FAQs

What should I consider before starting formula feeding?

When introducing infant formula, your breastmilk supply will reduce. These effects may be difficult to reverse if you change your mind.

You may decide to continue breastfeeding while introducing infant formula. Feeding your baby breastmilk for as long possible, before formula feeding will help your baby acquire all the benefits of breastmilk. This can also prevent or slow down the rate at which your breastmilk reduces.

You should always consult a healthcare professional when deciding on a formula and feeding method that is best suited for you and your baby.

How do I choose the right formula for my baby?

There are a variety of formulas available for healthy babies and babies with special needs. If you decide to formula feed or switch to a different formula you should consult your healthcare professional before implementing any changes.

How will Nutura support my baby’s health?

Nutura infant formula has been developed to meet 100% of your baby’s nutritional needs from birth up to 6 months.

Nutura follow on formula has been developed to support your growing baby’s changing nutritional needs as you start to introduce solid foods to their diet.

What is the difference between stage 1 and 2 formula?

Each formula stage is adapted to meet your baby’s changing nutritional requirements as they rapidly grow throughout their first few years of life.

Nutura’s stage 1 infant formula is suitable from birth up to 6 months of age. Stage 1 formula is designed to meet 100% of your baby’s nutrition needs if you are not breastfeeding.

Nutura’s stage 2 follow on formula can be used from the age of 6 months as you start to introduce solid foods to baby’s diet. Stage 2 formula should not be used as a sole source of nutrition.

What is the best way to transition my baby to a different formula?

The best way to transition your baby to a different formula is to introduce changes to feeding gradually. You may choose to alternate between the new and old formula to help you baby adjust to the change.

How do I prepare formula?

When preparing Nutura infant or follow on formula, it’s important to follow the directions on the tin carefully. This will ensure your baby’s bottle has been prepared safely with the correct balance of nutrients your baby needs to grow and develop.

Always ensure your hands are washed, the preparation area is clean and all equipment is sterilised before formula preparation.

Feeds should always be prepared fresh when your baby is ready to drink.

What kind of water is best for preparing formula?

Tap water is a safe and affordable option. Ensure the water is boiled and cooled before use.

How much formula should I use?

Always follow the instructions on the tin when preparing a bottle. This will ensure your baby is getting the correct amount of formula to meet their nutrition needs.

It’s normal for your baby to drink more or less as their appetite can vary from day to day and as they grow. Follow your baby’s hunger and fullness cues to determine how much to feed.

Prepare each bottle fresh when your baby is ready to feed and do not attempt to force your baby to finish a bottle. Unfinished bottles should be discarded after 1 hour.

How often should I feed my baby?

Generally, a newborn should be offered a bottle every 3-4 hours. At 4 weeks of age, your baby may feed up to 8 times a day. As they grow, this usually decreases. During growth spurts, infants’ nutritional needs increase so they will need to be fed more often.

As a carer, you will learn your baby’s hunger signals. You can use these as a guide of when and how much to feed your baby.

If you have any concerns about the frequency your baby is feeding at, consult your healthcare professional.

Can I feed my baby less or more than the specified quantity on the package?

You should always follow the specified instructions for formula preparation on the tin. Incorrect preparation may make your baby unwell.

Your baby’s nutritional needs will change as they grow and their appetite may fluctuate from day to day. It’s best to follow your baby’s hunger and fullness cues when feeding.

Do not attempt to force your baby to finish a bottle. Unfinished bottles should be discarded after 1 hour.

If you have any concerns about the quantity your baby is consuming, consult your healthcare professional.

Where should I store the tin?

Store the tin in a cool, dry environment such as a kitchen pantry.

Once the tin has been opened, how long can I use it for?

The tin should be used within 4 weeks once opened. You should always follow the manufacturers instructions and never use the product past the used by date on the tin.

Always replace the lid after every use and do not use the tin if the seal is broken.

How long am I able to store prepared formula and where should I store it?

It is best to prepare each bottle just before feeding.

When necessary, prepared formula should be stored in the fridge. The coldest part of the fridge is the back middle section, which is the ideal storage area for prepared feed.

Unused water or prepared formula should be discarded after 24 hours. Unfinished bottles should be discarded within 1 hour.

How do I prepare a bottle safely when I’m away from home?

The safest option is to boil then cool water before pouring it into a sterilised bottle. Keep the powdered infant formula in a separate sterilised container and mix these when baby is ready for a feed.

If you’re taking pre-prepared formula with you, leave the bottle in the fridge until your ready to leave the house. This will help keep the bottle cool and reduce the risk of bacterial growth for as long as possible. Use a cool bag and ice packs to transport the bottle. Ensure the feed is used or placed back into a fridge within 2 hours.

How should I reheat pre-prepared formula?

Stand the bottle in warm water for no more than 10 minutes. After this time bacteria may grow and potentially make your baby sick.

Microwaves are not recommended for reheating formula as they can heat the bottle unevenly and may lead to some areas being too hot for your baby to drink.

Discard any reheated formula that is not consumed within 2 hours.

Do formula fed infants need to take additional vitamins and minerals?

Nuturas’s infant formula has been formulated to meet 100% of your baby’s nutrition needs from birth up to 6 months.

If your baby has special needs or you are concerned your baby is not meeting all of his/her nutrition requirements, seek advise from your healthcare professional.

 

Could my baby be constipated because of your formula?

Your baby’s stool movements, consistency, colour and frequency may alter due to a range of factors including change in diet, illness, and teething.

If you are concerned, you should seek advice from your healthcare professional.

Where can I purchase Nutura?

You can purchase Nutura on this website and we can deliver it to your door. You can also sign up for our subscription service and receive Nutura in the mail on a regular basis. Selected supermarkets, pharmacies and health food stores also stock Nutura – please contact us for details of your local Nutura stockist.

Can I receive samples of your formula?

No. Nutura complies with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas (MAIF) agreement whereby samples of infant formula are not distributed to the general public.

Does Nutura contain Genetically Modified (GM) ingredients?

No. All ingredients used in Nutura infant formula and follow on formula are approved for safe consumption by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ).

Is Nutura certified organic?

No. However all ingredients are certified safe for consumption by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand.

Is Nutura suitable for infants with cows’ milk allergies?

No. Nutura infant and follow on formula contains cows’ milk and is therefore not suitable for infants who have a cows’ milk allergy. You should consult your healthcare professional when choosing an appropriate formula to meet your baby’s special requirements.