What is follow-on formula?
When your baby is about 6 months old, you can use the follow-on as a supplement to breastfeeding or as part of the transitional diet that your baby should have before switching to solid foods.
When can I start giving my baby follow-on formula?
Stage 2 follow-on formula is made for children who are 6 months and older. Stage 2 is slightly less energy-dense than the stage 1, as the baby after 6 months does not have exactly the same needs for energy-dense food as small babies.
Can I mix follow-on formula with other products e.g. porridge?
Yes, you can easily do that, as the transition diet will thus be more fluid and easier for the child to eat.
Can I mix stage 1 infant formula with stage 2 follow-on formula?
No, you cannot. Both are made specifically for the exact age group, so use the formula that suits your child's age.
Can I store or freeze a bottle of prepared formula for later use?
No. We do not recommend that you either store or freeze already prepared bottles due to hygiene reasons and because the powder changes density during freezing, so it can be difficult to dose correctly afterwards.
Why should the water be boiled before it is mixed into the infant- or follow-on formula?
If you boil the water before mixing it with the formula, you are sure that it does not contain any bacteria. Lukewarm tap water can contain heavy metals and bacteria from the hot water system. When mixing with water that has been boiled check that the food is not too hot for your baby and always be sure to follow what is on the package of your milk formula.
Can I prepare the supplement mixture in advance?
We recommend that you make fresh mixes. We therefore do not recommend that you prepare mixes for later use. Bring a thermo with hot water with you if you are going for a trip, so you can ensure fresh servings on the go.
My baby is 6 months old and has not started eating properly yet, is there something wrong?
Some children are good with more solid foods around the age of 6 months, while other children are interested in solid foods perhaps as early as 4 months of age. Organic infant formula can easily be used as the main part of your baby's diet until it begins to become curious about e.g. porridge. Children are all different, but typically a small child eats 4-5 meals a day and they will ´say no´ when they do not need more food.
Why choose organic products?
This is because you can then be sure that there are no residues of pesticides or pesticides in the product. Remember to read more on why to choose organic products elsewhere on this website. You will find compelling reasons to stay with organic always.
Is organic milk healthy?
What we know is that milk contains a lot of important vitamins and minerals that your body need. Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Protein, Phosphorus, Potassium and Iodine are all ingredients that is good for your health and they are all naturally contained in organic milk. Further organic milk is based on sustainable production without use of pesticides and artificial fertilisers and with special attention to animal welfare.
If you are thinking that you just could just consume alternative products like oat milk, almond milk and soymilk and still get the same nutrients, you are wrong. The milk alternatives have a low natural content of vitamins and minerals compared to what milk naturally contributes and have to be artificially enriched with e.g. calcium. However, despite possible calcium enrichment, milk alternatives still lack more of the milk's other nutrients. As an example, oatmeal, almond and rice beverages on an average contain less than 1 gram of protein per 100 grams. Only soy drinks have a protein content similar to milk. Mostly the milk alternatives also contain added sugar.
Overall natural organic milk is good for getting the minerals and vitamins that you need when eating a well-balanced and nourishing diet.