Just thought I would share this announcement from NSW Health: "NSW Health understands that there was an increase in complaints and concerns from parents that appears to be related to the recent changes in the formulation of Nestle NAN H.A. 1 Gold Infant Formula.
In response, NSW Health has been working with the NSW Food Authority, has reviewed information provided by the company on the changes to the formulation, and has convened an expert panel to advise on any health concerns regarding NAN H.A. 1 Gold Infant Formula.
The expert panel advised that:
Parents who are concerned about any persisting symptoms they feel could be reactions to the formula their baby is on, should consult their health care professional for advice."
- The Ministry of Health takes parents’ concerns about their baby very seriously.
- There is no reason to believe the recent change in formulation of NAN H.A. 1 Gold Infant Formula is physically harmful to children.
- It is not uncommon for infants to have a change in stooling or develop other mild symptoms when changing from one infant formula to a new infant formula, or as in this case, where there has been a change in composition of the formula
- Some infants (about 2%) may develop cow’s milk protein intolerance, regardless of the brand of cows’ milk derived formula, and symptoms of this usually appear between 1 and 3 months of age. This would necessitate a change from a cows’ milk derived formula to a special type of formula, usually on prescription by a doctor.
Unfortunately NSW health have done nothing more than review Nestles test results which only prove that the ingredients meet Australian standards and not what the effect of these ingredients is on newborns and older babies. They have also not investigated the issues raised by parents in relation to the adverse reactions reported with stages 1-3 of this formaul. They have also not spoken with any parents or examined any babies who had experienced adverse reactions as a result of using this formula. You can find more information on the "Recall all NAN HA Gold Bbay Formula" page on facebook