How to prepare Aptamil® Profutura® Growing Up Milk
How to prepare a beaker
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Important feeding instructions for beaker feeding your toddler
- Make up each drink as required
- For hygiene reasons, do not store made up drinks, discard unfinished drinks as soon as possible, and always within 2 hours
- Do not heat drinks in microwave, hot spots may occur and cause scalding
- Never add extra scoops or anything else to your toddler’s drink
- Toddlers should be supervised at all times when feeding
- Do not allow prolonged or frequent contact of drinks with your toddler’s teeth as this increases the risk of tooth decay. Ask your healthcare professional or dentist for advice
How to prepare Aptamil® Profutura® Growing Up Milk from powder
Because powdered milks are not sterile, failure to follow instructions may make your toddler ill.
Measure 150ml or 5fl. oz of boiled, cooled water into a clean beaker.
To open, break both quality seals on the outer rim of the pack. To open inner foil, pull both wings together.
Using the scoop provided, add 5 levelled scoops of powder into the beaker. Do not press/heap the powder. Store your scoop in the holder provided so that it is kept safe and secure.
Click the lid securely shut to keep your powder fresh.
Place the clean lid on the beaker and shake immediately, vertically and vigorously for at least 10 seconds, until the powder is dissolved.
Check temperature and use immediately.
How to prepare powdered drink without tap water
It’s important to be careful with what you use to prepare a drink if your normal drinking water supply is either interrupted or contaminated. Follow these Food Standards Agency guidelines to make sure you prepare the formula safely.
Use bottled water or water from a bowser (a water tank provided by water companies) and bring it to a rolling boil. Leave it 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 drink should 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. Read the label carefully 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 another 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 drink.
Questions about feeding and nutrition?
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Breastfeeding is best for babies. Infant formula is suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed. Follow-on milk is only for babies over 6 months, as part of a mixed diet and should not be used as a breastmilk substitute before 6 months. We advise that all formula milks including the decision to start weaning should be made on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian, pharmacist or other professional responsible for maternal and child care, based on baby’s individual needs.
Use Growing Up Milk as part of a varied, balanced diet from 1 year.