When can I feed my baby with Holle Organic Infant Formula 1?

Holle Organic Infant Formula 1 can be fed during these stages :
• Immediately once the baby is born
• For the first 12 months of infancy stage

We all know that breast milk provides the best nourishment for your baby . But if you are going to make the move to formula milk,Holle Organic Infant Formula 1 provides the best nutrients for your growing baby. Holle Organic Infant Formula 1 is suitable to be fed right from birth, when serving as a supplemental feeding on top of breast milk meals or when replacing breast milk meals to formula milk. It can also be introduced during the weaning phase where breast milk can be gradually replaced with Holle Organic Infant Formula 1 Milk.

Holle Organic Infant Formula 1 Milk is :
• Formulated to Close to the Taste of Breast Milk
• Has a Wholesome Taste
• Satisfying and Suitable for Baby Meals
• Does not Contain Artificial Sweeteners
• Contains Organic Ingredients that are Naturally Gluten-Free

To gain a better understanding of the benefits behind breastfeeding, speak to your gynecologist, pediatrician or nutritionist.

99% of ingredients in Holle Organic Infant Formula 1 are produced by controlled, organic farming methods. Only less than 0.5% vitamins and minerals are additionally included in the formula milk. These vitamins and minerals are essential for healthy infant growth and cannot be entirely found in the organic ingredients. Holle guarantees that these ingredients are not produced from genetically engineered methods.

How do I Prepare Holle Organic Infant Formula Milk For My Baby?

1. Simply add Holle Organic Infant Formula 1 in boiling water and then cooled the mixture to 50°C.
2. Milk can be fed when it is cooled to 37°C.

Note : Please pay attention to the quantities given in the meal table as well as all important information indicated on the packaging.

You can get Holle Organic Infant Formula 1 at NTUC Finest, selected Cold Storage, organic stores, selected departmental stores and hospital pharmacies.

Click on the link below to see the comprehensive list.
Where to get

My Infant Has a Larger Appetite Than Before; Can I Supplement Organic Infant Formula 1 with Organic Infant Rice Porridge?

Organic Infant Formula 1 provides all the nutrients required for infants and serve as a complete meal for your child. It is not necessary to complement it with other ingredients. However, as your infant grows, they consume larger amounts and you may need to complement the formula milk with other nutritious food in order to satisfy their diet. In such cases, you can add 1 – 3 teaspoons of Holle Organic Rice Porridge or Holle Organic Millet Porridge to any bottled food. When the child is 4 – 6 months of age, you have a choice to change to Holle Infant Formula 2 where more nutritious and filling ingredients are used compared to Organic Infant Formula 1.

I Am Not Producing Enough Milk For My Baby. What Other Milk Supplements Can I Feed My Child With?

How can I know for sure that my baby is not getting enough breast milk?
As mothers, especially for first time mommies, it is necessary to be certain whether you are feeding your infant with adequate amount of breast milk. To achieve this, you have to determine the amount of breast milk consumed by your baby per day instead of just after one meal. One way to identify this is by weighing your child before and after each feed. The weight difference is equivalent to the effective drinking quantity that your baby consumes each time. Do discuss the results with your pediatrician or nutritionist and seek advice from them on other methods in identifying if you are producing sufficient breast milk for your child .

I am not producing sufficient breast milk, how can I boost my milk supply?
If you or your pediatrician has determined that your milk supply is indeed low, here are some ways to increase your supply.

Holle Organic Nursing Tea
Holle Organic Nursing Tea or tea blends is made up of natural ingredients such as caraway, fennel, aniseed and nettles that can help to boost breast milk supply and make breastfeeding an easier and rewarding experience for mothers.

To further enhance breastfeeding, massage a lactation promoting oil onto breasts, as well as regularly breastfeed your child

How will my eating habits affect your breast milk supply?

