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Enfagrow® Toddler Formula vs Milk

Enfagrow® Toddler Formula vs Milk

Learn about Enfagrow® toddler formula vs. milk. This article explains the differences between nutritional drinks for toddlers: Enfagrow, cow's milk, cow's milk with DHA and PediaSure®.

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What's Enfagrow? | Toddler Formula vs. Milk | Enfagrow vs. PediaSure | Enfagrow Products


With so many options to pick from, selecting a nutritious drink option for your toddler can be confusing. Here's some information to help you make a good choice for your toddler's growing brain and body.

What are the benefits of toddler formula vs. milk?


tuna fish oil

Helps support brain development


building block of the brain

Provides oxygen to body tissues and muscles


galactooligosaccharides, polydextrose

Helps support digestive health and the immune system


niacinamide, ascorbic acid,calcium, pantothenate,vitamin b6 hydrochloride,thiamin hydrochloride, vitamin d3, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, ascorbyl palmitate, vitamin e acetate, vitamin a palmitate

Important for growth and development


nonfat milk

Building blocks of cells


calcium carbonate, magnesium phosphate, salt, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, cupric sulfate

Important for growth and development


lactose from nonfat milk, corn syrup solids

Provide energy for the brain and body


vegetable oil

Provides energy for growth and cell functions

What are the benefits of toddler formula vs. milk?

Cow's milk is nutritious and can be an important part of your child's diet. Yet during the toddler stage, while the brain is growing rapidly, many moms prefer giving their children a drink that has DHA. Cow's milk doesn't have DHA and on average, a toddler's daily diet only provides 25% of the DHA many experts recommend. That's why it's a good idea to help fill in the gap with Enfagrow PREMIUM™ Toddler Transitions® or Enfagrow PREMIUM™ toddler nutritional drink™.

There are DHA-fortified cow's milk options. While these offer important nutrients that regular cow's milk does not, they don't have other important nutrients that Enfagrow has such as prebiotics and iron. These are nutrients that moms may want to look out for when thinking about nutritional beverages for toddlers.

What is the difference between Enfagrow and PediaSure?

PediaSure, the original shake, may seem similar to Enfagrow, but it's quite different. This shake is actually a complete nutrition beverage for children who may be below the recommended weight or have other health concerns.

Why are there several Enfagrow products for toddlers - and how are they different?

A 9-month old has different nutritional needs than a two-year-old and that's why we offer two different options as your child continues to grow and change. Most importantly, both have DHA and iron. These two brain-nourishing nutrients are important at every stage, including toddlerhood, a time of rapid brain growth.

Enfagrow Toddler Transitions is for toddlers 9 to 18 months. It has:

  • Nutrition for older infants transitioning into toddlerhood
  • 30 nutrients to support healthy growth, such as calcium, Vitamin D and zinc
  • Natural Defense® Dual Prebiotics® Blend designed to help support digestive health
  • Expert recommended DHA and iron to help support brain development
  • Vitamins to help support immune health

Enfagrow Toddler Nutritional Drink is for toddlers one year and up. It has:

  • Nutrition that complements an older toddler's diet
  • 19 nutrients for healthy growth, such as calcium, Vitamin D and zinc
  • Natural Defense Dual Prebiotics Blend designed to help support digestive health
  • Expert recommended DHA and iron to help support brain development
  • Vitamins to support immune health

Still trying to figure out the best nutritional drink for your toddler? Find out more about nourishing healthy brain growth and important nutrients your toddler's diet may still need.

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