• About Biolife New Zealand ltd
  • About infants and formulas
  • About Colostrum

Frequently Asked

This section covers frequently asked questions regarding:

About Biolife Products 

Where can I purchase Biolife products?             

Are the products from Biolife Hormone free?

How do I chose the right Biolife product for me?

What is the price range of Biolife's products?

What is the immunoglobulin G (IgG) content of Biolife products?

Why should we purchase New Zealand products?

What type of colostrum does Biolife use, 1st, 2nd or 3rd milkings?

Is there an age limit for Biolife's products?

Where can I purchase Biolife products?
Biolife New Zealand currently exports products to mainland China. If you have demand in China, you may wish to contact our distributors. We are selling our products here in NZ on a limited scale. Please
write us for more information.

Are the products from Biolife Hormone free?
Biolife New Zealand sources ingredients from approved suppliers, none of our products contains hormones, furthermore are free of antibiotics and genetically modified products. New Zealand has a great reputation for being natural, clean and green, our pastures are one of the most productive in the world.

How do I choose the right Biolife product?
Biolife products can suit a diverse range of people depending on your individual needs. Below are some guidelines:
  • Infants 
    We urge mothers to breast feed first as nothing is more nutritious than breast milk. For non-breast fed babies, you may try Sunplus infant formula range for ages between 0-6 months 6-12 months and 1-3 years. You can also supplement your child, above 6 months, with Natrapure or Healtheries colostrum milk powder to aid their immune system and also support digestive function. Note: colostrum milk powder should be used as food supplement only. 
  • Pregnant women
    Natrapure mamancare is formulated with the health of pregnant mothers in mind. The product contains colostrum powder to boost the mothers immune system as well as the child (as IgG is the only immune factor that can be passed on from mother to child), special blend of vitamins and minerals and other nutrients to support the mother's health throughout the pregnancy. Mamancare is also suitable during breastfeeding.
  • Immune boost
    Biolife carries a range of colostrum products in three forms: colostrum pure powder, colostrum milk powder, and colostrum tablets and capsules. Pure colostrum powder contain IgG levels at 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 35%, these product include Natrapure and Healtheries Pei Zhi pure colostrum powder. You may select the quantity of IgG corresponding to your immune needs (low IgG to maintain immune health to high IgG during periods of low/weak immunity). Our Natrapure colostrum powder have a IgG content of 10% and the product fully conforms with China Dairy Industry Association’s colostrum powder standards, this can be used for the whole family starting with children above 6 months old.

    Colostrum milk powder is again categorized according to its IgG content at 0.5%, 3%, and 10% colostrum milk powder. In the Chinese market, Healtheries Peizhi milk powder and Natrapure milk powder have been sold and trusted by consumers for over 10 years, these products have a 3% IgG content and are the mainstream colostrum products on the market. It is especially formulated with prebiotics (GOS) for the delicate digestive systems of young children
    6 months old..

    Biolife's colostrum tablets and capsules contain between IgG levels in accordance with pure and colostrum milk powder. These are great way to start young children on colostrum. Tablets and capsules are are especially convenient for individual who lead a busy life style allowing a immune boost anywhere on the go.  

What is the immunoglobulin G (IgG) content of Biolife products? 
The IgG content of Biolife products are variable, this is due to the variable concentrations found naturally in collected colostrum but it also accommodates each persons immune needs. colostrum pure powders have IgG in 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 35%, compound powders have colostrum in 0.5%, 3%, and 10% and tablets and capsules between 3-10%.

Why should we choose New Zealand products?
New Zealand dairy product is recognised as one of the best in 
the world. Because it is collected only from pasture-fed cows, that are pesticide, antibiotic and hormone free. New Zealand has a strong competitive advantage in colostrum production as NZ's dairy cows all calving during a single three-month period each year.

What type of colostrum does Biolife use, first, second and thrid milkings?
Biolife's products use various milkings (a mixture of milkings), it should be noted that calves are always first to the colostrum. What is important to us is the immunoglobulin G and other immune factor concentration within the colostrum products. For products that have a high IgG content (at 35%) we use part of first milkings 1st milkings and products with a lower IgG content we will blend a range of colostrum milkings to get the required IgG concentration.

Is there an age limit for Biolife's products?
Biolife has a wide range of dairy products designed to suit people from young children to adults till seniors.

About Infants and infant formulations

Which brand of formula should my baby use?

What is the best way to prepare infant formula?

Should I feed my baby right away when he cries?

What are follow-up formulas and when should I switch to one?

My baby is spitting up formulation, should I change formula?

What is the right number for stool frequency when the baby is nursing?

When can I expect my child to stop waking up at night for a feeding?

How do I know when my baby has eaten enough food or formula/milk at a feeding?

What happens if the dilution of the formula is not correct?

How should I store formula that I mix in advance?

Which brand of formula should my baby consume?
Today's range of infant formula are designed to nutritionally simulate breast milk as closely as possible. While they can't pass along the resistance to infection that mother's milk does, formulas provide ample nourishment for a growing baby. So the formula rich in lactoferrin, inulin and other immune factors such as Natrapure is a wise decision.

