Important notice to customers — product packaging changesLearn More


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.
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks
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Complementary feeding: ideals vs. reality


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To formula feed or not to formula feed?

That question still remains one of the most important for many mothers.

Running a business, I didn’t stop working (even going into labour – but Sabine was a week early, so hey) and I reached a point where exclusive breastfeeding was not a realistic option.

What is a modern mum to do? More and more mums are going back to work earlier, either due to financial necessity, or because they simply want to pursue their careers.  In a perfect world we would all breastfeed easily, without the conflicting demands of work, our partners – bless them, or the generally busy lives we lead.. Did someone mention a social life..?

I understand breastfeeding is the best choice…

But what if you have no choice? What if you are sick?  Or your body is full of medication or other toxins you can’t risk passing on?

Do you attempt a half-half approach?  Advice suggests part bottle, part breast can be unsuccessful, but you don’t want your baby going cold turkey either…

You could persist with the breast pump but it still requires the time to do it, or you could give in and change completely to baby formula.

I made the choice to complementary feed, so Sabine could continue to have breast milk, and I could go to work comfortably and help provide for my family.

Decision made, now to choose a formula.

I had no idea whatsoever where to start with the overwhelming wall of tins in the supermarket.  Even though I felt I should, going to a health nurse for help seemed terrifying, as I suspected I would be drilled about why I thought I needed to feed baby formula at all.

No guilt, just the information please, and fast!

As it turned out, Sabine took to anything that was given to her – what an angel!

The guilt at having to hand her over to a bottle… Wow, that sure did take to me!

I offset some of that guilt by choosing an organic baby formula.

I took comfort knowing I could avoid a growing list of additive nasties including growth hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, fertilizers and steroids, so that seemed like a responsible sort of thing to do.

I think I made the right choice for our circumstances.

She’s a happy, healthy girl – in fact you can see her running in the park on the back of yummy Bellamy’s Organic fruit snacks!

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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.