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Li Ling Y.

Li Ling Y.asked

Step 2 Follow-on Formula

Hi I have been giving my son 180ml as he always cannot finish 240ml. Usually I'll add about 160ml of water then add 3 scoops of formula and it will rise to a total of 180ml is this correct? Today I re-read the instructions on the tin again realised it states "#5 Always add 1 level scoop of powder for each 60ml of water" so do I 1st pour 180ml of water then add 3 scoops of formula? The milk will then rise till about 200ml. Suddenly confused

1 answer
Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi there,

Thanks for your query! It is 1 scoop to 60ml of water so the total volume may be a little more once mixed. In your case, you would use 180ml of water mixed with 3 scoops so the total volume may be a little more than 180mls. I hope this makes sense.

For any queries, please email us at hello@bellamysorganic.com.au

Kind regards,
Jaime

Hannah

Hannah asked

Formula

Hi,

My son is one now and all he wants to eat is Bellamy’s baby rice (and other flavours like pumpkin and rice) mixed with the milk. We fed him at least five times a day every three hours. He is growing well and he has a good flowing bowel movement. He is now on stage 3. Is this feeding plan good for him?

1 answer
Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Dear Hannah, thank you for contacting Bellamy’s Organic. Our baby rice can be continued after 12 months of age, so as long as the diet is wide and varied and other textures have been introduced.
Feel free to contact our team directly at hello@bellamysorganic.com.au if you would like further assistance.
Kind Regards,
Jacqui

Ratnasamy M.

Ratnasamy M.asked

Step 1 Infant Formula

Price

1 answer
Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Dear Ratnasamy, our current RRP for Step 1 Infant Formula is $32.
Kind Regards,
Jacqui

diss

dissasked

Formula

Hi I have used Bellamy's since birth of my son. Now we have switched to 2 and it's been lumpy.. we shake the bottle but there ends up with lumpy on the side of the bottles. Like its not absorbing properly?

1 answer
Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi there, Thanks for you review. Changes in the colour, taste, texture and smell of our formulas are not unexpected as we manufacture relatively small batches and use different batches of raw ingredients. Particularly in certified organic food production, there are more variations from season to season and this can also include milk and milk products which can change slightly in colour from creamy white to rich slightly yellow creamy white. Changes in colour, taste, texture and smell can also depending on the breed of cows being milked.
Lumps are not uncommon, particularly in more humid climates. When preparing formula, you can opt to stir it first with a sterile metal spoon to break up any lumps, and then shake it.
If issues persist, please contact is at hello@bellamysorganic.com.au with images of the product and we can investigate this further.
Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Shohedul R.

Shohedul R.asked

Formula

Hi
My 6 months old baby is getting huge eczema, we have been changing many different formulas including soy as advised by GP but its keep coming. we just start giving her Bellamy's Organic today, looks like she likes it, as she finished 120ml in first go which is for first time, but my question is would this formula will help her to get better from eczema.
Thanks.
Reza

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Shohedul R.

Shohedul R.asked

Formula

Hi
I would like to know my 6 month old little baby is getting eczema, i have been trying different formulas including soy, as GP advised us, but no hope, i just start giving her Bellamy's from now, and in first go she finished 120ml which is the first time she finished in one go, it's a good sign for sure, but as she got eczema, do you think Bellamy would help her to reduce this problem.

Thank you.,

Reza

1 answer
Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Dear Reza, Thank you for your enquiry. Under 12 months of age, breast milk or infant formula should be the main source of nutrition. Fresh pasteurized milk can be given in small amounts with food.
Regarding use of Bellamy’s Organic this depends if food allergy is or isn’t the cause of the eczema for your little one. What has your baby’s doctor advised?
If food allergy isn’t the cause, removal of the food/s won’t reduce symptoms. However, in some young infants with severe eczema, removal of certain food/s may result in better eczema control which should always be conducted under the supervision of a medical specialist.
Kind Regards,
Jacqui

Lia Y.

Lia Y.asked

Formula

Hi, my baby is 10 months old ans I am still breast feeding but I need formula milk bc my breast milk is not enough for my baby now. Should I use step 2 or can I use from step 1? Because I read many ppl said step 2 is not acceptable for some babies. Thankyou

2 answers
A.toth
A.toth

Hi Lia, I found the transition between step 1 and 2 very easy. They are both just as light in texture however 2 had more nutrients which I'm assuming the baby needs at that age.

Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Dear Lia,

Thank you for contacting us. Both Stage 1 and Stage 2 formula comprise of key macronutrients, vitamins and minerals to support the growing needs of an infant in their first year of life. Their fundamental difference is in the type of protein. Stage 1 Infant formula is a Whey protein dominant formula which is easier to digest. Stage 2 Follow on formula is a casein protein dominant formula which may take longer to digest and can create satiety in your baby, particularly as they commence on solid foods from around 6 months of age. In addition, an infant’s iron requirements increase from the age of 6 months. Our step 2 formula contains more iron than our step 1 formula to accommodate for this developmental requirement. Stage 1 Infant Formula now indicates 0-6 month age specification but can be used up to 12 months in line with Australian and New Zealand Food Standards Code. Parents and carers are able to choose which formula is designed to meet the specific nutritional needs of their child.

Stage 1 Infant Formula:
• 0-6months
• Contains DHA Omega 3
• Contains GOS prebiotics
• Formulated to meet nutritional needs of a baby 0-6 months
• Whey dominant formula: whey is a protein that is easy to digest, and gentle on the tiny tummy

Stage 2 Follow on Formula:
• 6-12 months
• Contains DHA Omega 3
• Contains GOS prebiotics
• Formulated to meet nutritional needs of a baby 6-12 months
• Casein dominant formula: Casein is a protein that takes longer to digest, and keeps a baby feeling fuller

Kind Regards,
Jacqui

Ram

Ramasked

Formula

Do we need to use thickener with this formula?

4 answers
Adam Matt
Adam Matt

This formula unfortunately developed milk caw allergy to my son. As they changed the ingredients, and now there A1,and A2 milk for infants formula number 1, my son still suffering from this product since I started using it. Avoid it just a piece of your mind

Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi there! Thanks for reaching out. You do not require thickener unless told otherwise by a health professional. Under the strict guidance of a health professional or doctor, you may be able to thicken your baby formula with commercially available thickeners.
Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Ram
Ram

Thanks team. But just after 24 hours our little man is not pooing at all which he used to 2-3 times before. Is it common?

Sterwina K.

Sterwina K.asked

Step 2 Follow-on Formula

Very disappointed to come across news article on Bellamy's Organic as I have been searching for the best most natural organic formula for my little one after stopping breast feeding.

According to news releases on 17th August in Hong Kong, it was found that Bellamy's Organic has the highest content of 3-MCPD (substance produced during the refinement of vegetable fat under high heat) amongst other milk powders tested, long-term daily intake of excessive 3-MCPD will damage the kidney function and affect the male reproductive system and is a carcinogen. The Consumer Council collected 15 samples of prepackaged infant formula from supermarkets and health product chains. The contaminant 3-MCPD was detected in all samples, and the detected amount ranged from 13 to 120 micrograms per kilogram. The sample with the highest content is “BELLAMY’S ORGANIC”.

Please clarify is this is true?

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Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi Sterwina, thank you for your enquiry.

At Bellamy’s Organic, the health and safety of babies and children is our priority, and we are committed to using only the highest quality ingredients and applying the strictest safety standards for our products.

We want to reassure you that all Bellamy’s Organic products are safe for use. All our products are certified by authoritative organisations and comply with the Australian and New Zealand Food Standards (FSANZ) Code, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization / World Health Organization food additives Joint Expert Committee (JECFA) and European Food Safety Administration (EFSA) on 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD).

As well as adhering to international and Australian quality and safety standards, Bellamy’s Organic maintain internal strict controls to guarantee safety from sourcing raw materials through to processing, to ensure Bellamy's Organic products are nutritious and safe

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our careline on 1800 010 460 or hello@bellamysorganic.com.au.

Yours sincerely,
Bellamy’s Organic

Sterwina K.
Sterwina K.

Thank you for your response , very concerned as my baby is solely taking Bellamy's Organic Milk Powder.

The below is copied from the news article, can the company clarify this too, it says the amount in your milk powder has exceeded the maximum allowable daily intake of the European Food Safety Agency ? :---------‐-------------

"Taking a general one-month-old baby weighing 4.3 kg as an example, the maximum allowable daily intake of the above pollutants is 17.2 micrograms.

