If you have arrived on this page it means you are a New Zealand parent trying to buy the best baby formula you can for your baby. I am here to help you because we all want to provide the best nutrition we can for our babies.
Why I have written guides and articles on buying the best baby formula
I believe there is a scarcity of information available to parents around infant formula My articles on baby formula are NOT to debate the benefits for and against breastfeeding and formula feeding. There are plenty of articles written on that topic. My articles on infant formula are written for parents who need the information.
My background when it comes to baby formula
- I’m a mum, and I have used baby formula
- I have completed 5 years University training in the area of Human Nutrition and worked for 10 years as a Dietitian
- I have been employed by 2 large medical nutrition companies that manufacture infant formula
So when I look at a can of infant formula and read the label, to me it makes sense. BUT I know that that isn’t the case for everyone. So that’s why I have put together a number of articles on the topic
The articles will not tell you which specific formula to choose, but it will hopefully give you the information you need to make a decision and feel confident about it.
Which is the best baby formula available in New Zealand?
Infant formula manufacture is highly regulated in New Zealand. Infant formula fall under the food standards code which is directed by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ). More specifically code 2.9.1 Infant Formula Product is the legislation for infant formula products. This code dictates the compositional requirements for infant formula, ie what the nutritional profile must be, what ingredients must, or must not be included and the labeling and packaging requirements.
To be sold in New Zealand all infant formula must meet this food code. The code is very rigid, which means all infant formula sold in New Zealand have a pretty similar nutrition profile, all will meet the nutritional needs of babies.
This means all the infant formula sold in New Zealand are GOOD. That’s right, ALL OF THEM ARE GOOD!
What is the best type of baby formula
Although pretty similar in nutritional profile (Energy content, protein content, vitamin and mineral content.) There are a number of different types. I am sure you have seen the vast array on the shelves
There are many different types of baby formula for sale in New Zealand. What you should always keep in mind is that as mentionned above ALL OF THEM ARE GOOD.
Different types of formula may suit different babies and parents, but no matter which formula you select from the supermarket or pharmacy shelf, all baby formula for sale in New Zealand from reputable retailers are good. They are all good alternatives to breast milk when breast milk is not an option for your baby.
I believe that there is a scarcity of information out there for parents whose babies don’t breastfeed. Which is why I found it really important to put together articles on infant formula and publish them.
In my article “Choosing baby formula: A guide for New Zealand parents” which is published on the Spin-off site I provide information on choosing infant formula and explain what all the different types are and what the labels mean.
New Zealand’s Best Baby Formula
So to finish off. Feel secure in knowing that all formula sold in New Zealand by reputable retailers will be of good quality and will contain the nutrients your baby needs. Buying formula is a “Keep Calm and Carry On Type” situation.
Keep Calm and Carry On and good luck with your baby feeding journey