Video: Meet the Nutrition Specialists

Posted 5.23.11 | Sarah O'Brien

As you may know, we have been really busy here at Nutricia updating our website,, reinventing our Food Allergy Living blog and trying to think of new and innovative ways to share personal stories, distribute information and connect with you, our most important supporter!

We know that you have read and enjoyed blog posts written by our nutrition specialists Mallory, Christine and Rob.  Well, we finally got them to sit down in front of a camera and wanted to properly introduce all of them to all of you.

Please check out their short videos on our NeocateUS YouTube channel

If you enjoy receiving information from Neocate this way (via video) please let us know by posting a comment on our YouTube channel.  We are already working on some more videos and if we hear from you, and you want more, then we will make more videos!


So, what kind of other videos would you like to see on our channel?


Read Comments (4)

  • 2013-01-05 | Kat Foster

    We will be traveling so I have decided to use platex drop in bottles. These are typically used with breast milk so they don’t come with mixing instructions. I read that it is best to put water in first and then add formula. My question is how many ounces of water is needed for 5 ounces of mixed formula. Is it a 1 to 1 ratio? I also like to offer 5.5 and 6 ounces before bed and would like to know same answer. How much water is required. Thanks!

  • 2013-01-07 | Rob McCandlish

    Hi Kat,
    Thanks for sharing this question. Many parents pre-mix a full day’s worth of Neocate Infant in a large container and pour off the volume they need at each feeding. You can store mixed Neocate in a clean container in the fridge for up to 24 hours, which makes it easy to provide just about any bottle size, regardles of bottle system.

    Each ounce of prepared Neocate Infant requires slightly less than one full ounce of water, so it isn’t an even 1:1 ratio of Neocate scoops to water. This makes it difficult to measure the water separately for 5, 5.5, or 6-ounce bottles. If you prepare larger volumes of formula, however, you can add 8 fluid ounces of water to every 9 scoops of Neocate Infant. This simple ratio yields 9 even fluid ounces of formula. Or see the Neocate Infant can for instructions to mix 24 or 48 fluid ounces.

    If you use the Playtex Drop-Ins and prefer to prepare feeds individually instead of in a large batch, we’ve heard that many parents use a separate bottle system to prepare each Neocate Infant feed according to the instructions and then pour the mixed formula into the Drop-Ins liner.

  • 2013-12-03 | Syed Islam

    Hi Sarah,

    My 3 months old have allergy with DHA/DRA. Just read it here that Neocate Infant Original without DHA/ARA discontinued. My question is, can we give “Neocate Nutra” to the 3 months old since it’s made for “6+” babies? I’m assuming “Neocate Nutra” doesn’t have DHA\ARA?

    We are tried every single formula options in the market but this will be our last hope. Thanks for your help!


  • 2013-12-03 | Rob

    Hi Syed,

    No, Neocate Nutra does not contain DHA and ARA. However, we cannot recommend giving it to an infant below 6 months of age. Neocate Nutra is a semi-solid, and it can’t be bottle-fed. It is also not nutritionally complete, which Neocate Infant DHA/ARA is. It would be best to talk with your little one’s healthcare team to discuss the best options.

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