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 breastmilk research with our passionate team of 400 scientists and experts. Our breastmilk research has enabled us to develop our next generation Aptamil Follow On Milk with Pronutra-ADVANCE. It is specifically tailored to complement the weaning diet and contains vitamin D to support the normal function of the immune system.
Aptamil Follow On Milk is only for babies over 6 months as part of a healthy, varied weaning diet. It is not a breastmilk substitute.
Aptamil Follow On milk contains Pronutra+™, our unique blend of GOS/FOS oligosaccharides, LCP’s, vitamins A, C, D and iron and is nutritionally tailored for this stage of your baby's development.
Prebiotic oligosaccharides, often shortened to prebiotics, are non-digestible carbohydrates. Prebiotic oligosaccharides occur naturally in breastmilk.
We add a unique prebiotic blend of galacto- (GOS) and fructo- (FOS) oligosaccharides to all Aptamil milks.
If you are switching to Aptamil Follow On milk from a different infant formula without prebiotic oligosaccharides, you may notice that your baby passes softer stools. This is perfectly natural, as babies fed on infant milks with prebiotic oligosaccharides tend to produce softer, more comfortable stools as a result of their healthy gut flora.
LCPs are fatty acids such as omega-3 which is essential for the development of your baby’s brain and eyes. World experts have concluded that the current evidence strongly supports the inclusion of LCPs in infant formula.1
Aptamil baby milks were the first company in Ireland to provide LCPs in infant formula, supplying them in the amount recommended by leading nutritional experts. We’ve also recently added them to Aptamil Follow On so now bottlefed babies can benefit from LCPs right up to the age of one year.
Aptamil Follow On contains nucleotides, which are the building blocks of DNA – a set of instructions for every cell in the body.
Aptamil Follow On milk contains vitamins A, C and D which support the immune system. Aptamil Follow On milk has been specially formulated to provide higher levels of iron than standard infant milks to help replenish your baby’s natural store of iron which starts to run low at around 6 months.
Aptamil Follow On Milk 900g powder is Halaal approved but is not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet
Aptamil Follow On 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
1. Koletzko B et al. The roles of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnancy, lactation and infancy: review of current knowledge and consensus recommendations. J Perinat Med 2008;36:5-14.
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, unless otherwise indicated on pack. 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 (if provided). Alternatively, level with a clean, dry knife. 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 vigorously and vertically 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 Follow On in the baby milk aisle in supermarkets and pharmacies – why not add it to your online shopping list? It can also be found in many convenience stores.
Aptamil Follow On Milk 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.