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 2-3 years can help support your toddler’s growing nutritional needs when used as part of a healthy balanced diet. Aptamil Growing Up milk 2-3 years provides them with all the same nutrients as Aptamil Growing Up milk 1-2 years but is more specifically tailored for this age group. It contains our unique blend of GOS/FOS oligosaccharides, vitamin C and iron, along with other key nutrients.
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.
Aptamil Growing Up milk 2-3 years contains the same unique blend of GOS/FOS prebiotics as our Growing Up milk 1-2 years, but provides a semi-skimmed version of Growing Up milk that is suitable for toddlers aged 2-3 years old.
When used as part of a healthy balanced diet, it can help support your toddler’s growing nutritional needs.
Prebiotic oligosaccharides, often shortened to prebiotics. We add our unique prebiotic blend of galacto- (GOS) and fructo- (FOS) oligosaccharides, derived from lactose and chicory, to all Aptamil milks.
Iron is essential for healthy blood and brain development and helps to 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.
Vitamin D works with calcium to enable the development of healthy bones. There are very few foods that naturally contain vitamin D and, as the main source is sunlight, it can be difficult to ensure your toddler gets enough all year round. Two 150ml servings of Aptamil Growing Up milk 2-3 years will provide your toddler with almost three quarters of their daily recommended intake* of vitamin D.
Aptamil Growing Up milk 1 litre ready to feeds are not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet and are not Halaal approved
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.
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Aptamil Growing Up milk 2-3 years is available in the following formats.
Our 800g Eazypack features the following:
Aptamil Growing Up milk 2-3 years is uniquely formulated to provide the nutrients your toddler needs as they become ever more active and independent. Due to its formulation, you need a smaller scoop of Aptamil Growing Up milk 2-3 years powder than our Growing Up milk 1-2 years, to make up the same amount of milk. So, although there is less powder in each pack than you may have expected, you will actually get more 150ml servings than in a pack of Aptamil Growing Up milk 1-2 years
Our team of expert midwives, nutritionists and mums have pulled together some useful information for this stage of your baby's development.