Breastfeeding is best for babies

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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 breast milk, 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.

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Aptamil Follow On Milk

Aptamil Follow On Milk


Did you know that follow-on milks help support a weaning diet?

At 6 months your baby may be trying lots of new things, from sitting up, to using a sippy cup and trying solids. Each new experience can help them build resilience and practise skills they’ll use later in life.

Between 6-12 months milk remains an important part of their diet, especially during weaning.

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    They still need 500-600ml of breast milk or formula milk a day

    If you use formula milk, you could try stage 2 follow-on milk which contains vitamin D to help support the normal function of the immune system.

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    After six months your baby has an increased nutritional need for iron.*

    *Based on UK Reference Nutrient Intakes for iron

    Iron helps support normal cognitive development, making iron-rich foods an important part of their weaning diet.

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Inspired by 40 years of breastmilk research, our team of scientists has developed our new patented next generation formulation.

Aptamil Follow On Milk powder with Pronutra-ADVANCE combines our blend of ingredients, including vitamin D to support the normal function of the immune system, and our new unique process.

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Aptamil Follow On Milk powder with Pronutra-ADVANCE is nutritionally tailored to complement a weaning diet from 6-12 months

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Vitamins A,C & D and Iron

With vitamin D to support the normal function of the immune system

Enriched with Iron to support normal cognitive development

Omega-3 LCPs (DHA)

Contains Omega-3 (DHA) to support normal visual development.

*benefit obtained from a daily intake of 100mg DHA

GOS/FOS (9:1)

Our patented blend of Galacto- and Fructo-oligosaccharides

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Aptamil Follow On Milk 800g powder ingredients:

Lactose (from milk), Vegetable oils (Palm oil, Rapeseed oil, Coconut oil, High oleic sunflower oil, Sunflower oil), Whey products (Demineralised whey, Whey concentrate) (from milk), Skimmed milk, Galacto‐oligosaccharides (GOS) (from milk), Fructo‐oligosaccharides (FOS), Calcium phosphate, Potassium citrate, Fish oil, Emulsifier (soy lecithin), Calcium chloride, Oil from Mortierella alpina, Vitamin C, Sodium citrate, Magnesium chloride, Potassium chloride, Taurine, Choline chloride, Ferrous sulphate, Inositol, Zinc sulphate, Cytidine 5'-monophosphate, Uridine 5'‐monophosphate sodium salt, Vitamin E, L‐tryptophan, Adenosine 5'‐monophosphate, Inosine 5'‐monophosphate sodium salt, Nicotinamide, Calcium carbonate, Guanosine 5'‐monophosphate sodium salt, Pantothenic acid, L‐carnitine, Copper sulphate, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin, Folic acid, Manganese sulphate, Potassium iodide, Vitamin K1, Sodium selenite, Biotin, Vitamin B12.

Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

Halal and vegetarian suitability:

Aptamil Follow On Milk 800g powder & 200ml reaseable bottle:
Halal approved but not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Aptamil Follow On Milk 1 litre reaseable bottle & 700g powder:
Not halal approved or suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet.

How to prepare Aptamil Follow On Milk

The preparation instructions for our new 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

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New packaging design, same ready to drink formulation

  • There has been no change in formulation
  • It’s still ready to drink, and ready when your baby needs it
  • Our liquid formulations can be safely consumed alongside our powder formulation



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 will feature on our Aptamil Follow On Milk powder and Aptamil Growing Up Milks powder. We’ll also be making some changes to our packaging.

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 are 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.

Your baby's Aptamil formula journey

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Aptamil Growing Up Milk 1-2 years for toddlers at this stage.

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Further ahead

Aptamil Growing Up Milk 2-3 years for toddlers at this stage.

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Need advice on introducing food?

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 your baby. Follow-on milk should only be used as part of a mixed diet and not as a breastmilk substitute before 6 months. Use on the advice of a healthcare professional.

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