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 Pepti 2 is a food for special medical purposes and has been developed specifically for babies from 6 months onwards. It provides the same benefits as Pepti 1 in the dietary management of CMPA and is nutritionally tailored to support a cows’ milk free weaning diet. As milk will remain a large part of your baby’s diet in the coming months, it’s reassuring to know they can still get all the nutrients they need from a formula you trust.
Aptamil Pepti have developed a recipe book for parents of babies with cow's milk protein allergy. You can request a copy of this book for free by calling our Careline.
Aptamil Pepti 2 is suitable for babies over 6 months old and should be used under medical supervision. It is a food for special medical purposes for the dietary management of cows’ milk protein allergy and has been specifically developed for bottlefed babies to complement their weaning diet. Aptamil Pepti 2 contains the same unique blend of GOS/FOS prebiotics as our other milks, but it’s an extensively hydrolysed formula, which means the cows’ milk protein has been broken down, making it easier for babies to tolerate and digest whilst providing them with all the nutrition they need.
Aptamil Pepti 2 is part of our special range for the management of CMPA and contains the same unique blend of GOS/FOS prebiotics as our other milks, plus added iron and calcium to support a dairy free weaning diet. Aptamil Pepti 2 is whey based for a more palatable taste and also contains nucleotides, antioxidants and LCPs.
Aptamil Pepti 2 is a food for special medical purposes developed specifically for bottlefed babies for the dietary management of CMPA in infants from 6 months of age. It’s tailored to support the needs of your baby whilst complementing a dairy free weaning diet. Aptamil Pepti 2 has a unique formula containing cows’ milk proteins which have been broken down into little pieces (extensively hydrolysed), making them easier for babies to tolerate, along with the same unique blend of GOS/FOS prebiotics as our other milks. It also has a reduced lactose content and is based on whey rather than casein, making it easier to digest and more palatable for your growing baby.
Prebiotic oligosaccharides, often shortened to prebiotics, are special carbohydrates that encourage your baby's friendly bacteria to thrive1,2.
Aptamil Pepti contains unique prebiotic blend of galacto- (GOS) and fructo- (FOS) oligosaccharides to all Aptamil milks which are derived from lactose and chicory.
LCPs are fatty acids, from the omega-3 and omega-6 groups. They are essential for the development of your baby’s brain and eyes and world experts strongly support their inclusion in formulas3.
Aptamil Pepti 2 contains nucleotides, which are the building blocks of DNA – a set of instructions for every cell in the body.
Antioxidants help protect your baby’s body against cell damage from free radicals. Our nutritionally complete formula contains the antioxidants vitamin C, E and selenium, along with the other essential vitamins and minerals your baby needs, such as iron, calcium and phosphorus.
Aptamil Pepti 2 is not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet and is not Halaal approved
Allergens: Milk, Fish
1. Moro G et al. Dosage related bifidogenic effects of galacto- and fructo-oligosaccharides in formula fed babies. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2002;34:291-5.
2, Knol J et al. Colon microflora in infants fed formula with galacto- and fructo-oligosaccharides: more like breastfed infants. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2005;40:36-42.
3. 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 all utensils according to manufacturers' instructions.
Boil freshly run water. Leave kettle to cool for 30 minutes. Do not use artifically softened or repeatedly boiled water.
Measure the required amount of water (refer to feeding guide) into a sterilised bottle. Do not add powder to boiling water due to rick of scalding.
Always use the scoop provided. Level off the powder with the back of a clean knife. Do not press/heap the powder.
Remove seal from bottle. Add one scoop to every 30ml (1fl oz) of water. Adding too many or too few scoops can be harmful.
Cap the bottle and shake well (for 10 seconds) to dissolve powder. Remove cap and replace with a sterilised teat.
Cool under running tap. Check temperature of feed. Feed immediately.
Aptamil Pepti 2 is a food for special medical purposes, specifically designed for the dietary management of cows' milk protein allergy (CMPA) in infants from 6 months of age to complement a weaning diet. Aptamil Pepti 2 is available in pharmacy only and must be used under medical supervision. If you think your baby has CMPA, but has not been diagnosed, you should ask your health care profesional for advice. Aptamil Pepti 2 is suitable from 6 months plus and is GMS reimbursable.
Aptamil Pepti 2 is available in a 450g tin.
Aptamil Pepti 2 is available in pharmacies.
Our team of expert midwives, nutritionists and mums have pulled together some useful information for this stage of your baby's development.