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Step 1, Step 3, Step 2
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105 questions from our users

lizamary

lizamaryasked

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

Formula Step 3

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

Formula Step 1

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

Formula Step 1

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

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

Formula Step 2

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

Formula Step 3

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

Carrie N.

Carrie N.asked

Can you make the formula according to the label, store in fridge For up to 24hrs and then re heat in a bottle warmer?

2 answers
Swas
Swas

Yes you can but it’s better not to do it making as much u need is best as I guess

Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi there,

If you are pre-preparing your formula, make up the formula and pop it in the fridge you need to make sure that you use refrigerated formula within 24 hours. Once your baby is ready for a feed bring the bottle to a suitable and safe feeding temperature, shaking the bottle to make sure any hot spots are evened out and test on your wrist. If your baby doesn’t drink the entire bottle then you need to discard any unfinished feed.
I hope this helps.

Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Camila

Camilaasked

Formula Step 3

My daughter is 13 months in a week. We switched to Step 3 2 weeks ago. However she needs a bottle 3x day and not 2xday as per recommendation on the formula. Is that ok to feed her 3 x a day? She eats lots of solids as well, she has smoothies and needs her bottle before her naps and sleep time. Can I still feed her 3 x a day or should I do as per recommended by Bellamys formula? Please let me know, thanks

2 answers
Rabia Z
Rabia Z

Let her eat more of solids. As far as she is gaining weight in a healthy way you can give her. It takes a little time for babies to adjust you can slowly decrease the quantity dont stop immediately as that will make her cranky.Slowly and gradually bring down the number and she will be fine.

Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi there,

The Step 3 is merely a supplement drink and should be consumed in conjunction with a well-balanced diet, so it would not be necessary for you to exceed the recommended amount of formula. The feeding table is a general guide and if you are finding your child requires more feeds, we recommend doing smaller more frequent feeds. If you are pre-preparing your formula, make up the formula and pop it in the fridge you need to make sure that you use refrigerated formula within 24 hours. Once your baby is ready for a feed bring the bottle to a suitable and safe feeding temperature, shaking the bottle to make sure any hot spots are evened out and test on your wrist. If your baby doesn't drink the entire bottle then you need to discard any unfinished feed.

Kind regards,
Bellamys Organic

Lucky C.

Lucky C.asked

Formula Step 3

I just buy the milk but Why bellamy's formular stage 1 has alots of bubble when baby is drink?

2 answers
Rabia Z
Rabia Z

If you mix powered formula with water, don't give the mixture to your baby immediately after shaking it in the bottle to mix. Shaking causes air bubbles to form. ... Feed your baby slowly. If he drinks too fast, it's more likely to cause air bubbles to form in the nipple than if he drinks slowly. One of the main causes of bubbly foam in baby formula is the shake. When you put the powder in with the water, close the lid, and shake to mix, you end up with many bubbles. Hope it answers. Good luck

Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi there,
As we use only certified organic ingredients our product may vary slightly in the way it mixes from batch to batch. We manufacture in small batches and organic ingredients do vary from season to season. Some batches may be quite frothy with lots of bubbles, while other batches may have no bubbles at all. This is not a problem, this is normal. The reason that some batches can be quite frothy is because we produce our formulas with real full cream milk powder, which does the same. When you turn the bottle upside down for feeding, milk fills the teat completely and the froth goes to the other end, so baby wont get any air from the bottle. Some parents stir the formula first and then shake the bottle to dissolve the formula further. From the feedback we have received this creates less froth or bubbles. You can also tap the mixed formula in the bottle on a bench, a bit like when you get a latte at a coffee shop and they bang the jug of milk prior to pouring it in the cup. It is also worth noting, frothing or bubbles do not pose a problem with baby either as long as you ensure the teat on the bottle is full when your little one is feeding then there will not be excessive air intake.
Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Formula101

Formula101asked

I have just started my 6 week old baby on stage one, only replacing one feed a day, however he is terribly constipated off of one feed. Should I keep trying and replacing one feed, or give up? How long until the babies stomach adjusts? And yes, I have done the correct measurements. Thanks!

2 answers
Rabia Z
Rabia Z

Hi Formula101, sometimes it just takes sometime for babies to adjust to a formula. Try some cycling gently for baby after feed to release gas. Make sure you feed and burp her/him. Mine also took a week to adjust and was constipated but after a week i noticed she was getting better. The little tummies take time to get adjusted. As far as she is drinking the required milk formula and not very cranky i guess its fine to try a couple of more days to see results. Good luck!

Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi there!
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 stools less frequently than breast fed infants. Stools 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 tummys 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.
Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Yenny L.

Yenny L.asked

Formula Step 3

Hello dear im from Indonesia,
First of all its hard to find Bellamy in here. So my baby just 12 month old this month, ive already change to step 3.
Thanks God she digests it ok for these 3 days.
But im a little bit confused should i just get her back to step 2 or just continue step 3?

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

Hi Yenny,
At 12 months of age it is recommended that you commence Step 3. Our toddler milk is a good source of prebiotics for growing toddlers and should be consumed as part of a healthy, varied diet that is high in fibre.
Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

DesA

DesAasked

Formula Step 2

Hi
I just switched over to the stage 2 Formula 6- 12 months , my 7 month old has been projectile vomiting and I dont think it is agreeing with her, she had no issues with stage one, perfectly working Bowels, no vomiting or constipation.
Can I continue with stage one formula until she is 12 months of age , as this one works for her.
I just cant get her to stop vomiting and its every time she drinks milk.

