How to prepare baby formula safely
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How it works
Aptamil Comfort is proven to help soothe the symptoms of colic and constipation. It is nutritionally tailored, with our unique blend of Galacto- and Fructo-oligosaccharides (GOS/FOS), and contains reduced lactose* than standard milks, to reduce gas and other intestinal discomfort. Aptamil Comfort also contains partially broken down whey protein, which is easy to digest.
What is colic?
If your baby is crying repeatedly, excessively and inconsolably, they may be suffering from colic. The exact cause of colic is not known, which can be frustrating for parents. However, Aptamil Comfort is formulated for the dietary management of colic.
What is constipation?
Constipation usually involves your baby passing abnormally delayed, infrequent, hard or dry stools, accompanied by pain and straining. You may also notice they have a poor appetite and a lack of energy. Aptamil Comfort is formulated for the dietary management of constipation. LEARN MORE
What’s in Aptamil Comfort?
Lactose can sometimes be hard for a baby's developing digestive system to break down. Aptamil Comfort has reduced lactose* than standard milks, and the protein in it is partially broken down, which helps make it easy to digest.
It also contains our unique blend of special carbohydrates Galacto- and Fructo-oligosaccharides (GOS/FOS), and additional nutrients such as long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs) Omega 3 and Omega 6 and nucleotides.
Frequently asked questions
Why is my baby struggling to get milk from a regular teat?
Because Aptamil Comfort is slightly thickened with starch to reduce air intake when swallowing, you should change your baby’s teat to a variable-flow teat, or a single-hole teat with a medium or fast flow.
Why has there been a change in my baby’s stools?
It is completely normal for your baby’s stools to change when you switch to Aptamil Comfort. You may find they are softer, looser, lighter, or sometimes even green while their digestive system adjusts to the new formula.
How long does Aptamil Comfort take to work?
This varies from child to child, but generally if after two weeks you see no effect, you should talk to your health visitor or GP about alternative options.
Can I continue using Aptamil Comfort beyond six months?
Your baby's colic symptoms should have subsided by six months of age. At this stage you may want to think about moving onto a milk tailored to complement a weaning diet – such as Aptamil Follow On Milk. If the symptoms persist, you should speak with your health visitor, pharmacist or GP.
Do I need my GP to prescribe Aptamil Comfort?
No, like our core range of milks, Aptamil Comfort is available in UK pharmacies and supermarkets. However, you should always have your child’s colic symptoms looked at by your health visitor, pharmacist or GP before deciding on a treatment.
*Contains 39% of the lactose in Aptamil First Infant Milk.
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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.
Do not use if your baby has been diagnosed with a cow's milk allergy.
Use Growing Up milk as part of a varied balanced diet from 1 year.