A Guide to New Zealand Baby Food and Powders

Also called infant food, baby milk or baby formula

 

What Baby Formula to Buy

Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Combining breast and baby bottles when feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breast milk, and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. Always consult your doctor, midwife or health visitor for advice about breastfeeding or newborn baby formula for your baby. If you use a baby formula or baby milk, you should follow the manufacturers' instructions for correct bottle preparation, especially for a newborn baby.

If you need to bottle feed your baby with formula, it can be a really daunting task going to the supermarket and buying a tin.  There are so many newborn formula tins all lined up, you probably don't know where to start and which one to choose.
All of the different formula brands will come down to a basic age group. The tins will state the recommended ages on the front of the tin.
    •    Starter developed for use from birth is nutritionally complete to assist growth and development
    •    Follow On from 6 months, is nutritionally superior to standard cow's milk because it contains higher iron and less protein and sodium.  It is designed to meet baby's changing needs.
    •    Toddler from 12 months, with iron and added vitamins and minerals (though note that many parents get their baby's onto normal cows milk by this time).
Some brands will have a sample sachet available to purchase, which is a really good thing to use for the first few times that you are trying formula.
Some tins also have a call-free number on the back of the can for you to phone to request a sample.
You can use the sample to see whether your baby drinks it, and check for any reactions.  Signs of a reaction may include rash, vomiting, refusal to drink etc.
If you are concerned about dairy allergies, make an appointment with your doctor as they can often prescribe special baby formula at a discounted rate.  (For example soy, goat formula).
The most important thing in this formula route is that your baby is happy to drink the bottle, then you will know that they are getting the nutrition they need and they can grow!

Baby powder brands in New Zealand

Brands

There are many different brands of baby milk formula in New Zealand. As long as you mix the formula according to the directions, and use pre-sterilised water, then all formula brands are suitable and safe for your baby to drink.  Though of course we must state for the record that breast is best, but we are talking about those times if you can't breastfeed. The most common brands are Nurture, Karicare, Dairy Hill, S-26 Gold, Nu-Gene, Enfamil, NAN.

Baby Food Pricing

The difference in price is due to the different amount of extra nutrients and supplements that are in them, (the non-essential extras).  For example the "gold" brand ones have added probiotics.  All baby formula from New Zealand will be suitable for your child and have the required nutrition, even the cheaper ones.  If your child is eating solids already, you will get a lot of these nutrients in baby's diet anyway and its not necessary to buy the "gold" label ones.  That is your choice.
Baby formula has extra nutrients and calorific value than simply cows milk.
Sometimes the difference in pricing can be due to the volume on the tin, which is quite deceptive.

 

购买什么样的婴儿配方奶粉

 

 母乳喂养是最好的婴儿,并提供了许多好处。重要的是,在筹备和哺乳期间,你吃得健康,均衡的饮食。结合乳房和奶瓶喂养在生命的第一周可能会降低自己的母乳供应,很难扭转决定不进行母乳喂养。咨询自己的医生,助产士或提供母乳喂养宝宝的健康访视。如果您使用的婴幼儿配方奶粉,您应按照制造商的说明正确的瓶子准备。

如果你需要用奶瓶喂宝宝用公式,它可以是一个非常艰巨的任务,去超市买了锡。有这么多罐一字排开,你可能不知道从哪里开始,该选哪一个。
所有的不同的配方奶粉品牌将下降到一个基本的年龄组。在前面的锡罐会注明推荐的年龄。
    
•从出生用于开发的入门是营养全面,以协助经济增长和发展
    
•6个月的基础上,是标准的奶牛的牛奶营养价值高,是因为它含有较高的铁和较少的蛋白质和钠。它的设计,以满足宝宝的不断变化的需求。
    
幼儿12个月,铁和补充维生素和矿物质(但要注意,很多家长他们的孩子的,到这个时候,正常的牛奶)。
一些品牌将有一个样品小袋,可用于购买,这是一个非常好的事情,使用前几次,您正试图公式。
也有些罐的背面上有一个呼叫免费号码罐您打电话欲索取样品。
您可以使用范例,看看你的宝宝是否喝它,并检查是否有任何反应。反应的症状包括皮疹,呕吐,拒绝喝等。
如果您担心乳制品过敏,预约与您的医生,因为他们经常在折现率规定的特殊配方。 (例如大豆,山羊公式)。
在此公式中路线的最重要的事情是,你的宝宝是幸福的,喝一瓶,然后你就会知道,他们所得到的营养需要,他们可以成长!

品牌

 

有许多不同品牌的婴儿配方奶粉在新西兰。只要你混合公式的指示,并使用预先消毒的水,然后是合适的,安全的为您的宝宝喝配方奶粉品牌。虽然,当然,我们必须说明的记录,母乳是最好的,但我们所谈论的那些时间,如果你不能哺乳。最常见的品牌在新西兰的滋养,宝宝每日所需,南,S26。

定价

 

在价格上的差异是由于额外的营养物质的补充,都在其中,(非必要额外)量的不同。例如,“黄金”品牌的补充益生菌。所有的婴儿配方奶粉从新西兰是适合你的孩子,并有所需的营养,即使是便宜的。如果您的孩子已经吃固体,你会得到很多的这些营养成分在宝宝的饮食,无论如何,它没有必要购买“黄金”标签的。这是你的选择。
婴儿配方奶粉有额外的营养成分和热值比单纯牛奶。
有时价格的差异可能是由于锡,这是相当欺骗性的音量。