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Our formulations are changing

Information for parents on our new Aptamil Infant, Follow On and Growing Up Milks

We have recently introduced new formulations for Aptamil First Infant Milk powders (stage 1), Aptamil Follow On Milk powders (stage 2), Aptamil Growing Up Milk powders (stages 3 & 4).

The following products remain unchanged: Aptamil First Infant milk liquid (stage 1), Aptamil Follow On Milk liquid (stage 2), Aptamil Growing Up milk liquids (stage 3 and stage 4), as do Aptamil Hungry Infant Milk powder, Aptamil Anti-Reflux powder and Aptamil Comfort powder. All Aptamil Profutura Milks are unchanged, as well as Aptamil Lactose Free and Aptamil Pepti 1 & 2.

For an update on our new formulations please click here.

our formulations are changing


40 years, research, aptimil

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.

What’s changing?

Based on our research, we are excited to be launching our next generation formulations, now with Pronutra ADVANCE. Our Follow On Milk powder and Growing Up Milk powders are the only milk formulations on the market to combine our new and unique production process with our blend of ingredients. We’ve also updated our pack designs.

When will these changes happen?

The new formulations and new-look packs will start to appear on shelves from June 2018.

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

Read our preparation guide

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 with Pronutura ADVANCE



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.

Questions about these upcoming changes

Our dedicated careline team are available 24/7 to answer your questions about our next generation formulations. Call, WhatsApp or LiveChat with them today.

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