Please be advised that NAN OPTIPRO HA 1 & 2 Gold infant formula products have undergone a minor formulation change. There has been no change to NAN OPTIPRO HA 3 Toddler.
The updated NAN OPTIPRO HA 1 Gold formulation will be rolling out in stores from September 2017. The updated NAN OPTIPRO HA 2 Gold formulation will be rolling out in stores from August 2017.
For more information regarding the changes, please contact our Careline on 1800 468 8736.
When transitioning your baby to a new feed you may notice a change in their bowel habits. This may be the smell, colour, frequency, texture or all of the above. Provided your baby is healthy and happy, changes in your baby’s bowel movements shouldn’t necessarily be a cause for concern. That said, you can help your baby better adapt to the new formula by introducing it gradually. Alternating between the old and new formula may help this transition. For more information about transitioning, please refer to our SHSH Transitioning Brochure.
We recognise that changing your baby’s formula can be stressful so we have tried to answer some of the questions you might have below. If you feel we have missed anything, please call our Careline on 1800 468 8736 or send your question here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the formulation changes?
In Australia and New Zealand there are regulations, set by Foods Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), that guide what we can and cannot say about our products on food labels and in advertisements. As a result of these regulations, we are unable to call out the specific changes to our products. We encourage you to contact our Careline if you have any questions about the new formulation.
Q: Why did you change the formulation?
At Nestlé we strive to continuously improve our products, and we believe the changes we have made do improve these products. All ingredients and levels of ingredients in infant formula products are regulated by the Food Standards Code developed by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ). When changes are made to our recipe we ensure these changes comply with the Food Standards Code.
Q: Will any of these changes affect my baby?
We know that our products are safe for babies, however a sudden transition between formulas may result in some babies not tolerating the change well. You can help your baby better adapt to a new feed by introducing it gradually. Alternating between the old and new feed may ease the transition
If you have any concerns about your baby’s health or would like further advice, please consult your healthcare professional.
Q: Will I notice a change in my baby’s bowel movements after moving to the new formulation?
It is normal for a baby’s bowel motion to change in response to a change in diet. It is important to introduce a change to your baby’s feed gradually. Alternating between the old and new feed may help with this process. Parents may be better prepared for possible changes in baby’s bowel movements by understanding all the factors which can affect what comes out.
- Fluid Intake
- Introducing solids
- Moving to formula for the first time, changing to a different formula, or adjusting to a change in an existing formula (not all infant formulas suit all babies, and some babies may even try a number of different formulas before finding one that is satisfactory for them)
- Lactose Intolerance
If you are concerned about your baby’s change in bowel movements, we recommend seeing your health care professional.