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by Amanda Dalton 25/09/08
I used farleys on my first son now 4 with no problems.I did the same with my second son now 15 weeks with no problems untill they changed it. Hes had constant diarrhoea just like water for the last month.I am disscusted that a product FOR BABIES could cause such problems,I will be taking my son to the doctors because of this,Iam going to take my son off this milk. I also can't believe that a change in a product and a container thats very difficult to open and cut my finger the first time I opened it can go up in price from around £5 to around £8 a can.Needless to say I am very very very UNHAPPY at the way this product has effected my new baby,and WOULD NOT RECCOMEND HEINZ NURTURE NEWBORN INFANT MILK to anybody in the furture hopefully my son will be better soon
i have emailed them with regards to the price increase but you may find there site usefull for there explination to the 'better' quality if the milk as to why there price has increased,see below! I think it should have been good enough before and the price is so unfair! if they get back to my email i wil keep you informed, you can contact them from there site also, they may consider reducing the price if we all get on there case about it! sarah xhttp://www.heinzbaby.co.uk/nurture/Nurture-infant-milks.aspx
i have used farleys with both of my children it was very cheap but cant understand the way the price as increased just because the name and label as changed i will be changing my brand now its just discusting the way they can just do that talk about fair prices, thats not fair at all they should be ashamed.
The redesign of farleys milk is terrible, their previous slogan was commited to fair prices but the price isn't very fair any more! It has gone from being the cheapest in my local sainssbury to one of the most expensive.Also the new design is taller than the old one making it difficult to get those last bits out.I think 2.50 is too much of an increase in price in one go, I will be switching..
My son has always had Farleys milk and loved it. When we last went shopping i was rather upset to notice that the old style tin had been replaced via a horrible square package with a lid that is fastened to the container and the scoop has a clip inside the lid. The crowning glory on the insultive new container was the fact that in the local Asda in Cardiff the price had shot up by £2.50. Luckily there was tenof the old style tins at the old price so i bought six of them would have got all ten but another mother bought four. She was disgusted as well at the silly new container and price hike. I think i may have to change brands as this is not on at all
Farleys Soya Formula.
My first son was really poorly for a long time, he was constantly projectile sick, had constant diohrea, red blotchy skin, could'nt gain weight, the diagnosis from the health profession - he was just a sicky baby, and I was not feeding him properly. When I moved to my current address I registered with the local doctors. And after 2 anaphlaptic shocks, and tests later my son was diagnosed with a severe milk intolerance, and issued with epipens.
When I fell pregnant my husband and I decided we did not want the same thing to happen this time, so I brought a tin of Faley's soya formula, the plan was to breast feed first, then onto the soya milk at 4 months. But when my baby came out of hospital he would not take to the breast, and I was concerned about how long he had gone without food, so I made the decision to start bottlefeeding him.
And so I put him straight onto Farley's soya formula, and he loved it, and drinks it with no problems. The midwife came out to see me and I explained the situation, and she said he was thriving, but it was not up to her, but up to the health visitor. So the health visitor came out I explained the same to her, she checked him over, and said he was gaining weight, growing and he was obviously thriving, and she said as long as he is well, putting on weight there was no problems with doing it. Everytime I took him to see my doctor she kept telling me to put him back on cows milk because of the nutrient side of it - apparently cows milk is best. Then at his six week check the doctor said the same, to which I told her the health visitor is happy with his progress, and he is thriving and said if there was any problems I would put him onto cow's milk. I know that no two babies are the same, but with the problems I had with my first child I did not want him to have the same problems.
Now, my baby is three months now, he still loves his milk, he is still thriving, and he is hardily ever sick, does not get much wind, and the milk does not smell as much as normal milk.
Calcium 56mg, Chloride 50mg, copper 42mg, iodine 8.4mg, iron 0.70mg, magnesium 5.7mg, manganese 34-g, phosphorus 37mg, potassium 75mg, sodium 25mg, Zinc 0.54-g, Vitamin A 100-g, Thiamin 42-g, Riboflavin 56-g, Vitamin B6 36-g, Vitamin B12 0.15-g, Biotin 1.1-g, Folic acid 3.5-g, Niacin 0.70-g, pantothenic acid 0.24-g, Vitamin C 9.0-g, Vitamin D 1.1-g, Vitamin E 0.50-g, Vitamin K 2.8-g, carnitine 0.85-g, choline4.9-g, inositol 4.0-g, taurine 5.1-g.
