FAQ

What products does Ronesca offer?

Ronesca® are experts in nutrition. They offer a variety of premium quality nutritional formulas. The products range from infant to adult formulas, including:

Core Infant Milk Range:

  • Ronalac 1®: Stage 1 infant milk
  • Ronalac 2®: Stage 2 follow-on infant milk

Specialized Infant Milk Range:

  • Ronalac Premature®: for premature and low birth babies
  • Ronalac HA®: For babies with milk protein allergy
  • Ronalac Gentle®: For babies suffering from colic and abdominal pain
  • Ronalac AR®: For babies with reflux and regurgitation
  • Ronalac LF®: For lactose intolerant babies and diarrhea
  • Ronalac AC®: For babies suffering from constipation
     

Children’s Reinforced Milk Range:

  • Ronagrow®: Growing up milk for toddlers 1-3 years
  • Ronagrow Kids®: for children starting 4 years

Complete & Balanced Nuutrition Range:

  • Exceeda® Chocolate & Exceeda® Vanilla: For children who are at nutritional risk of picky eating disorder and poor appetite. Designed to meet or exceed the US dietary Reference Intakes (DRIS) for protein, vitamins & minerals and to help catch up normal growth.
  • Completia®: Designed to meet Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIS) for adults with healing, recovery from illness and surgery.
  • Coban-D®: For diabetic adults.

Instant Baby Cereal

  • Ronameal® Cereal Rice
  • Ronameal® Cereal Wheat
  • Roameal® Cereal Fruit

Where are Ronesca’s products manufactured?

Ronesca is established in France were all its products are produced.

What makes Ronesca unique?

Not only does Ronesca® offer the best quality nutritional products supported with certified world class standards, but also maintains a communication with the pediatrician community and the mothers of newborns. Ronesca® acknowledges and emphasis that the best nutrition that could be offered to newborns is breast milk. Ronesca® recognize WHO recommendations and encourage mothers to exclusively breastfeed for the first 6 months of their baby’s life and continue to breastfeed for as long as possible.

How to prepare Ronalac 1? How many feeds does my baby need?

  • Wash your hands, bottle, teat, ring and cap thoroughly.
  • Sterilize [Hyperlink] feeding utensils
  • Boil water for 10 minutes and let cool
  • Pour the required amount of lukewarm water into feeding bottle
  • Add the correct number of levelled scoops of Ronalac 1® into the bottle (see suggested table below)
  • Cap the bottle and shke until completely dissolved
  • Check the temperature on your wrist before feeding your baby. Let cool if it is hot.

Ronalac 1 ®

Age of infant

Previously boiled water (mL)

Leveled scoops

No. of feeds per day

1st & 2nd week

90

3

6

3rd & 4th week

120

4

6

2nd month

150

5

5

3rd & 4th month

180

6

5

5th & 6th month

210

7

4

How to prepare Ronalac 2? How many feeds does my baby need?

  • Wash your hands, bottle, teat, ring and cap thoroughly.
  • Sterilize [Hyperlink] feeding utensils
  • Boil water for 10 minutes and let cool
  • Pour the required amount of lukewarm water into feeding bottle
  • Add the correct number of levelled scoops into the bottle (see suggested table below)
  • Cap the bottle and shake until completely dissolved
  • Check the temperature on your wrist before feeding your baby. Let cool if it is hot.

 

Ronalac 2 ®

Age of infant

Previously boiled water (ml)

Leveled scoops

No. of feeds per day

6 - 12 months

210

7

2 to 3

How to prepare Ronalac Premature®? How many feeds does my baby need?

  • Wash your hands, bottle, teat, ring and cap thoroughly.
  • Sterilize [Hyperlink] feeding utensils
  • Boil water for 10 minutes and let cool
  • Pour the required amount of lukewarm water into feeding bottle
  • Add the correct number of levelled scoops into the bottle (see suggested table below)
  • Cap the bottle and shake until completely dissolved
  • Check the temperature on your wrist before feeding your baby. Let cool if it is hot.

