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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When to use Aptamil Profutura Growing Up milk?
Aptamil Profutura Growing Up milk is nutritionally tailored for toddlers from 12 months onwards as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
A healthy, varied diet is essential to give toddlers the nutrients they need for normal development. These important nutrients include iron for normal cognitive development and vitamin D for normal bone growth and development.
Recent Irish research shows 23% of one year olds don’t get enough iron, and over 90% of toddlers, aged between 1 and 3, don’t get the recommended daily amount of Vitamin D (National Preschool Nutrition Survey, IUNA 2012).
Inspired by the Science of Early Life, our experts have developed Aptamil Profutura Growing Up milk, our most advanced growing up milk formulation yet. It contains specific nutrients tailored to support your child’s transition into toddlerhood as they continue to undergo significant growth and cognitive development.
Just 2 x 150ml beakers of Aptamil Profutura Growing Up milk each day is one way to help support your toddler’s nutrient intake when combined with a healthy balanced diet.
Aptamil Profutura Growing Up milk is our most advanced formulation yet and is nutritionally tailored to support your child’s transition into toddlerhood. It contains our highest levels of DHA* (Omega-3 LCP) as well as the essential fatty acids ALA and LA, our blend of GOS/FOS, iron, calcium and vitamins A, C & D.
What are LCPs (Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids)?
LCPs are fatty acids such as Omega-3 or Omega- 6. World experts have concluded that the current evidence strongly supports the inclusion of LCPs in infant formula1. 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. Ongoing research has now led to our most advanced formulation yet.
Aptamil Profutura Growing Up milk contains the essential fatty acids ALA and LA which are needed for normal growth and development. Your child can benefit from an intake of 2g ALA and 10g LA per day. 300ml of Aptamil Profutura Growing Up milk provides 15% of ALA and 17% of LA per day.
Aptamil Profutura Growing Up milk also contains our highest levels yet of DHA* (Omega 3 LCP) which supports normal visual development.
*Contains 33% more DHA than any other Aptamil Follow on milks.
What are GOS/FOS?
Prebiotic oligosaccharides, often shortened to prebiotics, are special carbohydrates. We add a prebiotic blend of galacto- (GOS) and fructo- (FOS) oligosaccharides to all Aptamil milks which are derived from chicory and lactose.
Vitamins & minerals
Iron & vitamin D are two essential nutrients to include in your toddler’s diet. Iron is important for normal cognitive development and vitamin D is important for bone growth and development. Recent Irish research has shown that 23% of one year olds in Ireland don’t get enough iron, and over 90% of toddlers, aged between 1 and 3, don’t get the recommended daily amount of Vitamin D (National Preschool Nutrition Survey, IUNA 2012). Just 2 x 150ml beakers of Growing Up milk per day is one way to increase your child’s intake of these important nutrients.
Aptamil Profutura Growing up milks also contain:
Allergy advice: Contains milk, fish and soya
Wash hands and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturers' instructions.
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 beaker. Be careful of scalding. Do not use artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water.
Using the scoop provided, level off the powder with the built in leveller. Do not press/heap the powder.
Add correct measure of powder to water. Adding too many or too few scoops can be harmful. Mix well (for 10 seconds) to dissolve the powder. Replace lid on beaker.
Cool under running tap. Check temperature of feed. Feed immediately.
Aptamil Profutura milks are available exclusively in selected Boots stores:
Aptamil Profutura Growing Up milk is available in an 800g Smart Pack powder.
Our new Smart Pack features the following:
Milks 0-6 months
Aptamil Profutura First infant milk is suitable from birth if your baby is not being breastfed or if you are combination feeding.
Milks 6-12 months
Follow On milk complements the weaning diet by providing the nutrients your baby needs in a smaller volume of milk, leaving room in their tummy when they start solids.
For toddlers from 1-2 years, specially formulated with our 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.