This milk is a nutritonally complete infant formula it is: Milk and Lactose free, Sucrose and Galactose free, low in sodium, Iron enriched, Gluten free, and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
My daughter is 6 months old and is breastfed twice a day but has formula twice a day. She has really taken to drinking Farley's first milk and likes it almost as much as her expressed breast milk. The best packaging for me are the tin and the individual 4oz sachets. The sachets are brilliant for taking out and about. It means that you can take a 4oz bottle of cooled boiled water out with you and add a sachet to it. This means that the feed is always freshly made up. Even if the water is cool the powder still dissolves in it. The tins are more cost effective though. Farley's milk also contains LCP which are supposed to help with brain development. This was an important factor when I chose this milk.
We have been using Farleys formula milk for 6 months now after trying every formula milk on the market . We have found it to "be the best" and no this is no an op on Army career videos . For 3.99 you get 8 x 20 fl oz sachets . Which are avaliable in first milk , second milk for hungry babies and follow on milk for 6 months + - richer in iron and vitamins than cows' milk. The bonus is you get a free mixing container with a lid and a plunging device for mixing the milk . DO NOT USE THE PLUNGING DEVICE ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ We have found that every time we used the plunging device bits of blue plastic flaked off into the milk . And we didn't of course want out baby ingesting it !!! We just use a sterilized spoon or mini whish which works better and blends lumps quicker. The plunger also used to splash milk everywhere . IF YOU HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM LET ME KNOW AS IT MAY BE WORTH COMPLAINING ABOUT . ___________________________________________ Other than that the milk is the best about , not too thick and never any lumps , and is easy on our tots digestive system . Farleys also do 4 and 6 oz sachets and ready made up milk . _____________________________________________ Sign up now if you are reading this as a non-member - join the best community around DOO IT !
Farley's have introduced a new simplified feeding system for their milk formula and follow on milk. The system, allows you to make up several feeds at one go accurately. You get a mixing container, plunger and sachets of formula pre measured so you know you are giving the exact right amount. It is so simple, you just sterilise all the equipment, fill the container up to the line, tip in a sachet of formula powder and mix with the plunger. Then you can either pour into bottles or beakers, or put the lid on and store in the fridge. The main advantage of this type of system is the accuracy of it. We all know how dangerous it is to over feed or under feed your baby by putting too much or too little powder into the bottles, when you have a crying baby in one ear and a moaning hubby in the other, it is all too easy to forget how many sccops you have put in, this takes the headache out of it completely. Also there is no mess and no fuss, you can make up a days feed in two minutes. Each sachet contains enough formula for one pint of milk, (about 20 oz). I use the follow on milk so that is normally all my baby drinks in a day anyway, this is about average from 6 months old. You get 8 sachets in a box that costs around £4.29, which is about a weeks worth. You can do two sachets at a time by doing one, then poring into bottles/beakers then doing another straight away. All milk should be kept refrigerated but any milk not consumed in 24 hours must be thrown away. Other items in this range include ready measured sachets, you get a box of 14 and each sachet makes a 4oz feed. Also Farleys ready to feed, which is a 500ml carton of milk already mixed, so you just open and pour, this is perfect for when you are on the move, or when it is inconvenient to be preparing feeds. All the instructions for putting together the plunger, preparation and making up the feeds is clearly explained on the back of the box along with nutritional a
dvice, ingrediants and a feeding guide. I think that this is a great idea, making bottlews up used to be such a chore, now it takes me literally two minutes. I would definately recommend this product to a friend. Being a parent is a hard job, but having a friend like Farley's around certainly helps.
Farleys milk is available in boxes of 14 sachets, each sachet makes up a 4oz (113ml) feed and it's available in First Milk, Second Milk and Follow on milk. (Farley’s also do the Simplifeed system, but I am discussing the sachets!) Since I finished breastfeeding my son, I looked for a suitable follow on milk for him as he was over 6 months old. He is a vegetarian so I thought that follow-on milk would be better for him as it is richer in iron than standard formula. When trying to choose his milk, I noticed that most follow on milks had to be made up "in a batch" which I do not like as it does not suit the way I do my bottles. I am very unconventional in the way I do my baby's bottles. Instead of adding the milk when I boil the water. I put the boiled water in the bottle and then add the milk later as and when I need the bottles. This way there is always a constant supply of bottles with cooled boiled water and none gets wasted. (Made up milk has to be discarded after 24hrs and I found that I was throwing it away all the time - with this way there is no wastage.) Farley's sachets of milk are very handy for when you are on the move. I don't use them very often when at home they are slightly more expensive than standard tins milk. I still use the SMA white for 6oz feeds and 4oz home bottles, but the slight extra cost is definitely worth it for the convenience they offer when out and about. Just before I go out, I sterilise two or three ready washed up bottles and add 4oz (113mls) of near boiling water to them. I then put 2 or 3 sachets of milk in my handbag. This is ideal as by the time my baby needs the milk, the water has cooled and I have a bottle of warm water and a sachet of milk to add to it. It means that I can make up the bottle when I need it, the bottle is nice & warm (I don’t have to get it warmed at McDonalds!) I can also feed my baby without the risk of the milk going off and giving m
y baby food poisoning. Incidentally, I have wide necked Avent bottles which make adding the milk powder to the water really easy. My son took to the Farley’s milk really well - he has used both the Second milk and follow on milk sachets. He likes it and it seems to settle in his stomach really well. I have noticed that occasionally he has "possetted" a little bit of milk after the SMA white milk, but he has never done so after the Farley’s milk. I would use the Farley’s all the time if it sold the powder in a tin that I could make up all the feeds myself rather than the all in one batch! I would recommend these handy sachets and the boiled water to anyone. It really is the easiest way to feed a baby safely when on the go.
