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From August 2018, customers will notice our rebranded food packaging start to appear on shelf in all major stockists.

  • CURRENT Packaging
  • new Packaging

We are excited to announce our new packaging will start to appear on shelf from August 2018. This transition to new packaging will occur over a number of months. During this time there will be a mix of current and new packaging on shelf.

There are no major changes to these products, in some instances there is a small name change or slight recipe improvement, see below for the full details.

Products purchased via the website will be delivered to customers in our old packaging until the end of October. From November, products ordered from the website will be delivered in the new packaging.

Please note, our Infant Formula packaging will not be rebranded until later in 2019.

For any questions, connect with our team of accredited practising Dietitians on +61 3 6332 9200

Product name changes

  • Cereal Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Baby Rice
  • NEW Packaging Organic Rice with Prebiotic (GOS) Note: Our Baby Rice recipe has been upgraded to now include GOS Prebiotic
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Vanilla Rice Custard
  • NEW Packaging Organic Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Porridge
  • NEW Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Baby Porridge
  • Ready To Serve Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Banana, Pear & Mango
  • New Packaging Organic Banana, Pear, Apple & Mango
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Mango, Blueberry & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Blueberry, Mango & Apple
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Peach & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Grape, Apple & Peach
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Pumpkin & Tomato Risotto
  • New Packaging Organic Pumpkin, Sweet Potato & Tomato
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Broccoli, Beef & Brown Rice
  • New Packaging Organic Beef & Vegetables
  • Note: We have also upgraded some of our RTS recipes to remove added sugars and to remove some of the more complex ingredients that are not required for young children such as Tamari.
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks
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How much do bottle-feeding babies drink?

The amount of formula your baby needs depends on their age and stage. Every baby is so different, and their needs for milk feeds will also vary from day to day. Some might have some feeds close together and others further apart.

Let your baby guide you

It’s recommended to let your baby guide you, because allowing your baby to self-regulate their own appetite will have positive effects on their eating behaviours when solids are started. Soon you’ll learn appetite cues for when your baby is hungry- for example making sucking noises or turning towards the bottle. Your baby will also let you know when they’ve had enough by stopping sucking or turning their head away. Not recognising these signs of hunger and fullness can lead to overfeeding and messing with your child’s ability to recognise they’re full. This is a problem that can lead to overeating and health problems later in life.

Milk volume guide

As a guide, between five days to three months, a full-term, healthy baby will need about 150 ml of prepared infant formula per kilogram of body weight, every day. For example, a baby who weighs 3.5 kg will need 525 ml of prepared infant formula each day.

From three to six months, this reduces to 120 ml of infant formula per kilogram of body weight each day. From six to 12 months, it falls again to between 90 and 120 ml of infant formula per kilogram of body weight each day. As the amount of solid food your baby eats increases, the total amount of milk feeds will also decrease.

To help you, Bellamy’s Organic provides a feeding guide on the can to see how much infant formula to make in a bottle and how many feeds per day. Our feeding volume provides on the higher end of feeding volumes, as we need to take into consideration a range of baby weights at certain ages. Remember this information is just a guide and is for exclusive formula feeding, so if your baby is being mixed fed, they won’t need as much formula.

If your baby has plenty of wet nappies (six or more per day), is experiencing consistent weight gain as monitored by your healthcare professional, and is thriving and active, these are good signs that your baby is getting enough formula.

Take comfort in knowing that your baby knows when they need to feed or not. They’ll let you know in their own way. You just have to read the signs!

Check out our formula range here.


  1. National Health and Medical Research Council (2012) Infant Feeding Guidelines. Canberra.

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Important Notice to Parents and Guardians

  • Breast milk is the best for babies. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age-appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.