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How to prepare Aptamil Anti-Reflux

Important feeding instructions

Aptamil Anti-Reflux is a thickened feed – please use a single-hole, fast-flow teat. For hygiene reasons, do not store made up feeds. Make up each feed as required and always discard unfinished feeds after 2 hours. If necessary, offer cooled, boiled water between feeds. This product should not be used in combination with antacids or other feed thickeners. Never add extra scoops or anything else to your baby’s feed. Never leave your baby alone whilst feeding. Always use the scoop provided. Please note the colour of the scoop in this pack may change from time to time. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate.

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

  1. Wash hands and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturers' instructions.
  2. Boil 1 litre of freshly run water. Leave kettle to cool for 45 mins and no longer. 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.
  3. Using the scoop provided, level off the powder with the built in leveller. Do not press or heap the powder.
  4. Add the correct measure of powder to the water. Adding too many or too few scoops can be harmful. Place the sterilised teat and cap on the bottle. Hold the bottle horizontally and shake from left to right for 10 seconds, then hold it vertically and shake from top to bottom for 10 seconds. The time between adding the scoops and shaking the bottle should be as short as possible.
  5. Leave the bottle to stand for 5 minutes to allow it to thicken. Turn the bottle upside down just before feeding. Check temperature of feed. Feed immediately.

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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

If there’s no electricity or gas to boil with, bottled table, spring or mineral water can be used and the prepared feed should be used immediately. The use of unboiled bowser water should be avoided.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Follow the normal instructions for making up the feed.

Step 5

Use cooled boiled water or cooled boiled bottled water for cooling the feed once it has been made up.

Questions about feeding and nutrition?

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Important notice

Anti-reflux baby milk are foods for special medical purposes for the dietary management of reflux & regurgitation.  They should only be used under medical supervision, after full consideration of the feeding options available including breastfeeding. Suitable for use as the sole source of nutrition for infants from birth, and/or as part of a balanced diet from 6-12 months. For enteral use only.