. It took her some time to get use to the taste. I think Gerber is mild, and doesn't taste or smell bad, but the similac was definitely sweeter tasting. So we used half similac and gerber, and gradually decreased the similac more and more. Now there is no problem.
We didn't stay on the Gerber purple soothe because she would only have a bowel movement every 3-4 days on it, and when she did go, it was a huge amount of poo!
She has regular normal bowel movements. Way less spit up. Reflux is almost non existent. She is a happy baby on her Gerber. My second child was on Gerber Gentle because WIC paid for it, and she never had any issues on it either. Now my third is on it and doing great. I love that it doesn't have a bad smell, and it doesn't taste that bad. Whenever I have forgotten a bottle ( like the ones kicked under the couch) when I go to clean it, the smell is still pretty mild compared to what other formulas smell like if you forget about them! I love that Whey is the protein instead of Casein, which I think may have just been a little too hard on my little one's tummy.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Homeowner on May 21, 2014
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At first my wife and I hated the idea of using baby formula. They smell bad (fishy) and taste bad too (also a bit fishy eww). We didn't want to give our baby daughter anything that we wouldn't want to eat ourselves. I'm sorry but liquified fish is not my idea of comfort food.

However, my wife's milk production wasn't keeping up with our growing baby and it was becoming more difficult. My wife was dragging her breast pump to work, getting up in the middle of the night to pump, etc.

We tried several other formulas (she really didn't like enfamil or similac) but finally settled on Gerber Good Start Gentle. Initally we mixed it with real breastmilk and after a few weeks she was gobbling it up! Here we are a few months later. We've completely phased out breastmilk and she still looks forward to her bottles! With a few good burps she never has an upset tummy.

We look back now and laugh at all the stressing we did over introducing formula. We appreciate the flexibility of having food for her at all times and not fretting over milk production. Our baby is happier and healthier than ever. We're official Gerber fans!

So, you first time parents out there, relax and breathe. Baby formula is not going to smell great, or taste great, but your baby will like it. I've read in several places now that baby taste buds are largely undeveloped in infancy and they are not nearly as discriminating as our developed palates are. They just want their tummy full and at the end of the day we just want them to get well balanced, proper nutrients. Good Luck!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Rlp165 on March 22, 2014
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My lactation consultant recommended this formula when I was weaning my daughter. It was a smooth transition, using Dr. Brown's bottles.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Margaret K. on January 14, 2014
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Gerber breaks down the milk proteins differently than Similac and has fixed my daughter's constipation problems once I stopped breast feeding. Similac had her soooo backed up it was painful. Also, if you use Subsribe and Save it is cheaper than any grocery store!
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