Stage 1 Gerber® Good Start® Gentle

For routine formula feeding
(Birth-12 months)

  • 100% whey protein partially hydrolyzed formula may help reduce the risk of atopic dermatitis, the most common allergic disease of infancy†
  • Probiotic B. lactis to support the immune system and digestive health**
  • Prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) to support digestive health
  • Easy to digest and supports soft stools
  • Expert-recommended DHA for brain and eye development
  • Vitamin D to support bone development
  • Non-GMO — not made with genetically engineered ingredients


†For healthy infants who are not exclusively breastfed and who have a family history of allergy, feeding a 100% whey protein partially hydrolyzed infant formula {like Gerber Good Start} from birth up to 4 months of age instead of a formula made with intact cow’s milk proteins may reduce the risk of developing atopic dermatitis* throughout the first year of life. The scientific evidence for this is limited and not all babies may benefit.

Partially hydrolyzed formulas should not be fed to infants who are allergic to milk or to infants with existing milk allergy symptoms. If you suspect a baby is allergic to milk, or if a baby is on a special formula for the treatment of allergy, their care and feeding choices should be under a doctor’s supervision.      

*the most common allergic disease of infancy

**Probiotic found in Stage 1 Gerber® Good Start® Gentle powder formula only.

Nutrition Information

Nutrients* Per 100 calories Per 100 mL Per Liter (prepared) Per 100 grams of powder
Energy, kcal 100 68 676 502
Volume, mL 148 100 1000 -
Water, g 134 91 906 -
Protein, g 2.2 1.5 14.9 11
% Calories 9% 9% 9% 9%
Protein source 100% whey partially hydrolyzed
Fat, g 5.1 3.4 34.5 25.6
% Calories 46% 46% 46% 46%
Fat source 46% palm olein oil, 26% soy oil, 20% coconut oil, 6% high oleic safflower or sunflower oil, 2% single cell oil
Linoleic Acid, mg 900 609 6087 4518
Linolenic Acid, mg 85 57 575 427
DHA, % total fat 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
ARA, % total fat 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
Carbohydrate, g 11.6 7.8 78.5 58.2
% Calories 46% 46% 46% 46%
Carbohydrate source 70% lactose, 30% maltodextrin
Prebiotic, g/L 4 grams per liter, GOS†
Vitamins        
Vitamin A, IU 300 203 2029 1506
Vitamin D, IU 75 51 507 377
Vitamin E, IU 2 1.4 14 10
Vitamin K, mcg 8 5.4 54 40
Thiamin (Vitamin B1), mcg 100 68 676 502
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), mcg 140 95 947 703
Vitamin B6, mcg 75 51 507 377
Vitamin B12, mcg 0.3 0.2 2 1.5
Niacin, mcg 1050 710 7102 5271
Folic Acid, mcg 15 10 101 75
Pantothenic Acid, mcg 450 304 3044 2259
Biotin, mcg 4.4 3 30 22
Vitamin C, mg 10 6.8 68 50
Choline, mg 24 16 162 120
Inositol, mg 6 4.1 41 30
Minerals        
Calcium, mg 67 45 453 336
Phosphorus, mg 38 26 257 191
Magnesium, mg 7 4.7 47 35
Iron, mg 1.5 1 10 7.5
Zinc, mg 0.8 0.54 5.4 4
Manganese, mcg 15 10 101 75
Copper, mcg 80 54 541 402
Iodine, mcg 12 8.1 81 60
Selenium, mcg 3 2 20 15
Sodium, mg 27 18 183 136
Potassium, mg 108 73 730 542
Chloride, mg 65 44 440 326
Other        
Probiotic, CFU/g powder^ 1 x 106, B. lactis
Added Nucleotides, mg 4.6 3.1 31 23
PRSL, mOsm per 100 kcal 19.6 - - -
PRSL, mOsm per 100 mL - 13.3 - -
PRSL, mOsm per liter - - 133 -
Osmolality, mOsm/kg water 250 250 250 -


  • *Nutrient values and ingredient information current as of March 1, 2016. Values are subject to change. Please refer to product label for current information.
  • Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) contribute approximately 1.5 kcal/gram.