Ronalac® Preamture

Age of infant

Previously boiled water (mL)

Levelled scoops

No. of feeds per day

1st & 2nd week

80

3

6

3rd & 4th week

110

4

6

2nd month

140

5

5

3rd & 4th month

170

6

5

5th & 6th month

200

7

4

7th month

200

7

3

8th months & over

230

8

2

How to prepare Ronalac HA®? How many feeds does my baby need?

  • Wash your hands, bottle, teat, ring and cap thoroughly.
  • Sterilize [Hyperlink] feeding utensils
  • Boil water for 10 minutes and let cool
  • Pour the required amount of lukewarm water into feeding bottle
  • Add the correct number of levelled scoops into the bottle (see suggested table below)
  • Cap the bottle and shake until completely dissolved
  • Check the temperature on your wrist before feeding your baby. Let cool if it is hot.

 

Ronalac® HA

Age of infant

Previously boiled water (mL)

Leveled scoops

No. of feeds per day

1st & 2nd week

90

3

6

3rd & 4th week

120

4

6

2nd month

150

5

5

3rd & 4th month

180

6

5

5th & 6th month

210

7

4

7th month

210

7

3

8th months & over

240

8

2

 

How to prepare Ronalac Gentle®? How many feeds does my baby need?

  • Wash your hands, bottle, teat, ring and cap thoroughly.
  • Sterilize [Hyperlink] feeding utensils
  • Boil water for 10 minutes and let cool
  • Pour the required amount of lukewarm water into feeding bottle
  • Add the correct number of levelled scoops into the bottle (see suggested table below)
  • Cap the bottle and shake until completely dissolved
  • Check the temperature on your wrist before feeding your baby. Let cool if it is hot.

               

Ronalac® Gentle

Age of infant

Previously boiled water (mL)

Levelled scoops

No. of feeds per day

1st & 2nd week

90

3

6

3rd & 4th week

120

4

6

2nd month

150

5

5

3rd & 4th month

180

6

5

5th & 6th month

210

7

4

7th month

210

7

3

8th months & over

240

8

2

How to prepare Ronalac AR®? How many feeds does my baby need?

  • Wash your hands, bottle, teat, ring and cap thoroughly.
  • Sterilize [Hyperlink] feeding utensils
  • Boil water for 10 minutes and let cool
  • Pour the required amount of lukewarm water into feeding bottle
  • Add the correct number of levelled scoops into the bottle (see suggested table below)
  • Cap the bottle and shake until completely dissolved
  • Check the temperature on your wrist before feeding your baby. Let cool if it is hot.

Ronalac® AR

Age of infant

Previously boiled water (mL)

Leveled scoops

No. of feeds per day

1st & 2nd week

90

3

6

3rd & 4th week

120

4

6

2nd month

150

5

5

3rd & 4th month

180

6

5

5th & 6th month

210

7

4

7th month

210

7

3

8th months & over

240

8

2

  •  

How to prepare Ronalac LF®? How many feeds does my baby need?

  • Wash your hands, bottle, teat, ring and cap thoroughly.
  • Sterilize [Hyperlink] feeding utensils
  • Boil water for 10 minutes and let cool
  • Pour the required amount of lukewarm water into feeding bottle
  • Add the correct number of levelled scoops into the bottle (see suggested table below)
  • Cap the bottle and shake until completely dissolved
  • Check the temperature on your wrist before feeding your baby. Let cool if it is hot.

Ronalac® LF

Age of infant

Previously boiled water (mL)

Leveled scoops

No. of feeds per day

1st & 2nd week

90

3

6

3rd & 4th week

120

4

6

2nd month

150

5

5

3rd & 4th month

180

6

5

5th & 6th month

210

7

4

7th month

210

7

3 to 4

8th months & over

240

7

2 to 3

How to prepare Ronalac AC®? How many feeds does my baby need?

  • Wash your hands, bottle, teat, ring and cap thoroughly.
  • Sterilize [Hyperlink] feeding utensils
  • Boil water for 10 minutes and let cool
  • Pour the required amount of lukewarm water into feeding bottle
  • Add the correct number of levelled scoops into the bottle (see suggested table below)
  • Cap the bottle and shake until completely dissolved
  • Check the temperature on your wrist before feeding your baby. Let cool if it is hot.

