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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
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Bellamy’s Organic baby formula. How to go from breast to bottle.

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In response to a recent question on how to get a baby to move from breast to bottle, I thought it might be useful to look at a couple of things that mums might try. Whether you want to express breast milk for bottle feeding or using a baby formula, move to full time bottle feeding or would just like your baby to take a bottle on some occasions because it’s more convenient for both of you, here are some tips to help give your baby the nutrition it needs.

Sometimes babies just don’t want the bottle! This could be because they don’t like the feel of the teat in their mouths at first, or the flow from that teat might not be what they’re used to. So the first thing is to try a couple of different shaped teats and to ask for teats with different flow rates. The difficulty with the later is that different manufacturers have different rates, so “slow” for one may not be the same for another.

Remember also that the taste of formula is different to breast milk. Breast milk is a living liquid and the taste and texture of formula is different.  You might like to try expressing some breast milk and making the first bottle feeds with what your baby is used to.  At Bellamy’s, we’ve had a lot of mothers tell us that trying Bellamy’s Organic Baby Formula tastes good, but that won’t work for everyone.

At the first session, make sure you and baby are relaxed, in a comfortable position holding your baby close to your chest (as you would in a breast feed).  Some Mums also offer some skin contact as a way of connecting to your baby.

Tilt the bottle and gently slide the teat of the bottle across your babies mouth, stimulating her to open her mouth.  Hopefully, baby will latch on, and learn to suck from a teat.  If it does not work first time, relax, and start again.

If you are using formula, toward the end of the bottle you may see some froth.  This is perfectly normal, but you should stop feeding at the point where there is no liquid left for your baby to drink.

Finally, from personal experience we know you have to persevere with some of these changes. Obviously there is a high comfort factor in breastfeeding and not so much from a bottle, so with some babies you have to just keep trying!

On the other hand some babies take really well to a bottle, because it can be less work for them.  Just remember bottle feeding can make it really hard for baby to go back to the breast as it does require a different mouth action, so consider the move to a bottle carefully and understand the implications.

If you’d like to know more about Bellamy’s Organic baby formula, cereals and our other products for older children click on this link. It will take you straight to our on-line store http://www.bellamysorganic.com.au/catalogue

Important Notice

Thanks for reading our blog about bottle feeding.  We hope you found this information useful as it helps both breast feeding and formula feeding babies and mums.

But we’d like to remind you 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

  • Breast milk is the best for babies. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age-appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.
  • The content on this website is intended as general information for Singaporean residents only and should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice from your healthcare practitioner. According to recommendations from the Singapore Health Promotion Board, solid food should be given to babies only after 6 months.