3Blackmores Formula

Blackmores Formula

3Blackmores Formula

151 reviews

83% · 12514 · 9%

Breastfed Child Yes · No
Easy to PrepareYes · No
Caused Unease / Sickness Yes · No
Value for Money
Dissolves easily
Babies took to it well
Rarely causes gas or constipation


151 reviews
K. James
K. James

Blackmores and the great constipation relief

After struggling with severe constipation issues with our daughter on Nan comfort, Supreme and Sensipro then a failure with palatability on Aptimal colic and constipation a friend recommended to try Blackmores Newborn formula before trying other speciality formulas. Blackmore was a game changer. Our daughter now regularly passes without pain and straining, no gas issues and she loves the taste. I can not stress enough what a relief it was not to have to rely on coloxyl and suppositories to get her to pass a poo, the overall consistency and smell is so much healthier and she is a happier thriving baby on Blackmores. The only downer is it can be difficult to find and purchase! Show details
KayleeGippsland, VIC3 posts
  Verified Newborn
TeaganCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC34 posts

Good Australian formula

This is a good formula for my baby. It is a little bit more pricey but the fact it’s Australian made appeals to me. The only thing is it’s not easily available everywhere. It also last 4 weeks from opening where some others is only 3 weeks Show details
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Ashish N.
Ashish N.6 posts

Unfortunate minority

We switched to Blackmore's from the OLI6 which was great but being goat-based, our doctor asked us to find a suitable cow milk alternative. We decided to try Blackmore's infant.
Pros- Baby took to it immediately, good nutrient profile, easy to mix.
Cons- Major gas and constipation. The constipation lasted 2 days and she passed so much gas that her little tummy used to rumble with it. Also a bit more expensive. We switched to Nutura after the second tin.
Verdict- We thought it might be a cow milk allergy but she took to Nutura just fine so I guess our bub was just one of the unfortunate ones. Show details
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Hannah A.
Hannah A.

So happy I found this

I started off using karicare gold + and tried the standed karicare formula - my baby is majority breast fed and had issues with both - skin rash, crying and fussy, trapped wind, sore tummy, vomiting, sore mouth even though she would only have 100-200ml a day. Tried blackmores range and she loved it and didn't have any issues and slept 8 hours through the night and she’s only 10 weeks! Seems to only be sold in 1 place in NZ and at a reasonable price. Would defiantly recommend for babies who have reacted to other formulas. Show details ·  1
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  Fair Incentive Newborn


before this my baby use 26 gold but get constipation her poo colour black green always cry..i try blackmores formula number 1 she like it..no more consptipation and now her poo yellow Show details ·  1
Emma M.
Emma M.South East Queensland, QLD10 posts

So glad I chose this formula

Used this since baby was born, having read lots of reviews on here. Never had any issues with it and baby is now nearly 9 weeks old. No gas issues, no vomiting issues, good digestive movements… will never swap formulas

I buy from Blackmores direct on a subscription, which makes this $27 / $28 per tin - we use about one tin a week. Show details ·  1


Plus plus plus

This has been the best!!!
We tried a lot (and I mean a lot) of formulas for our baby, all resulting in an unhappy, unsettled baby.
We stumbled across blackmores and though we would give it a go, we had nothing to lose.
My partner loved that is was Australian made and owned.
Bub loves it! No reactions, mixes so easy and is very gentle on his tummy. He doesn’t spew as much and he is regular with poo, with nil pain or strain.
He sleeps better and is much more settled.
We are so happy that Bub is now happy.

Thank you !!!! Show details ·  1

Kirsten6 posts

Definitly Reccomend!!

