Lebenswert Organic Formula

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Lebenswert bio quality promise:


The milk of Lebenswert organic milk nutrition comes exclusively from organic farmers, whose species-appropriate stock breeding follows strict guidelines of organic farming.  From making, via processing to ready product, the special organic quality is ensured by means of independent checks. In organic farming, man, animal and land are valued and respected. Farming in balance with nature is the most important matter. Organic farmers stand for species-appropriate stock breeding, plant protection and soil fertilization without chemical or synthetic agents and careful management of soil’s fertility. Produce made under this requirements are sustainable and preserve nature.

In 2009, the “Lebenswert bio” brand was introduced by Holle. The brand adheres to Bioland guidelines for farmers and manufacturers. These guidelines are even more stringent than the EC Eco-Regulation, and are constantly evolving. For further information on the Bioland Association, see www.bioland.de.



167 thoughts on “Lebenswert Organic Formula

  1. Is this particular formula recommended if I am also nursing but need to supplement, or only if the bay is only on the formula exclusively?

  2. I just found out that I am pregnant (yay!), but I am realizing my milk supply is low/non-existant. I would like to order this product today and I am wondering how long you think 1 box will last. My LO is 10 months so I’m trying to buy enough to feed her until she is 12 months.

    • Hi Megan,
      Congratulations on the pregnancy! A box of Lebenswert stage 1 makes about 116 fluid ounces of formula. We currently have a limit of 5 boxes per client per day. Be sure to place your order as close to 10am CST as possible, because we will meet our daily order limit VERY quickly. 🙂

      • Thanks! I am reading a little bit more about the HIPP follow on formula and stage 3 formulas. Would that be better because LO is already 10 months? I was going with Lebenswert because it is sweetened with lacoste.

  3. Hello! My 7 month old is starting day care soon and my milk supply is to low to pump. I really want to supplement with this formula, do you know when you will get this back in stock?

  4. My son is 8.5 months old and has been exclusively breastfeed. We are wanting to add formula in when I’m away because I can’t pump. Would this be ok or would I need a stage 2 or 3 ?

  5. Hi,
    Do you think it is ok to mix Holle Stage 1 and this new Lebenswert formula? I am switching from Holle to Lebenswert and I thought I would gradually switch over. But then I also realized I just purchased 2 more Holle Stage 1’s (as the Lebenswert was sold out) do you think it is a bad idea to bounce back and forth? Thanks!!

  6. I am considering joining your membership, but noticed Lebenswert is not on the order form, is this correct? If so, do you plan on adding it?

  7. Meanwhile, it says that Lebenswert should be in stock today, but I did not see it on the order form. Do you know when it will be in stock? Thanks

    • My apologies. Unfortunately we cannot prevent or predict shipping delays with overseas shipping. Hopefully it will be available in the next day or so, but often times we do not know until the morning of that the formula is being delivered on any given day. We are doing everything possible to make this formula accessible for parents in the states, but there are many factors outside of our control that make it rather challenging.

  8. I think she means, it says in stock 8/13, today, but it didn’t appear to be on the order form earlier today, so we are unsure how to order it. I had the same problem. Will it be available tomorrow?

  9. When will holle lebenswert be available for ordering? While trying to place an order yesterday and today it was not an available option.

    • Hopefully in the next 3-5 days. We typically sell out of the Lebenswert in minutes, and unfortunately those shipments take 4-6 weeks to arrive from Germany. The good news is that our UK supplier is going to start supplying us with Lebenswert as well in the next 2 weeks or so. We should have a much larger and more consistent supply from then on out. I know it is frustrating… We are frustrated, as well! I recommend using Holle stage 1 in the meantime. We will post specific information on availability as soon as we have more information. 🙂

  10. I have the same question as Angie. Was hoping to order the Holle Lebenswert but have also noticed it’s been unavailable the last few times I’ve checked. I understand shipping has been an issue, but do you know when a good day to check back would be?


