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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

Drinking water during pregnancy

Drinking water for women during pregnancy

During your pregnancy, the requirements for water increases slightly in order to support the growth and development of your baby. Water plays a vital role in delivering essential nutrients to your baby, maintaining the level of amniotic fluid for protection and increased blood volume. Drinking adequate amounts of water can help to support these changes.

Water is the perfect fluid to keep you hydrated throughout your pregnancy. Apart from supporting the growth and development of your baby, water can also help reduce constipation which is common in pregnancy by helping to keep your digestive system moving and make bowel movements easier to pass. Additionally, water may also reduce the effects of fatigue, dizziness and headaches which can be exacerbated with a low water intake. 

So how much water should you drink? Dietary Guidelines recommends drinking between 2.4 (14-28 years) -3.1 litres (19-50 years) of water a day, depending on your age. This equates to 8-12 glasses of water per day. You may need to increase your water intake if you live in a hot climate, are very active or need to replace lost fluid if you suffer from morning sickness. 

Consuming inadequate amounts of water may case dehydration, muscle cramps, and in extreme cases increase the risk of premature birth. Symptoms of dehydration may include headaches, light-headedness, confusion, dark coloured urine and urinating less frequently. You can ensure that you are drinking enough water by checking the colour of your urine, if it’s pale yellow or colourless then you’re drinking enough. 

Tips to increase water intake 

  • Keep a water bottle on hand so you can track how much you are drinking
  • Drink water whenever you feel thirsty 
  • Have a glass of water with meals
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables as they also contain water
  • Drink smaller sips at a time which may help if feeling nauseous 
  • Limit caffeine intake to less than 200 mg per day e.g. 1 cup of espresso coffee, 2 cups of instant coffee and 4 cups of tea. Decaffeinated drinks are preferred
  • Avoid energy drinks, sports drinks and limit sugary drinks
  • Avoid all alcohol

If you are needing an extra boost during the day try our Milk Formula for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers

References

  1. Montgomery KS. Nutrition column an update on water needs during pregnancy and beyond. J Perinat Educ. 2002;11(3):40-2. 
  2. Zhang N, Zhang F, Chen S, Han F, Lin G, Zhai Y, He H, Zhang J, Ma G. Associations between hydration state and pregnancy complications, maternal-infant outcomes: protocol of a prospective observational cohort study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2020 Feb 7;20(1):82. 
  3. Derbyshire E, Davies J, Costarelli V, Dettmar P. Diet, physical inactivity and the prevalence of constipation throughout and after pregnancy. Matern Child Nutr. 2006;2(3):127-134.
  4. Thomas DR, Cote TR, Lawhorne L, Levenson SA, Rubenstein LZ, Smith DA, et al. Understanding clinical dehydration and its treatment. J Am Medical Dir Assoc. 2008 Jan 1;9(5):292–296. 
  5. National Health and Medical Research Council. Australian Dietary Guidelines. Canberra: National Health and Medical Research Council, 2013.
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About the author

Shae is Bellamy’s Organic Paediatric Dietitian & Nutrition Manager. She has seven years’ experience in early life nutrition, with expertise in food allergy and intolerance.

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.
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