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NEW FOOD PACKAGING IN STORE NOW

From August 2018, customers will notice our rebranded food packaging start to appear on shelf in all major stockists.

  • CURRENT Packaging
  • new Packaging

We are excited to announce our new packaging will start to appear on shelf from August 2018. This transition to new packaging will occur over a number of months. During this time there will be a mix of current and new packaging on shelf.

There are no major changes to these products, in some instances there is a small name change or slight recipe improvement, see below for the full details.

Products purchased via the website will be delivered to customers in our old packaging until the end of October. From November, products ordered from the website will be delivered in the new packaging.

Please note, our Infant Formula packaging will not be rebranded until later in 2019.

For any questions, connect with our team of accredited practising Dietitians on +61 3 6332 9200

Product name changes

  • Cereal Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Baby Rice
  • NEW Packaging Organic Rice with Prebiotic (GOS) Note: Our Baby Rice recipe has been upgraded to now include GOS Prebiotic
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Vanilla Rice Custard
  • NEW Packaging Organic Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Porridge
  • NEW Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Baby Porridge
  • Ready To Serve Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Banana, Pear & Mango
  • New Packaging Organic Banana, Pear, Apple & Mango
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Mango, Blueberry & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Blueberry, Mango & Apple
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Peach & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Grape, Apple & Peach
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Pumpkin & Tomato Risotto
  • New Packaging Organic Pumpkin, Sweet Potato & Tomato
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Broccoli, Beef & Brown Rice
  • New Packaging Organic Beef & Vegetables
  • Note: We have also upgraded some of our RTS recipes to remove added sugars and to remove some of the more complex ingredients that are not required for young children such as Tamari.
  • RUSKS NAME CHANGES
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks

How Much Milk Do Babies Need?

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Am I feeding my baby often enough?

Is he or she consuming enough milk at each feed?

These are two of the most common concerns for mothers with young or newborn children. And because no two babies are the same, unfortunately it can often be very difficult to get a straight answer. Doctors generally advise feeding between eight and 12 times per day for the first month and eight to 10 times per day thereafter. It is more difficult, though, to say exactly how much is necessary per feed. Yet there are some guidelines that can be helpful.

The first week

With so much going on in the first week, it’s important to understand ahead of time your newborn’s feeding requirements. His or her intake of milk will increase rapidly through this week, beginning with a very small amount at each feed and increasing up to an average of 65 ml per feed. Here’s a general guide:

AgeMilk Consumed Per Feed
1 day7 ml
2 days14 ml
3 days38 ml
4 days58 ml
one week65 ml

While doctors and the World Health Organisation advise that breastfeeding is always the healthiest option, if you do need to feed your newborn formula, your baby will likely consume larger portions per feed.

It’s important to note that these are average numbers. Some babies may consume more or less, of course. If your baby comes off your breast on his or her own and seems settled after a feed, you should feel confident that he or she is getting enough milk. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to say how much time this should take, as some babies will feed extremely quickly, while others will take their time. And often your breasts will produce different amounts of milk, so your baby may prefer feeding from one side over the other. This is completely natural.

Up to six months

Throughout the first month, your baby should begin to get into a routine of feeding, both in terms of times and amount. By the time your baby is one month old, he or she will be consuming on average 750 ml of breastmilk, though depending on the child this can range between 570 and 900 ml. Thus the actual amount consumer per feed will depend on how often your child feeds each day. Your baby will undergo a series of growth spurts during these months, during which he or she is likely to increase the volume of feed. For the most part, though, even as your baby’s weight increases, the volume of breastmilk should stay about the same.

Beyond six months

At about six months, you may begin to introduce solids into your baby’s diet, in which case the volume of milk consumed will likely decrease some. Milk should still make up the majority of your baby’s nutrition during this period, if possible. Any changes in feeding should be gradual, so your baby should never experience any sudden changes in how much milk they receive. If you choose to continue to breastfeed for up to two and three years of age, generally your baby will consume 400 to 550 ml per day during the second year and about 300 to 350 ml during the third.

Once again, every baby is different. If you are worried about whether your baby is eating enough, you should always talk with your paediatrician. But if you trust your instincts and follow your baby’s lead, you can usually feel confident that you’re doing it right.

How much breastmilk do you think your baby consumes each day?

Important Notice

Thanks for reading our blog. We hope you found this information interesting.

• The World Health Organisation recommends that breastfeeding is best for your baby.

• Having a balanced diet when breastfeeding is also important. Baby formulas should only be used after you’ve sought advice from a doctor or health practitioner.

• A decision not to breastfeed can be difficult to reverse and introducing partial bottle feeding will reduce the supply of breast milk. It is also wise to consider the cost of infant formula.

• If you use infant formula, all preparation and feeding instructions must be followed as per the manufacturer’s instructions. This is important for your baby’s health.

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Important Notice to Parents and Guardians

  • The World Health Organisation recommends that breastfeeding is best for your baby.
  • Having a balanced diet when breastfeeding is also important. Infant Formulas should only be used after you’ve sought advice from a doctor or health practitioner.
  • A decision not to breastfeed can be difficult to reverse and introducing partial bottle feeding may reduce the supply of breast milk. It is also wise to consider the cost of infant formula.
  • If you use infant formula, all preparation and feeding instructions must be followed as per the manufacturer’s instructions. This is important for your baby’s health.