updatedformulations

A new legislation on infant, follow-on and specialist milk formulas requires all manufacturers to update their formulations to meet the compositional requirements of the new legislation. This means minor changes have been made to the micro and macronutrient levels in our formulas. These changes are in-line with the latest scientific recommendations.

We always look to support parents using our products and have developed a range of materials to answer any questions you may have regarding the legislation changes, and what this means for your formula and your baby. For more information about the changes and frequently asked questions, please click on the links below.

Which formulas are changing?

Nutramigen 1 with LGG®, Nutramigen 2 with LGG®, Nutramigen Puramino and Pregestimil formulas are being updated to meet the nutritional requirements set by the new legislation on infant, follow-on and specialist milk formulas based on the latest scientific recommendations.

Nutramigen 3 with LGG® remains unchanged as it already meets the requirements of the new legislation.

Why are the formulas changing?

Our formulas have been updated to comply with a new legislation related to infant, follow-on and specialist milk formulas. All manufacturers of infants formulas will have to update their formulations to meet the nutritional requirements of the new legislation.

What changes have been made to the formulas?

The new legislation comes with small updates regarding the nutritional composition of infant, follow-on and specialist milks based on the latest scientific recommendations. This means minor changes have been made to micro and macronutrient levels in Nutramigen and Pregestimil formulas to meet the nutritional requirements set by the new legislation.

Despite these changes, please be assured that your baby can safely transition onto the updated formulas.

If you have any concerns, we always recommend speaking to your HCP who will be able to advise.

When will the updated formulas be available?

Our updated formulations will be available from August 2020 and will gradually replace our current formulas in all pharmacies.

Are the updated formulas safe?

Please be assured that as a company we adhere to the highest safety and quality standards.

We have updated our formulas in line with the requirements set by the new legislation for the nutritional composition of all infant, follow-on and specialist milks. These changes are based on the latest scientific recommendations to provide the appropriate nutrition to infants and are safe to use.

If you have any concerns regarding transitioning your infant to the updated formula please contact your HCP who will be able to advise.

Will my baby notice the difference?

You may notice small differences in the smell and appearance of the updated formuations, this is normal. Please be assured that your baby shoud smoothly transition to the updated formula. Some babies may need to be offered it a few times to allow them to adapt and feel comfortable when feeding. During this time, you may also find that your child has loose stools of a greener colour, but this is temporary and should improve in a few days.

If you have any concerns regarding transitioning your infant to the updated formula, please contact our careline or your healthcare professional who will be able to advise.

How do I transition my baby to the updated formula?

Please be assured that your baby shoud smoothly transition to the updated formula.

Some babies may need to be offered it a few times to allow them to adapt and feel comfortable when feeding. During this time, you may also find that your child has loose stools of a greener colour, but this is temporary and should improve in a few days.

Please consult your local healthcare professional if you have any concerns.

Have the mixing instructions changed?

The mixing instructions have not changed. However, it is important to follow them as they are different to those for regular formulas. Please ensure to shake your infant’s bottle for approximately one minute, until the powder dissolves completely.

Please check the label or visit the relevant product page for detailed information on your baby’s formula preparation.

Are there any changes to the packaging?

You will notice some (“physical”) changes to the lid and the label of the can. The nutritional information on the label has been updated to reflect the minor changes  in the formulation in accordance with the new legislation.

Despite these changes, our formulas will continue to provide your baby with the same trusted benefits and they can safely transition onto the updated formulas.

Should the updated product tins be stored in a different way?

The storage instructions for Nutramigen and Pregestimil once opened are the same as before: store can in a cool, dry place. After opening the can, keep tightly covered, store in a dry area and use contents within 1 month. Do not freeze the powder and avoid excessive heat (above 40 °C). Please make sure to follow the preparation instructions as they are different to those for regular formulas.

Can I cook with Nutramigen and use it in recipes as before?

Yes, you can use Nutramigen in recipes as before. Use in cooler recipes helps preserve the effect of the LGG®. Hot foods still benefit from fortification from the nutritional content of the Nutramigen formula.

You can download the booklet with recipes here