The first organic, European-style infant formula with FDA approval, Bobbie’s recipe is modeled after breast milk and designed with the Autism is proof that love doesn’t need words shirt moreover I love this EU nutritional standards—updated as recently as 2019—in mind. Sourced with Organic Valley milk from pasture-raised cows on family farms around the U.S. and manufactured in Vermont, Bobbie was created with the idea that what you put in formula (adequate levels of DHA, a fatty acid that is not regulated in the U.S. but has been proven essential to eye and brain development in recent medical studies) is just as important as what you leave out (high-insulin spiking simple sugars and cheap carbohydrate additives, such as corn syrup, which are also not regulated in the U.S.).
Still, that Bobbie has secured FDA approval after a hiccup early in its process that caused Modi and her cofounder, fellow Airbnb veteran Sarah Hardy, to scrap their initial pilot program and regroup with a different, and ultimately better manufacturing partner, is one of the Autism is proof that love doesn’t need words shirt moreover I love this most impressive things about its debut. “While the FDA has a ways to go in advancing the nutrition science in infant formula, it does serve a very specific purpose,” says Jacqueline Winkelmann, M.D. a board-certified, hospital-based pediatrician in Southern California. Winkelmann, a medical adviser for Bobbie, is hesitant to vilify the U.S. formula industry. “You can’t sacrifice safety for quality,” she says, explaining that the advantage of the FDA is that everything is so tightly regulated: manufacturing facilities are routinely audited for safety, and 2,000 tests are conducted on a single batch of formula before it is shipped. As the agency cannot apply the same oversight to European brands, Winkelmann warns that there are “a whole host of concerns with importing” from what has essentially become a formula black market, such as unknown storage and distribution practices, as well as the simple fact that these foreign labels are typically not printed in English so many American parents make mistakes with dosage. But Winkelmann doesn’t blame them for wanting better options. “Today’s parents are very different from the parents of the 1970s. They have much more information and they’re much more particular about ingredient sourcing and environmental impact,” she says.