As you all already know, we are sharing about milk powder experiences and also asking for your feedback on this matter, as we are new parents trying out on infant formula for babies, and need extra opinion to help validate our decisions. Any feedback would definitely help us.
Recently, a friend of ours recommended us to a new pack Japanese formula – Morinaga. From our findings, this is not a new brand but has been in the market for more than 30 years and recently launched their new packaging! Morinaga Milk Formula product comes from a renowned Japanese company and in Malaysia; it has 3 types of milk formula, namely:
1. Morinaga BF Infant Milk Formula (below 12 months)
2. Morinaga Chil Mill Growing Up Milk Formula (above 12 months).
3. Morinaga NL33 – a milk based non lactose formula
As our baby daughter, Vicky is now weaning from my (Joanne’s) breast milk, we are looking for a suitable substitute, some formulation that is closes to mother’s milk. For your information, we are not promoting it commercially or recommending it to parents but just sharing our own experiences and soliciting some feedbacks on what we should look out for in Infant Milk Formulas. Further to that, as parents who work from home, Vincent and I (Joanne) is thankful that OZ Marketing is providing us some guidance and some complimentary milk to assist us.
Therefore, whatever sharing which we are doing, is non-commercial, and it is meant to solicit help and advice from you older parents, and to share to the younger parents about infant and milk powder, from a parent, to another parent.
Coming back to our point of sharing about Milk formulas, being the ever overly caring parents that we are, Vincent actually took some picture of our baby daughter Vicky’s shit (pardon the word.. some of you prefer “stool”… hahaha..) before and after one week consuming Morinaga BF Infant formula, which can be viewed at our review blog right here.
From what we know, most infant formulas profess that theirs are the one closes to mother’s milk (breast milk). Being a new mother, I cannot comment on the rest but as a consumer and parent, we would agree with Morinaga after tested it personally. From what we gather, the stool (or shit) from Vicky is as soft as the stool from breast milk, and of course, the color is more greenish compared to the breast milk stool (which is yellowish, which you can see from the picture in the blog post), which is pretty normal. Furthermore, our baby Vicky did not have any constipation problem as cautioned by some of mothers when switched to Morinaga.
Please share with us on your experience on milk formulas (whether in terms of infant formula as well as toddler/growing up milk formula) so that we can learn more and share with other NextGenParents for them to make a more educated and better decision in their purchase of milk powders for their lovely children.
You can check out their Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/MorinagaMilkMalaysia
which is managed by the local distribution and marketing company -Oz Marketing Sdn Bhd (http://www.oz-marketing.com) Feel free to ask them any question about their products by Facebook messaging them or event contacting them directly at http://oz-marketing.com/cms/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1&Itemid=59 (their Contact Us Website Page).
Some information regarding Morinaga Infant formula that we found out are:
The Morinaga new pack consist of 2 types: BF Infant Formula (0-12months) as well as the new Morinaga Chil-mil, a growing-up formula for babies 1year and above. The new Morinaga formulas are improved with nutritional contain especially Protein and Nucelotides, as one of the most nutritional component in their products.
In the remaining 2 weeks, since we are also learning about milk powders and following Vicky’s development as she begins to consume infant formula, we will be researching and sharing with you guys, our findings, our experiences, Vicky’s development and also the do’s and don’ts in the area of infant and toddler formula feeding… not to mention, the different SHIT !!! (or Stew…. Hahaha… chill guys…)
To Your Malaysian Parenting Success and your precious little ones,
Founder, NextGenParenting Malaysia
Mother of baby girl, Victoria Cheng