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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When to use Aptamil Profutura Follow on milk?

Aptamil Profutura Follow on milk is only for babies over 6 months as part of a healthy, varied weaning diet. It is not a breastmilk substitute.

From around 6 months of age, your baby’s nutritional needs are changing and it is important to make sure they are getting all the key nutrients they need to support their growth and development.

Inspired by the science of Early Life, our experts have developed Aptamil Profutura Follow On milk, our most advanced follow on formula yet.  It contains specific nutrients tailored to complement your baby’s diet during weaning and to support their ongoing development by providing the nutrients they need in a smaller volume of milk, leaving room in their tummy for their first solids.

 

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Ingredients

What's in it?

Ingredients

As a result of our ongoing research into breastmilk, we have made new discoveries which have led to our most advanced follow on formulation yet. Aptamil Profutura Follow On milk contains our highest levels of DHA* (Omega-3 LCP) as well as the essential fatty acids ALA and LA, our patented blend of GOS/FOS, phospholipids, iron, calcium and vitamins A, C & D.

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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  follow on formulation yet.

Aptamil Profutura Follow on 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. 600ml of Aptamil Profutura Follow on milk provides 19% of ALA and 22% of LA per day.

Aptamil Profutura Follow on milk also contains our highest levels yet of DHA* (Omega 3 LCP) which supports normal visual development.

  1. 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.

*Contains 33% more DHA than any other Aptamil Follow On milk.

What are GOS/FOS?

Prebiotic oligosaccharides, often shortened to prebiotics, are special carbohydrates. We add a unique prebiotic blend of galacto- (GOS) and fructo- (FOS) oligosaccharides to all Aptamil milks which are derived from chicory and lactose.

Vitamins and Minerals

Aptamil Profutura Follow on milk contains:

Calcium and vitamin D which are both important for normal bone development

Higher levels of iron compared to standard infant milks which helps to replenish your baby’s natural stores of iron that start to run low at around 6 months. Iron is important to support normal cognitive development.

Vitamins A and C which support the immune system

Iodine which contributes to the normal growth of children

Dietary information

  • Gluten free
  • Low sodium
  • Not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet and is not Halaal approved

Allergy advice: Contains milk, fish, egg and soya

Preparation

How to use

Preparation

Follow On Milk - Step 1 Wash hands and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturers' instructions.
Follow On Milk - 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 beaker. Be careful of scalding. Do not use artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water.
Follow On Milk - Step 3 Using the scoop provided, level off the powder with the built in leveller. Do not press/heap the powder.
Follow On Milk - Step 4 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.
Follow On Milk - Step 5 Cool under running tap. Check temperature of feed. Feed immediately.

Purchase

Where to buy

Purchase

Aptamil Follow On milk is available in supermarkets.

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When to use Aptamil Follow On milk?

Aptamil Follow On can be used as part of a weaning diet, from 6 months. Aptamil Follow-On milk is not a breastmilk substitute.

When your baby starts weaning, milk will continue to be their main source of nourishment. Aptamil 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 for their first solids.

From around 6 months of age, your baby’s nutritional needs increase. For example, by the time they’re 7 months old, your baby will need nearly as much iron per day as a 30 year old man! Many mums switch their babies onto a Follow On milk as part of a mixed weaning diet, as it provides more iron than First and Hungry milks.

  • Ingredients

    What's in it?

  • Preparation

    How to use

  • Purchase

    Where to buy

Ingredients

What's in it?

Ingredients

Aptamil Follow On milk contains Pronutra+™, our unique blend of GOS/FOS oligosaccharides, LCP’s, vitamins A, C, D and iron and is nutritionally tailored for this stage of your baby's development.

Follow-On GOS/FOS

What are prebiotic oligosaccharides?

Prebiotic oligosaccharides, often shortened to prebiotics, are special carbohydrates. Prebiotic oligosaccharides occur naturally.

What are GOS/FOS prebiotics?

We add a unique prebiotic blend of galacto- (GOS) and fructo- (FOS) oligosaccharides to all Aptamil milks which are derived from chicory and lactose.

If you are switching to Aptamil Follow On milk from a different infant formula without prebiotic oligosaccharides, you may notice that your baby passes softer stools. This is perfectly natural, as babies fed on infant milks with prebiotic oligosaccharides tend to produce softer, more comfortable stools as a result of their healthy gut flora.

Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPS)

LCPs are fatty acids such as omega-3 which is essential for the development of your baby’s brain and eyes. World experts have concluded that the current evidence strongly supports the inclusion of LCPs in infant formula.1

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. We’ve also recently added them to Aptamil Follow On so now bottlefed babies can benefit from LCPs right up to the age of one year.

Nucleotides

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

Vitamins and minerals

Aptamil Follow On milk contains vitamins A, C and D which support the immune system. Aptamil Follow On milk has been specially formulated to provide higher levels of iron than standard infant milks to help replenish your baby’s natural store of iron which starts to run low at around 6 months.

Dietary information

Aptamil Follow On Milk 900g powder is Halaal approved but is not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet

Aptamil Follow On 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

1. 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.

Preparation

How to use

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.

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.

Purchase

Where to buy

Purchase

Aptamil Follow On milk is available in supermarkets.

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To support a weaning diet for babies from 6 months with cows' milk protein allergy

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.

When to use Aptamil Pepti 2

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.

Benefits of Aptamil Pepti 2

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.

 

  • Ingredients

    What's in it?

  • Preparation

    How to use

  • Purchase

    Where to buy

Ingredients

What's in it?

Ingredients

Whats in our milk?

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.

What are GOS/FOS prebiotics?

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.

 

Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPS)

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.

Nucleotides

Aptamil Pepti 2 contains nucleotides, which are the building blocks of DNA – a set of instructions for every cell in the body.

Antioxidants, vitamins and minerals

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.

Dietary Advice

Aptamil Pepti 2 is not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet and is not Halaal approved

Allergens: Milk, Fish

References:

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.

Preparation

How to use

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.

 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.

Purchase

Where to buy

Purchase

Aptamil Pepti 2 is available in pharmacies.

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