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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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What’s normal when it comes to baby poo?

What normal when it comes to baby poo

Your baby’s poo – what’s normal and what’s not?

When it comes to baby poo, there are many different colours, texture and frequency – and most of them are normal. Your baby’s poo depends on their age, whether they are breastfed or formula-fed, and if they have started on solids. Here’s a guide on how to tell if your baby’s poo is normal?

The first poo

Your newborn’s first poo will be a dark greenish-black colour with a smooth, tar-like and sticky consistency. This poo, called meconium, will consist of all the intestinal substances that your baby ingests after being in the womb for nine whole months! In the first few days after your baby is born, the stools change in colour and texture – this is known as a transitional stool.

After the transitional stool, there’s a big range of normal when it comes to the frequency, look and smell of your baby’s poo.

Frequency

Some babies will poo shortly after they feed, others will poo several times a day and some only poo a few times a week – it’s all normal. Breastfed babies generally poo more frequently than formula-fed babies. 

Colour

The colour of breastfed babies’ poo is often a mustard, yellow-orange colour, but sometimes it can be green. Formula-fed babies’ poo can be grey-yellow (or even grey-blue), or some shades of brown.

Consistency

Breastfed babies’ poo will be a soft, unformed and may be runny. A formula-fed baby’s poo is generally firmer in consistency. When your baby starts solids at around six months, the motions become more solid and some food will remain undigested. This is because your baby’s digestive system is still developing.

Smell

Breastfed baby poo can smell quite sweet, and the smell can be affected by what is mum is eating. Expect the bowel motions to become smellier once you introduce formula and solids. This is normal!

Introducing formula or changing between brands

If your baby transitions from breastfeeding to formula or between formula brands, it is normal for there to be changes in bowel motion including the poo texture, colour and frequency.

If you are using a combination of breastfeeding and infant formula, your baby’s poo will vary depending on the proportion of breast milk to formula.

Your baby’s poo will also be affected by illness, infection and medication.

If your baby’s poo is black, red or white, see your healthcare professional.

And, if you have any concerns about your baby’s poo at any time, always speak to your doctor or child health nurse.

 

References

  1. National Health and Medical Research Council. (2013). Eat for Health – Infant Feeding Guidelines Information for Health Workers. Available from: https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about-us/publications/infant-feeding-guidelines-information-health-workers

About the author

Shae is Bellamy’s Organic Head Dietitian. She is passionate about ensuring children have the best start to a lifetime of eating.

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