HiPP German Formula - Everything You Need to Know

HiPP German is a great formula to start with, and it's very similar to both our HiPP Dutch and HiPP UK formulas.

All of these HiPP formula versions have quite a lot on common - they are nutritionally-complete formulas that contain organic skim milk, organic whey, organic lactose, vegetable oils, prebiotics, essential vitamins & minerals, omega-3 & omega-6 fatty acids, and much more. They are all free from GMO ingredients, gluten, refined sugars, syrup, and synthetic nutrients and preservatives. Best of all, they are all certified organic to European standards. 

Another great thing about HiPP German is that it also contains probiotics in the form of organic lactic acid cultures, which are very similar to the probiotics found in breast milk. 

Probiotics are “good” bacteria that populate the digestive tract. Adding probiotics to your baby’s diet will encourage the growth of healthy gut flora, with the added benefit of helping to alleviate and prevent constipation. Probiotics are thought to have many useful effects, such as improving immune response, reducing colic, and preventing eczema.

Making sure that formula-fed babies are getting probiotics in their diet can help to replicate the immunity-boosting properties of breast milk, particularly since around 30% of a breastfed baby's microbiome comes from the natural probiotics found in breast milk. 

Please see below for our complete breakdown of how HiPP German compares to HiPP Dutch and HiPP UK. 

Differences in HiPP German vs. HiPP Dutch

Ingredient differences:

There is only one difference between HiPP German 1 & HiPP Dutch 1:

  • HiPP German contains “starch” as an ingredient, whereas HiPP Dutch does not. 

There are two differences between HiPP German 2 & HiPP Dutch 2:

  • HiPP German contains “starch” as an ingredient, whereas HiPP Dutch does not. 
  • HiPP German Stage 2 contains soy lecithin, an emulsifier, which HiPP Dutch does not use. 

All of the other ingredients are exactly the same, please see our table below comparing the formula ingredients. 

What we love the most is that both German Stages 1 & 2 both contain probiotics and prebiotics. 

Size differences:

  • HiPP German Stage 1 & 2 comes in 600 gram foil pouches. 
  • HiPP Dutch Stage 1 & 2 comes in 900 gram tins. 

Differences in HiPP German vs. HiPP UK 

Ingredient differences: 

There are two differences between HiPP German 1 & 2 & HiPP UK 1& 2:

  • HiPP German contains “starch” as an ingredient, whereas HiPP UK does not. 
  • HiPP German contains probiotics, whereas HiPP UK does not. 

Size differences:

  • HiPP German Stage 1 & 2 comes in 600 gram foil pouches. 
  • HiPP UK Stage 1 & 2 comes in 800 gram foil pouches. 

Ingredients Comparison: 

HiPP Dutch Stage 1 Ingredients: 

Organic Skimmed Milk, Organic Whey Powder (Partially Demineralized), Organic Vegetable Oils [Organic Palm Oil, Organic Rapeseed Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil], Organic Lactose, Galacto-oligosaccharides (Obtained from Lactose), Whey Protein, Potassium Citrate, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Orthophosphates, Iron Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenate, LCP Oil Mix [Fish Oil, Vegetable Oil from Mortierella Alpina], L-phenylalanine, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Niacin, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Vitamin K, Vitamin D, Vitamin B2, Biotin, Vitamin B12, L-tryptophan, Lactic Acid Culture [Hereditum® Lactobacillus Fermentum Cect 5716], Lactic Acid Stabilizer, Inositol.


HiPP UK Stage 1 Ingredients: 

Organic Skimmed Milk, Organic Whey Powder (Partially Demineralized), Organic Vegetable Oils [Organic Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Sunflower Oil], Organic Lactose, Prebiotic Fibers (Galacto-oligosaccharides from Lactose), Whey Protein, Potassium Citrate, Calcium Chloride, Long-chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (LCPs Oils) [Fish Oil, Vegetable Oil from Mortierella Alpina], L-tyrosine, Sodium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Orthophosphate, Vitamin Mix [Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Niacin, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Vitamin K, Vitamin D, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Biotin, Vitamin B12], L-tryptophan, Iron Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Stabiliser (Lactic Acid), Inositol, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenate.


HiPP German Stage 1 Ingredients:

Skim milk, whey product, vegetable oils (palm oil, rapeseed oil, sunflower oil), starch, galactooligosaccharides from lactose, lactose, fish oil1, calcium chloride, potassium citrate, M. alpina oil, choline, L-tyrosine, sodium citrate , Calcium carbonate, L-tryptophan, zinc sulfate, iron sulfate, L-histidine, stabilizer lactic acid, calcium orthophosphate, vitamin C, natural lactic acid culture (Lactobacillus fermentum hereditum®2), niacin, vitamin E, pantothenic acid, copper sulfate, magnesium sulfate, vitamin A, vitamin B1, potassium iodate, folic acid, vitamin B6, sodium selenate, vitamin K, manganese sulfate, vitamin D, biotin, vitamin B12.


