Inspired by over 120 years of NUTRICIA’s expertise in early life science and 40 years of pioneering research, our team has developed Aptamil® Comfort; nutritionally complete* and specially tailored for the dietary management of colic and constipation.
If you think your baby has colic or constipation, speak to your health visitor or pharmacist for advice. This product must be used under medical supervision.
What's in Aptamil® Comfort?
Aptamil Comfort is nutritionally complete* and contains our blend of Galacto- and Fructo-oligosaccharides (GOS/FOS), reduced lactose, partially hydrolysed protein and a fat blend with beta- palmitate.
*Suitable as the sole source of nutriton from birth to 6 months or as part of a weaning diet from 6 months to 1 year.
What is colic?
As babies' digestive systems are developing, they may experience an altered gut flora or reduced ability to digest lactose or protein. This discomfort may cause colic: intense & inconsolable crying episodes that last several hours with flushed face, clenched fists and legs pulled up to the chest.
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.
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.
Our formulations have recently been updated
We have updated our formulations to meet the requirements of new legislation related to specialist milks. For more information on the changes please visit our FAQs.
Questions about feeding and nutrition?
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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Comfort baby milk is a food for special medical purposes for the dietary management of colic & constipation. It 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.