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How to prepare Aptamil Lactose Free
Important feeding instructions
- Make up each feed as required
- For hygiene reasons, do not store made up feeds, discard unfinished feeds as soon as possible, and always within 2 hours
- Do not heat feeds in a microwave, hot spots may occur and cause scalding
- Never add extra scoops or anything else to your baby’s feed.
- Never leave your baby alone whilst feeding.
How to prepare Aptamil Lactose Free milk from powder
Because powdered milks are not sterile, failure to follow the instructions below may make your baby ill.
Wash hands and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturers’ instructions.
Boil 1 litre of fresh water. Leave kettle to cool for 30 minutes 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.
Always use the scoop provided. Level off the Aptamil Lactose Free powder with the back of a clean knife. Do not press or heap the powder.
Add the correct measure of powder to the water. Adding too many or too few scoops can be harmful. Cap the bottle and shake well for 10 seconds to dissolve the powder. Remove cap and replace with a sterilised teat.
Cool under running tap. Check temperature of feed. Feed immediately.
How to prepare powdered baby formula without tap water
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.
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 feed 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 feed.
Use cooled boiled water or cooled boiled bottled water for cooling the feed once it has been made up.
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.
Aptamil Lactose Free is a Food for special medical purposes for the dietary management of lactose intolerance. 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 as part of a balanced diet from 6‐12 months. Not suitable for parenteral use. This formula is not suitable for infants who have a cows' milk allergy.