Our formulations changed in Summer 2018
Information for parents on our Aptamil Infant, Follow On and Growing Up Milks
In Summer 2018 our Aptamil First Infant Milk powders (stage 1), Aptamil Follow On Milk powders (stage 2), and Aptamil Growing Up Milk powders (stages 3 & 4) changed.
You will notice updated pack designs on some of our other products, but rest assured the formulations have remained unchanged on: Aptamil First Infant Milk liquid 200ml and 1L (stage 1), Aptamil Follow On Milk liquid 200ml and 1L (stage 2), and Aptamil Growing Up Milks liquids (stage 3 & 4). Please be assured that you can continue to use the liquid formulations alongside the powder formulations.
The following formulations also remain unchanged: Aptamil Hungry Infant Milk, Aptamil Anti-Reflux, Aptamil Comfort and all Aptamil Profutura Milks, as well as Aptamil Lactose Free and Aptamil Pepti 1 & 2. For an update on our changed formulations please click here.
To see our infant nutrition experts answer your most commonly asked questions about the changes, jump to the videos below.
Introducing our patented next generation formulations
For 40 years, we have been pioneering research into early life science. Our passionate team of 400 scientists and experts are constantly innovating and striving to bring parents the latest discoveries our science has to offer.
How to prepare Aptamil Follow On Milk
The preparation instructions for this formulation have changed slightly. We recognise we need to do everything we can to make the new preparation process as easy to follow as possible. Our instructions have been designed to ensure our products are prepared safely. See our step-by-step guides and bottle feeding articles for further assistance.
Watch our experts answer questions about the formulations
What has changed?
Charlotte, our Senior Science & Innovation Manager, explains the changes we've made to our formulations.
Why has the formula changed?
Matt, our Healthcare Nutrition Director, explains the reasoning behind the changes we’ve made to our formulations.
Has the formula been tested?
Rest assured, the formulations have undergone strict product testing and trialling to ensure they are 100% safe for your baby. Sarah, our Head of Customer Collaboration, explains the process.
New look packs
We’ve updated the design and staging colours of each pack. Choose your baby’s stage below so you know what to look out for in store.
Aptamil Follow On Milk
Aptamil Follow On Milk with Pronutra ADVANCE
Aptamil Growing Up Milk 1-2 years
Aptamil Growing Up Milk 1-2 years with Pronutra ADVANCE
Aptamil Growing Up Milk 2-3 years
Aptamil Growing Up Milk 2-3 years with Pronutra ADVANCE
Frequently asked questions
What has changed?
We are devoted to bringing you and your little one the latest innovations our science has to offer. This is why, with 40 years of research in early life science, our team of scientists have developed our patented next generation formulations; Aptamil Follow On Milk and Growing Up Milk with Pronutra-ADVANCE, powders.
Our new Follow on milk and Growing Up milk formulations combine our new unique process and our blend of ingredients including Vitamin D to support the normal function of the immune system. These new formulations feature on our Aptamil Follow On Milk powder and Aptamil Growing Up Milks powder.
Have our ready-to-drink liquid products also changed?
We've updated the packaging design on our ready to drink liquids, but there has been no change to the formulation.
For the time being, the unique process can only be applied to our powder formats. Our team of scientists and experts are currently working on making it available in liquid but at the moment our liquid bottles contain the same formulation as before. Please be assured, our latest powder formulation can be used in combination with the ready to feed formats, as per the back of pack instructions.
How do I switch?
Please be assured, you can safely switch to our latest formulation. When changing to a new formulation, some babies may need a little time to adapt as they may experience slight changes in digestion, however this should only be minimal and temporary. Our new formulation is a patented combination of our blend of ingredients and our unique new process. Clinical studies carried out on this combination have shown that the formulation is tolerated well by babies and safe to switch to. That being said, we always recommend seeking the advice of a healthcare professional when making any changes to how babies are fed.
Should I prepare the new formula differently?
Yes. Wash hands and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturer's instructions. Boil 1 litre of fresh water. Leave kettle to cool for 30 minutes and no longer (allowing the water to reach 70°C once cooled from boiling). 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. Using the scoop provided, level off the powder with the built in leveller. Do not press/heap the powder. Add the correct measure of powder to the water. This can be found in the feeding guide on the back of pack. Adding too many or too few scoops can be harmful. Replace lid on beaker. Shake vigorously and vertically for 10 seconds until the powder is dissolved. (Rolling the bottle or shaking in circles will not be sufficient). Cool under running tap. Check temperature of feed. Feed immediately.
What age is the latest First Infant Milk suitable for?
Our First Infant Milk is suitable from birth to 12 months, if your baby is being combination or bottle-fed. The reason it says "birth - 6 months" is to enable parents to make clear distinctions and easily identify between products which are nutritionally complete and those which are suitable to complement a weaning diet from around 6 months. Our Follow On Milk, suitable from 6 months - 12 months, is tailored to complement a weaning diet. It contains vitamin D and calcium for normal growth and development of bone; and iron to support normal cognitive development as part of a varied and balanced weaning diet.
Questions about feeding and nutrition?
Our midwives, nutritionists and feeding advisors are always on hand to talk about feeding your baby. So if you have a question, just get in touch.
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Breastfeeding is best for babies. Infant formula is suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed. Follow-on milk is only for babies over 6 months, as part of a mixed diet and should not be used as a breastmilk substitute before 6 months. We advise that all formula milks including the decision to start weaning should be made on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian, pharmacist or other professional responsible for maternal and child care, based on baby’s individual needs.
Do not use if your baby has been diagnosed with a cow's milk allergy.
Use Growing Up milk as part of a varied balanced diet from 1 year.