Weve been formula feeding from about 10 days old. Started off on a goats milk, but she started to react pretty poorly to it (dark green poos, hiking up legs, super unsettled and crying). So we did heaps of research on different formulas and by far Blackmores had the best reviews. Its worked super well for our daughter, poos immediatly went back a super healthy colour and settled way quicker. Unfortunatly shes got some pretty gnarly reflux so we have to now switch to a reflux specific brand, but would hands down reccomend blackmores to any Mum whos struggling to find a formula that doesnt give their little one tummy issues. Will definitly use Blackmores again for any future children! Show details ·  1
Kelly G.
Kelly G.Sydney, NSW3 posts

Good formula just not for my baby

My little one is 5 weeks old and I've been giving him this formula since birth. He has reflux issues so spits most of it up. I've used a thickener which helps keep it down but the thickener gives him gas and diarrhoea. I've tried other formulas which he spits up even more so keep coming back to this one. I'm still on the hunt for the right formula, but unfortunately this one isn't it for my little one.  Show details
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Ess J.
Ess J.South-Eastern Region, NSW


Excellent formula which caused no issues for my baby. Was easy to buy online. Very happy! We then have continued to use the follow on formula with absolutely no issues.  Show details
StephGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC7 posts

Best formula by far!

From newborn we tried so many formulas, baby was constipated and overall just unhappy with her tummy, we started the Blackmores newborn and since then we’ve never gone back. We used the follow on formula, and she now just 1 in a couple of days so we’ve started on the follow-on which has been great! I’m pregnant again, and we’ll be going straight back to this for second baby. Love it.
Great texture, SO EASY to mix & dissolves immediately.
Although she’s on food, she loves her formula so much she still has it for all sleep times.  Show details ·  1
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Kara C.
Kara C.Hunter Region, NSW3 posts
  Verified Newborn

The best! Gentle on baby's tummy and easy to prepare

I have used this formula for my baby from 10 weeks old. He absolutely loves it and has never had any tummy aches or problems with constipation. Recommend this to mums whose bubs have sensitive tummys.
Also like how easy it is to prepare. The scoop is big and the powder dissolves quickly.
Only downside is I have to order it online, however Blackmores does provide a discount if you choose to subscribe to it being delivered every so many weeks.  Show details
Lina O.
Lina O.8 posts
  Verified Newborn

no gassy bub

So I had to use this milk for my baby and I didn't had any tummy problems with it. She loves it and drinks about 2-3 bottles on a daily basis. One thing though, I wish I could get this everywhere since I'm having problems ordering from CW and online. Show details
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Holly G.
Holly G.3 posts


Baby started drinking 1 bottle of this a night since 3.5weeks old, and hasn't had an issue with it since. She's now been drinking it for 3 weeks. It's easy for her to process, doesn't have a foul smell and doesn't leave her gassy. She now drinks 3-4 bottles of this formula a day (still has breastmilk in between, so you can definately mix feed with this formula). It is hard to find anywhere in store though, I have had to buy it online either through chemist warehouse or you can purchase it directly off blackmores website. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Monica G.
Monica G. · Formula Toddler

My 19month old son has a mild eczema. Is this formula suitable for him? Has anyone tried to there baby with eczema?

Aanchal · Formula Toddler

My daughter is 16 months old and has stage 3 formula 4 times a day is that ok? .and if she’s having 180 mls how many scoops should i give for stage 3 formula?

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Aanchal · Formula Toddler

My daughter is 16 months old and has stage 3 formula 4 times a day is that ok? .and if she’s having 180 mls how many scoops should i give for stage 3 formula

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Blackmores Formula is available in the following:

  • Newborn Formula (suitable from birth)
  • Follow-on Formula (suitable from 6 to 12 months)
  • Toddler Milk Drink (suitable from 12 months)

The Newborn and Follow-on contain 25 nutrients - including essential vitamins, minerals, and prebiotics - that are designed to meet the nutritional needs of a growing baby. All of the formulas come in a 900g can.

Points of praise:

  • Many reviewers found that the Blackmores Formula was easy to mix, as it has a great texture that dissolves immediately.
  • They also said that their babies took to it well and seemed to enjoy it.
  • Most reviewers reported that their baby didn’t have any adverse reactions to the formula, saying that it didn’t cause gas or constipation.
Compare all Blackmores Formula listings
CategoryBaby FormulasBaby FormulasBaby Formulas
Price (RRP) $29.99$25.99$29.99
AgeInfant (0-6 months)Toddler (1+ year)Follow-On (6-12 Months)
Contains Cow's MilkYesYesYes
Contains Goat's MilkNoNoNo
Contains SoyYesYesYes
Contains GOS prebioticsYesYesYes

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