    • Hopefully in the next 3-5 days. We typically sell out of the Lebenswert in minutes, and unfortunately those shipments take 4-6 weeks to arrive from Germany. The good news is that our UK supplier is going to start supplying us with Lebenswert as well in the next 2 weeks or so. We should have a much larger and more consistent supply from then on out. I know it is frustrating… We are frustrated, as well! I recommend using Holle stage 1 in the meantime. We will post specific information on availability as soon as we have more information. 🙂

  11. Holle 1 seems to constipate my 4 month old. Does Lebenswert have any different properties that could potentially help with this situation? Right now I’m switching her from Holle 1 to Baby’s Only but I would much rather use a Holle or Hipp formula. Would Hipp be worth trying? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

      • I’m having the same problem with my 4 month old. Doctor has suggested giving 2 ounces of water each day but we haven’t been successful with getting him to drink that yet. Stools are very hard and he seems to be in pain when passing them. Did you have luck switching to HiPP?

  12. Hi,

    I am desperately searching for Lebenswert stage 1. Sorry to hear about your damaged shipments. Is there any chance you would sell the damaged Lebenswert as discontinued products? If not, what would be the estimated date for Lebenswert coming back in stock?

    Also, do you know if there is any difference in taste between Holle stage 1 and Lebenswert stage 1? Does the lactose vs maltodextrin alter the taste? My baby despises bottles, so don’t want to confuse him with different tastes, as I fear he might reject the bottle again 🙁

    Thanks much.

    Best regards.

    • The damaged shipments were actually only Holle 1 and Holle 2. We are sold out of Lebenswert and anxiously waiting our shipments! Hopefully we will have more in the next 2-3 days. I am uncertain of taste differences.

  13. How long is the formula good for after you open the package, if it is kept in a sealed plastic container? Also, how long in advance can you make it if it is not being refrigerated?


    • It is recommended to discard the formula after 2 weeks of being opened. If the prepared formula is not being refrigerated, it should be consumed within 1 hour of mixing- Same as American formula.

  14. Do you have instructions in English for how to prepare the Holle Lebenswert? I just received shipment today and didn’t even think about the language barrier!! Thank you!

  15. Hi. I realize that other people have posted similar questions. I just want to make certain that I am clear on what to order. Lebenswert bio Organic Infant Formula 1 is suitable for babies up to 1 year (there is no need to use stage 2 at 6 months)? Thx

    • The box is labeled “from birth,” which is fairly ambiguous. Stage 2 does have more iron in it than stage 1, which is important b/c a baby’s natural iron stores begin to deplete at 6 months of age. I recommend reading this article that addresses the topic of first infant milks vs follow on milks.

  16. We just ordered this formula and are looking to only give our son about 4oz a day to supplement with breastfeeding. I know that it only keeps for two weeks after being opened. Do you know if it would keep longer if I stored the powder in the freezer? Or is there another way to keep it longer? I don’t think we would get through a package before it expires. Would love your advice! Thanks!

  17. Folks

    Thanks for doing wonderful job or ordering for us and making it available in US. Quick question: Is it a powder or ready to drink formula?

  18. Do you have an English translation of the Nutritional Information Box? I wanted to take this to my pediatrician to review, but the everything is in German! Thanks so much!

    • Nutrition
      per 100 g product per 100 ml fluid intake
      Energy 2.077 kJ / 496 kcal 274 k / 66 kcal
      – of which saturates
      – of which mono unsaturates
      – of which poly unsaturates
      23.7 g
      8.2 g
      10.3 g
      4.9 g 3.1 g
      1.1 g
      1.4 g
      0.6 g
      – of which sugar
      – of which lactose
      – of which cornstarch 59.7 g
      59.7 g
      59.7 g
      0.0 g 7.9 g
      7.9 g
      7.9 g
      0.0 g
      0.0 g 0.0 g
      11.3 g 1.5 g
      0.5 g 0.07 g
      Vitamin A 400.0 µg 5.5 µg
      Vitamin D 7.5 µg 1.0 µg
      Vitamin E 15.0 mg 2.0 mg
      Vitamin K 6.2 µg 8.2 µg
      Vitamin C 11.5 mg 15.0 mg
      Vitamin B1 0.67 mg 0.09 mg
      Vitamin B2 1.9 mg 0.25 mg
      Niacin 5.0 mg 0.66 mg
      Vitamin B6 0.57 mg 0.08 mg
      Folate 154.0 µg 20.0 µg
      Vitamin B12 1.6 µg 0.21 µg
      Biotin 14.0 µg 1.8 µg
      Pantothenic acid 4.0 mg 0.53 mg
      Natrium 0.2 g 0.03 g
      Potassium 600.0 mg 79.0 mg
      Chloride 345.0 mg 46.0 mg
      Calcium 520.0 mg 69.0 mg
      Phosphorous 330.0 mg 44.0 mg
      Magnesium 55.0 mg 7.3 mg
      Ferric 4.4 mg 0.6 mg
      Zinc 3.1 mg 0.41 mg
      Copper 0.3 mg 0.041 mg
      Manganese 0.06 mg 0.008 mg
      Fluoride 0.06 mg 0.008 mg
      Selenium 15.0 µg 2.0 µg
      Iodine 120.0 µg 16.0 µg
      Choline 89.0 mg 12.0 mg
      Inosiltol 40.0 mg 5.3 mg

