Moving on to formula feeding or combination feeding
Wondering when to move on from breastfeeding, or considering combination feeding? Find out how and when to start.
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By clicking the continue button, you will be able to view information about Aptamil infant milks and other products. If you choose to proceed, you are accepting that Aptaclub is supplying this information at your individual request for information purposes. Please consult a healthcare professional to make an informed choice on feeding your baby milks & weaning onto solid foods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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