Frequently Asked Questions

When you have special nutritional needs, such as for an infant or an elderly family member, there are always questions that you would love answered.  Below are some of the most common questions, but if you still have a query, please contact us. We are here to help.

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Questions and Answers

+ My baby is drinking formula, but how do I know if my baby is getting enough?

Answer: The simplest way to know if your baby is drinking enough is to refer to the feeding guide and review your child’s own behaviour. Do they sleep soundly after a feed or wake up often looking for a feed?  If you are comparing how much your infant consumes to a feeding guide be reassured that a feeding guide is just that – a guide indicating the average volume an infant may consume at a certain age. Most infants will regulate their own appetites to meet their needs for growth. Read more on this topic

+ Is it all right to breast feed and bottle feed at the same time?

Answer: The World Health Organisation recommends that infants should be exclusively breast fed for the first 6 months of their life. Of course if this is not possible for various reasons, it is recommended that the mother supplements her breast milk with suitable Infant Formula. Where necessary, breastfeeding and bottle feeding are fine for baby. Click here to read more on this topic

+ When is the best time to introduce solids?

Answer: Recent recommendations for when a baby starts solids is between 5-6 months of age. Some babies take easily to solids, while others take a little adjusting before they are happy to experience the new textures and flavours. Try spacing out the introduction of new tastes as this gives your baby time to get to know the tastes and decide if they like them or not. Some babies will need to try a new food multiple times before they accept it, so don’t give up! Read more on this topic

+ Why is it important to have locally sourced and manufactured milk products?

Answer: Sunwild Farm is located within 20 kilometres of our milk powder processing factory. It is important to be within close distance to help eliminate potential risk of contamination to the milk during long-distance transportation. The farther the milk has to travel, the higher risk of contamination. We are more easily able to maintain stricter safety and quality standards by being close and exposing the milk to less interference. Australian milk is the best because of our incredible natural resources and our state of the art processing technique. We are committed to sourcing high-quality ingredients and processing locally, not globally, to ensure our quality is consistent.

+ Does “dissolve fast” means it’s a good formula?

Answer: The short answer is no, it does not. Infant formula generally uses skimmed milk powder in manufacturing as whole milk is not suitable for infants. Skimmed milk powder does not dissolve in water as quickly as whole milk powder as solubility depends on the concentration of milk fat in the powder. Skimmed milk powder has less fat and therefore takes longer to dissolve. It is common practice for infant formula manufacturers to add emulsifiers to the skimmed milk powder to help it dissolve easier. However, at Belwiz we do not use any chemical compounds (such as emulsifiers). We use a natural emulsifier called soy lecithin, which is made from soybeans. The addition of the soy lecithin enables the skimmed milk powder to dissolve more easily. As the soy lecithin is less powerful in comparison to the chemical emulsifiers generally used, you will need to be patient and continue to shake the bottle until dissolved. If the infant formula milk powder spreads and dissolves instantly into the water, it is indicative that a chemical compound emulsifier has been used. We believe using a natural product over a chemical emulsifier is worth the wait for the powder to dissolve. We hope you do too!