One factor to reevaluate is your eating habits. During the breastfeeding period, it is important that mothers consume food that helps boost milk production. There are also some foods that should be avoided during this period. Here are some suggestions:

Foods to avoid:
• Foods that contain caffeine and excessive carbonic acid such as coffee, black tea, cocoa, alcohol.
• Any food that is naturally sour such as citrus fruits, sour berries, sour juices, sour preserves, vinegar
• Vegetables belonging to the cabbage family except cauliflower, broccoli
• Foods that contain rye grain such as rye bread, rye beer and certain whiskeys as well as vodka
• Foods that are heavily exposed to radiation such as game, wild berries, innards, mushrooms

Foods that promote milk production:

• Herbal teas that contain caraway, fennel, aniseed. Still or half-still mineral water, sloe juice
• Milk and dairy products such as curdled milk, sour milk, Swedish milk and yoghurt, whipping cream
• Almond infused food items such as almond butter, almond milk, almonds
• Food products that contain oats and barley gruel
• Fresh fruits and vegetables, especially carrot juice (except vegetables which lead to bloating)
• Foods that contain natural sweeteners such as condensed apple juice, honey, molasses, malt extract and dry fruit

Feeding Holle Organic Infant Formula 1 as a supplement

After exercising the above eating habits and supplemental feeding is still required, parents can start feeding their infants with Holle Organic Infant Formula 1 . The formula milk has a right balance of nutrients and natural sweetness hence parents need not worry that the child is accustomed to too much sugar at an infancy age.

Besides the carbohydrate lactose, Holle Organic Infant Formula 1 contains another carbohydrate, i.e. maltodextrin. Maltodextrin, which is a complex carbohydrate (based on partial hydrolysis of corn starch) Maltodextrin has specific nutritional and physical properties that encourages mineral absorption.

When should I start feeding porridge to my baby?

When your child reaches 4 to 6 months of age, the baby’s appetite increases and needs to consume larger amounts of food. In this case, parents will need to progressively introduce supplemental foods on top of the usual breast milk or formula milk feeds.

Click on the links below for more information on supplemental feeding phase as well as supplemental nutrition required for different age groups:

Feeding guide

Why do I have to dilute cow’s milk before feeding? What’s the difference between cow milk and breast milk?

The protein, carbohydrates and minerals content differ between Cow and breast milk. There are more protein and minerals found in cow milk as compared to breast milk. Excessive protein, carbohydrates and minerals have to be secreted in urine. Since the baby’s kidney function only starts growing at infancy stage, and will result in excessive burdens on your child kidneys if he/she consumes undiluted cow’s milk. This can be detrimental to the child’s health.

Therefore, during the first six months of infancy, it is necessary to adapt cow’s milk to the physiological conditions of the infant by diluting it with water in a ratio of 1:1.

Another reason for diluting milk is to progressively introduce the differences in protein content in cow’s milk to the child.

Once the child is 7 months or older, his/her kidneys are much more developed to secrete excessive proteins, minerals and carbohydrates. At this stage, supplemental food can be added and cow’s milk no longer needs to be diluted.

If your child is allergy prone, you will have to seek professional advice from your pediatrician or nutritionist to design a diet plan that is suitable for your child. It is also best to prepare bottled or porridge meals with fresh milk and according to the required nutrition as recommended by your doctor for your child.

My child is not supposed to consume any cow’s milk during the first 6 months of infancy. Can the Holle infant porridge be prepared with water instead of milk?

More detailed information about feeding babies who are allergic to cow milk protein can be found at Allergies and Nutrition at the following link “http://holle.sg/feeding-guide/allergies-and-nutrition/

Holle products are made with whole grains. Can an infant consume and absorb whole grains since birth?

For over 60 years, Holle has been using Demeter whole grains as a main ingredient in all our infant and baby foods. Whole grain is an integral part of a nutritional diet for our growing young. .They offer an abundance of important nutrients such as protein, fat, carbohydrates, pulps, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Any other infant food that contains pure starch would solely contain carbohydrates and is insufficient for healthy baby growth.

