5Novalac Reflux

Novalac Reflux

5Novalac Reflux

137 reviews

75% · 10327 · 20%

Breastfed Child Yes · No
Easy to PrepareYes · No
Caused Unease / Sickness Yes · No
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137 reviews
Veronica Raymond
Veronica RaymondGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC4 posts
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Fantastic formula for reflux!

I used this product for my first son in conjunction with losec for reflux and as the formula thickens in the tummy it helped him so much! We used it also for our second son and now our third baby has developed reflux. So we went straight to novalac reflux and it has been great for him! No issues once again. No constipation , great formula! Show details
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Nathan N.
Nathan N.

Review of Novalac AR Digest plus

New formula causing more cramps and constipation, wrote a review here today can't seem to find it Show details
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Best ever

Very good milk for baby's no more grunts and reflux difference seen after first feed Show details
Sarina S.
Sarina S.Sydney, NSW

Life chsnging!

When bub was born we were on optipro. He would spew up after every feed. He could never lay down without spewing. When he was 7 weeks I changed to novalac reflux, the doctor said it wasn’t reflux but we knew the amount of spew up wasn’t right. We saw an immediate change! After the first feed he stopped spewing up. We also changed to dr brown bottles. We have never looked back and bub is 8mo. Milk is not thick and supposedly thickens in tummy. We found shaking well and letting bottle rest for few minutes makes it smoother. Highly recommend. Show details
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RenGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

Worst of money and screaming baby

The product is so thick and blocks the teat it took almost an hour for my 5 week old to drink. This helped the reflux but after each feed would wake up screaming with wind pains. Poor thing ended up with constipation… it was expensive also! I have gone to the gp recommended a different formula to help with relfux… new formula and happy baby.
I would stay away from this formula! Show details
Dana A.
Dana A.

Now have a screaming baby

As per others have said this hasn't helped my poor bubs has actually made him worse. Been trying to find a formula to help with bubs reflux. He's 3 weeks old and bottle fed. Saw some really good reviews for this formula so had a try. Unfortunately for us the formula did not help. His reflux did decrease a little at first but but by the second day we had a screaming baby who was in pain, couldn't never burp no matter how hard I tried and was constantly grunting after feeds and also his poo became like thick clay. Show details
kaitlyn f.
kaitlyn f.2 posts

Made bubs stomach worse

Been trying to find a formula to help with bubs reflux. His 5 weeks old and bottle fed. Saw some really good reviews for this formula so had a try. He had been on aptimal colic/constipation formula. Unfortunately for us the formula did not help. His reflux did decrease a little at first but but by the second day we had a screaming baby and was constantly grunting after feeds and also hos poo became like thick clay. He also started to vomit more so we stopped the formula. Been spending the next day holding him as he vomits creamy looking formula. Show details
StephSydney, NSW5 posts

Didn’t help my baby unfortunately

My 9 week old was taking Karicare with aptamil thickener and doing well spewing up very minimal whilst using his meds and doing the usual reflux management. I was recommended to try novolac reflux so I did and every time I gave my son a bottle he would spew the entire thing up and be uncomfortable. It just didn’t work for us unfortunately. It wasn’t hard to prepare and dissolved as stated. Show details
Kirsten6 posts


Our daughter has some pretty gnarly reflux so were trialing this formula out after reading mostly positive reviews. So far she seems to be taking it ok, but I super dislike how badly it mixes. Super clumpy no matter how much we shake it or what tempreture water we mix it with. This formula also doesnt work with the Dr.Brownes anti colic bottles, its too thick that it gets stuck in the air filter. Weve had to take the air filter out so now its like we might fix the reflux but replace it with trapped gas. So far seems to be helping but overall not too impressed with those negatives!  Show details
TianBerry5 posts

Highly recommend

My baby had colic/ reflux on a certain brand of formula, it was suggested by the community nurse that we try mixing both novolac and the other formula so 50/50 and it has been the perfect balance for my bubba, and reflux/wind/colic is definitely so much better! I’ll definitely keep buying novolac reflux.
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RosieSouth East Queensland, QLD

Wish I’d tried this months ago!

After 5 months of breastfeeding and a very unhappy baby I decided I would try this formula. After one bottle she was a different baby. No throwing up, no crying and slept in the day for the first time! Easy to prepare, only minor downside is when you shake the bottle some of the formula travels to the top and gets stuck in the teat. Overall great product and I’d recommend to anyone who has a baby suffering with reflux to try it.  Show details
AshleighMetropolitan Adelaide, SA3 posts

Didn’t help my baby with he’s reflux

Sadly this formula didn’t work for My 4 month old boy however he was such a happy baby on this formula & he done a poo everyday.
Will try him on it again when I have my boy on losec(reflux meds)  Show details
ttSydney, NSW3 posts

Thank you for this awesome baby formula

Am so grateful to have tried this formula, after my baby was vomiting so much, and after trying so many different formula, nothing worked, until I checked all the reviews and tried it, amd it worked, no more vomiting for my baby. Show details
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Kirsten2 posts

Not worth the distress

My baby is 1 month old and I have been mixfeeding her breast milk and Karicare formula from about 3 weeks old. Her reflux started recently and I was recommended to Novalac Reflux, and majority of reviews were good. I am sad to report that since the first feed she has been screaming straight after the feed, and it hasn't controlled her reflux symptoms at all. I understand you have to give something a go to see if it will work, but seeing my daughter in so much distress is not worth it. It also says it's supposed to thicken in the stomach and not in the bottle, which is not true at all. It can clog the teat and does not mix well. I will be going back to Karicare and will just wait for the reflux symptoms to subside naturally. Show details
KelsCanberra 2600, ACT

Worse than ever

My bub was recently on aptimal AR and was working great then they changed the formula and she was back vomiting again. We heard about this formula and the chemist and doctor recommended it. I’ve never seen her this bad. She’s constipated and she vomits every feed. Sometimes she will vomit up an hour after a feed. You can see she is so uncomfortable after a feed. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Bethany P.
Bethany P.

I’m currently using Novalac reflux for my almost 4 month old. She is currently on a reflux medication also. My Dr wants her to slowly ween off the reflux formula but there doesn’t seem to be a normal every day formula in this range. Any suggestions to what other brand formula is the most similar to the Novalac range that I can use that won’t cause too much upset on my baby’s tummy? We are staring with using a different formula for two of her feeds during the day and going from there.

Jemy A.
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Melissa N.
Melissa N.

My 4 month old recently started having reflux. She was on Nan AR but I couldn't find stock so I changed to Novalac AR DIGEST. It helps with spitting up alot but now she has running tummy everytime she goes out.... What can I do or should I stop the Novalac?

Bulelwa Z.
Bulelwa Z.

My baby was 6 week old on 20 April the Dr suggested Novalac AR ,but now the baby keeps making number 2 all the time .mu question 8s still normal for a 1mnth old and 3 week old ?

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CategoryBaby Formulas
Price (RRP) $33.49
AgeInfant (0-6 months)
Stage1 and Speciality
Contains Cow's MilkNo
Contains Goat's MilkNo
Contains SoyYes
Contains GOS prebioticsNo
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