The generalization is that that no Holle formula in the company is harmful or made of chemical and GMO to harm your baby. The Holle formulas are Soy free, Gluten free, Egg free, Peanut free and Fish free. However, it does contain maltodextrin. It is a kind of starch derivative that is not harmful for the baby at all; looking at the general usage of the same here maltodextrin is used way carefully to suit the baby’s needs and diet.
Here are some Ingredient lists of various Holle formulas for you to believe that the above is true to its core.
Holle stage 1 Ingredients:
Skimmed milk** (Germany), whey powder* partly demineralised, vegetable oils* (palm oil*, rapeseed oil*, sunflower oil*), maltodextrin*, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, vitamin C, vitamin E, ferrous lactate, zinc sulphate, niacin, Calcium-D-pantothenate, copper sulphate, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, manganese sulphate, vitamin B2, potassium iodate, folic acid, vitamin K, sodium selenate, vitamin D
* from organic farming
**from biodynamic farming
Holle stage 2 Ingredients:
skim milk*, maltodextrin*, skim milk powder*, vegetable oils* (palm oil, rape oil, sunflower oil) , starch (from organic corn)*, sodium nitrate 0.4 g / 100 g, magnesium chloride 210 mg / 100 g, vitamin C, iron sulphate 18 mg / 100 g, vitamin E, zinc sulphate 6.3 mg / 100 g, vitamin A, copper sulphate 0.26 mg / 100 g, potassium iodide 50 åµg / 100 g, vitamin D.
* ingredients from organic agriculture
Holle stage 3 Ingredients:
Whole goat's milk powder* (41 %), maltodextrine*,lactose*, vegetable oils* (palmoil*, rapeseed oil*, sunflower oil*), starch*, Vitamin C, calcium carbonate, sodium citrate, L-cystine, L-tryptophan, L-isoleucine, Vitamin E, iron sulphate, zinc sulphate, calcium D-pantothenate, niacin, copper sulphate, Vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, Vitamin B6, manganese sulphate, potassium iodate, folic acid, Vitamin K1, sodium selenate, biotin, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12
*from organic farming
All this suggest the use of maltodextrin and skimmed milk. While the baby can have allergies from the dairy products it is not important that he/she cannot have the dairy products at all. Maybe it needs to be completely broken down before the intake. Here is where Holle formulas come into action with the usage of hydrolyzed milk proteins it saves your baby from adverse effects of the milk protein and showing you the true picture of what your baby needs!