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Blackmores Formula

Blackmores Formula

Follow-On, Newborn and Toddler
4.4 from 126 reviews

Keeps baby satisfied for longer overnight

Baby (2.5mo) regularly drinks a between 115-135ml of a serving between 10-11pm as a top up feed. Sleeps til nearly 4am after that. The rest of the day she is on breastmilk, and I give her 1 bottle of formula per day as a top up.
Formula dissolves easily in warm water.
Was on sale a few weeks ago, so stocked up.

Purchased in May 2019 at Chemist Warehouse Physical Store for $19.99.

Value for Money
Breastfed Child Yes
Easy to PrepareYes
Caused Unease / Sickness No
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Thanks for your review. If you have any questions for us, please get in touch on 1800 808 669 (freecall within Australia). With kind regards, Julie

Creamy and loved by baby

Baby enjoys this in comparison to 2 other popular formula brands out there. Finishes the whole serve.
No noticeable side effects, perhaps she doesn't poo as often as when she is on breastmilk. Sleeps well after. Easy to prep, scoop is a good size (2 scoops for 120ml), so it's less troublesome than another formula which requires 4 scoops per 120ml due to a smaller scoop provided.
I would repurchase.

Purchased in May 2019 at Chemist Warehouse Online Store for $19.98.

Value for Money
Breastfed Child Yes
Easy to PrepareYes
Caused Unease / Sickness No
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Hi Lyn, Thanks for your review. If you have any questions for us, please get in touch on 1800 808 669 (freecall within Australia). With kind regards, Julie

Loved this product.

My son was originally on NAN and after him habing bad reflux we were advised to change formulas, we went to blackmores and were so happy. It was great while we were able to purchase it, it became harder to find and buy by the time my son was moving up to the 2 so we decided to cut it rather then keep looking and not finding it. I did also use to stock up when it was on sale which was quiet alot which was a big plus for me.

Purchased in March 2017 for $16.00.

Value for Money
Easy to PrepareYes
Caused Unease / Sickness No
1 comment
Hi Kayla, Thanks for your lovely review. If you have trouble purchasing Toddler Milk drink, please try your local Chemist Warehouse store or purchase directly from the Blackmores online store. If you still have problems, please call us on 1800 808 669 (freecall within Australia) so that we can see how we might be able to help. With kind regards, Julie

Little Bub Loves it

I was very apprehensive of putting my third baby onto a milk based formula after my first baby have a milk reaction (I put my second Bub straight on to soy!). With my third Bub I started straight into this formula and never looked back. I thought I would be going through the dramas of trying three or four different formulas, but this hasn't been great from the start.
Very important for us that it is made in Australia.
Shame Woolworths has stopped selling it, but can buy at Chemist Warehouse

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Thanks for your review Hanz. If you have any problems finding the product or have any questions, please call us on 1800 808 669 (freecall within Australia) or email advice@blackmores.com.au. With kind regards, Julie

Perfect

My kid started with another baby formula, which didn't suit her at all as she pukes just after having it every time. Then we started with black mores, luckily she liked this taste and loved drinking it. Obviously I read the reviews first as I already took the chance with the previous one which didn't worked well.

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I'm glad to hear your bub is doing well now Isha. Please call us on 1800 808 669 (freecall within Australia) if you have questions or concerns. With kind regards, Julie

Great find!

I was unable to breastfeed and had to start my son on formula from the get go. We tried 4 different formulas (s26 Gold, Aptamil HA Gold, Nan Comfort and Aptamil AR), however he would either get extremely windy, constipated or get reflux.

I came across the Blackmores Infant formula at my local Chemist Warehouse and after reading the reviews decided to give it a go. Needless to say, my son is thriving on this formula. I should mention we also add a scoop of Aptamil thickener to his bottle as he seemed to prefer a thicker consistency after coming off the AR formula.

I was disappointed to see Woolies isn't going to be stocking it anymore, however glad that Chemist Warehouse will continue to do so. This formula has been a game changer for us.

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We're happy to hear that your son is doing well Sarai. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 1800 808 669 (feecall within Australia). With kind regards, Julie

The best

My little girl was a preemie, we had so much trouble getting weight on her and we tried 6 different formulas.
This one saved us, she is putting weight on and has no nasty side effects. Blackmores really nailed it with this 1. I am forever great full. Unfortunately Woolworths have deleted this line. Chemist warehouse here I come.

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Thanks for your lovely review Skye, we're happy to hear that Blackmores has been good for your little girl. If you ever have problems finding Blackmores formulas in store, please call us on 1800 808 669 (freecall within Australia) or email advice@blackmores.com.au. With kind regards, Julie

Fantastic formula but sadly Woolworths are deleting!

We love this formula. Our baby is happy and growing well. After noticing it’s absence on the shelves at multiple Woolworths stores i sent a message to Woolworths who have replied sadly with “unfortunately we can confirm the Blackmores Formula Stage 1 900g has been discontinued from our stores. We always want to provide you with the products you'd like to see on shelves first and foremost so rest assured we will share this with the team for consideration at the following range review. Never say never.”

