Haven Experts

Our team of Haven experts are both specialists in their respective fields and mothers themselves. From nutritionists to midwives to postnatal recovery, we like to think of them as the ‘Haven Care Collective’, as their expertise will assist you in caring for many aspects of your baby’s health and wellbeing — as well as yours!

You'll find their content in our Journal section and on our social channels. You can also send us specific questions for one of our lovely experts to answer through our Care Line. In the meantime, read a little more about each of them below.

Expert
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Kara Fleming

Customer care expert & mum of four

Mum-of-four Kara is the friendly face answering all your queries via the Haven Care Line. With a career that has included various senior roles within the New Zealand dairy industry, Kara has been involved with the development of Haven from its inception, working closely with both the product team on formulation, as well as the branding and marketing teams, to deliver high quality toddler nutrition utilising the very best and most gentle New Zealand-sourced ingredients for little tummies. Kara is passionate about supporting parents as they navigate the challenging yet rewarding world of raising children, and believes whatever feeding choice works for a family is always the best choice.

“As I look back on my early parenting days and then look at my wonderful grown young men, I realise that my feeding choices in their early days were loving choices that worked best for me and my baby. My boys were all both breastfed and bottle-fed and I want to reassure parents that whatever choice they make will be the right one for their unique situation.”—Kara

Expert
2

Gina Urlich

Clinical nutritionist & mum of four

Gina is the owner and founder of the successful nutritional medicine clinic and online platform ‘Nutrition by Gina Rose’. Gina holds a BHSc in nutritional medicine and also has a background in nursing. With a special interest in natural fertility, preconception care planning and hormone analysis, Gina also has a keen focus in treating a wide range of female health issues, including menopause, PMS, period pain, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, weight loss, acne and other skin issues. As a mother to four children, Gina’s journey through motherhood has also shaped a key interest in infant nutrition and children’s health. Gina is the author of Tiny human, what do I feed you?, a guide to the process of starting solids and setting up your baby with lifelong health.

"Nourishing our children is the greatest environmental influence we can have on their health. But always remember, food is much more than nourishment; it is the vehicle through which we communicate, show love and create memories."—Gina


Frequently Asked
Questions

What is A2 milk?
My baby has an allergy to lactose - is Haven suitable?
How do I choose a formula for my baby?
What are the benefits of breastfeeding and why is breast best?
I'm thinking of switching to infant formula or toddler milk, how do I know which one is best for my child?
What is the difference between cow and goat milk?
Does your formula cause gas or constipation?
How do I introduce a new type of formula to my baby? How much formula does my baby need?
What is the casein to whey ratio in your formulas?
Can I dilute your formula if my baby is constipated?
How are the cows farmed and fed? Are your cows grass fed?
What are the main differences between the range of Haven products (what are the different stages)?
In instances where women cannot or choose not to breastfeed, what is your recommendation?
How many feeds will one can of formula provide?
What should my baby's poo look like?
How long does a can of Haven last?
Why do you have vegetable oils as an ingredient in Haven? And why more than one?
How do I mix up formula correctly for my infant?
How many scoops of formula are required?
Where is Haven made?
What is the shelf life of Haven products?
How should I store my Haven product?
Where are you stocked?
Can I become a wholesaler?
Are your lids or cans recyclable?
What is A2 milk?
What is the difference between cow and goat milk?
What is the casein to whey ratio in your formulas?
How are the cows farmed and fed? Are your cows grass fed?
How do I choose a formula for my baby?
I'm thinking of switching to infant formula or toddler milk, how do I know which one is best for my child?
How do I introduce a new type of formula to my baby? How much formula does my baby need?
What are the main differences between the range of Haven products (what are the different stages)?
How many feeds will one can of formula provide?
How long does a can of Haven last?
Why do you have vegetable oils as an ingredient in Haven? And why more than one?
How do I mix up formula correctly for my infant?
How many scoops of formula are required?
Where is Haven made?
What is the shelf life of Haven products?
How should I store my Haven product?
Where are you stocked?
Can I become a wholesaler?
Are your lids or cans recyclable?
My baby has an allergy to lactose - is Haven suitable?
Does your formula cause gas or constipation?
Can I dilute your formula if my baby is constipated?
What should my baby's poo look like?
What are the benefits of breastfeeding and why is breast best?
In instances where women cannot or choose not to breastfeed, what is your recommendation?
Haven Experts