Take the sample with the highest 3-MCPD detection value as an example. The milk powder content per kilogram is 120 micrograms. If the baby is fed according to the recommended feeding amount on the milk powder can, the 1-month-old baby will consume about 106 grams a day milk powder, from which 3-MCPD intake has exceeded the maximum allowable daily intake of the European Food Safety Agency and it may bear higher health risks for infants who only consume formula milk powder."

Source
https://www.dimsumdaily.hk/15-pre-packaged-infant-formula-milk-powders-found-by-consumer-council-to-contain-3-mcpd-contaminants-and-lead/

Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

HI Sterwina,

Vegetable oil is a key ingredient infant formula in order to create a fatty acid profile similar to breast milk and is a permitted ingredient by food safety authorities. The required vegetable oil refining process can produce trace levels of 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD). Food Safety authorities set safety limits and closely monitor this.

All our products are certified by authoritative organisations and comply with the Australian and New Zealand Food Standards (FSANZ) Code, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization / World Health Organization food additives Joint Expert Committee (JECFA) and European Food Safety Administration (EFSA) on 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD).

For your reference, here is the link to the FSANZ statement regarding 3-MCPD: https://www.foodstandards.gov.au/publications/Pages/3-MCPD-&-glycidol-in-oil-and-infant-formula.aspx

The Hong Kong Food Safety Centre, (operated by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) has released clarification notice regarding the safety of 3-MCPD.

In this notice (attached), the Hong Kong Food Safety Centre have stated that:
- all formulas tested meet the relevant standards, and
- consumers can be assured they are safe for consumption

We want to reassure you that all Bellamy’s Organic products are safe for use.

Sincerely,
Bellamy's Organic

Rara

Raraasked

Formula

Hello. My lil one turning 6 mths in a few days. Would like to change formula and try bellamy. Should i start her on stage 2 straight or advisable start on stage 1 till 12mths. And is it good for hard stools as well? Thanks

1 answer
Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Dear Rara,
Thank you for your enquiry, Please could you send us an email direct to hello@bellamysorganic.com.au so we may send to you some advice from our Dietitian.
Kind Regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Angie

Angieasked

Step 2 Follow-on Formula

If my child has eczema, is this milk suitable for her? Or is it better she drinks fresh goat’s milk?

1 answer
Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Dear Angie,
Thanks for your enquiry. Under 12 months of age, breast milk or infant formula should be the main source of nutrition. Fresh pasteurised milk can be given in small amounts with food.

Regarding use of Bellamy’s Organic Step 2 depends if food allergy is or isn’t the cause of the eczema for your little one. What has your baby’s doctor advised?

If food allergy isn’t the cause, removal of the food/s won’t reduce symptoms. However in some young infants with severe eczema, removal of certain food/s may result in better eczema control which should always be conducted under the supervision of a medical specialist.

Kind Regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Kristy M.

Kristy M.asked

Formula

What are the ingredients for Belamy's Organic Feed Thickener? Does it have Cow's Milk or Goats Milk?

2 answers
sukhwinder s.
sukhwinder s.

Hi, it is 1 number for newborn,cow milk, thanks

Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi Kristy,
We actually don't manufacture a thickener. If you do have any questions about our products, please don't hesitate to send us an email to hello@bellamysorganic.com.au
Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Babyflynn

Babyflynnasked

Step 2 Follow-on Formula

Hello, ever since we switched to stage 2 last week my son has been waking up at night almost every hour either being hungry or just fussy. He is 6 months old and thought we change to stage 2 as we couldn’t find stage 1 in the supermarket anymore. Is it because stage 2 has less nutrients compare to stage 1? Thanks

3 answers
Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi there,

Both Stage 1 and Stage 2 formula comprise of key macronutrients, vitamins and minerals to support the growing needs of an infant in their first year of life. Their fundamental difference is in the type of protein. Stage 1 Infant formula is a Whey protein dominant formula which is easier to digest. Stage 2 Follow on formula is a casein protein dominant formula which may take longer to digest and can create satiety in your baby, particularly as they commence on solid foods from around 6 months of age. In addition, an infant’s iron requirements increase from the age of 6 months. Our step 2 formula contains more iron than our step 1 formula to accommodate for this developmental requirement. Stage 1 Infant Formula now indicates 0-6 month age specification but can be used up to 12 months in line with Australian and New Zealand Food Standards Code. Parents and carers are able to choose which formula is designed to meet the specific nutritional needs of their child.

