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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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Transitioning to Bellamy’s Organic Formula

While many babies transition to a new formula easily, some may be more sensitive to the taste of a new formulation and may also need to learn to ‘digest’ the new formula. In short, your baby may need some time to get used to our formula. In such cases, introducing Bellamy’s Organic gradually is a sensible approach.

There are no set health guidelines on how to change formula brands. So instead, the table below will provide a useful guide to transition to Bellamy’s Organic Infant Formula or Follow-on-Formula products.

The National Health and Medical Research Council say that frequent changes of infant formula can increase the risk of incorrect preparation, and because of this, we don’t recommend mixing formula brands together. Each formula brand has a different scoop size and water requirement, so it is best to keep them separate to avoid any confusion.

The pace of transition will just depend on you baby’s acceptance and it is best to be guided by them. If everything is going smoothly, you may decide to use a faster changeover until all formula feeds are replaced to Bellamy’s Organic. Equally, even if you stick to the suggested schedule, it may still take your baby a few weeks after the transition to fully accept the new formula.

When preparing each feed, read and follow the instructions on the tin for the correct formula you are preparing.

Day Formula type
One Start with your baby’s first bottle in the morning and offer one bottle of Bellamy’s Organic formula. For the remaining feeds for the day, offer the previous formula.
Two Offer two bottles of Bellamy’s Organic formula and for the remaining feeds offer the previous formula.
Three Offer three bottles of Bellamy’s Organic formula and for the remaining feeds offer the previous formula.
Four-Seven Continue this method until your baby has fully transitioned across to Bellamy’s Organic formula, which may take around seven days. Once you have transitioned all feeds, it may take a number of weeks before you notice your baby’s acceptance to Bellamy’s Organic.

 

When changing formula brands your baby’s bowel motions may also change and this is just because the formulations are different. The frequency, texture and colour of the bowel motions may change and this is normal, but they should not be dry and solid, nor watery-like in consistency.

If you have any concerns about your baby’s tolerance to a formula, consult your baby’s doctor or maternal child health nurse.

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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If you are able, breastfeeding is best, as it provides the ideal nutrition for babies and has other important health benefits too. Health Professionals are well placed to provide appropriate feeding advice and support. A healthy diet during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding is important.

Introducing infant formula either partially or exclusively, may reduce the supply of breast milk. Once reduced, it is difficult to re-establish. Social and financial implications, such as preparation requirements and cost of formula until 12 months, should be considered. When using infant formula, always follow the instructions for use carefully, unnecessary or improper use may make your baby unwell.

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