Enfamil Infant and Gerber Good Start Gentle are standard milk-based formulas designed for babies with no health issues, made from nonfat milk + whey protein concentrate and 100% lactose. However, they differ in whey-to-casein ratio, prebiotics/probiotics, and price.
In this article, we will fully compare these two formulas in terms of mom’s reviews, ingredients, nutrition, and price. Stay with me!!
Mom’s Reviews Comparison:
The table below shows a comparison between Enfamil Infant and Good Start Gentle in terms of mom’s reviews:
Regarding ingredients, both formulas have the same protein, carbohydrate, and fat sources. However, Enfamil Infant has a whey-to-casein ratio of 60:40 and two prebiotics whereas Gerber Good Start Gentle has a ratio of 70:30 with a prebiotic and a probiotic.
The average ratio in breast milk is between 70% to 30% and 80% to 20% in early lactation and 50% to 50% in late lactation. whey protein is digested quickly contrary to casein.
Prebiotics are food for probiotics (good bacteria), a well-fed probiotic will help promote digestive health. Gerber Good Start Gentle has already a probiotic called Bifidobacterium Lactis (B. Lactis).
2’FL HMO (2′-Fucosyllactose) is a prebiotic found naturally in breast milk that started to be introduced by baby formulas to make them close to breast milk, the first baby formula that has introduced this prebiotic is Similac Alimentum (hypoallergenic formula).
« HMOs are special prebiotics found naturally in a mother’s breast milk. They are the most abundant solid ingredient in breast milk after fat and carbohydrates. In breastfed babies, HMOs are scientifically shown to positively affect the microbiome. » says nutritionnews.Abbott
The table below shows a complete comparison between these baby formulas in terms of ingredients:
Both formulas have 9 generic brands to choose from if you didn’t find your primary formula. I wrote a full article about the best 9 generic brands of Gerber Good Start Gentle. and The Best 9 Generic brands of Enfamil Infant
In terms of nutrition, Enfamil Infant has more minerals and vitamin C than Good Start Gentle, between these minerals we found iron, the latter formula has low iron level than most baby formulas.
Price and Size Comparison:
Regarding price and size, Enfamil Infant is cheaper than Good Start Gentle and has a ready-to-feed form.
A baby could drink between 3500 and 4500 oz of formula in the first six months, after solid foods are introduced the range will be between 450 and 600 oz per month. Thus, in the first year, he can drink between 6500 oz and 8500 oz.
Therefore, parents will spend between 8000 $ and 10 000 $ on Enfamil Infant (29.4 oz) and between 8500 $ and 11 000 $ on Gerber Good Start Gentle in the first year.
Or, you can switch to generic brands because they are way cheaper by half and approved by the FDA.
Check this article to know how much formula should a baby eat.
The table below shows a full comparison between Enfamil Infant and Good Start Gentle in terms of price, size, and rating:
|ENFAMIL INFANT||GERBER GOOD|
32 fl oz
28.1 ¢/fl oz
|4.8 of 5.0|
|4.6 of 5.0|
|Has RTF||No RTF|
Buy 12.5 oz HERE
Buy 21.1 oz HERE
Buy 29.4 oz HERE
|Buy 12.7oz HERE|
Buy 27 oz HERE
Can You Mix and Switch Between Enfamil Infant and Gerber Good Start Gentle?
Yes, you can mix and switch between Enfamil Infant and Good Start Gentle because they are regular milk-based formulas with the same protein, fat, and carbs sources designed for babies with no health issues.
The Best One?
These baby formulas are similar, they have the same protein, carbs, and fat sources and they will give your baby the same nutritional value he needs. But, Enfamil Infant is the best in terms of nutrition value and price whereas Gerber Good Start Gentle is good for babies with digestion and stool problems because it has a probiotic.