Due to exceptional circumstances we are currently experiencing low availability of Aptamil Comfort Powder 900g. We are continuing to send out supplies regularly, but expect shortages for the coming weeks.

We would like to reassure you that we are working hard to increase supplies to normal levels as soon as possible. We are very sorry about this situation, which is due to a recent fire at one of our factories.

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If your baby is over 6 months click here for more information

0 – 4 Months

If your baby has been suffering from colic and you have been using Aptamil Comfort milk to help manage this in your baby, you may be having difficulty purchasing this milk due to the supply issues we are currently having. We recommend that you talk to your pharmacist about the various drops available to help manage your baby’s colic symptoms. These drops can be used with a standard infant milk formula. With any change of milk we recommend that you allow 10-14 days for your baby to settle on a new formula. However the good news is that they may settle on it earlier than this.

Colic is the most common feeding problem experienced by babies. It occurs in 1 in 4 babies. It is comforting to know that if your baby does go through bouts of crying they will grow out of it before long. It is also reassuring to know that colic has no effect on the long term health of your baby, babies with colic develop normally and just as healthy as other babies.

The reason your baby may be suffering from colic is not fully understood but possible causes may be that they have trapped wind. They may also have sensitivities to milk as your baby’s digestive system is very small and still developing.
You could try these tips for helping to comfort your baby if they have colic:

Create a soothing atmosphere by turning off the TV and radio, play soft music or white noise like the sound of the tumble dryer, hoover or washing machine.
Give your baby a warm bath while gently messaging their tummy in a clockwise position.
Try different winding techniques and use the one that works best for your baby.
Push your baby in a pram or place them in a car seat and go for a drive.
Swaddling your baby in a warm blanket can work wonders when settling a colicky baby
If you are breastfeeding try and limit foods like chocolate caffeine or spicy food.

 

4 – 6 Months

If your baby has been suffering from colic and you have been using Aptamil Comfort milk to help manage this in your baby, you may be having difficulty purchasing this milk due to the supply issues we are currently having.

However, you may no longer need to use Aptamil Comfort milk for your baby as symptoms of colic usually subside by the time babies are 3 or 4 months old. By this time their digestive system will have matured and colic is rarely seen after 4 months of age. You could now consider changing to a standard infant milk formula. With any change of milk we recommend that you allow 10-14 days for your baby to settle on a new formula. However the good news is that they may settle on it earlier than this.

You can also try these tips for helping to comfort your baby if they have still have symptoms of colic:

Create a soothing atmosphere by turning off the TV and radio, play soft music or white noise like the sound of the tumble dryer, hoover or washing machine.
Give your baby a warm bath while gently messaging their tummy in a clockwise position.
Try different winding techniques and use the one that works best for your baby.
Push your baby in a pram or place them in a car seat and go for a drive.
Swaddling your baby in a warm blanket can work wonders when settling a colicky baby
If you are breastfeeding try and limit foods like chocolate caffeine or spicy food.

 

6 Months +

If your baby has been suffering from colic and you have been using Aptamil Comfort milk to help manage this in your baby, you may be having difficulty purchasing this milk due to the supply issues we are currently having.

However, you may no longer need to use Aptamil Comfort milk for your baby as symptoms of colic usually subside by the time babies are 3 or 4 months old. By this time their digestive system will have matured and colic is rarely seen after 4 months of age. You could consider moving on to Aptamil Follow-on milk. With any change of milk we recommend that you allow 10-14 days for your baby to settle on a new formula. However the good news is that they may settle on it earlier than this.

You can also try these tips for helping to comfort your baby if they have still have symptoms of colic:

Create a soothing atmosphere by turning off the TV and radio, play soft music or white noise like the sound of the tumble dryer, hoover or washing machine.
Give your baby a warm bath while gently messaging their tummy in a clockwise position.
Try different winding techniques and use the one that works best for your baby.
Push your baby in a pram or place them in a car seat and go for a drive.
Swaddling your baby in a warm blanket can work wonders when settling a colicky baby
If you are breastfeeding try and limit foods like chocolate caffeine or spicy food.