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How is Aptamil made?
Our formula milks are crafted with care and expertise. Read more about how we transform fresh cows’ milk into tailored formula.
We pay as much attention to the safety and quality of our milks as we do to the meticulously researched blend of ingredients we put in them. Learn more about Aptamil quality and safety assurance.
From farm to tub
Aptamil formula milks begin life as fresh cows’ milk. Using high quality ingredients – along with the knowledge we’ve gained from our 40 years of research – this milk is then transformed into formula.
We add a balance of essential supplements tailored to different stages of child growth and development. For powdered formula, we dry the enriched milk using a high pressure spray and a mist of hot, filtered air.
Powdered Aptamil milks are packed in specially designed tubs and a scoop is added to make sure every feed you make up has the correct amount of nutrients. Equal care is taken for our ready-to-feed bottled range.
Final checks, including routine sampling before and after packing and nutritional analysis, ensure that every pack that leaves us meets our demanding product specifications.
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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 Toddler Milk as part of a varied balanced diet from 1 year.