2 answers
Rabia Z
Rabia Z

Every child is different. Even when you change from one stage to other then babies refuse or are fussy. Sometime the little tummies are not accepting. Its better to go with what you were going with for a month or so and then change. My sister did that and was happy with results.i hope the lo feels better wish you good luck.

Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi there,
We encourage you to transition slowly from step 1 to step 2 to prevent tummy upsets. With our new formulation, the formula have 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.
While most babies and toddlers would be expected to experience a smooth transition between one formula and another, its important to remember that every child reacts differently when changing formulas. 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.
Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Darren C.

Darren C.asked

Will the take over by the Chinese company affect the availablity to the formula in Australia?

2 answers
Rabia Z
Rabia Z

That is something very crucial i must say. I hope proper check and balance is applied in that area. And maintain standards and expectation of Australian consumers/customers. God bless Australia

Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi Darren,
Mengnius intention is to preserve and grow Bellamy's position as an Australian-based organic food and formula manufacturer. This includes growing the Australian operations and its standing with Australian parents, who remain the foundation of our brand. Product availability and manufacture will not change and will continue to be regulated by Australian food safety standards
Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Misz azmi

Misz azmiasked

Formula Step 1

Hi, I'm from malaysia
The doctor says that my daughter can start solid already and she's 4 months+ now. It's hard to find Bellamy's rice cereal for 4 months. Is it OK if I buy for 6 months ones. What's the difference actually?

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

Hi there,

The formulation of ingredients for the 4 month baby rice is more suited for infants of this age group who intend to begin solids. The 6 month baby rices have additional ingredients that are more suited for an older infant. It is advised to start at the 4 month baby rice if your child is less than 6 months to avoid any possible tummy upset when starting solids.

Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Kawsalya N.

Kawsalya N.asked

Formula Step 2

Hi are there changes in the content of the formula on the new look of step 2 or is it just the packaging that has a new look?

No answers
Daphne

Daphneasked

Formula Step 3

My daughter is 3 years+, may I know she is suitable for Bellamy Step 3? What is the maximum age of taking Bellamy Step 3?

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

Hi Daphne,
Step 3 is suitable for 12 months+ and is merely a supplement drink for children who may not be receiving adequate nutrition from a healthy and balanced diet alone. Moreover, we have a Step 4 Junior Milk Drink which is suitable for 3 years+ which is similar to Step 3 but is more suited to the nutritional needs for children 3 years old and over.
Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

mt

mtasked

Formula Step 3

Hi,
My baby is 13 month's old and she eats baby food very well, however, she cries for milk bottle after baby food ( it seems sucking bottles gives some sort of comfort to her) . I recently changed her milk from stage 2 to 3 and she gets diarrhea when she drinks 200 mls of stage 3 at once, but if it's about 100 mls at each feeding, she seems ok.
I'd like to know what causes diarrhea from having a large amount of stage 3 and why stage 2 was totally ok no matter of the amout of milk.

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

Hi there,

Each child reacts differently when changing formulas. Your toddler may experience some digestive changes, this is completely normal when transitioning to a new food or toddler milk drink and should pass within a week. If any issues persist, please seek professional medical advice. It is important that when switching formula and milk drinks, to transition slowly between 2-4 weeks to help minimize gut discomfort.

Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Phyllis C.

Phyllis C.asked

Formula Step 1

We are trying to transition our 6 weeks old to Bellamys what do you suggest that is a gentle change? Should we do half and half and im worried about gas would that affect the baby? Do you have sample size?

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

Hi Phyllis,

It is important to transition slowly from one formula to another to prevent tummy upsets. While most babies and toddlers would be expected to experience a smooth transition between one formula and another, it’s important to remember that every child reacts differently when changing formulas. 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.
Moreover, at this stage we only produce a 900g tin and don’t produce samples of our formulas, single serves or sachets. We voluntarily comply with the World Health Organisation (WHO) code recommendations and Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas (MAIF) agreement in Australia, which does not support the sampling of infant formulas directly to parents or carers of babies.

Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Aqua88

Aqua88asked

The new formula contains DHA, ARA and GOS. What is the source of these ingredients especially DHA? From organic fish oil? and what kind of fish? Should we worry about the mercury content?
Thanks.

2 answers
Bellamy's Organic
Bellamy's OrganicBellamy's Organic

Hi there,
DHA and ARA is an essential component of nerve and retinal cells and is involved in normal brain and visual function; and it accumulates in brain cells in the first two years of life. DHA in our formula is derived from fish (tuna) and there are no detectable quantities of mercury present.
GOS is a naturally occurring prebiotic fibre which is derived from lactose in milk. GOS is shown to improve stool pattern, increase healthy bacteria growth in the stomach and the production of softer, more frequent stool movements.
Kind regards,
Bellamy's Organic

Aqua88
Aqua88

May I know what's the source of the tuna? I'm concerned if the fish is from areas at risk of radiation exposure as a result of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant incident.

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