It is completely safe for you to change your little one’s formula immediately. We offer a range of formulas which may suit parents and their child. It is safe for parents to change their child’s formula if they are on a non-specialised formula milk, and they should be able to transition to any of our non-specialised Aptamil formula milks without concern.
However, every baby is different, and some babies may experience settling issues when changing formula milks due to slightly different tastes, textures and composition. This is normal and any symptoms should be minimal (such as changes in stool frequency and colour).
We recommend allowing some time for your baby to settle with a new formulation, however if you have any concerns please discuss with your healthcare professional.
In order to minimise any settling issues, parents might prefer to do a gradual transition. Gradually moving over may allow time for your little one to adjust onto the new composition of the formula milk, and this can be particularly relevant for changing onto milks which have a different composition profile.
To transition to a new formula milk gradually, you could replace one bottle of your baby’s current formula milk with one bottle of your baby’s new formula milk each day, keeping all other feeds to the previous one. Continue this way, keeping the number of feeds with the new formula each day until the feeds are with the new baby/toddler milk.
It might be a good idea to introduce the new feed when your little one is not too tired or irritable, but it is worth exploring to see what works for you.