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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If you suspect your baby has either colic or constipation, the first thing to do is to speak to your healthcare professional as there are often ways to relieve symptoms without changing your baby's feed. If advised by your healthcare professional, you may want to consider Aptamil Comfort; a food for special medical purposes, formulated for the dietary management of colic and constipation in babies who are being bottlefed.
Colic can occur any time in the first few weeks after birth but usually disappears by the time your baby is 3 months old. If you have any further questions on colic contact our Careline on 1800 22 1234.
Aptamil Comfort contains less than half the levels of lactose in standard milks, as lactose can sometimes be hard for an immature digestive system to break down. It also has partially broken down (partially hydrolysed) whey proteins, helping to reduce the potential for feeding discomfort in babies with colic, and contains a special fat blend which helps to produce softer stools. The formula is also slightly thicker to prevent your baby gulping and taking in too much air during feeding.
Whey protein hydrolysate (from milk), Vegetable oils (Palm oil, Rapeseed oil, Sunflower oil, High oleic sunflower oil, Coconut oil), Glucose syrup, Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) (from milk), Maltodextrin, Potato starch, Maize starch, Lactose (from milk), Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), Fish oil, Potassium dihydrogen phosphate, Calcium phosphate, Calcium chloride, Choline chloride, Oil from Mortierella Alpina, Magnesium hydrogen phosphate, Potassium chloride, Sodium chloride, Vitamin C, Inositol, Taurine, Ferrous sulphate, L-Carnitine, Zinc sulphate, Uridine 5'-monophosphate sodium salt, Vitamin E, Cytidine 5'-monophosphate, Pantothenic acid, Adenosine 5'-monophosphate, Inosine 5'-monophosphate sodium salt, Nicotinamide, Guanosine 5'-monophosphate sodium salt, Copper sulphate, Riboflavin, Emulsifier (Soy lecithin), Vitamin A, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Potassium iodide, Folic acid, Antioxidant (Ascorbyl palmitate), Manganese sulphate, Sodium selenite, Vitamin K1, Vitamin D3, Biotin, Vitamin B12.
Aptamil Comfort is not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet and is not Halaal approved
Allergens: Milk, Fish, Soy
Our easy-to-follow guide shows you how to prepare a bottlefeed safely using our powder formula.
Wash hands and sterilise all equipment according to manufacturers' instructions.
Boil 1 litre of freshly run tap water. Leave kettle to cool for 30 minutes and no longer. Measure required amount of water (refer to on-pack feeding guide) into a sterilised bottle. Be careful of scalding. Do not use artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water.
Using the scoop provided, level off the powder with the built-in leveller. Do not press/heap extra powder into scoop.
Add correct measure of powder to water. Adding too many or too few scoops can be harmful. Place the sterilised teat and cap on the bottle and shake immediately, vertically and vigorously for at least 10 seconds, until the powder is dissolved.
Cool under running tap. Check temperature of feed by allowing some drops to fall on your wrist. Feed immediately.
Aptamil Comfort is available in our unique resealable 800g EaZypack, featuring:
Our team of expert midwives, nutritionists and mums have pulled together some useful information for this stage of your baby's development.