Stage 1 Infant Formula:
0-6months
Contains DHA Omega 3
Contains GOS prebiotics
Formulated to meet nutritional needs of a baby 0-6 months
Whey dominant formula: whey is a protein that is easy to digest, and gentle on the tiny tummy

Stage 2 Follow on Formula:
6-12 months
Contains DHA Omega 3
Contains GOS prebiotics
Formulated to meet nutritional needs of a baby 6-12 months
Casein dominant formula: Casein is a protein that takes longer to digest, and keeps a baby feeling fuller for longer

Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Anwen
Anwen

Hi bellamys, if you choose to continue using stage 1 up to 12 months, what are the dosage guidelines? Does it remain the same?

Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi Anwen, unless advised otherwise by a health professional, it is recommended that at 6 months babies should transition to Step 2. Step 2 meets the nutritional requirements of this age group. The concentrations of vitamins and minerals differ in Step 2 and it is also a casein dominant formula. Moreover, our feeding table is available at www.bellamysorganic.com.au if you wish to view the preparation method of our different formulas.

lizamary

lizamaryasked

Formula

hi, if i make 60ml of bellamys but my baby only can drink 30ml. how long can i give the rest of the formula until it gone bad?

4 answers
Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi there, you can opt to pre-prepare formula according to the feeding table on the back of the tin. If you are finding your little one is not consuming an entire feed, you can choose to do smaller more frequent feeds and you can store formula in the fridge for up to 24 hours if not consumed immediately.
Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

lizamary
lizamary

if it already consume, how long it will still okay to be consumed?

Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Pre-prepared formula can be stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours and it is advised that when you are feeding your child, that formula is immediately.

Yiyiyiya

Yiyiyiyaasked

Step 3 Toddler Milk Drink

My girl has been drinking since 1yrs old and she is 6yrs old now. May I know stage 3 is designed for how old of the children? Thanks

1 answer
Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi there!
Step 3 is designed for 12 months plus. We have a junior milk drink (Step 4) that is designed for 3 years plus! Our Toddler Milk and our Junior Milk is not a formula or a principle source of nutrition. It is a supplementary milk drink that contains additional vitamins and minerals and should form part of a varied solid diet that includes; vegetables, fruits, whole grains, meats and dairy products. Whether you choose to give your toddler our Toddler Milk can depend on what their existing diet consists of. If your toddler’s diet consists of lots of foods including dairy products such as milk, cheese and yoghurt then you may not need to use our Toddler Milk. If your toddler is not eating a variety of foods and is a little fussy then our Toddler Milk is a great product to add to their diet and provides lots of vitamins and minerals.

chenz p.

chenz p.asked

Step 1 Infant Formula

Does it give baby gas and also Constipation

2 answers
Imme
Imme

Yes gas, very bad gas. Delays the bowel movement by a day or so then comes all out at once. Soft but very painful for baby to have a full tummy and passing so much wind.

Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Bellamy’s Organic do not manufacture an infant formula specifically for anti-reflux. However, in some circumstances under the strict guidance of a health professional or doctor, you may be able to thicken your baby formula with commercially available thickeners. You may wish to seek further advice from your health professional about this. Reflux in infants can sometimes be due to a poorly coordinated gastrointestinal tract and may still occur regardless of what non-specific infant formula you use. Generally treatment consists of various things including:
Elevating the head of the baby’s crib or bassinet
Holding the baby upright for 30 minutes after feeding
Thicken bottle feedings with cereal (do not do this without a doctor’s supervision)
Change feeding schedules (discuss with the child’s doctor first)
Try solid food (discuss with the child’s doctor first)

Constipation is often misdiagnosed. If you think that your baby is experiencing constipation, you should seek medical advice to rule out anything serious. It is not uncommon for formula fed babies to pass stool less frequently than breast fed infants. Stool can often be a different colour and consistency.
Any changes in diet can cause changes in stool movements; frequency, consistency and colour. In Australia it is a requirement that all formulas are fortified with mineral iron for healthy growth and development of babies. The added iron can cause some stools to be green in colour and may cause some transient constipation, particularly when compared against stools from breastfed babies. Babies go through amazing transitions in digestive function as they grow. Their tummy’s can be affected by all sorts of things including sickness, teething, and different and new foods or drinks being introduced. All in all however, you know your little one best so if you are worried, you should seek advice from your medical practitioner.

