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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

Which Baby Formula?

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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between our Infant Formula and Follow-On Formula?  Or whether you should change your baby from our Infant Formula to our Follow-On Formula once they reach 6 months of age?

Well, we get these two questions all the time so I thought I would take some time to explain the answers to both, so that you know which baby formula is right for you.

The primary difference between our Infant Formula and Follow-On Formula is the balance of milk proteins.  Both formulas have whey and casein proteins but in different proportions. Whey and casein proteins are found in cow’s milk, from which formula is made, and in human breast milk.

Formula for Newborns

Our Infant Formula is suitable from Birth to 12 months.  The whey and casein milk proteins are balanced in our Infant Formula so that the protein content is whey dominant, with 60% whey and 40% casein. This is a similar ratio to breast milk. Whey is gentler on little stomachs and easier to digest.  It is important that a baby who is formula fed from birth or under 6 months, starts with a whey dominant formula like our Infant Formula.

On no account should a newborn be fed natural cow’s milk or goat’s milk.  Not only are these not suitable for babies, they lack other essential nutritional elements that are found in baby formula.

Our Follow-On Formula is suitable from 6 months to 12 months. This time the protein balance is changed so that it is casein dominant, with 55% casein protein and 45% whey protein. We change the balance because, as casein is slower to digest than whey, it may keep baby feeling full a little longer.

Formula and Breast Milk

Follow-on Formula may be more suitable for babies who are being weaned off breast-milk, or who are starting solid foods and have a more advanced digestive system.  It may also be more suitable for babies over 6 months that are new to formula.

So, what if your baby is on Infant Formula and is over 6 months? Should you change to Follow-On Formula? And why do we provide these two options?

If your baby is satisfied with our Infant Formula and is over 6 months it is perfectly normal and safe to continue to use this up to 12 months of age.

We provide the two options because each baby is different and parents and carers are best to make the decision on what is best for their baby.  If you are still unsure we would recommend that you have a chat with your infant health nurse and they can help you make an educated decision.

Both formulas follow a strict nutrition profile that is dictated by the Australian and New Zealand Food Standards, and both contain all essential vitamins and minerals recommended and required by those standards, so both our Infant Formula & Follow-On Formula will provide all the nutritional requirements your baby needs.

Just like all of our other products, both are certified organic and both are made in Australia.

Mindful Eating

If you’d like to know more about Bellamy’s Organic click this link.

To learn more about the certified organic baby food and nutritious snack products we make click this link.

If you’d like to see more resources for parents click this link.

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.