  19. Hello! I am new to this website and desperate to find a safe spot in which I can purchase Holle formula for my baby. When will it become available again?

  20. I am using Lebenswert bio Organic Infant Formula 1 from you guys (thank you); my daughter is 4 months old (today) can we stick with #1 or should we move to #2 soon. We are going to start her first solid foods in the coming weeks so thought I would ask how this could relate to change formula number. Thank you for your help. – Natasha (and Lehar)

  21. Hi! I know you get this question a lot but I have to ask…when will this formula be available again? I just did the research and came across this website tonight to find out it looks like it was available this afternoon and is already sold out. Thanks so much!

    • Good Morning,
      The registration period for the month of November is closed. If we have a December membership club, the registration period would begin on 11/1. We typically post the registration form on the LWO Club page. We may not offer the membership club for the month of December due to holidays and travel.

  22. hi,

    I placed an order on OCt 28th for a preorder that will be sent out early next week. When can I expect the invoice? I want to make sure I dont miss it before it expires. thank you!

  23. Hi, Do you sell Holle Lebenswert stage 2? I could not seem to find it on the website, but then I remember reading somewhere that you can continue with stage one beyond 6 months so I wasn’t sure if you even sold it.

  24. Hello!

    I just switched my 6 month old to lebenswert 2 but was interested on actually putting her on stage 1 because she still feeds on demand and hasn’t started solids regularly yet. Can stage 1 last through until 12 months?

    Thank you!

  25. Hi I’m just wondering how the membership works? Does the membership just guarantee that you will get your order of lebenswert for the month? So do you pay the monthly fee and the price of the product on top of that? Also, are you automatically added to the membership monthly or do you have to try to become a member every month? Thank you!

    • Yes, the membership fee is a convenience fee of sorts. By paying the fee, you are avoiding the daily ordering window, formula shortages, and ordering limits. You still pay for formula and shipping, but you do not have to worry about running out of formula, which for many families is quite important.

  26. What is the volume of formula contained in one of the Lebenswert boxes? Not in terms of fluid volume, but weight of formula powder e.g. 400, 500 or 600 gm?

    • I see this listed above, but the amounts are on a different line for the fat and carbs so I am having a hard time understanding which amount correlates with which ingredients. Also, why are there 2 amounts listed beside each of the other ingredients? Thanks.

  27. My baby is 5 months. I’m starting to introduce solids to my baby and am also breastfeeding. When my baby latches he gets a great amount at each feeding but not when I pump. When I’m away from him I would like a supplement formula. Is this formula okay to use to supplement while introducing solids?

  28. I am wondering if there have been any cases of babies not liking this formula? I will be returning to work at the end of March and don’t want to open a box till then. The problem is my window to returning the rest of the boxes would have passed and I won’t know if my son will take the formula (he’s exclusive breastfeeding at the moment) Any information will help. 🙂

    • Every baby is different, and every baby tolerates formula differently. We always recommended placing small orders initially to make sure a baby does well on a formula before placing a larger order.

  29. Is Holle Lebenswert Stage 1 Iron fortified? If so, how much iron is in a 8 oz serving? Our baby is 6 months old and I am worried about his iron levels. Thanks!

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