Always refer to the product packaging for the most accurate information. The product packaging and website updates may not occur at precisely the same time.

Ingredients

Stage 1 Good Start® Gentle – Powder Ingredients

WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE (FROM MILK, ENZYMATICALLY HYDROLYZED, REDUCED IN MINERALS), VEGETABLE OILS (PALM OLEIN, SOY, COCONUT, AND HIGH-OLEIC SAFFLOWER OR HIGH-OLEIC SUNFLOWER), CORN MALTODEXTRIN, LACTOSE, GALACTO-OLIGOSACCHARIDES*, AND LESS THAN 2% OF: POTASSIUM CITRATE, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM CITRATE, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, FERROUS SULFATE, ZINC SULFATE, COPPER SULFATE, POTASSIUM IODIDE, MANGANESE SULFATE, SODIUM SELENATE, M. ALPINA OIL**, C. COHNII OIL***, SODIUM ASCORBATE, INOSITOL, CHOLINE BITARTRATE, ALPHA-TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, NIACINAMIDE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, RIBOFLAVIN, VITAMIN A ACETATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, FOLIC ACID, PHYLLOQUINONE, BIOTIN, VITAMIN D3, VITAMIN B12, TAURINE, NUCLEOTIDES (CYTIDINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE, DISODIUM URIDINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE, ADENOSINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE, DISODIUM GUANOSINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE),  ASCORBYL PALMITATE, MIXED TOCOPHEROLS, L-CARNITINE, B. LACTIS CULTURES, SOY LECITHIN.

*A PREBIOTIC SOURCED FROM MILK.
**A SOURCE OF ARACHIDONIC ACID (ARA).
***A SOURCE OF DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID (DHA).    

Stage 1 Good Start® Gentle – Concentrated Liquid Ingredients

WATER, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE (FROM COW'S MILK, ENZYMATICALLY HYDROLYZED, REDUCED IN MINERALS), VEGETABLE OILS (PALM OLEIN, SOY, COCONUT, AND HIGH-OLEIC SAFFLOWER OR HIGH-OLEIC SUNFLOWER), CORN MALTODEXTRIN, LACTOSE, AND LESS THAN 1.5% OF: GALACTO-OLIGOSACCHARIDES,* POTASSIUM CITRATE, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM CITRATE, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, FERROUS SULFATE, ZINC SULFATE, COPPER SULFATE, POTASSIUM IODIDE, MANGANESE SULFATE, SODIUM SELENATE, M. ALPINA,** C. COHNII,*** SODIUM ASCORBATE, INOSITOL, CHOLINE BITARTRATE, ALPHA-TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, NIACINAMIDE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, RIBOFLAVIN, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, FOLIC ACID, PHYLLOQUINONE, BIOTIN, VITAMIN D3, VITAMIN B12, TAURINE, NUCLEOTIDES (CYTIDINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE, DISODIUM URIDINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE, ADENOSINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE, DISODIUM GUANOSINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE), ASCORBYL PALMITATE, MIXED TOCOPHEROLS, L-CARNITINE, SOY LECITHIN.

*A PREBIOTIC SOURCED FROM MILK.
**A SOURCE OF ARACHIDONIC ACID (ARA).
***A SOURCE OF DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID (DHA).    

Stage 1 Good Start® Gentle – Ready to Feed Ingredients (Nurser)

WATER, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE (FROM COW'S MILK, ENZYMATICALLY HYDROLYZED, REDUCED IN MINERALS), VEGETABLE OILS (PALM OLEIN, SOY, COCONUT, AND HIGH-OLEIC SAFFLOWER OR HIGH-OLEIC SUNFLOWER), CORN MALTODEXTRIN, LACTOSE, AND LESS THAN 1.5% OF: GALACTO-OLIGOSACCHARIDES,* POTASSIUM CITRATE, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM CITRATE, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, FERROUS SULFATE, ZINC SULFATE, COPPER SULFATE, POTASSIUM IODIDE, MANGANESE SULFATE, SODIUM SELENATE, M. ALPINA,** C. COHNII,*** SODIUM ASCORBATE, INOSITOL, CHOLINE BITARTRATE, ALPHA-TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, NIACINAMIDE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, RIBOFLAVIN, VITAMIN A ACETATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, FOLIC ACID, PHYLLOQUINONE, BIOTIN, VITAMIN D3, VITAMIN B12, TAURINE, NUCLEOTIDES (CYTIDINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE, DISODIUM URIDINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE, ADENOSINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE, DISODIUM GUANOSINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE), ASCORBYL PALMITATE, MIXED TOCOPHEROLS, L-CARNITINE, SOY LECITHIN.

