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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For 40 years, we have been pioneering research in early life science with our passionate team of 400 scientists and experts. Our research has enabled us to develop our patented formulation Aptamil First Infant Milk, which is a nutritionally complete formula suitable from birth onwards, for bottlefed babies or if you are combination feeding.
Our patented formulation combines our blend of ingredients - GOS/FOS prebiotic oligosaccharides, Omega-3 LCPs (DHA), nucleotides, vitamins A, C, D and iron with our unique process - available in Aptamil First Infant milk powder.
Aptamil standard milks contain our unique prebiotic blend of galacto- (GOS) and fructo- (FOS) oligosaccharides to. Prebiotic oligosaccharides, often shortened to prebiotics, are special carbohydrates. If you are switching to Aptamil First milk from a different infant formula without prebiotics, you may notice a difference in your baby's stools. This is perfectly normal. If you have any queries please contact our freephone Careline on 1800 22 1234.
Aptamil First Milk 800g powder is Halaal approved but is not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet
Aptamil First milk 200ml and 1 litre ready to feeds are not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet and are not Halaal approved
Allergens: Milk, Soy, Fish
Our easy-to-follow guide shows you how to prepare a bottlefeed safely using our powder formula.
Wash and sterilise bottles and teats according to manufacturer’s instructions. Wash your hands and wipe clean all surfaces to prevent the spread of germs.
Boil freshly run tap water and leave to cool for 30 mins. Measure required amount of water (refer to on-pack instructions) into a sterilised bottle. Do not use repeatedly boiled water.
For accurate dosage, always use scoop provided and level off powder with built-in leveller. Do not press extra powder into scoop.
Add correct measure of powder to water. Adding too many or too few scoops can be harmful. The feeding instructions on the pack will give you an indication of the number of feeds your baby may need per day.
Screw cap on bottle and shake vertically and vigorously for 10 seconds to dissolve powder in water. If necessary, cool feed under cold running water. Remove seal and replace with sterilised teat. Test temperature of milk by allowing some drops to fall on your wrist. If it feels comfortable, it should be just right for your baby. Do not heat feeds in a microwave as hot spots can occur and cause scalding.
Use made-up feeds within two hours. Once used, discard any leftover milk, wash bottles and teats, and re-sterilise, ready for next feed.
You can find Aptamil First Infant milk in all major supermarkets and pharmacies as well as many convenience stores.
Aptamil First is available in the following formats:
Milks 0-6 months
Inspired by research in early life science, Aptamil First Infant Milk is suitable from birth if your baby is not being breastfed or if you are combination feeding.
Milks 6-12 months
Inspired by 40 years of breastmilk research, Aptamil Follow On Milk complements the weaning diet and contains vitamin D to support the normal function of the immune system and iron to support normal cognitive development.
Our team of expert midwives, nutritionists and mums have pulled together some useful information for this stage of your baby's development.