There should be some process where parents are warned in advance about this. Very upset. We will have to start looking for an alternate.

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Hey there, Thank you for your amazing review. I am so sorry for the inconvenience and understand that this would be very worrying. Please be assured that Blackmores infant nutrition products are still in production and readily available from all Chemist Warehouse stores. If you are about to run out, I suggest you call your local Chemist Warehouse to see if they have stock. They can order stock in for you from a nearby store if need be. Best regards, The Blackmores TeamThank you for this info! We have a Chemist Warehouse not far from us so that’s great.

Nice

I have tried few different brands and this is the best one. It dissolve into cold or room temperature water ( others not really). And it taste really good. I can even use it as a normal milk powder for adults. There's so strange flavour. The price is not the most expensive in the market however it can still go cheaper. It doesn't always have promotion but hope there's more discount for Xmas season

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Thanks so much for your review Ann. Please give us a call on 1800 808 669 (freecall within Australia) if you any questions. With kind regards, Julie

My toddler loves the taste!

My toddler absolutely love this formula. We have used a few other brands but this one seems to be her favourite as she never leaves a drop! It is very easy to mix up with the measuring spoon including and easy to read instructions and it is loaded with lots of vitamins and minerals for growing babies. It is more expensive than some of the other formulas on the market but I think it is definitely worth paying the extra for. Thanks :)

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Thanks for your review Courty, we're glad to hear your little one is doing well. If you have any questions for us, we're here on 1800 808 669 (free call within Australia) or email to advice@balckmores.com.au. With kind regards, Julie

Horrible

This formula sneaks up on you. No newborn child or any child should go through the pain from this formula. My poor baby has been screaming for almost 2 days because this formula makes him so constipated. I’m a first time mum and not knowing how to help my baby and crying with him because he’s in so much pain.
Not impressed at all.

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Dear Alyce, this is not a usual reaction for babies on Blackmores formulas as there are several inclusions in the formula to help prevent constipation in formula feeding babies. I would like to speak with you to see how we can assist. Please call me on 1800 808 669 (freecall within Australia). With kind regards, Julie

Hard to find sometimes but worth the look!

This formula made our transition from breastfeeding very easy! But we have had times when we couldn't find a tin anywhere so we once had to travel out of state just for formula. It is also priced differently at every supplier but overall very happy with the product and would recommend it!

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Thank you for your review Jess. It will be easiest for you to find this product at Chemist Warehouse and if your local store doesn't have any in stock, they will be able to order it in for you. Another option is to order directly from the Blackmores website where it is always in stock. You can set up a recurring order so that you never run out and shipping is free for orders over $70. If you ever need help finding Blackmores infant formulas in your local area, please call us on 1800 808 669 (freecall within Australia) and we will make sure you don't have to travel out of state to find it! With kind regards, Julie

Good but bad!

I switched my baby to this formula as I’m doing a trial and error trying to find the right formula, my baby was throwing up a lot and not bringing up his wind at all on his previous formula so I tried blackmores, it completely stopped his spewing and he brang up his wind so easily! But unfortunately since being on this formula he has been sooo unsettled crying and screaming like he’s in pain and waking all through the night not sleeping properly and he is normally a very placid settled baby, on top of that he has a mild case of constipation (pooping every 2-3 days) but when he does poo it’s been diarrhoea ever since using blackmores! So while it stopped the initial problems he had it added other problems so I will be changing from this formula.

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Dear Lessha, Thank you for review. I'm sorry to hear that your baby has been uncomfortable. If you would like to discuss this with our infant adviser, please call us on 1800 808 669 (freecall in Australia). With kind regards, Julie

Not for my little boy

I like it made in Australia and the good ingredients. Thought it would be great for my bub like most of reviews but it's just not go well. My little boy become unsettled and reflux a lot more than other formula. I feel bad to see him suffering from vomiting so after feeding this formula half day, I changed back to the previous one. My boy become much better again.

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Dear Sherry, I'm glad that your baby is feeling better again. If you would like to discuss this with our infant advisor, please call us on 1800 808 669 (freecall in Australia). Regards, Julie

The best formula

I tried 3 different formulas which were S26, Novalac and Aptamil before using tjis formula for my son. This was by far the best! He started sleeping longer during the day and night, was more settled and didn't experience any reflux. He also stopped throwing up as much which was great!

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We're so happy to this Hanna. Please contact us on 1800 808 669 or email advice@blackmores.com.au if you have any questions for us. With kind regards, Julie

Excellent!

We love this, been using since it first came out. Easy on little tummies, mixes well no lumps. Obviously tastes good, as we have no problems drinking it. Great for fussy little eaters. Easy to find at Coles or Woolworths. Price is ok, usually on special somewhere, so I buy a couple when it is.

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Thanks for your lovely review! If you ever have any questions about this product or Toddler nutrition, please give us a call on 1800 808 669 (freecall within Australia) or email advice@blackmores.com.au.

Disappointed

After reading hundreds of positive reviews, I was excited for my baby to try this formula in hopes that it would help with his reflux. Unfortunately he was one of the very few babies it didn’t work for. Since trying it, he’s been a lot fussier, vomiting more and has become constipated. Just disappointed that it didn’t help him like it has helped so many other babies.