*A PREBIOTIC SOURCED FROM MILK.
**A SOURCE OF ARACHIDONIC ACID (ARA).
***A SOURCE OF DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID (DHA).    

Stage 1 Good Start® Gentle – Ready to Feed Ingredients (Tetra Pak)

WATER, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE (FROM COW'S MILK, ENZYMATICALLY HYDROLYZED, REDUCED IN MINERALS), VEGETABLE OILS (PALM OLEIN, SOY, COCONUT, AND HIGH-OLEIC SAFFLOWER OR HIGH-OLEIC SUNFLOWER), CORN MALTODEXTRIN, LACTOSE, AND LESS THAN 1.5% OF: GALACTO-OLIGOSACCHARIDES,* POTASSIUM CITRATE, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM CITRATE, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, FERROUS SULFATE, ZINC SULFATE, COPPER SULFATE, POTASSIUM IODIDE, MANGANESE SULFATE, SODIUM SELENATE, M. ALPINA,** C. COHNII,*** SODIUM ASCORBATE, INOSITOL, CHOLINE BITARTRATE, ALPHA-TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, NIACINAMIDE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, RIBOFLAVIN, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, FOLIC ACID, PHYLLOQUINONE, BIOTIN, VITAMIN D3, VITAMIN B12, TAURINE, NUCLEOTIDES (CYTIDINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE, DISODIUM URIDINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE, ADENOSINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE, DISODIUM GUANOSINE 5'-MONOPHOSPHATE), ASCORBYL PALMITATE, MIXED TOCOPHEROLS, L-CARNITINE, SOY LECITHIN.

*A PREBIOTIC SOURCED FROM MILK.
**A SOURCE OF ARACHIDONIC ACID (ARA).
***A SOURCE OF DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID (DHA).    

Note: Information is subject to change. Please read the formula label for the most up-to-date nutritional information and preparation instructions.

Amino Acids

Amino Acid mg/100 kcal mg/100 g*
Histidine 43 217
Isoleucine 140 703
Leucine 236 1183
Lysine 205 1027
Methionine 46 232
Phenylalanine 74 373
Threonine 169 847
Tryptophan 46 230
Valine 132 663
Alanine 116 580
Arginine 56 280
Aspartic Acid 260 1303
Cystine 55 276
Glutamic Acid 386 1937
Glycine 44 223
Proline 139 700
Serine 116 583
Tyrosine 48 240

*Powder Only

Fatty Acids

Fatty Acid mg/100 kcal mg/100 g*
Butyric Acid (C-4:0) 0 0
Caproic Acid (C-6:0) 13 66
Caprylic Acid (C-8:0) 83 415
Capric Acid (C-10:0) 63 319
Lauric Acid (C-12:0) 471 2363
Myristic Acid (C-14:0) 205 1031
Palmitic Acid (C-16:0) 1021 5127
Stearic Acid (C-18:0) 193 969
Other Saturated Acids 33 163
Total Saturated Acids 2082 10453
Palmitoleic Acid (C-16:1) 7 35
Oleic Acid (C-18:1) 1428 7168
Other Monounsaturated Acids 13 67
Total Monounsaturated Acids 1448 7270
Linoleic (n-6) Acid (C-18:2) 900 5302
Linolenic (n-3) Acids (C-18:3) 85 549
ARA (C-20:4) 32.6 154
EPA (C-20:5) 0 0
DHA (C-22:6) 16.3 72
Other Polyunsaturated Acids 6 32
Total Polyunsaturated Acids 1040 6109

*Powder Only

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