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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

What is the Best Baby Formula?

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Breastmilk is certainly the best and healthiest option for a growing baby. Yet for a variety of work, life and health reasons, breastfeeding isn’t always possible all the time. This is why it’s essential for many parents that they know what makes a great baby formula. It’s important to note that the components of a great baby formula will depend on your baby’s age.

All formulas in Australia must comply with strict nutrition guidelines set out by the Australian and New Zealand Food Standards and must meet all the complete nutritional needs of babies for the first 12 or so months of their lives at least.

Best baby formula for newborns to six months

Great baby formulas, for the most part, are designed to mimic the properties of breastmilk as closely as possible. Breastmilk contains primarily two different types of protein, casein and whey. Breastmilk naturally contains more whey than casein, so a great baby formula for this age should be whey dominant.

A healthy baby formula should also provide the fats that are an essential source of calories and help with absorbing vitamins. A number of specific fatty acids are necessary for proper development of the brain, nervous system and eyes. As such, a great baby formula should be a source of good fats.

Vitamins and minerals are also necessary for healthy development and should be included in sufficient quantity in a great baby formula. Both fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as water soluble vitamins such as Vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin and others are necessary. A great baby formula will have a healthy balance of all of these.

Best baby formula for six months to one year

Once your baby reaches around the six month mark, their dietary needs begin to change. They can begin to make the move to some solid food and are able to digest more types of food. While they can stay on a baby formula designed to closely match breastmilk, at this point many parents will switch to what’s called a second-stage formula. This will generally have a higher proportion of casein proteins. Importantly, these formulas should still have the healthy fats, vitamins and minerals that were essential during the first six months.

Other considerations

The sources of ingredients that go into a baby formula are an important consideration when making the best choice. To be sure there are no added nasties, organic baby foods are best. Research is beginning to show that pesticides and other harmful chemicals can cause developmental issues in babies and toddlers. With organic formula, you can be sure that no antibiotics, pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or GMO ingredients have been used. Some organic ingredients have been shown to be even more nutritious than conventional produced alternatives.

In addition, organic baby food may be easier for some babies to process. Bellamy’s Organic baby food has been listed by Kidspot as one of Australia’s most beloved baby formulas because parents rave about how healthy it is and how easy babies can digest it.

What do you look for in a great baby formula?

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.