From sitting unaided to weaning, your 6-month-old is developing rapidly
You know your baby is ready to wean from outward signs, like being able to sit up and to swallow, but what you can't see if that their nutritional needs are changing too.
At around 6 months, natural iron stores start to run low
Breast milk or formula alone doesn't provide enough iron for a baby's growing needs, so it's important to include plenty of iron-rich foods in their weaning diet, to support their normal cognitive development.
Learn more about the importance of iron from 6 months.
Learning to swallow food
Swallowing is a significant sign your baby is ready to wean. When they're ready, smooth textured foods will help them to swallow their first mouthfuls.
Learn more about the importance of food textures.
Aptamil Creamed porridge with Pronutravi+ is nutritionally tailored for babies aged 4-6+ months
With expertise in every spoonful, the simple taste and smooth texture if our baby porridge is ideal for first weaning, as part of a balanced diet.
Vitamins A, C and D
Vitamin D for normal bone development.
Our patented blend of Galacto- and Fructo-oligosaccharides.
To support normal cognitive development.
A range of convenient packs
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With a thick texture and adventurous tastes, our three multigrain breakfast cereals are specially developed for babies from 7+ months.
With a chewy texture and more adventurous tastes, Aptamil Mueslis are specially tailored for babies from 10+ months.
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Our midwives, nutritionists and feeding advisors are always on hand to talk about feeding your baby. So if you have a question, just get in touch.
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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.