Your baby is now the size of an apple seed. The first steps of your baby’s development is the development of the circulatory system, along with the heart. Another key development is the growth of your baby’s neural tube which will ultimately become your baby’s brain and spinal cord.
Aptamil First Infant Milk
Aptamil First is suitable from birth if your baby is not being breastfed or if you are combination feeding.
When to use Aptamil First
Aptamil First is a nutritionally complete formula for bottlefed babies, suitable from birth onwards.
Benefits of Aptamil First
Aptamil First is nutritionally tailored with our unique blend of GOS/FOS prebiotic oligosaccharides, special ingredients similar to those found in nature. It also contains nucleotides, antioxidants and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs). Since babies are unable to produce enough LCPs for their daily needs, we’ve included them in Aptamil First to ensure bottlefed babies aren’t missing out.
How to prepare our milk from powder
Our easy-to-follow guide shows you how to prepare a bottlefeed safely using our powder formula.
|Wash and sterilise bottles and teats according to manufacturer’s instructions. Wash your hands and wipe clean all surfaces to prevent the spread of germs.|
|Boil freshly run tap water and leave to cool for 30 mins, unless otherwise indicated on pack. Measure required amount of water (refer to on-pack instructions) into a sterilised bottle. Do not use repeatedly boiled water.|
|For accurate dosage, always use scoop provided and level off powder with built-in leveller (if provided). Alternatively, level with a clean, dry knife. Do not press extra powder into scoop.|
|Add correct measure of powder to water. Adding too many or too few scoops can be harmful. The feeding instructions on the pack will give you an indication of the number of feeds your baby may need per day.|
|Screw cap on bottle and shake well for 10 seconds to dissolve powder in water. If necessary, cool feed under cold running water. Remove seal and replace with sterilised teat. Test temperature of milk by allowing some drops to fall on your wrist. If it feels comfortable, it should be just right for your baby. Do not heat feeds in a microwave as hot spots can occur and cause scalding.|
|Use made-up feeds within two hours. Once used, discard any leftover milk, wash bottles and teats, and re-sterilise, ready for next feed.|
You can find Aptamil First in the baby milk aisle in supermarkets and pharmacies as well as many convenience stores. So why not add it to your online shopping list?
Aptamil First is available in the following three formats:
- 900g Eazypack Powder
- 200ml Ready to Drink Carton
- 1 litre Ready to Drink Bottle (only available in Tesco)
Our Eazypack features the following:
- A tamper-proof lid for added security
- A handy built-in leveller, making scooping easier
- Underlid scoop storage, so you always know where it is
|To open remove tamper evidence strip on the rip of the pack.|
|Place two fingers behind the rim on the edge of the lid and use your thumb to press on the tab and lift open.|
|There is a handy leveller built into the top of the pack so scooping the milk out is easy.|
|You can store your scoop safely in the lid so you always know where to find it.|
Breastfeeding is best for your baby and provides many benefits.
Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breastmilk, and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. The social and financial implications of using an infant milk should be considered. Improper use of an infant milk or inappropriate foods or feeding methods may present a health hazard.
If you use an infant milk, you should follow manufacturer’s instructions for use carefully – failure to follow the instructions may make your baby ill. Always consult your doctor, midwife or health visitor for advice about feeding your baby.
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