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Baby feeding and development

Milk and more

Your baby's development, stage by stage


The early months

Building a bond for the future

Feeding is the ideal opportunity to bond with your baby, and provides the vital nutrition needed to support their future. As you spend time getting to know each other, you will notice many exciting changes in your baby’s development, from increased alertness to improving their grip and expressing their emerging personality.

Your baby month by month


Moving on to solids

A growing appetite

Milk has provided them with all the nutrition they need up until now. But your baby’s development will call for more than this over the coming months. As their eyesight improves, they learn to sit up, and their grip strengthens, they’ll require specific nutrients in their weaning diet to support their future health.

Your baby month by month


Finger foods and beyond

Pump up their iron levels

Your baby’s enquiring mind and increasing skill set require iron to support cognitive development, at this stage and in the future. As the natural stores of iron they were born with began to run low at 6 months, it is important to ensure that their weaning diet contains iron-rich foods and plenty of variety to nourish them through future stages of development.

Your baby month by month

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Aptamil Muesli

Containing grains and fruit, Aptamil Mueslis with Pronutravi are perfect for the later stages of weaning. The chewy texture and new flavours support your baby's development.

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Aptamil Multigrain cereals

Nutritionally tailored for this stage, with high-quality grains and fortified milk, Aptamil cereals with Pronutravi+ have a thicker texture and introduce more adventurous tastes.

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Aptamil Follow On milk

Aptamil with Pronutra+ Follow On milk contains our unique blend of ingredients tailored to complement a weaning diet.

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