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Aptamil Comfort


Suitable from birth, Aptamil Comfort is formulated for the dietary management of colic and constipation.

If you think your baby has colic or constipation, speak to your health visitor or pharmacist for advice.

How it works

Aptamil Comfort is proven to help soothe the symptoms of colic and constipation. It is nutritionally tailored, with our unique blend of Galacto- and Fructo-oligosaccharides (GOS/FOS), and contains reduced lactose* than standard milks, to reduce gas and other intestinal discomfort. Aptamil Comfort also contains partially broken down whey protein, which is easy to digest.

What is colic?

If your baby is crying repeatedly, excessively and inconsolably, they may be suffering from colic. The exact cause of colic is not known, which can be frustrating for parents. However, Aptamil Comfort is formulated for the dietary management of colic.

What is constipation?

Constipation usually involves your baby passing abnormally delayed, infrequent, hard or dry stools, accompanied by pain and straining. You may also notice they have a poor appetite and a lack of energy. Aptamil Comfort is formulated for the dietary management of constipation.

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What’s in Aptamil Comfort?

Lactose can sometimes be hard for a baby's developing digestive system to break down. Aptamil Comfort has reduced lactose* than standard milks, and the protein in it is partially broken down, which helps make it easy to digest.

It also contains our unique blend of special carbohydrates Galacto- and Fructo-oligosaccharides (GOS/FOS), and additional nutrients such as long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs) Omega 3 and Omega 6 and nucleotides.

Frequently asked questions

Why is my baby struggling to get milk from a regular teat?

Because Aptamil Comfort is slightly thickened with starch to reduce air intake when swallowing, you should change your baby’s teat to a variable-flow teat, or a single-hole teat with a medium or fast flow.

Why has there been a change in my baby’s stools?

It is completely normal for your baby’s stools to change when you switch to Aptamil Comfort. You may find they are softer, looser, lighter, or sometimes even green while their digestive system adjusts to the new formula.

How long does Aptamil Comfort take to work?

This varies from child to child, but generally if after two weeks you see no effect, you should talk to your health visitor or GP about alternative options.

Can I continue using Aptamil Comfort beyond six months?

Your baby's colic symptoms should have subsided by six months of age. At this stage you may want to think about moving onto a milk tailored to complement a weaning diet – such as Aptamil Follow On Milk. If the symptoms persist, you should speak with your health visitor, pharmacist or GP.

Do I need my GP to prescribe Aptamil Comfort?

No, like our core range of milks, Aptamil Comfort is available in UK pharmacies and supermarkets. However, you should always have your child’s colic symptoms looked at by your health visitor, pharmacist or GP before deciding on a treatment.

* Contains 39% of the lactose in Aptamil First Infant Milk.

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Aptamil Comfort powder ingredients:
Hydrolysed whey protein concentrate (from milk), Vegetable oils (structured vegetable oil, rapeseed oil, coconut oil, single cell oil, sunflower oil), Glucose syrup, Starch (potato, maize), Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) (from milk), Lactose (from milk), Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), Potassium dihydrogen phosphate, Calcium chloride, Fish oil, Sodium chloride, Vitamin C, L-tyrosine, Choline chloride, Taurine, Inositol, Ferrous sulphate, Zinc sulphate, Uridine 5' -monophosphate sodium salt, Cytidine 5' -monophosphate, Vitamin E, Adenosine 5'-monophosphate, Inosine 5' -monophosphate sodium salt, L-carnitine, Nicotinamide, Guanosine 5'-monophosphate sodium salt, Pantothenic acid, Emulsifier (soy lecithin), Biotin, Folic acid, Copper sulphate, Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B6, Manganese sulphate, Potassium iodide, Vitamin K1, Sodium selenite.

Aptamil Comfort 800g powder:
Is suitable for a gluten free diet and Halal approved but is not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet.

How to prepare baby formula safely

Follow the instructions to make sure you prepare our products safely.

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Important notice

Breastfeeding is best for babies. Aptamil Comfort is a food for special medical purposes for the dietary management of colic and constipation. It should only be used under medical supervision, after full consideration of the feeding options available including breastfeeding. Suitable for use as the sole source of nutrition for infants from birth, and/or as part of a balanced diet from 6-12 months.

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