Jenny K.

Jenny K.asked

Step 1 Infant Formula

Hi there,

my baby just turned 7 months and i m wondering if i can continue to use stage 1 Formula as i have 6 tins left. Or is it necessary to switch to stage 2?

Regards
Jenny

3 answers
Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi Jenny,
At 6 months it is recommended that you commence our Step 2 follow on formula as it contains the appropriate quantity of vitamins and minerals that are best suited for a child of this age group. If you do wish to stick to Step 1, we would advise seeking medical advise to see whether this is suitable for your child.
Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Jenny K.
Jenny K.

Good morning, hmmm i read in the previous posts several times, that stage 1 is suitable till 12months.
How come you are recommending me to switch to the follow up formula if previous posts stated its ok to use stage 1 formula till 12months.
I m very confused now.

This is one statement from one of your previous posts :

Both our Infant Formula and Follow-On Formula are nutritionally complete and will provide your baby with all the nutrition required for healthy development until they are about 12 months of age.

Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Good morning Jenny,
My apologies for any confusion. The paragraph you have quoted above is intended to explain that the Formula fed to the corresponding age groups will provide the nutrition required. We still encourage you to transition to Step 2 as the formula has been crafted to suit the nutritional needs of an infant within a defined age group. By continuing on Step 1, your infant may not receive all the required nutrients to support their needs from 6-12 months. It may be suitable for you to use up the Step 1 you have assuming your child is receiving enough nutrients from other sources, we would still encourage you to seek medical advice.

Please see below the advice we provide on how to best transition.
While most babies and toddlers would be expected to experience a smooth transition between the old and new formulations, it’s important to remember that every child reacts differently when changing formulas. Because of the addition of new ingredients to our formula, your baby or toddler may initially experience some digestive changes. Whilst this is completely normal when transitioning to a new food or formula, we recommend that you transition slowly from one formula to the other at around 75% original formula with the addition of 25% new formula and increase the new formula over the course of 1-2 weeks. For a bottle using 4 scoops of formula, this would equate to 3 scoops of original formula and 1 scoop of the new formula. Always ensure that both formulas have the same scoop to water ratio. If you are worried about any persistent symptoms, please seek professional medical advice.
Please let me know if you have any further queries.
Kind Regards,
Jacqui

Tiff

Tiffasked

Formula

Hi my daughter is 7 months. Can i still feed her 0 to 6 months because we have another tin ?

1 answer
Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi there,
Thanks for getting in touch. It is suggested that at around 6 months you commence Step 2 but it is perfectly fine to be using Step 1 if you have one last tin that is yet to be used. We would suggest that once this tin is finished, you slowly transition from the Step 1 to the Step 2. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at hello@bellamysorganic.com.au
Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Sian L.

Sian L.asked

Step 2 Follow-on Formula

I started using step 2 for my 7 month old my question is, during the day my baby girl doesn't drink as much, can I use the same measurements as the step one and just give her 3 scoops + 180 water?

1 answer
Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi there,
If you are finding your child is preferring smaller feeds, we recommend preparing the formula as suggested on the tin, but commencing smaller, more frequent feeds. You can prepare the formula and keep it stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours. If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at hello@bellamysorganic.com.au
Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Tan YY

Tan YYasked

Step 3 Toddler Milk Drink

Hi, I'm Tan from Malaysia. My son is currently 3 years 2 months old, he has been on bellamy step 3 since 1 year old, can I continue step 3 instead of step 4 as no much supplier for step 4 in Singapore and Malaysia?

1 answer
Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi Tan,

This is perfectly fine. Our Step 3 and 4 drinks are merely supplement drinks. Children at this age group should be receiving adequate nutrition from a well balanced diet. Using Step 3 at this age will be of no concern to you or your child.

Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

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