The folks at Horizon Organic are the first to admit that breastfeeding is the preferred way to feed a baby, but there often comes a time when mothers may choose—or need—to switch to formula.

That’s why the company recently introduced Horizon Organic Infant Formula with Iron, which contains high-quality, certified organic fats, carbohydrates and proteins, as well as the essential vitamins and minerals babies need. The formula meets all FDA requirements for healthy, full-term infants (not for those who are premature, low-birth-weight, immunocompromised, allergic to cow’s milk or its byproducts, or suffering from a condition that led to admission to a neonatal intensive care unit).

As with all milk-based infant formulas, Horizon’s organic variety is made with three cow’s milk derivatives: lactose, nonfat dry milk and whey protein concentrate. The difference, of course, is that Horizon’s cows feed on certified organic grain and hay, grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. The cows never receive synthetic growth hormones or antibiotics. They make milk “the natural way,” with full access to fresh air, clean water and pasture. All of the oils that provide the fats in Horizon’s formula are also organic.

The formula cans, made of stainless steel with an aluminum seal, are recyclable. Two sizes are available: 13.2 oz. (suggested retail: $15.49) and 27.6 oz. ($29.49).

Horizon Organic Infant Formula is currently available in California, Washington and Oregon at natural food stores, specialty retailers and select supermarkets. The company expects to go national in the near future.

Important note: Always check with your pediatrician before switching infant formulas.