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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We are updating our Aptamil Anti – Reflux formulation to meet new EU requirements for infant and follow on milks*. The legislation that sets requirements for the nutritional composition for infant, follow on formulas and specialist milks is changing in the coming months and this means that all formulas will have to contain certain levels of some ingredients. These changes apply to all formula brands, including Aptamil.
The main reason for this legislation change is to reflect the latest scientific understanding in infant nutrition and to harmonise rules across all European member states.
*Infant milks, follow on milks, and specialised milks.
Our updated formulations will gradually replace our current packs in retailers from December 2019.
All products should be compliant with the latest legislation by 22nd of February 2020.
Our team of scientists has developed our updated patented Aptamil Anti-Reflux formulation, with our blend of ingredients and our unique process, to reflect our latest scientific advancements. This update also includes changes to meet new legislation which apply to all brands.
There will be changes to the mandatory levels of some vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to meet the requirements of the updated legislation. One of the key changes in the updated legislation is the mandatory inclusion or increase of DHA*, a type of Omega-3 fatty acid. (*DHA: docosahexaenoic acid
Omega-3 is one family of Long Chain Polyunsaturated acids that have been named essential fatty acids because the body is unable to make them, and they can only be obtained from foods so it essential to have them in your diet. Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs) are the building blocks of the fats (technically called lipids). DHA stands for docosahexaenoic acid. DHA is a type of Omega-3 fatty acid.
Please be assured that the quality and safety of our products are our number one priority.
The key purpose of infant formula regulation is to ensure all infant formula has the appropriate nutritional composition and are safe for use. These regulation changes are based on latest scientific evidence and opinion on what is best for infant nutrition. All of our updated formulations comply with EU regulation which ensures formulations are suitable and safe for babies.
No, not all formulas will be the same. As a result of the updated legislation, the amounts of some specific vitamins, minerals and other nutrients will change across all formulations in all brands. However, manufacturers can voluntarily add ingredients that reflect their latest innovation and scientific research in infant nutrition.
Many of our products contain additional ingredients and different levels of nutrients which make our products distinct. In addition, through our scientific developments we are able to continually innovate our products aiming for the future benefit of parents and babies.
We also only use high quality ingredients in our products and strive for the highest quality standards to bring the safest products to parents and their babies. The quality of ingredients and processes is something which may differ between formula manufacturers.
Our updated formulations will gradually replace the previous formulation in all retailers from December 2019. The availability of the previous formulation will vary depending on the retailer.
Our updated packs will be clearly labelled with ‘UPDATED FORMULATION’ so you know when your formula has changed
It is completely safe for your baby to transition onto the updated formulation. However, all babies are different, and some may benefit from moving onto to the new formulation gradually. If you have any concerns about moving to the new formulation straight away, we recommend that you replace one bottle of your baby’s current milk with one bottle of your baby’s new milk each day, keeping all of the other feeds to the previous one.
The preparation instructions for our Aptamil Anti-Reflux formulation have been updated.
When making up a feed, it is important to follow the on-pack instructions closely. Aptamil Anti-Reflux has specific preparation instructions.
Boil 1 litre of freshly run tap water. Leave kettle to cool for 45 minutes and no longer. Measure the required amount of water (refer to the feeding guide on the pack) into a sterilised bottle.
After adding the powder to the water, hold the bottle horizontally and shake from left to right for 10 seconds, then hold it vertically and shake from top to bottom for 10 seconds. The time between adding the scoops and shaking the bottle should be as short as possible.
This is because the powder dissolves better if the bottle is shaken immediately. This helps to ensure that every bottle is made up correctly.
Leave the bottle to stand for 5 minutes to allow it to thicken. Turn the bottle upside down just before feeding. Check temperature of feed on your wrist. Feed immediately.
When changing to a new formulation, some babies may need a little time to adapt as they may experience slight changes in digestion, however this should only be minimal and temporary (such as changes in stool frequency and colour). If you have concerns about moving to the new formulation straight away, we recommend for you to replace every day one more bottle with the new formulation. Please do not hesitate to contact our careline for further information, or you can speak to your healthcare professional.
We completely understand any changes to your baby’s milk, no matter how big or small, can raise questions. Please contact our careline at any time using the details below to talk to one of our friendly advisors for more information, or you can speak to your healthcare professional.
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