Breastfeeding is best for babies. It provides all the nutritional health benefits as Mother Nature intended. In preparation for and during breastfeeding, it's important that mums eat a healthy, balanced diet.
Combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breast milk, and reversing the decision not to breast feed is difficult. If you're thinking about bottle feeding your baby, always seek professional advice first - from your doctor, midwife or healthcare professional. When using infant formula, you should always follow the manufacturer's instructions for use carefully: unnecessary or improper use may make your baby ill. The social and financial implications, such as convenience and cost to a household over time, should also be considered.
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We are committed to delivering optimal nutrition and information on all our products to help make every day count for your child.
We have made some minor changes to our products and updated our packaging. A number of the possible questions you may have are answered below. For further information, please call, email or LiveChat with our Careline and speak to one of our team of product specialists, nutritionists, dietitians and midwives/lactation consultants.
From time to time we make changes to our recipe. The overall formula offers the same nutrition to your child. We have changed the formulation to ensure the Nutrition Information Panel reflects the average of the value range of each of the formula's ingredients. Milk is a biological product and the natural components of the milk will vary slightly from batch to batch. Your product contains the same ingredients, the amounts of which have been modified slightly with no discernible change to the taste or benefits for your child.
If you know that your baby or toddler is particularly sensitive to change, we recommend that you gradually introduce them to the new products. Rest assured that any slight changes in digestion should be only minimal and temporary. For personalised transition advice, please speak with your healthcare professional, or contact our Careline and discuss any changes to your child's feeding experience.
Our new feeding guidelines bring consistency to the feeding guides across our product brands and stages, making them clearer and easier for you to use. We have amended our feeding volumes to be in line with recommendations of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) so that our formulas deliver the right energy levels for your baby's needs. Our alignment with these recommendations brings our feeding guidelines into best practice.
Our feeding guides are a guide only. We understand that every baby is different so amounts may vary per baby and should be guided by baby's appetite and growth. If you are concerned, please speak with your healthcare professional or our Careline.
Backed by global research, Danone, the manufacturer of Karicare+, is constantly improving our products. Building on new findings, our global infant nutrition experts have reduced the protein levels in our products so that our formulas deliver the right protein level for your baby's needs.
It is important to make the formula according to the instructions on the can to deliver the correct nutrition for your baby. For a baby over 6 months of age the gradual introduction of solid foods containing protein such as meat, legumes, egg and nuts, is also required for optimal growth.
Ingredient sourcing has not changed. We use only NZ milk in our Karicare+ standard range and our goat milk.
Karicare+ Soy is sourced from our Danone supply business in Indonesia.
We take great care in the sourcing of all of our ingredients to ensure that suppliers deliver ingredients to our exact specifications. We expect our suppliers and partners to meet our high standards of practice and have formal agreements and protocols in place to ensure they deliver in line with expectations.