Ronalac® AC

Age of infant

Previously boiled water (mL)

Leveled scoops

No. of feeds per day

1st & 2nd week

90

3

6

3rd & 4th week

120

4

6

2nd month

150

5

5

3rd & 4th month

180

6

5

5th & 6th month

210

7

4

7th month

210

7

3 to 4

8th months & over

240

7

2 to 3

How to prepare Ronagrow®? How many feeds does my child need?

  • Wash your hands and all the utensils before preparing your child’s milk.
  • Boil the water for 10 minutes and let cool down.
  • Add 7 levelled scoops of powder to 210 mL lukewarm water.
  • Stir well.

Ronagrow®

Age

Previously bolide water (mL)

Leveled scoops

No. of feeds per day

1 to 3 years

210

7

2 to 3

How to prepare Ronagrow® Kids? How many feeds does my child need?

  • Wash your hands and all the utensils before preparing your child’s milk.
  • Boil the water for 10 minutes and let cool down.
  • Add 7 levelled scoops of powder to 210 mL lukewarm water.
  • Stir well.

Ronagrow® Kids

Age

Previously bolide water (mL)

Leveled scoops

No. of feeds per day

4 to 10 years

210

7

2 to 3

How to prepare Exceeda®? How much does my child need?

  • Add 9 levelled scoops to 250 mL water.
  • Stir

Exceeda®

Age of Child

Water (mL)

Levelled scoops

No. of feeds per day

1 Year & over

225

9

2-3

How to prepare Completia®? How much should I take?

  • Add 9 levelled scoops to 210 mL water.
  • Stir

Completia®

Age

Water (mL)

Levelled scoops

Meals per day

Adult

210

9

2 to 3

How to prepare Coban-D®? How much should I take?

  • Add 9 levelled scoops to 180 mL water.
  • Stir

Coban-D®

Age

Water (mL)

Levelled scoops

Meals per day

Adult

180

9

2

How to prepare Ronameal®?

  • Wash your hands and all utensils thoroughly before preparation
  • Boil 150 mL of water for 10 minutes then let cool.
  • Add 10 spoons (50 g) of Ronameal® cereal and stir until mixture is smooth.
  • Serve.

How long should I breastfeed?

The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months and continued breastfeeding for as long as possible.

Why is breast milk best for babies?

Breast milk contains all the nutrients babies’ need, in addition to disease fighting bodies that protect against illness. Breast milk benefits extends into later stages in life. Not only does breast milk benefit the breastfed baby, but also benefits breastfeeding mothers.

Is there a formula that is exactly formulated as breast milk?

There is no formula, and there will be no formula that will be exactly formulated as breast milk.

Why is formula milk the only suitable alternative to breast milk?

Formulas (such as Ronalac®) are designed to contain all ingredients that are nutritionally essential and vital for infants. It is recommended by the WHO to breastfeed, and to seek formula milk only if breastfeeding was not possible.

What is a balanced diet?

A balanced diet should contain right amount of essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber and water.

My sick leave ends and I need to combine feed. Is it Ok? How is it done?

Combination feeding is accepted, but it could reduce your milk supply.

When can I feed my newborn solids?

You should not feed your infant before he/she turns 4 months. You should look for signs to see if your infant is ready for solids. It was proven that feeding your infant before the first 6 months does not add any health and growth benefits.

How can I switch from one formula to another?

There is no known trend or guidelines for switching from one formula brand to another. But there are recommendations that the shift should be gradual.

 

When it comes to Ronesca®’s products, the shift could be immediate. This is because of the high gastrointestinal tolerability the formulas possess, meaning there is no fear of producing colic or constipation. However, in very rare cases if there was incompatibility signs, the transition to could be done gradual.

Can I give my baby cow’s milk? When can cow’s milk be introduced?

It is not recommended to give infants cow’s milk as a main milk source. Yet it is okay to introduce little cow's milk in baby's food once he/she started eating solids.

Why is cow’s milk not recommended for infants as a main source of milk?

  • It can’t be completely digested as breast or formula milk.
  • It can’t be easily digested as breast or formula milk.
  • It is highly loaded with proteins and minerals which can exhaust baby's kidneys.
  • The amount of iron, vitamin C, and other essential nutrients is not deliberate to suit babies. Cow’s milk can cause iron-deficiency anemia in some babies.
  • The protein in cow’s milk can irritate the lining of the digestive system, leading to blood in stool (further loss of iron).
  • It doesn’t contain the finest type of fat for babies.
  • Its protein may cause allergies. The allergy can appear as: runny nose, wheezing or rash on the cheeks, frequent ear infections and diarrhea.