I have fed farley's formular to all my children, so I was a bit dubious when the simplafeed system came out. I thought I t would be a good idea to start with. It is a great system if you make up even amounts(eg- 4x 5oz bottles) but what if your child takes 23 oz a day? Good idea initally but quite wasteful. It would be better if we were able to get the tins too.Then we would have the chice of what system suited us, as every babioes needs are individual.
At first I was alarmed to see that the old style tins had gone from the shelves, having only just started bottle feeding my 5 week old son who flatly refused to be breastfed. I'd set my heart on breastfeeding so was completely clueless about even making up a bottle. I'd just got used to grips with making up bottles with scoops when suddenly tins diappeared from the shops to be replaced by a new system. I decided to give it a go as I didn't want to change to a different type of formula at the moment - I've heard it can cause diarrhoea! However, this system is much easier and less messy. But...I do have some reservations - see disadvantages. It would be great if Farleys did more ready made up sachets for different amounts - I might be wrong but at the moment I think it's either 4fl oz or 20fl oz sizes. That would be great!
We started to use Farley's when my daughter was 10 weeks old. It is a very good formula, it contains LCP's and seemed to 'agree' with my daughter. It was also very reasonably priced, the least expensive brand on the market. I used to buy it at £5.59 for a 900g tin. Farley's have recently changed all of their packaging. Whilst they were reinventing their product, I was unable to purchase Farley's unless I found a shop which had old stock! This was very inconveinent as you are not meant to keep changing the brand you give your baby! When it finally came back into stock, it had changed to the new Simplifeed system! This consisted of a large box containing, a plastic mixing pot, a plastic plunger and 8 sachets of aproximaly 20oz each! The idea is that you make up 20oz of milk in the plastic pot, mix it with the plunger, and then either store the pot in the fridge, or tranfer the milk into bottles or beaker and store them in the fridge! I found this system very restictive and you could only make up 20 oz of a milk at one time, for example if you baby drinks more than 20oz a day you would have make up 40oz, as there is no way of measuring any other amount! This also means there is a lot of waste! Also more time consuming as there was more sterlising, and you have to make the milk in one container and then tranfer it the baby's bottles or beaker, rather than make it directley into their feeders! This new system also makes Farley's the most expensive brand on the market as 600g of formula now costs £4.85! I will no longer be using Farley's!
I stumbled across this product quite by accident because tesco had them on for 2 for 1. Its a great idea and saves loads of time of mess. You use the jug (which is provided in the pack) and fill to the line to the water fill level, then you take one of the 20oz sachets ( a days supply for a baby over 6 months) and pop it in the water then use the provided plunger which thoroughly mixes the milk. Then you keep the jug in the fridge or pour into the required number of beakers/bottles. I really wish id discovered this product earlier it takes all of the hassle out of making up bottles!! The only drawback to this new system is the extra washing up the jucg provides, but against all the good points it doesnt bother me at all. In fact I loved this so much i changed my baby from SMA over to this. Another consideration is that the sachet takes all guesswork out of the preperation of bottles, a fewa times i have had to throw milk away because I cant remember how many scoops im up to!!
I got a pack of the new Farleys milk yesterday, my baby has been on the milk for a couple of months and I was qiute keen to see what they had done to improve it. The follow on version is 2 for one in my local Tesco so I was pleased.... The new pack has a large plastic tub and a plunger that you assemble yourself. You pour water in the mixer add a sachet of powder and plung away...Hey presto a big lot of milk that measures at about 3 bottles (or beakers) which is what my baby has each day.Very easy. The formula seems to mix easier with the plunger as the old stuff sometimes went a bit lumpy. I was concerned that it would be more expensive than the cans but I think it works out the same and you can reuse the mixer for heating bottles after you have used up the pack of milk( each pack comes with new mixer). A good improvement.