Q.Why is breastfeeding best?
A. Breast milk truly is the best choice for providing all the essential nutrients, hydration and protective factors a child needs to grow and thrive. It also has benefits for mum, including convenience, strengthening the bond with a child and potentially helping with post-partum weight loss.
Q.How does your formula compare to breast milk?
A. Breast Milk is the best choice for providing all the essential nutrients, hydration and protective factors a child needs to grow and thrive. It also has benefits for mum, including convenience, strengthening the bond with a child and potentially helping with post-partum weight loss. If you are considering bottle-feeding either partially or exclusively, it is important to seek professional advice from a qualified healthcare practitioner such as your GP or a dietician. Bottle-feeding may adversely affect your ability to breastfeed by reducing your own milk supply which can be difficult to reverse. You should consider the financial and social implications when deciding on a feeding method for your baby such as convenience and cost. Biostime Nutrition aims to provide adequate nutrition for infants through the proper use of breastmilk substitutes where necessary. When using infant formula always prepare following the instructions on the tin or as advised by a qualified healthcare professional as unnecessary or improper use can affect the health of the baby.
Q.What does HPO mean?
A.HPO stands for Harnessing the Power of Oligosaccharides. Biostime SN-2 BIO PLUS HPO Follow-On Formula includes the oligosaccharide 2′-O-Fucosyllactose (2′-FL).
Q.What is 2′-FL?
A.2′-FL HMO, or 2′-O-Fucosyllactose is a human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) that is structurally identical to a prebiotic found in breastmilk. About 80 percent of mothers make 2′-FL in their breastmilk. There are 150 different HMOs and 2’FL is the most prominent in breastmilk.
Q.What is the advanced synbiotic?
A.Biostime SN-2 BIO PLUS Follow-On Formula is blended with a synbiotic blend of 2′-FL HMO, a nature inspired prebiotic, and cultures of B. Infantis M63, a probiotic naturally found in the digestive system of breast-fed infants.
Q.What probiotics are added?
A.The probiotic is Bifidobacterium infantis M63.
Q.Is it organic?
A.We source our cows milk from high quality Australian suppliers but due to limited availability of organic cows milk in Australia, it is not organic.
Q.Is it made in Australia?
A.This product is made with at least 65% Australian ingredients. Our cows milk is sourced from Gippsland, Victoria. .
Q.Who manufactures the product?
A.Our product is manufactured in Australia by our own manufacturing facility, located in NSW.
Q.Does the product contain any allergens?
A.Contains Milk, Soy and Fish.
Q.How should my child and I transition from the formula we currently use to Biostime Nutrition?
A.To give your child the smoothest transition from their current formula/toddler milk drink to Biostime SN-2 BIO PLUS™ Range, it is best to introduce our formula/toddler milk drink gradually. This is to ensure your child’s tiny tummy tolerates the change and that they have a chance to get used to the smooth, milky taste. For more information, we recommend consulting a qualified healthcare professional such as your GP or dietitian.
Q.Can I give my child more or less scoops of product than indicated on the tin?
A.The feeding guide on the back of the tin should be followed. We advise you to consult with your qualified healthcare professional such as your GP or a Dietitian if you are unsure about your child’s requirements.
Q.What is the dilution of this product?
A.1 scoop per 30mL of water. 1 scoop = 4.5g
Q.Why can I not use hot water with this product?
A.Hot water should not be used with products containing probiotics, including Biostime SN-2 BIO PLUS™ HPO. To avoid destroying the good bacteria, please use cooled boiled water, that has cooled to 40º C or less in temperature. When using any product always prepare following the instructions on the packaging or as advised by a qualified healthcare professional as unnecessary or improper use can affect the health of your child.
Q.The formula doesn’t mix well and it is a bit lumpy, what should I do?
A.Sometimes lumpy formula can happen, and this is normal. To help avoid this, place the water in the bottle first, then add the first scoop of the formula and shake the bottle until it’s well incorporated. Add subsequent scoops of formula if required, shaking the bottle after each scoop. By shaking the bottle between each scoop, there is less formula to combine each time, decreasing the likelihood of any lumps forming.
Q.How should I store this product?
A.Please follow the instruction on the tin that recommend the product is covered by the lid, stored in a cool, dry place and not in direct sunlight.
Q.What is the shelf life of this product?
A.The shelf life is two years. You can find the expiry date on the base of the tin.
Q.Where can I purchase this product?
A.Biostime SN-2 BIO PLUS HPO is available online at biostimenutrition.com.au and through Woolworths.