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. This milk is a nutritionally complete formula suitable from birth onward, for bottlefed babies or for 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 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. 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.
Leave the bottle to stand for 5 minutes to allow it to thicken. Turn the bottle upside down just before feeding. Cool under running tap. Check temperature of feed by allowing some drops to fall on your wrist. Feed immediately.
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.