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Old 08.01.2010, 23:49
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Baby dairy products - new to Switzerland

I'm trying to find a natural full-fat yoghurt to feed my baby here in Switzerland that also has no sugar or preservatives added.

Is there a brand that makes these? I can only find skim yoghurts that also have sugar at Migros and Coop.

We've recently moved here and I'm struggling to find dairy products for babies! Also if you have any recommendations on full fat pasturised milk brands that would be great... Thanks so much!!
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Old 09.01.2010, 08:29
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Re: Baby dairy products - new to Switzerland

Ordinary, plain, unflavoured yoghurt - and it's not labelled 'for babies'...

In coop/migros, look for 'natural' and we like the Emmi brand.

If you use the 'Leshop' website they list all the products in English (although the search engine is not perfect) and when you click on the selected product you get an ingredient listing... and a picture of the product, so you know what you are looking for...

I did a quick search and found a product called 'total 2%' greek-style yoghurt - at migros -
Total Yaourt grec nature partiellement écrémé
Nature 2%

Ingredients: Lait de vache écrémé, crème, ferments lactiques
Rough Translation: light cream milk, cream and lacto-bacillus...


Another one : use 'Jogurt' instead of 'Yoghurt' for your search:
Edelweiss Biologic
Yogourt au Bifidus BIO
Nature

Ingredients: Lait pasteurisé et homogénéisé. Yogourt biologiques avec 3.6% MG dans la masse lactée. Ferments lactiques du yogourt et ferments spécifiques ( bifidus actifs). Lait, lait écrémé poudre

Rough translation: Milk (pasteurised and homogenised), 3.6% fat, bifidus milk, milk powder.

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Old 09.01.2010, 08:31
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Re: Baby dairy products - new to Switzerland

If you are particularly 'fussy' about giving your child over-priced, over-marketed 'health' foods for babies, you could also try a 'reformhaus' - that is, a health-food store. However, I can't guarantee they are any lower in additives...

I have three children and I avoid the stuff marketed 'for babies' and feed my kids a range of what I consider to be healthy, family foods, mostly without preservatives or flavourings...
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Re: Baby dairy products - new to Switzerland

Oh, and not specifically for yoghurt, but I have a shopping tour scheduled for 30 January on the forum calendar, and I can certainly give some 'label-reading' tips and reassurance that you will (eventually) find everything your heart desires here in the shops...it just takes a while to learn how to find it
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Old 09.01.2010, 08:47
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Re: Baby dairy products - new to Switzerland

Can't help you a lots about *brand*. But I love Migros's greek yoghurts.

You can also give a try to the farmers. Some make delicious yoghurts. You can certainly find some on *market days* or even in their farms -a nice goal for a trip outside the town...

And, well, don't forget to pay a visit to organic shops.

(work also for milk or cheese)
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Re: Baby dairy products - new to Switzerland

While it's not marketed for babies, I can say that the Coop at Meierhofplatz (8049) sells round 850g tubs of plain whole-milk Jogurt that are very affordable and absolutely delicious.

It is COOP "Qualite & Prix" "Jogurt / Nature" 3.5% fett im Milchanteil. It's only ingredients are Vollmilch and Milchprotein.

It is nicely creamy and mildly tangy. It's a store-product, so I imagine most stores will carry it.

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Re: Baby dairy products - new to Switzerland

If I'm not mistaken, Danone Danonino, found in Coop, would meet all your requirements, its a Quark, not a yogurt. I started both my kids on Quark.

http://www.danonino.ch/fuer-eltern/p...ueber-danonino
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Re: Baby dairy products - new to Switzerland

There's not a shop in Switzerland that isn't selling what you're looking for so next time just as a shop-attendant to help you find the right stuff. Migros, Coop, Denner, Volg - they all got it.

Or make your own.
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Re: Baby dairy products - new to Switzerland

Try the petit-suisse cartons in coop, they are fruit - flavoured quark and are delicious and they are for kids.
Migros hav their version it too...just look for bright container in the yogurt section with cartoon on top
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Re: Baby dairy products - new to Switzerland

Migros

They aren't labelled "baby" because many people prefer them like this... myself included. This country is Yogurt heaven! there are plenty, and good ones. At Migros, my fave is the Bifidus one, very creamy. The Tony one is good too, a bit more acid in taste.

coop

Here the best for me is the naturaplan bio... the greek style is very high in fat (added cream). Tasty, mind you!!!
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If I'm not mistaken, Danone Danonino, found in Coop, would meet all your requirements, its a Quark, not a yogurt. I started both my kids on Quark.

http://www.danonino.ch/fuer-eltern/p...ueber-danonino
There is nothing on the Danonino website showing at what age you can feed this to babies. The sheet we got from the muttersberatung shows that you need to wait until 10 months until you give quark products, and that natural yoghurt should come first.....could be because the lactose is still intact in quark but not in yoghurt so harder to digest?.

Can't find anything definitive on the web in English either as quark isn't widely available in the UK or US (I think)

Anybody know anything about it?
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