The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for the first 6 months. Thereafter, infants should receive complementary foods with continued breastfeeding up to 2 years of age or beyond.
At this six-month milestone, formula feeding becomes an essential step for weaning infants to receive appropriate & adequate nutrition.
Worrying about picking the wrong formula milk that could lead to tummy troubles or allergies? You are not alone. With countless choices in the market, deciding on the right formula milk can be highly stressful.
But take a deep breath mamas, the good news is that there is no such thing as the perfect formula milk. The best formula will depend on what ingredients work best for your baby. Consider these factors before deciding on a formula milk for your little one.
NOT ALL FORMULATED MILK ARE CREATED EQUAL
While most formulated milk has been designed to meet the nutritional needs of babies, the level of nutrients differs between brands. Don’t be daunted by the big words & learn to read the labels. Here’s a quick cheat sheet to identify if the formulated milk has the right nutrients for your baby.
The most expensive may not be the best, and some costly brands may not even contain as much DHA compared to a cheaper one. Get more bang for your buck by learning how to identify optimal nutrient levels for your baby without burning a huge hole in your pocket. If you are looking for a great formula to get started, consider NATURE ONE DAIRY® Premium Formula, as it contains all the above nutrients which are absent in many brands.
ORGANIC OR STANDARD FORMULA
Organic and standard formula actually have a minimal nutritional difference, as all formulated milk must meet a strict nutrient requirement, Organic or not. But Organic milk does ensure zero pesticide traces that might potentially weaken the nervous & immune system. Different babies do better with different formula, so you should always choose a formula that is suitable for your little one. When in doubt, always check in with your paediatrician or nutritionist.
PICK A FORMULA & STICK WITH IT
Most paediatricians recommend staying with a formula for at least a week. A baby’s digestive system is just developing, so switching between brands too often could cause some digestive distress. Babies need time to adjust if there is a change in the formula.
Some brands also use the same formula over a wide age range, but the nutritional needs of a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old actually differ significantly.
Nature One Dairy Pty Ltd carries a complete & varied range of nutrition for your child, from Follow-On Infant Formula (6-12 months) to Toddler Nutritious Milk Drink (1-3 years) and even Junior Nutritious Milk Drink (3-6 years). Each formula is customized to meet the nutritional needs required at each growth stage of your child while eliminating the hassle of having to switch between brands.
HOW IS IT MADE?
AVA recently recalled an affected batch of one of the infant milk formula brands after detecting cronobactersakazakii bacteria in samples of the product, which can be fatal to newborns. Symptoms include fever, lethargy, and loss of appetite. The bacterium can survive in dry conditions, like infant formula and powdered milk. Formula milk that is processed in factories that manufacture other foodstuff increases the risk of contamination, due to the negligence of hygiene practices during the production process. Good hygiene practices and stringent manufacturing is of the utmost importance when producing infant formula.
Companies like Nature One Dairy Pty Ltd takes pride in manufacturing formula milk in a pharmaceutical-grade facility with stringent food quality and hygiene standards. All production undergoes strict quality assurance checks before and after each production to ensure the highest quality standard for formula milk.
MADE IN AUSTRALIA
Enjoy peace of mind when choosing an Australia-based company, Nature One Dairy Pty Ltd, dedicated to manufacturing nutritionally optimal formula milk in an ISO pharmaceutical grade facility in line with Australia’s strict food regulation and hygiene standards.
Made from 100% grass-fed cow’s milk in its purest and freshest state, with only the finest ingredients, all infant formula is subjected to incredibly stringent tests in a licensed facility certified by the Dairy Food Safety Victoria (DFSV).
GREAT QUALITY AT AFFORDABLE PRICES
Choose from NATURE ONE DAIRY® standard, premium or organic ranges of formula milk, retailing at very affordable price points and suitable for any household budget!