How can I test for food allergy at home?

Introduce solids one at a time. Make (at least) a three day gap before introducing new food and start with small portions. This way you will easily determine which food was the cause of allergy.

My baby has colic, should I switch formula?

Your healthcare provider will advise you if you should switch formula or not. Ronesca® offers Ronalac® Gentle, a super-gentle formula to avoid gas, colic and abdominal discomfort. Ronalac® Gentle reduces duration of crying and improves digestion and stool consistency.

Can I store milk leftovers? Is it ok to reheat milk formula?

It is advised to give fresh feeds for your baby and not to store unfinished bottles. This is because bacteria grows rapidly in formula milk and can still grow in a slower rate when refrigerated.

Can I store an opened can of formula milk in the refrigerator?

There is no need to store opened formula cans in the fridge. The shelf life of the can won’t be prolonged, and the formula powder might catch humidity.

Is my baby lactose intolerant?

Only your healthcare provider can determine whether your baby suffers from lactose intolerance.

How long should I keep my baby on Ronalac® LF?

It is advised to give your baby Ronalac® LF for at least 3-4 weeks and you may extend for 8 weeks. Even if the signs disappeared in the first three weeks, you should keep giving your baby Ronalac®LF. If you switch your baby to back to the regular formula before the 3 weeks, the probability of the recurrence of the symptoms is high.

 

Furthermore, it is important to convert your baby to the regular formula, Ronalac® 1 or Ronalac® 2, if your baby doesn’t suffer from congenital lactose intolerance. Lactose is vital for brain and is considered as a source of energy for infants.

 

You should always consult your physician before switching from and to any formula.

How long should I give my baby Ronalac® AC?

You should give your baby Ronalac® AC for 2 weeks or until the constipation completely disappears. Ronalac® AC can be given from birth onward and for longer than 2 weeks as long as your baby didn’t experience and signs.

 

You should always consult your physician before switching from and to any formula.

How long should I give my baby Ronalac® AR?

You can keep giving Ronalac® AR until the regurgitation resolves. Ronalac® AC can be given from birth onward, and can continue to be given for as long as your baby didn’t experience and signs.

 

You should always consult your physician before switching from and to any formula.

How long should I give my baby Ronalac® Gentle?

You can give your baby Ronalac® Gentle for 3 to 4 weeks.

 

Ronalac® Gentle can be given from birth onward, and can continue to be given it for as long as your baby didn’t experience and signs.

 

You should always consult your physician before switching from and to any formula.

How long should I give Ronalc® HA?

Ronalac® HA can be given from birth onward, and can continue to be given it for as long as your baby didn’t experience and signs. You may stop giving Ronalac® HA when allergy signs completely disappears.

 

You should always consult your physician before switching from and to any formula.

How long should I give Hypolait®?

Hypolait can be given from birth onward, and can continue to be given it for as long as your baby didn’t experience and signs. You may stop giving Hypolait® when allergy signs completely disappears.

 

You should always consult your physician before switching from and to any formula.

My child refuses to eat many kinds of food, what should I do?

At 1 year, children start showing signs of appetite decline. It is normal but should not be disregarded.

 

You can give your children 2-3 cups of Exceeda® to supply them with all the necessary nutrients for optimum growth and development and to increase their appetite towards food.

 

Follow these tips:

  • Be a positive role model by eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables

  • When offering new nutritious foods that you child did not accept, don’t give up. Offer them again and again for 10 times.

  • Never praise children with food especially sweets.

  • Praise your children when they try a healthy new food.

  • Serve vegetables as a first course, so that your child doesn’t get full and skip them.

  • Make fruits and vegetables visually appealing by cutting them into attractive shapes and combining different colors in the same plate.

  • Serve one new food at a time along with another type of food that your child already like.

  • Start by giving relatively small portions of each food then gradually add more. Offer one tablespoon of each new food per year of child’s age, then you can serve more.