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Hi Hiba, I'm sorry to hear that your baby has had this response. Could you please call me on 1800808669 (freecall within Australia) or email advice@blackmores.com.au? With thanks, Julie

I'd buy the developer a drink in gratitude

My housemate had baby #1 a few months ago and she was really gassy. She asked me if I could grab some formula from the supermarket. Upon getting to Coles I relised I had no idea what one to get and didn't have my phone on me. I went with the Blackmores as it was a name I truested for myself as I use their vitamins (plus I can always return it)

New mum was very happy with my purchase. She hadn't used it before but after 3 days said she was a convert. She said bub was sleeping better, was less gassy and just seemed happier in general. She has been buying it exclusively now

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Thanks for your review Julia. We're happy to hear your littlest housemate is happy :)

Absolutely prefect for little tummys

This formula was our go to in our second week of being parents. Breast feeding wasn't working and we needed to make a decision ASAP. We settled on Blackmores due to the reviews and we are so glad we did. The formula is easy to make and didn't create air bubbles when we shook it. Our little one took to it instantly and trying to her wean her off breast milk was so easy with this. She never had bad wind with it unlike with breast milk and she slept through the night when she was finally exclusively formula fed with this. The massive advantage of buying this brand is the great customer service you receive when you call in to the company to ask questions. We were directed to a naturopath and were on the phone to the consultant for over an hour who gave us some amazing tips and tricks for parenting. We were so grateful for her friendship and her time at this stage where we had had no sleep for days. Sometimes the formula is hard to find as they no longer sell it in Coles, but the chemists always stock them!

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Hi WynonaW, Thank you for your lovely review, we're really happy to hear that the product has been good for your little one and I'm so glad to have able to offer my support. You can call me on 1800 808 669 (freecall in Australia) Monday 10- 5 and Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10-2. With kind regards, Julie

Great for my baby!

I love how easy this is to prepare! It doesn't froth up and my little miss took to it from day one! She does get gas but I am not certain that is from the formula and it is not in any way excessive. To be honest her gas was worse breastfed then on formula. She hasn't once spewed this up and never gets an upset tummy from it. She is prone to eczema and has no reaction to this at all. Overall I love this formula and wish I had found it with her 2 older brothers who had issues with another brand.

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Thank you for your lovely review Cassandra. If you have any questions for us, you can call us on 1800 808 669 (freecall within Australia) or email advice@blackmores.com.au. With kind regards, Julie

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Questions & Answers

Hi, my little one loves Blackmores and just transitioned to Stage 2. I was curious as to why the dosage remains the same?
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Is it safe to use blackmores formula for newborn with combine breastfeed?
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Hi Samta, Yes you can use Blackmores newborn formula in combination with breastfeeding. It is important to know that giving your baby formula may affect breastfeeding, so it is a good idea to talk to a breastfeeding counselor or your infant health nurse about how to minimise any potential problems. If you'd like to talk about combination feeding and how it might work best for you and your little one, you can call me on 1800 808 699 (freecall within Australia) or call the Australian Breastfeeding Association on 1800mum2mum. With kind regards, Julie

Hi there my question is my daughter is 6 months old is fully breastfed but I'm changing her onto formula I have been reading so many good things about blackmores and I'm just wondering would I put her into stage follow on or the newborn stage? Sorry I'm new to this
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My bub is 8 months and we are still on stage 1 (newborn). We tried stage two and she got a little constipated so our paediatrician said we could just stay on stage 1. It’s a great formula. I have sensitive tummy babies and struggled to find formula. This one has been a Godsend. I believe chemist wharehouse still stocks it so I’ll be loading up. I’ve also heard some Woolies have it marked down on clearance at the moment. Good luck mama!Yes woolies have it on special for $14.40 at the moment I got one tin will be getting another tin on Tuesday and yes daughter is definitely not constipated yet but I hope she still stays regular as she has food aswellHi Danni, It is OK to use either stage 1 or stage 2 for your baby at that age. The main difference is in the amount of whey protein compared to casein. Newborn formula has more whey protein which is easier to digest, while the follow on formula has an equal amount of whey and casein which is slower to digest and is thought to help baby feels full for longer. Another difference is that some of the nutrient levels are slightly different to account for the changes in diet and nutritional needs that happen around the 6 month mark. My rule of thumb is to continue giving newborn formula at least until baby is 6 months old and to continue with this if baby has a sensitive tummy. If baby's tummy seems OK, you can change to follow- on formula any time after baby starts eating a reasonable amount of family foods (but ever before 6 months). If you'd like to chat with me, please call me on 1800 808 669 (freecall within Australia) or email advice@blackmores.com.au. With kind regards, Julie

Details

Formula NewbornFormula Follow-OnFormula Toddler
Price (RRP) $29.99$29.99$25.99
AgeInfant (0-6 months)Follow-On (6-12 Months)Toddler (1+ year)
Stage123
Contains Cow's Milk YesYesYes
Contains Goat's MilkNoNoNo
Contains Soy YesYesYes
Contains GOS prebioticsYesYesYes

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