Updated Aptamil Formulations 2022
We understand any changes to your baby’s milk, no matter how big or small can raise questions. Please be reassured that baby formula is one of the most strictly regulated and tested products in the world and our reformulated Aptamil products have been rigorously tested and are of the highest quality. For more information about these changes, please see below.
Aptamil Baby Milks Formulation Update - March 2022
Aptamil Baby Milk packaging says 'Updated Formulation' – what is changing in the formula and why?’
We are constantly reviewing our recipes and looking to make improvements. We have removed palm oil from the blend of oils we use in our recipes because we know that this is an important topic for many parents. To achieve the desired fatty acid profile, we are using a mixture of vegetable oils already present in the previous formulation.
We can assure you that both the current and recently reformulated Aptamil baby and toddler milks have been developed by our trusted scientists, are safe for babies and meet all nutritional guidelines and regulatory standards.
Which Aptamil milks are changing formulation in March 2022?
We will be changing all of our Aptamil Baby Milks formulations throughout 2022. Our packs will gradually be updated with new formulations and design. The change is gradual, and you will start to notice this on retailers’ shelves and online from March.
The formulation of Toddler formula milk was already updated to a Palm Oil free blend of Oils in November 2021 and we are now updating only the pack design.
Why is Aptamil Baby Powder Milks formulation being updated now and Aptamil Baby Liquids formats will be updated later?
This change is phased throughout 2022 and each product has a separate timeline to ensure all standards are met for this formulation change.
When will Aptamil Baby and Toddler milk formulations be updated?
- Aptamil Baby Milks Powder: You may start to see our Aptamil Baby Milks powders changing from March 2022 onwards. To ensure our products are available to you, our current formulations will gradually be replaced with new ones.
- You will be able to tell if it is the new formulation by the ‘Updated Formulation’ flash at the top of the packaging and by the new Design.
- Aptamil Toddler Milk Powders: The formulation of Toddler formula milk was already updated to a Palm Oil free blend of Oils in November 2021 and we are now updating only the pack design.
- Aptamil Baby Milks Liquid: You may start to see our Aptamil Liquids with New Design from March 2022. Aptamil Baby Milks Liquids Palm Oil Free blend of Oils recipe will appear gradually on shelves from April 2022. To ensure our products are available to you, our current formulations will gradually be replaced with new ones.
You will always be able to tell if your product is in the new formulation because it will have the ‘Updated Formulation’ flash at the top of the packaging.
Can I use the previous and new formulations for Aptamil powders and liquids together?
Yes, both the previous and new formulations have been developed by our trusted scientists and can be used safely together. However, please ensure that you don't mix different formulations in the same bottle/beaker. Please let us know if you would like more advice on how to transition.
How should I transition from the previous Aptamil recipe to the new one?
All babies are different, and whilst it is safe to switch directly onto the updated formulation, some babies may take a bit more time to adjust to the updated formulation as their digestive system adapts to any changes.
If you have concerns about moving to the new formulation suddenly, we recommend changing just one feed a day, keeping all of the other feeds to the previous formula milk. Once this feed has become established, introduce the second feed of the updated formulation. Continue in this way until all of the feeds are with the new formula milk.
You can also speak to your healthcare professional if you have any questions about transitioning.
Breastfeeding is best for babies. Infant formula is suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed. Follow-on milk is only for babies over 6 months, as part of a mixed diet and should not be used as a breastmilk substitute before 6 months. We advise that all formula milks including the decision to start weaning should be made on the advice of a doctor, dietitian, pharmacist or other professional responsible for maternal and child care based on baby's individual needs. Use Toddler milk as part of a varied, balanced diet from 1 year.
Questions about feeding and nutrition?
Our nutritionists and feeding advisors are always on hand to talk about feeding your baby. So if you have a question, just get in touch.