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New Nestlé unidose artificial milk capsules and machine

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Greythorne Sat 28-May-11 00:17:33

Inspired by the success of the Nespresso machine, Nestlé have come up trumps this time.

This is the first comprehensive baby nutrition system, don't you know?

squiggleywiggler Sat 28-May-11 08:15:24

Ha! First comprehensive blah, blah, blah...

They omit to mention that the water isn't heated to 70 degrees plus as WHO recommends thus rendering it frankly very dangerous.

See here: http://info.babymilkaction.org/news/campaignblog270511

squiggleywiggler Sat 28-May-11 08:15:32

Sorry

info.babymilkaction.org/news/campaignblog270511

littleducks Sat 28-May-11 08:18:08

I dont understand why the whole seperate machine though, wouldnt it be more useful to have a gadget that fixed onto the coffee machine to make formula too?

I wonder how much it will cost and if anyone will buy one

Preggersplayspop Sat 28-May-11 08:23:47

Should be value for money though seeing as you can use it for 3 years hmm

KaraStarbuckThrace Sat 28-May-11 08:25:27

No, you need one to make coffee along side the formula wink

They are really milking it aren't they "upto 3yo" FFS. Babies don't need formula after a year as long as they are eating a balance diet. Just another way to part worried mums from their money.

I doubt that it will be sold in this country, Nestlé don't sell their infant formulae here.

Preggersplayspop Sat 28-May-11 08:27:35

Milking it, lol.

Don't want all those pesky potential germs though for your toddler do you?

PurveyorOfBaloney Sat 28-May-11 08:31:33

I'm desperately looking for an April 1st date on there. It has to be a joke doesn't it, surely??? Mind you given the crap that is marketed at new parents nothing will surprise me.

And up to 3yo shock FFS indeed.

squiggleywiggler Sat 28-May-11 08:32:05

I just can't really understand how they are planning on getting away with something dangerous. It'll be interesting to see if anyone takes action if they market it in countries that are signed up to the code.

Right just off to join George Clooney for a delicious capsule based caffeine drink. Mmmmmm.

FutureNannyOgg Sat 28-May-11 08:35:22

angry

Fantastic, Nestle see the poverty divide and make a machine to ensure even the most affluent households can have unsafe baby formula...

KaraStarbuckThrace Sat 28-May-11 08:42:58

Yep, that pun was deliberate wink

I'd bet it'll be a complete PITA to clean as well.

ItDoesntBodenWell Sat 28-May-11 08:47:34

Well presumable the powder in the pods is sterile, rather than the bulk boxes you can buy, and what with the antibacterial filters confused the 70 degrees isn't necessary.

It's bad but it's also quite funny, I can see people buying them, I probably would if I formula fed! I like a gadget!

However, I think I'll just keep using my own personal fully comprehensive infant feeding system for now.

Mumswang Sat 28-May-11 08:50:51

Surely the power in the capsules would be sterile negating the need for the water to be 70 degrees. The problem with sterility and big pots of formula is that once it is open it's no longer sterile, thus needing the water to be hot enough to kill the bacteria surely?

Meh, seems like a good idea to me, ina world that sells wipe warmers and nappy disposal bins it's a wonder a system like this doesn't already exist (so says md who has never bought formula in my life)

QueenofDreams Sat 28-May-11 08:53:32

Surely the world's first 'comprehensive infant feeding system' is a breast?

PurveyorOfBaloney Sat 28-May-11 08:59:31

You are right Queenofdreams, and this seems like such a male solution to a perceived 'problem' <grrr>

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 28-May-11 09:02:21

"Surely the power in the capsules would be sterile" well you would hope so been as it's a babies life that would be in danger is it wasn't but I won't be betting any of my money on it.

RobynLou Sat 28-May-11 09:03:28

there was a thread on this a couple of days ago and I still think what I wrote there, it's a good idea! and I'm someone who's currently bfing a 3.5year old and a 4m old and has never used a single bottle for either.

providing the capsules are sterile it should be safe, seems like it would be especially good for night feeds to me.

nethunsreject Sat 28-May-11 09:08:22

powder in the capsules isn't sterile, no.

thisisourtime Sat 28-May-11 09:08:52

dh

RobynLou Sat 28-May-11 09:09:44

hmmm, well then it's not safe, so how can they sell it? or is it only being sold in places with more 'relaxed' ff guidelines?

thisisourtime Sat 28-May-11 09:10:15

Oops, dh and I were talking about this.

Apparently the pods for nespresso coffee don't actually have powder or granules in them, just very very concentrated liquid coffee.

I wonder if that's the same for the baby milk ones? Very, very concentrated sterile milk that is then watered down.

I still reckon cartons are cheaper and easier than this though.

nethunsreject Sat 28-May-11 09:11:08

'how can they sell it?' because the guidelines are not law. they should be, but they aren't.

nethunsreject Sat 28-May-11 09:11:39

no, it is powder, not liquid.

thisisourtime Sat 28-May-11 09:12:23

Ah, thanks nethuns.

ItDoesntBodenWell Sat 28-May-11 09:13:51

How do you know they are not sterile, nethuns?
It doesn't sound like something that would be in the press release.

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