As babies grow, their kidney function and digestive system slowly develops . Babies aged 0 – 6 months cannot effectively digest raw, merely ground grain. That is why Holle’s state of the art manufacturing methods is adequately breaks down the sugar component of whole grains with heat and moisture. Through this method, infants aged 6 months and below can now easily digest and absorb the nutrients whole grains. .

Holle’s whole grain porridges are processed using high quality manufacturing standards to ensure a healthy and digestible meal that can be prepared quickly and easily for your babies.

Holle has always taken pride in producing the best quality infant and baby food around the globe. Till date over 4 generations have grown up with Holle baby food!

The milk bottle nipple gets clogged each time I feed my child with an organic infant porridge supplement using a milk bottle. Which nipple head should I use?

Unfortunately there is no suitable nipple head for bottle-feeding whole grain foods.  By far, only porridge or milk nipples have been manufactured which is suitable for both porridges or formula milk feeds. Therefore, we recommend carefully enlarging the hole of a nipple head with a pair of sharp, pointy scissors and making a longitudinal cut. After cutting the nipple head in this manner for a few times, you will have with a nipple head that is suitable for feeding whole grains. It is suggested to use a porridge nipple for larger babies who can swallow large quantities of milk feeds each time.

Is it advisable to prepare my night bottle feeds in advance?

It is mandatory that all your child’s meals’ should be freshly prepared, especially during infant to toddler stage. However, after the breastfeeding stage, and when feeding is required in the middle of the night, the duration to prepare a fresh feed can take a while. This not only results in longer baby cries but it also becomes harder to coax him/her back to sleep. Family members will also get disturbed in their sleep due to the prolonged cries. As such it is recommended for parents to prepare the night time feed before heading to bed. If a baby requires to be fed in the night, the bottle only needs to be heated up to drinking temperature. In the meantime, the prepared formula should always be kept in the refrigerator.

This is not recommended when you are feeding your child with formula milk / porridge bottle meals. These meals should always be prepared freshly. You can also obtain more information about preparing your Holle Organic Instant Porridge at the back of the product packaging.

Why do I need to add Vitamin C rich juice in my baby’s porridge/meal?

We recommend adding fruit juice or fruit puree rich in vitamin C to all vegetable and milk cereal meals as the juice naturally boosts the vitamin content of the meal while also enhancing iron absorption from the food. We advise adding 2 tablespoons of orange juice or blackcurrant juice to your child’s meal. Alternatively, you can add 4-5 pureed black currants or simply a quarter of a freshly grated apple.

Do I need to prepare drinks for my baby besides the usual breast milk feed?

Whether you are breast feeding your child on a regular basis or your baby is on a formula feed diet, your child is already adequately hydrated with the liquid their body requires.. Only during certain circumstances such as when your child falls sick and is experiencing high fever or diagnosed with diarrhea then will you need to compensate for the lost liquids in your child. However, should your baby be well and still feel thirsty after the usual feed, you can feed your child with other kinds of beverages that are suitable for them.. For instance, Holle Organic Tea for kids or an unsweetened fennel tea are both suitable for your baby’s consumption. Alternatively, still mineral water or boiled clean tap water is also safe for consumption.

My baby is teething, what should important points should I take note of?

The foundation for healthy permanent teeth in adults is laid since the baby teeth grow during the initial stages of their life. Parents therefore need to make sure that proper oral hygiene is established from young. Even starting from the very first tooth, parents can begin to remove any plaque by using a damp cotton wool bud to clean the tooth. Diet also plays an important role in keeping teeth healthy. If you are still breastfeeding your child, no additional beverages are required to be fed. Once your child starts weaning, you may continue to feed him/her with breast milk, formula milk, water or unsweetened teeth. Avoid feeding fruit juices that contain acids, which attack your child’s tooth enamel. Lastly, never allow your child to suck on a milk bottle for prolonged periods, as this can result in detrimental effects on your child’s teeth.

Note: A varied weaning diet with unsweetened food helps to build a solid foundation for your child’s teeth. An unbalanced and early diet containing highly sweetened foods promotes tooth decay in children

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