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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How to prepare Aptamil Pepti 2

How to prepare Aptamil Pepti 2 milk from powder

Because powdered milks are not sterile, failure to follow the instructions below may make your baby ill.

Step 1

Wash hands and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturers’ instructions.

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 bottle. Be careful of scalding. Do not use artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water.

Step 3

Using the scoop provided, level off the Aptamil Pepti 2 powder with the built-in leveller. Do not press or heap the powder.

Step 4

Add the correct measure of powder to the water. Adding too many or too few scoops can be harmful. Cap the bottle and shake vigorously for 25 seconds to dissolve the powder. Remove cap and replace with a sterilised teat.

Step 5

Cool under running tap. Check temperature of feed. Feed immediately.

Feeding instructions

Make up each feed as required. For hygiene reasons, do not store made up feeds – always discard unfinished feeds as soon as possible and always within 1 hour. Never add extra scoops or anything else to your baby’s feed. Do not heat in a microwave, as hot spots may occur and cause scalding. If necessary offer cooled, boiled water between feeds. Always use the scoop provided. Please note the colour of the scoop in this pack may change from time to time.

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How to prepare a powdered bottlefeed without tap water

It’s important to be careful with the water you use to prepare a formula feed if your normal drinking water supply is either interrupted or contaminated. Follow these Food Standards Agency guidelines to make sure you prepare the baby formula safely.

  • Use bottled water, or water from a bowser (a water tank provided by water companies) that has been brought to a rolling boil and left covered to cool for no more than half an hour.
  • If there's no electricity or gas to boil with, bottled table, spring or mineral water can be used, and the prepared feed should then be used immediately. The use of unboiled bowser water should be avoided.
  • Some bottled water labelled as ‘natural mineral water’ may have high levels of sodium or sulphate. Look at the label and check that the figure for sodium (Na) is not higher than 200mg per litre and sulphate (SO or SO4) is not higher than 250mg per litre. If it is, then try to use a different water. If no other water is available, then use this water for as short a time as possible.
  • Follow the normal instructions for making up the feed.
  • Use cooled boiled water or cooled boiled bottled water for cooling the feed once it has been made up.
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Aptamil Pepti 2

Aptamil Pepti 2 is for the dietary management of cows’ milk allergy (CMA). Suitable at around 6 months, to complement a cows’ milk-free weaning diet.

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