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 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.

 

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Ingredients

What's in it?

Ingredients

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 patented blend of GOS/FOS, 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 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.

  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 milks.

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 & 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:

  • Calcium which is important for normal bone development
  • Vitamins A, C & D 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 and soya

Preparation

How to use

Preparation

Growing Up Milk - Step 1 Wash hands and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturers' instructions.
Growing Up 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.
Gowing Up Milk - Step 3 Using the scoop provided, level off the powder with the built in leveller. Do not press/heap the powder.
Growing Up 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.
Growing Up Milk - Step 5 Cool under running tap. Check temperature of feed. Feed immediately.

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For toddlers from 1-2 years

Aptamil Growing Up milk 1-2 years is nutritionally tailored for toddlers. As part of a healthy balanced diet, your toddler could have 2x150ml beakers of Growing Up milk 1-2 years every day. That way you can help to ensure their daily nutritional needs are met.

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.

Growing Up milk is proven to help reduce the risk of inadequacies of these two nutrients in the diets of toddlers aged 1-2 years*.

Iron supports cognitive development and Vitamin D is important for healthy bone development.

*Walton J & Flynn A (2013). Food & Nutrition Research Journal.

  • Ingredients

    What's in it?

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    How to use

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Ingredients

What's in it?

Ingredients

Whats in our growing up milk?

Aptamil Growing Up milk 1-2 years contains our unique blend of GOS/FOS prebiotics, vitamins and iron. And when used as part of a healthy balanced diet, it can help meet the increased nutritional requirements of toddlers aged 12 months to 2 years.

GUM_GOS/FOS

What are prebiotics?

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.

Iron

Iron is essential for brain development and healthy blood and to help 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

Vitamin C helps your toddler’s system to absorb the iron from their milk and food and supports the immune system.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D aids calcium absorption for normal bone development. There are very few foods that naturally contain vitamin D and the main source is sunlight, so it can be difficult to ensure your toddler gets enough. Two 150ml servings of Aptamil Growing Up milk 1-2 years will provide your toddler with almost three quarters of their daily recommended amount of vitamin D.

Dietary Information

Aptamil Growing Up milk 1-2 years 900g powder is Halaal approved but is not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet

Aptamil Growing Up 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

 

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.

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For toddlers from 2-3 years

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.

  • Ingredients

    What's in it?

  • Preparation

    How to use

  • Purchase

    Where to buy

Ingredients

What's in it?

Ingredients

What's in our milk?

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.

GUM_GOS/FOS

What are GOS/FOS prebiotics?

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

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

Vitamin C helps your toddler’s system to absorb the iron from their milk and food.

Vitamin D

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.

Dietary Information

Aptamil Growing Up milk  1 litre ready to feeds are not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet and are not Halaal approved

 

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.

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