What is the best way to prepare infant formula?
Whichever type of infant formula you choose, proper preparation and refrigeration are essential. Follow these steps:
  • Wash your hands and utensils. Before preparing formula, wash your hands with soap and water. Be sure all the utensils you'll use are clean, too, including bottles and nipples. You may want to sterilize bottles and nipples before using them for the first time. After that, cleaning them in the dishwasher or washing them by hand with soapy water is enough. If you're opening a new can of formula, wipe the top of the can with a clean towel or napkin before you puncture it.
  • Measure the formula. Don't take shortcuts in measuring. If you're using powdered formula, fill the scoop provided and shave off any excess formula with the flat side of a knife. Don't use a spoon or any other curved surface. You can pour liquid concentrate directly into a bottle with ounce levels marked on its side, or you can use a measuring cup. Make sure that the quantity is level with the correct measurement mark.
  • Mix the formula. Powdered and liquid concentrate formulas must be mixed with water. If you have any doubts about the safety of your drinking water, check with your local water utility or have your water tested. Use the exact amount of water the manufacturer specifies on the label. If the formula is too dilute or too concentrated, you may upset your baby's electrolyte balance and your baby's nutritional needs won't be met. Never dilute formula to make it last longer.
  • Warm the formula, if needed. It's fine to give your baby room temperature or even cold formula. If your baby prefers warm formula, place a filled bottle in a bowl or pan of hot water and let it stand for a few minutes. Shake the bottle after warming it. Then turn it upside down and allow a drop or two of formula to fall on your wrist to test the temperature. It should be lukewarm — not hot. Don't warm bottles in the microwave. The formula may heat unevenly, creating hot spots that could burn your baby's mouth.
  • Refrigerate extra bottles. If you prepare and fill several bottles at once, refrigerate the extra bottles until you need them. Discard any prepared formula that's been in the refrigerator more than 24 hours — or any formula that remains in the bottle after a feeding.

Should I feed my baby right away when he/she cries?
That depends on the circumstances. If your baby begins to cry 3 to 5 hours after the last feeding, offering formula/milk first may be the logical choice. However, if the crying occurs before you anticipate the next feeding, check for other causes. Does the baby need a diaper change? Is he too hot or too cold? Is he comforted simply by being held? Over the first few weeks with your baby, you will learn to identify the signals your baby gives you. Through trial and error you will find out which responses best meet your baby’s needs.

What are follow-up formulas and when should I switch to one?
Follow-up formulas are specifically designed for babies 4 to 12 months old who are already eating some solids. Follow-up formulas contain more calcium, iron, protein, and calories than infant formulas. They're often a bit cheaper too. Most doctors encourage parents to introduce solid foods (baby cereal, pureed fruits and vegetables) to their babies at around 6 months rather than have them fill up on formula. But it depends on the individual child. Babies with food allergies, those who are very sensitive to different foods, and those with a history of poor growth may benefit from follow-up formula. Talk to your doctor to find out what's best for your baby.

My baby is spitting up formulation, should I change formula?
Many normal, healthy babies have episodes of spitting up after feeding. Spitting up may become a problem if the amounts of formula or breast milk lost are large. This may cause poor weight gain.

If your baby is spitting up large amounts of formula or breast milk, or has other symptoms in addition to spitting up, call your baby’s physician for further evaluation.

Among formula-fed infants, some will spit up less with one type of formula than another. However, there is no consistently “better” formula. Changing from one standard formula to another in a healthy baby can be done with little stress, but, remember, such changes usually do not cure spitting up.

What is the right number for stool frequency when the baby is nursing?
Stool frequency in breastfed babies is highly variable. Some infants may have a stool with each feeding; whereas others have one stool every 7 to 8 days. Stool patterns often change over the first few months of life.

When can I expect my child to stop waking up at night for a feeding?
The number of consecutive hours an infant sleeps at night increases with age. A majority of babies sleep 6 consecutive hours by 12 weeks of age, and 8 consecutive hours by 20 weeks. However, this does not mean that all babies will be sleeping through the night by 20 weeks. As many as one-third will still be having fewer than 6 consecutive hours of sleep at this age.

How do I know when my baby has eaten enough food or formula/milk at a feeding?
Over the first few weeks of life, parents will learn their baby’s signals of fullness. During bottle feeding or breast-feeding, the sucking becomes less vigorous or stops. When spoon feeding is introduced at 4 to 6 months, the baby may indicate fullness by refusing to open his mouth or turning the head away.

What happens if the dilution of the formula is not correct?
When formula is prepared according to the instructions on the container, only very small variations in concentration occur. These should be well tolerated by the infant. However, problems can arise if the formula is prepared with too much or too little water. Formula prepared with too much water can lead to water intoxication. It may also provide too few calories, which limits growth.

Formula prepared with too little water may stress the infant’s kidneys or cause diarrhea. Occasionally, high-calorie formulas are recommended and these are prepared by using less water. But these formulas should be used only under a physician’s supervision.

How should I store formula that I mix in advance?
Formula mixed in advance should be stored in the refrigerator. If you do not use it within 24 hours then it should be discarded. If not stored in the refrigerator, the formula must be used or discarded within an hour.

About colostrum
Go to the colostrum information tab for common questions asked about colostrum, expert opinions, colostrum research and personal experiences.


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