HiPP Dutch Stage 2 Ingredients: 

Organic Skimmed Milk, Organic Lactose, Organic Vegetable Oils [Organic Palm Oil, Organic Rapeseed Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil], Organic Whey (Partially Demineralized), Galacto-oligosaccharides (obtained from Lactose), Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Iron Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodate, Sodium Selenate, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, L-tryptophan, Lactic Acid, Lactic Acid Culture [Hereditum® Lactobacillus Fermentum CECT 5716].


HiPP UK Stage 2 Ingredients: 

Organic Skimmed Milk, Organic Vegetable Oils [Organic Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Organic Lactose, Organic Whey Powder (Partially Demineralized), Fiber [Galacto-oligosaccharides from Lactose), Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins (Vitamin C, Niacin, Vitamin E, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A, Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Folic Acid, Vitamin K, Vitamin D, Biotin, Vitamin B12], Ferrous Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, L-tryptophan, Zinc Sulfate, Magnesium Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite.


HiPP German Stage 2 Ingredients:

Skim milk, vegetable oils (palm oil, rapeseed oil, sunflower oil), whey product, lactose, starch, galactooligosaccharides from lactose, emulsifier lecithins (soy), calcium carbonate, vitamin C, potassium citrate , Iron lactate, L-tryptophan, potassium chloride, vitamin E, natural lactic acid culture (Lactobacillus ® 1 fermentum hereditum), vitamin A, niacin, zinc oxide, vitamin D, pantothenic acid,Copper sulfate, vitamin K, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, manganese sulfate, potassium iodate, folic acid, vitamin B2, sodium selenate, biotin, vitamin B12.

HiPP Stage 1 Ingredient Comparison (German, Dutch & UK)

German

Dutch

UK

Skimmed milk

Skimmed milk

Skimmed milk

Whey

Whey

Whey

Palm Oil

Palm Oil

Palm Oil

Rapeseed Oil

Rapeseed Oil

Rapeseed Oil

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower Oil

Lactose

Lactose

Lactose

Fish Oil (DHA)

Fish Oil (DHA)

Fish Oil (DHA)

ARA

ARA

ARA

Galacto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic)

Galacto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic)

Galacto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic)

Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Chloride, Zinc, Copper, Iodine, Manganese, Selenium, Fluoride, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D,

Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin K, Biotin, Niacin, Choline, Inositol

Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Chloride, Zinc, Copper, Iodine, Manganese, Selenium, Fluoride, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D,

Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin K, Biotin, Niacin, Choline, Inositol

Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Chloride, Zinc, Copper, Iodine, Manganese, Selenium, Fluoride, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D,

Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin K, Biotin, Niacin, Choline, Inositol

Lactobacillus Fermentum (probiotic)

Lactobacillus Fermentum (probiotic)

Starch

HiPP Stage 2 Ingredient Comparison (German, Dutch & UK)

German

Dutch

U.K.

Skimmed milk

Skimmed milk

Skimmed milk

Whey

Whey

Whey

Palm Oil

Palm Oil

Palm Oil

Rapeseed Oil

Rapeseed Oil

Rapeseed Oil

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower Oil

Lactose

Lactose

Lactose

Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-6 fatty acids

Omega-6 fatty acids

Omega-6 fatty acids

Galacto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic)

Galacto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic)

Galacto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic)

Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Chloride, Zinc, Copper, Iodine, Manganese, Selenium, Fluoride, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin K, Biotin, Niacin

Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Chloride, Zinc, Copper, Iodine, Manganese, Selenium, Fluoride, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin K, Biotin, Niacin

Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Chloride, Zinc, Copper, Iodine, Manganese, Selenium, Fluoride, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin K, Biotin, Niacin

Lactobacillus Fermentum (probiotic)

Lactobacillus Fermentum (probiotic)

Starch

Soy lecithin

HiPP German FAQs:

Is soy bad for my baby?
HiPP German Stage 2 contains soy lecithin as an emulsifier. While soy lecithin does contain trace amounts of soy, it does not contain a sufficient amount of soy proteins to invoke a response. Those babies with a sensitivity to soy should not have any issue with the lecithin.

Are the ingredients organic?
HiPP German 1 & 2 are indeed organic. The box will have the BIO leaf on it indicating it’s certified organic.

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