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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Aptamil Growing Up milk 1-2 years is nutritionally tailored for toddlers. As part of a healthy balanced diet, your toddler could have 2x150ml beakers of Growing Up milk 1-2 years every day. That way you can help to ensure their daily nutritional needs are met.
Even with a well-balanced diet, research has shown that some toddlers in Ireland are not getting enough Iron and Vitamin D. This is where Aptamil Growing Up milk can help. Just two beakers a day (300ml) provide about half the iron and vitamin D your toddler needs.
Growing Up milk is proven to help reduce the risk of inadequacies of these two nutrients in the diets of toddlers aged 1-2 years*.
Iron supports cognitive development and Vitamin D is important for healthy bone development.
*Walton J & Flynn A (2013). Food & Nutrition Research Journal.
Aptamil Growing Up milk 1-2 years contains our unique blend of GOS/FOS prebiotics, vitamins and iron. And when used as part of a healthy balanced diet, it can help meet the increased nutritional requirements of toddlers aged 12 months to 2 years.
Prebiotic oligosaccharides, often shortened to prebiotics, are special carbohydrates. Prebiotic oligosaccharides occur naturally.
We add a unique prebiotic blend of galacto- (GOS) and fructo- (FOS) oligosaccharides to all Aptamil milks which are derived from chicory and lactose.
Iron is essential for brain development and healthy blood and to help support your rapidly growing toddler. Without enough iron, the body is unable to produce enough haemoglobin – used to carry oxygen around the blood – which can result in anaemia.
Vitamin C helps your toddler’s system to absorb the iron from their milk and food and supports the immune system.
Vitamin D aids calcium absorption for normal bone development. There are very few foods that naturally contain vitamin D and the main source is sunlight, so it can be difficult to ensure your toddler gets enough. Two 150ml servings of Aptamil Growing Up milk 1-2 years will provide your toddler with almost three quarters of their daily recommended amount of vitamin D.
Aptamil Growing Up milk 1-2 years 900g powder is Halaal approved but is not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet
Aptamil Growing Up 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, 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 well 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 Growing Up milk 1-2 years in the baby milk aisle in supermarkets and pharmacies – why not add it to your online shopping list? Aptamil Growing Up milk 1-2 years can now also be found in many convenience stores.
Aptamil Growing Up Milk 1-2 years is available in the following formats:
Our 900g Eazypack features the following:
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.
For toddlers from 1-2 years, specially formulated with our unique blend of GOS/FOS, plus iron and vitamin D to help support your toddlers growth and development.
Our team of expert midwives, nutritionists and mums have pulled together some useful information for this stage of your baby's development.