Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers about NIDO® products for your family here.
What is the difference between NIDO® products?
NIDO® KINDER 1+ is a powdered milk beverage that is specially formulated for children 1-3 years old. It contains 15 vitamins and minerals to support your child’s growth, development, and a healthy immune system.
NIDO® Lacto-Ease is a gentler milk beverage for children ages 1-3 with all the same benefits as NIDO Kinder 1+, but with reduced lactose.
NIDO® 3+ is a powdered milk beverage with 15 added vitamins and minerals to support your child’s healthy development during preschool.
NIDO® FORTIFICADA is a powdered whole milk beverage with added Vitamin C and Iron for healthy growth and development, for older children and the rest of the family.
What are prebiotics?
Prebiotics are food ingredients that help support growth of healthy bacteria in the digestive tract.
What is the shelf life of Nido®?
The shelf life of Nido 1+, Fortificada, and 3+ is 12 months.
The shelf life of NIDO 1+ Lacto-Ease is 9 months.
All NIDO products should be consumed before the "Best Before" date, which is typically printed on the bottom of the can.
Are NIDO® products gluten free?
Yes, NIDO® products do not contain ingredients that have gluten.
Where can I find the NIDO® products nearest me?
NIDO® products can be found in supermarkets as well as national retailers such as Walmart and other club stores. For a location near you, please use our store locator. You can also buy it online directly.
What’s the difference between NIDO Lacto-Ease 1+ and NIDO Kinder Deslactosado?
NIDO Kinder Deslactosado is the version of NIDO Lacto-Ease that is sold in Mexico. NIDO® Lacto-Ease 1+ is sold in the U.S. There is a small amount of lactose in the U.S. product (2.2 g per 8 fl. oz. serving, versus 12 g of lactose in a typical 8 fl. oz. glass of milk). Almost all children can digest a small amount of lactose.
Which NIDO® products contain a serving scoop??
Only the NIDO® 1+ canned products contain a serving scoop. 1 scoop = 1 Tablespoon.
How do I prepare a single serving glass (8 fl oz) of NIDO® products?
Add 4 scoops of NIDO® 1+ (or ¼ cup) to 1 cup (8 fl oz) of warm water; mix well. (1 scoop of NIDO® = 1 Tablespoon)
Add 4 tablespoons of NIDO® FORTIFICADA to 1 cup (8 fl oz) of warm water; mix well.
How can I prevent the NIDO® powder from clumping?
To prevent clumping, ensure that the utensil is dry before scooping the NIDO® powder. When preparing, make sure to always add NIDO® powder to water, not the reverse.
What is one scoop of NIDO® 1+ powdered milk beverage equal to?
One (1) scoop of NIDO® 1+ powdered milk beverage is equal to 1 tablespoon.
At what age can I give my child NIDO® products?
NIDO® products are intended for children ages 1 year and older.
NIDO® products are not suitable for children under 1 year of age because it does not meet the requirements of an infant formula.
We recommend you consult your pediatrician regarding your child's nutritional needs.
Is NIDO® milk drink a baby formula?
No, NIDO® milk drink is not a baby formula. NIDO® products are only intended for children ages 1 year and older, because it does not meet the requirements of an infant formula.
Doctors recommend breast milk or formula as the primary source of nutrition for children up to 1 year of age.
Nestlé Gerber makes products for children under 1 year of age. Visit their website at www.gerber.com or you can call 1-800-782-7766 to find a suitable formula for your child younger than 1 year old.
Can NIDO® 1+ substitute for regular liquid milk in recipes?
Yes, NIDO® 1+ is an excellent substitute for regular liquid milk in these recipes and a great way to incorporate NIDO® 1+ into your child’s diet. One (1) cup of prepared NIDO® 1+ is equal to one (1) cup of regular liquid milk.
How do I learn more about lactose sensitivity?
Lactose sensitivity is rare in young children (with only 2-3 percent of children experiencing it). Symptoms in kids with lactose sensitivity may begin around the age of 2, and can look like stomach bloating, gas, and diarrhea. For more information, talk to your pediatrician.