From February 2016, NAN H.A. 1 Gold, NAN H.A. 2 Gold and NAN H.A. 3 Toddler will be replaced by the new NAN OPTIPRO HA range of Infant Formulas and Toddler Milk.
We regret to inform you that NAN H.A. 4 Toddler has been discontinued. NAN OPTIPRO HA 3 Toddler is a suitable alternative for toddlers 1 to 3 years of age.
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 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. If you feel we have missed anything, please contact our Nestlé Baby Careline on 1800 468 8736.
Has the formulation changed?
Yes, the formulation of NAN OPTIPRO HA is different to NAN H.A.
What is the difference between NAN H.A. and NAN OPTIPRO HA?
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 Nestlé Baby Careline if you have any questions about the new formulation.
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.
My baby’s stools are green – is that normal?
The colour of a baby’s stool can vary due to a number of factors; green or dark stools are not uncommon in babies using a hydrolysed formula like NAN OPTIPRO HA Gold. This colour is a normal healthy variation.
Your health care professional will be able to provide further information to you if you are concerned by the colour of your baby’s stool.
What sort of testing is conducted on NAN OPTIPRO HA to ensure it is safe?
Safety and quality are non-negotiable priorities for Nestlé products.
Our Nestlé infant formulas and toddler milks are manufactured in a highly controlled environment, to ensure that they meet strict standards for hygiene and nutrition. As standard procedure, Nestlé tests every batch before it leaves the factory to ensure it meets our rigid quality controls and Australian and New Zealand compliance requirements.
Some babies may react to formulation changes. Why would you change the formulation?
At Nestlé we strive to continuously improve our products.
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.