  • Make mealtimes free from distractions like toys, TV and tablets.

  • Make mealtimes a family thing. Children learn about food from their parents and through imitation.

My child has diarrhea, how can I handle it?

Read all about diarrhea and how to avoid it and overcome it

What are prebiotics? How are they beneficial?

Prebiotics are non-digestible plant fibers that stimulate the production of microbiota "beneficial bacteria" in the colon and gastrointestinal track

 

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) prebiotics are part of many of Ronesca®’s products (including, Ronalac®, Ronagrow®, Exceeda® and Ronameal®….).

 

FOS have many benefits including:

  • Improves digestion
  • Enhances absorption of minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium (maintains mineral density and bone strength)
  • Boost intestinal immunity: prevents overgrowth of infectious organisms, inflammation and diarrhea
  • Relieves constipation and irritable bowel
  • Produces essential nutrients such as short-chain fatty acids
  • Can guard against cancer

What is Ronagrow’s Immunebooster System TM?

Ronesca®’s experts in France had created a special blend of ingredients to boost the immune system.

Can I still smoke when pregnant?

Can I drink coffee during pregnancy?

Can I take medicines while breastfeeding?

How long should I sterilize baby bottles?

It is advisable to continue to sterilize until your baby turns 1 year.

Why does my newborn cry all the time? Is it colic? What can I do to ease it?

If your new born is healthy, well-fed and cries more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week, for more than 3 weeks then most probably your baby has infantile colic.

Can I store pumped milk? If yes, how long?

Yes you can, but you should do it with care.

Can I breastfeed if I have the flu?

You can continue breastfeeding if you have flu. Even if you have the flu, breast milk continue to transfers disease-fighting antibodies that help build baby's immune system.

 

Yet you have to take extra precautions to protect your baby from your germs. The safest option is to pump your milk and limit contact with your baby by asking someone else to bottle-feed your baby.
 

Additional precautions you could follow:

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching or holding your baby.
  • Wear a face mask.
  • Sneeze or cough into your inner elbow or a tissue and throw the tissue away. Wash your hands afterwards.
  • Don't share eating utensils, drinking glasses, towels, beds, pillows, or blankets until the symptoms are gone for at least five days.
  • Don’t put your baby on your bed during sleep and limit contact during daytime.
     

Can I increase my milk supply? How?

The best way to increase your milk supply is through continued feeding. The more you feed, the more milk you will produce.

Manual or electric pump?

You can use the pump that suits you. Electrical pumps are faster and easier.  Manual pumps are a better choice if you are out of batteries or electric supply and are noise free.

How can I handle fever?

Home remedies to reduce your child’s fever:

  • Give your child a bath, using lukewarm water (never use cold water to reduce fever), and/or place a cool and damp washcloth.
    The best places to place the cloth are: the sides of the neck, underarms and between legs.
  • Let your child drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. If you are breastfeeding (or bottle feeding), continue to do so.
  • For non-infants, offer small amounts of food regularly to keep up his/her energy.
  • Dress your child in one lightweight layer of clothing.
  • Give your toddler a fever-reducing medication (consult your doctor).
  • Ask your doctor if your child needs antibiotics.
     

My baby did not crawl yet, is this normal?

Some babies do not crawl at all. Also, some children develop their milestones at different paces especially those born prematurely.

When will my baby start walking?

Babies start walking while holding on to furniture at around 9 months. Most babies walk independently between 12 months and 15 months.

 

Children develop their milestones at different paces. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

How many words should my toddler say?

  • At 13-18 months: Says 10 words
  • At 19-24 months: Says 50+ words
  • At 24-36 months: Says 300-500 words.

 

Each toddler develop their milestones at different paces. If you have any concerns, contact your physician or speech therapist.

Will thumb sucking harm my baby?

If your baby continues to thumb suck after he/she turns one year, and if the sucking was intense and the frequency was high, then yes thumb sucking will cause harm.

 

Thumb sucking can push the teeth outwards and make the thumb sore and sometimes bleed.

My toddler has separation anxiety, is it ok?

Separation anxiety is normal. Its starts developing at the age of 4 months. In early toddler years (1 year- 1 and ½ years) separation anxiety peaks.