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Anyone remember the site that told you what milk/nappies you could buy abroad?

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Paula1 · 27/01/2003 13:29

I remember about a year ago there was a discussion that pointed to a website that had all the details about what baby milk was available abroad, and what the name was for it if it was different. Can anyone remember what the site was?

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GillW · 27/01/2003 18:58

Do you mean this one?

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Paula1 · 27/01/2003 19:41

Gillw, thanks for that, it doesn't seem to be working at the mo, but I'll have another go tomorrow

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GillW · 27/01/2003 20:10

Looks like they've changed it since I bookmarked it - try here for countries starting A to H , here for countries starting I to M , or here for countries starting N to U .

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Paula1 · 28/01/2003 14:04

Thanks Gillw, unfortunately, no info about formula milk in Greece!

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Marina · 28/01/2003 14:06

Paula1, put out a call to GRMUM, who's on this site and based in Athens I think. She might be able to tell you what you can get in Greece.

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GRMUM · 28/01/2003 16:06

Paula 1 I am going to visit the chemist tonight to find out about milk for lalaa so will post here for you too.

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GRMUM · 29/01/2003 14:38

OK heres the list of formula that is available here.Don't forget that stage 1 ie up to 6 months age is only sold in chemists whereas stage 2 is also available in supermarkets.

Guigoz 1 and Nativa Manufacturer Guigoz

Frisolac-H, Frisolac comfort Frisomel
Manufacturer Nounou

Bebelac 1,2 Bebelac FL Bebelac EC
Manufacturer Numil

Advance 1,2 Manufacturer Abbott

S-26 1,2,3 S-26 Gold Manufacturer Wyeth

Nan Manufacturer Nestle

Omneo Manufacturer Nutricia

Adapta 1,2 Manufacturer Gerber

Aptamil 1,2 Manufacturer Milupa

Almiron 1,2 Manufacturer Nutricia

The bottles and teats most commonly on sale here are Chicco and Nuk. Also in large cities we have mothercare.

Hope this is helpful .Let me know if you need to know anything else.

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Paula1 · 29/01/2003 19:29

Thankyou so much for that grmum. do you think that S26 is SMA?

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lalaa · 30/01/2003 17:16

paula1
i need to know the exact same thing! I've been onto the Wyeth website, and have a page that appears to help: www.wyethnutritionals.com/utlilities/products.htm

It shows what each of the products they make are called in different countries. From what I can tell, S26 is SMA Gold, but I've also posted a question to the SMA Careline via their website just to check. I'll let you know when I get a response.

(Confusingly, S26 Gold appears to be premature babies and only to be used under medical supervision - irresponsible branding, I think!)

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lalaa · 31/01/2003 20:41

paula1
This is the response I got from SMA:
We are pleased to advise you that the equivalent of SMA Gold in Greece
is known as S-26.

Whilst SMA S-26 is manufactured by Wyeth companies, it is important to
check the preparation instructions for each product in the country that
you are visiting. This is because scoop sizes can vary and the amount
of water required for each scoop of powder will change accordingly.

There may also be a slight variation in the levels of some of the
nutrients and/ or some of the ingredients used. Therefore, for the
duration of your stay abroad, you would be best advised to take enough
supplies of your baby's usual milk with you. It is also advisable to
contact the airline you are flying with beforehand as they may offer
you extra luggage allowance for the milk and could give you advice on
taking milk into the country you are visiting. They are usually quite
helpful on board the aircraft with the preparation of feeds.

You may need to consider using a bottled water for making up feeds
whilst you are away. Should this be the case you need to select one
with a sodium (Na) content below 20mg/litre of water. The water needs
to be of the still variety and should be boiled before use.

We hope this answers your questions and that you have a pleasant
holiday. If you do need any further information please don't hesitate
to e-mail us at www.smanutrition.co.uk or alternatively you may wish to
call one of our SMA Careline advisers on 0845 776 2900.
HTH

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Paula1 · 31/01/2003 21:16

Thanks for that, I guess I'll just have to take milk with us then, it's just that two tins weighs almost 1kg which is quite a lot when you're only allowed 20kg each and the baby doesn't get a luggage allowance. What are you going to do Lalaa?

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eidsvold · 01/02/2003 17:48

GRMum where are you?? My dd uses Aptamil and I noticed that on the website GillW posted - they don't do it in Australia where we are going in April.

Anyone have any suggestions - She goes through more than a box a week and we are going for almost three weeks!! I do not want to take that much milk as well as all we have to carry on for her?!?!

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lalaa · 01/02/2003 19:26

paula1
We're driving so was planning to take with me - however, we're going for three months, during weaning, so I currently don't have much of a clue how much to take or whether it's practical to take that much!! I may have a bit of an experiment with some other formulas that I know I can get there and that are the same as the ones here - GRMUM mentioned omneo for example. I will check with the manufacturer to ensure that they are the same before I try this though!

eidsvold, GRMUM is in Greece, so doubt she'll be able to help with Oz query!

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suedonim · 02/02/2003 11:16

Someone I know adopted a baby from abroad and was worried about having to change his formula because it isn't available in the UK. Her HV told her that in fact there is very little diference between the various brands (unless they are specialist ones, like soya etc)and he would do fine on whatever she wanted to use instead. He changed brands with no problem and she now says she can't believe she worried about it so much! Maybe worth checking out with your HV or asking on Mumsnet for info from one of the bf counsellors?

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GRMUM · 02/02/2003 17:28

I never had any problem changing formulas when i came to the uk.In fact my first travelled at 10 months from Kenya where he was born to UK and then to Greece and I just bought whatever I found in front of me.(ashamed to admit that I never gave it a second thought!!!)

I would agree that it may be best to use bottled water for making up the formula.Especially when its only for a 2 week holiday, or if babe is under 6 months.

I tend to think that the advice lalaa was given was to protect the company more than anything else. I will just have a look at the tins tomorrow though to see if they give mixing instructions in english as well as Greek.

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GRMUM · 14/02/2003 06:58

Sorry I've taken a while to get back on this.All of the tins I've looked at have instructions in Greek only.Most people here do speak reasonably good English and would be able to translate the mixing instructions.Maybe though if you are only coming for 2 weeks its better to bring your formula with you.I've no idea how many tins that would involve though.

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Firsttimemummy08 · 05/09/2017 09:58

Hi, this is my first post on here. I'm going on holiday to Stalis in Crete next week and wanting some advise...my baby is combination fed but more so bottle (just the odd breast feed usually to settle him down on a night or first thing) he's currently on Aptamil 1. I've already planned on taking 60 bottles of pre made formula and a box of powder to be on the safe side incase of a growth spurt. Does anyone know if you can buy the formula in stalis? I also need advise on nappys, I'm assuming these can be bought in the supermarket, are they expensive? My baby isn't too sensitive and solely depends on one brand, we've used Pampers, Asda and Aldi with no problems. I'd rather not take too many nappys if I can get them over there at a similar cost.
Also people who have flown with babies before how have you fed them on the plane? I'm okay with getting there as I've ordered some pre made bottles to pick up at boots airside but I'm not sure what facilities there is in Heraklion airport? Do I just take my powder formula and sterilised bottles and make the bottles up once through customs? Or do they allow you to take the Aptamil bottles through? I use a tommee tippee machine at home so I've not got much experience making up bottles I've only done a few that's why I use the pre made ones when I'm out and about. I've heard airports make you open these pre made bottles and test them but if that's the case the milk only last two hours which wouldn't last my flight! Apologies for the long post, hopefully someone has experienced all this before and can help! ConfusedMany thanks xx

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