New HiPP organic formula recipes

Our milk formulas are changing in line with new UK and EU legislation, which sets the mandatory levels of some vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. The new legislation is based on the latest scientific and nutritional research for babies across the EU and these changes are applicable to all infant formula manufacturers.

 

Our new formulas have been rigorously tested, remain completely safe and will start appearing on shelves from March. More information about the changes, and the most frequently asked questions, are below.

Why are you changing your formulas?

New EU regulations covering infant and follow on formula in the UK are coming into effect at the beginning of this year, based on recommendations from the European Food Safety Authority, and reflect the latest scientific and nutritional research for babies across the EU. One of the biggest changes is that DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is becoming mandatory in all products for babies under 1 year.

Which products are changing?

 

The formulations of these products are changing as part of the legislation:

  • Infant powder
  • Infant ready to feed
  • Infant ready to feed starter pack
  • Hungry powder
  • Follow on powder
  • Follow on ready to feed
  • Anti-reflux
  • Comfort

 

These products are not covered by the infant and follow on formula, and are not changing as part of this:

  • Growing up milk 3 powder from 1 year
  • Growing up milk 3 ready to feed from 1 year
  • Growing up milk 4 from 2 years

What are the main differences with the new products?

 

The biggest change is that DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a type of omega 3 fatty acid usually sourced from fish oil is becoming mandatory in all infant and follow on formulas.

Although all of Hipp infant milks contain DHA, Hipp follow on milk currently does not, so will be added as a new ingredient and a new allergen.

 

There will also be changes to the levels of some vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in line with the legislation update.

 

  • Summary of changes to HiPP Organic First Infant milk

The most notable changes to HiPP Organic first infant milk under the new compositional requirements are:

An increase to the level of Omega 3 DHA*; now 13.2mg per 100ml compared to 7mg per 100ml.

An increase to the level of vitamin D; now 1.5mcg per 100ml compared to 1.2mcg per 100ml previously.

An increase to the level of Choline; now 25mg per 100ml compared to 11mg per 100ml.

 

  • Summary of changes to HiPP Organic Hungry Infant milk

The most notable changes to HiPP Organic hungry infant milk under the new compositional requirements are:

An increase to the level of Omega 3 DHA*; now 13.4mg per 100ml compared to 6.9mg per 100ml previously.

An increase to the level of vitamin D; now 1.5mcg per 100ml compared to 1mcg per 100ml previously.

An increase to the level of Choline; now 26mg per 100ml compared to 10.8mg per 100ml.

A decrease to the level of Protein; now 1.3g per 100ml compared to 1.6g per 100ml.

 

  • Summary of changes to HiPP Organic Follow on milk (powder)

The most notable changes to HiPP Organic follow on milk under the new compositional requirements are:

The addition of Omega 3 DHA; at 13.6mg per 100ml.

An increase to the level of vitamin D; now 1.6mcg per 100ml compared to 1.2mcg per 100ml previously.

A decrease to the level of Protein now 1.3g per 100ml compared to 1.5g per 100ml.

 

  • Summary of changes to HiPP Anti-Reflux milk

The most notable changes to HiPP anti-reflux milk under the new compositional requirements are:

An increase to the level of Omega 3 DHA*; now 13.2mg per 100ml compared to 8.1mg per 100ml previously.

An increase to the level of vitamin D; now 1.5mcg per 100ml compared to 1.1mcg per 100ml previously.

An increase to the level of Choline; now 25mg per 100ml compared to 12mg per 100ml.

A decrease to the level of Protein; now 1.25g per 100ml compared to 1.4g per 100ml.

 

  • Summary of changes to HiPP Comfort milk

The most notable changes to HiPP comfort milk under the new compositional requirements are:

An increase to the level of Omega 3 DHA*; now 13.2mg per 100ml compared to 8.1mg per 100ml

previously.

An increase to the level of vitamin D; now 1.5mcg per 100ml compared to 1.1mcg per 100ml previously.

An increase to the level of Choline; now 25mg per 100ml compared to 12mg per 100ml.

A decrease to the level of Protein; now 1.25g per 100ml compared to 1.6g per 100ml.

 

* Contains DHA (as required by the new legislation for all infant formula)

Why are you using fish oils now in your follow on milks?

The recent legislation change now makes the addition of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a type of omega 3 fatty acid sourced from fish oil, into infant and follow on formula mandatory.
Previously, Hipp Organic first infant milks had already contained DHA, but not Hipp follow on milk.

When will the products change?

 

All our affected products will be changing from March onwards. You will be able to tell the new products as they will have a pink flash on the front of pack stating ‘new recipe’.

How do I change my baby onto the new formulas?

 

It is perfectly safe to change your baby onto the new formula straight away. However some babies may take a little time to settle onto the new formula because of the formulation changes, however minor. We recommend that you give your baby time to settle, and speak to your healthcare professional if you are at all concerned.

Will my baby notice the difference?

 

There are very minor differences in smell and taste, so your baby may notice these initially, but they should settle onto the new formula quickly. We recommend that you speak to your healthcare professional if you are at all concerned.

Have the preparation instructions changed?

No, there are no changes to our preparation instructions, so please continue to follow the preparation instructions on the packs as you always have.

How will I know when my product changes?

All products with new formulations have a round pink flash on the pack stating ‘new recipe’. Hipp follow on milk will also include a new allergen notice within the pink flash on pack.

Is the new formula safe?

Yes. We take our responsibility for feeding babies extremely seriously, and the safety of our products is our primary concern. We have updated our formulas in line with new EU legislation, which is based on recommendations from the European Food Safety Authority. All ingredients used in infant and follow on formula are certified as safe by EFSA before they can be used.

Why isn’t growing up milk changing?

The EU legislation covers all infant and follow on formula, but does not include growing up milks. For this reason, our growing up milks are not changing in line with the other products.

What are the main differences between infant and follow on formula now? Why should I change?

Follow-on formula has been developed to reflect the nutritional needs of infants from 6-12 months, as they move to a mixed weaning diet.

Once weaning has started, infants have a greater need for iron and follow on formula contains higher levels of iron compared to infant formula, as well as some other essential vitamins and minerals.

 

The composition of Hipp follow-on milk is similar to that of Hipp infant milk with the exception of some key nutrients such as iron, calcium and vitamin C.

Iron and calcium, which are important nutrients that growing babies need when they move onto solid foods. Iron contributes to normal cognitive development of children whilst calcium is needed for normal growth and development of bones in children.