Breastfeeding is best for your baby and provides many benefits.

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 Lactose Free

Aptamil Lactose Free is specially formulated to help manage the symptoms of lactose or sucrose intolerance or temporary lactose intolerance in babies.

Aptamil Lactose Free

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Aptamil Lactose Free

Suitable from birth, Aptamil Lactose Free is specially formulated to help manage the symptoms of lactose or sucrose intolerance or temporary lactose intolerance in babies.

What is the difference between lactose and cows’ milk protein allergy?

Lactose intolerance and cows’ milk protein allergy (CMPA) are often confused due to some similar symptoms. However CMPA is an adverse immune reaction to one or more milk proteins in cows’ milk whereas lactose intolerance is the absence or deficiency in the enzyme, lactase, in the gut and does not involve the immune system.

If you are concerned that your baby is lactose intolerant, speak to your healthcare professional.

Important notice: Aptamil Lactose Free is a food for special medical purposes. It should only be used under medical supervision, after full consideration of the feeding options available including breastfeeding. Suitable for use as the sole source of nutrition for infants from birth and as part of a balanced diet from 6-12 months. Not suitable for parenteral use. This formula is not suitable for infants who have a cows’ milk allergy.

Frequently asked questions

What's in it? Ingredients

What’s in our milk?

Aptamil Lactose Free is made for bottlefed babies with symptoms of lactose or sucrose intolerance.

As well as being free from lactose, this special milk is also sucrose-free to help manage the symptoms of lactose or sucrose intolerance. Aptamil Lactose Free also provides our unique blend of ingredients including long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs) and nucleotides.

Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs)

LCPs are fatty acids, including DHA and AA. DHA contributes towards brain and eye development.


Aptamil Lactose Free contains nucleotides, which are the building blocks of DNA – a set of instructions for every cell in the body.

Aptamil Lactose Free is a nutritionally complete formula. You can use it to feed your baby as a sole source of nutrition from birth and as part of a weaning diet from 6 months to 1 year.

Dietary Information

Aptamil Lactose Free is not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet and is not Halaal approved

Allergens: Milk, Fish, Soy


How to use it Preparation

How to prepare our milk from powder

Our easy-to-follow guide shows you how to prepare a bottlefeed safely using our powder formula

Because powdered milks are not sterile, failure to follow the instructions below may make your baby ill.

step 1

Wash hands and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturers' instructions.

step 2

Boil 1 litre of fresh water. Leave kettle to cool for no longer than 30 mins. Measure the required amount of water (refer to feeding guide) into a sterilised bottle. Be careful of scalding. Do not use artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water.

step 3

Using the scoop provided, level off the Aptamil Lactose Free powder with a clean knife. Do not press or heap the powder.

step 4

Add the required amount of powder to the water. Adding too many or too few scoops can be harmful. Cap the bottle and shake vigorously for 25 seconds to dissolve the powder. Remove cap and replace with a sterilised teat.

step 5

Cool under running tap. Check temperature of feed. Feed immediately.

Feeding instructions

Make up each feed as required. For hygiene reasons, do not store made up feeds, and always discard unfinished feeds as soon as possible, and always within 2 hours. Never add extra scoops or anything else to your baby’s feed. Take care if using a microwave as hot spots may occur and cause scalding. If necessary, offer cooled boiled water between feeds. Never leave your baby alone while feeding.

Formats Formats available

Where to find our milk

Aptamil Lactose free is a food for special medical purposes.  It is specially formulated for babies with lactose or sucrose intolerance or temporary lactose intolerance. Aptamil Lactose free is available in pharmacy only and must be used under special medical supervision. If you think your baby has symptoms of lactose or sucrose intolerance or temporary lactose intolerance, you should ask your health care professional for advice. Aptamil Lactose Free is suitable from birth. Aptamil Lactose Free is not suitable for babies with cows’ milk protein allergy or vegetarians.

Formats available

Aptamil Lactose Free is available in 400g tins.

Where to buy Purchase

You can find this product in selected pharmacies as well as retail stores.

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