Moving on to a new baby milk
It’s perfectly safe to switch to most Aptamil milks in one go. But if you’re moving on to (or away from) one of our special milks – like Aptamil Anti-Reflux or Aptamil Comfort milk – it’s best to consult a healthcare professional first. Get practical advice on making the transition as smooth as possible when introducing a new baby milk.
Ready to move on?
As your baby grows, their nutritional needs change. Aptamil Follow On milk and Aptamil Growing Up
How to move on to a new baby milk
If you’re thinking of moving on, it’s safe to simply make the switch to Aptamil Follow On or Growing Up milk in one go. In fact, many parents choose to make a straight swap by replacing all feeds with
However, you may prefer to move over to
It can be quite a lengthy process, but it ensures that your baby’s system has time to
Moving to Aptamil Anti-Reflux milk
Suitable from birth, Aptamil Anti-Reflux is a specially thickened formula designed to help feeds stay down. It is specially formulated with carob bean gum so that the milk is thicker in consistency, and stays thicker in your baby’s stomach.
Before you make the switch to Aptamil Anti-Reflux milk, first read about the symptoms of reflux. If you suspect your baby has reflux, it’s important to speak to your healthcare professional and get a medical diagnosis.
If your healthcare professional advises you to switch over to Aptamil Anti-Reflux milk straight away, it’s fine to do so by following the instructions on the side of the tub.
If they advise you to move
A tip: Because Aptamil Anti-Reflux milk is a thickened feed we recommend that you use a single-hole, fast flow teat. Also, never give any other antacids or feed thickeners alongside Aptamil Anti-Reflux.
Switching to Aptamil Hungry Infant milk
Aptamil Hungry Infant milk is
Switching to Aptamil Comfort milk
Suitable from birth, Aptamil Comfort is formulated for the dietary management of colic and constipation. If you suspect your baby is suffering from colic or constipation, it’s important to first consult your healthcare professional in order to receive a diagnosis. If your healthcare professional recommends Aptamil Comfort, they will also advise you to either switch
To switch over to
Moving on from Aptamil Comfort milk
If your baby is approaching their first birthday, or they no longer appear to experience the symptoms that require
It’s best to introduce
What to do if you notice any changes
All of our
However, in the unlikely instance that you notice any signs of discomfort in your baby after switching to
Making up a formula milk feed
Any time you move onto
Preparation instructions have changed over the years to keep in line with emerging health and safety regulations. But you’ll always find an up to date, step by step guide on our website, and on the back of each pack.
Here are some quick links to help you make up the formula feeds mentioned in this article:
Practical next steps
- Speak to your healthcare professional if you’re moving on to, or from, Aptamil Comfort, Anti-Reflux or Hungry Infant milk.
- Start slowly, with one morning feed of the new milk each day, then build up gradually.
- With any new milk, remind yourself of the preparation instructions on the back of each pack and follow them precisely.
- If you notice any changes or you have any concerns about the switch, contact your healthcare professional.
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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.