First, we wish to remind you that “Breast milk is Best”, so in accordance with WHO recommendations, a new-born child should exclusively breastfed for the first six months. After six months, introduce your child to adequate and safe complementary foods while continuing breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond if possible. Aptamil has a range of formulas to suit different nutritional requirements, therefore we kindly suggest that you contact your pediatrician to know which formula is best suited for your child if you are not already breastfeeding.
Each Aptamil Formula Milk product is catered to a certain age group.
– Aptamil Advance Junior 3 – (1-3 Years)
– Aptamil Advance Kid 4 – (3-6 Years)
– Aptamil 1 Ready to Feed – (0 – 6 Months)
– Aptamil 2 Ready to Drink – (6 -12 Months)
– Aptamil 3 Ready to Drink – (1-2 Years)
– Aptamil Comfort 1 (0 – 6 Months)
– Aptamil Comfort 2 (6 -12 Months)
– Aptamil LF – (0 – 6 Months)
– Aptamil AR – (0 – 6 Months)
– Aptamil HA 1 – (0 – 6 Months)
– Aptamil HA2 – (6 -12 Months)
– Aptamil Pepti-junior – (0 – 12 Months)
– Aptamil PDF – For premature & low birth weight infants after hospital discharge
Learn more about which formula milk to use for your child.
First, we wish to remind you that “Breast milk is Best”, so in accordance with WHO recommendations, a new-born child should exclusively breastfed for the first six months. After six months, introduce your child to adequate and safe complementary foods while continuing breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond if possible. Aptamil Advance should be used only on the advice of a doctor. Aptamil Advance formula with Pronutra advance is specifically tailored to support your toddler’s immune system. It contains a unique blend of Prebiotics ( Our patented blend of GOS/FOS), LCPs (Omega – 3 (DHA) & Omega – 6 ( AA), HMO 3’GL: 3’-Galactosyllactose comes from our unique process, Iron, Vitamins A, C, D and other essential nutrients contribute to the normal function of the immune system.
Each pack of Aptamil has a scoop inside for preparation. For each 30-ml water, you can add one levelled scoop. For example, add 6 scoops of Aptamil milk powder to 180-ml of previously boiled water.
Always use the scoop provided. Level off the powder with the built-in leveller. Do not press extra powder into the scoop. Add the correct measure of powder to the water.
Adding too many or too few scoops can be harmful to your baby. It’s very important to use the correct amount of water with the carefully measured quantity of powder. We strongly recommend you talk with your doctor if you have any queries. Go through our different products and find out how much water is needed per scoop.
Pronutra is a unique blend of patented prebiotics, LCPs, iron, and vitamins A, C, D and other essential nutrients that contribute to the normal function of the immune system, healthy growth and development.
It is not advisable to save prepared Aptamil baby & toddler powders in the fridge as it may be prone to bacteria growth. It is crucial to store powder in a cool dry place (25 °C), do not refrigerate and use powder within 4 weeks of opening.
Please follow the usage & storage instructions printed on the product.
As mentioned on the label, we recommend using made up feeds within one hour, always discard unfinished feeds and, do not heat feeds in a microwave, hot spots may occur and cause scalding.
Please follow the usage & feeding instructions printed on the product.
Breastmilk is best for babies as it is perfectly balanced to support your baby’s growth and provide a stronger immune system. So in accordance with WHO recommendations, a new-born child should exclusively breastfed for the first six months. After six months, introduce your child to adequate and safe complementary foods while continuing breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond if possible.
However, if you are unable to breastfeed, Aptamil Advance is a scientifically advanced patented next generation formulation based on 40 years of research inspired by baby’s needs. Aptamil Advance contains a unique blend of Prebiotics ( Our patented blend of GOS/FOS), LCPs (Omega – 3 (DHA) & Omega – 6 ( AA), HM (Means Human milk oligosaccharides, Those are carbohydrates (fibers), Iron, Vitamins A, C, D and other essential nutrients contribute to the normal function of the immune system.
Important notice. It is recommended that Aptamil should be used only on the advice of a doctor. Aptamil is intended to replace breastmilk only when mothers do not breastfeed. Therefore, we highly recommend consulting a doctor to advise you based on your child’s health needs, as he will provide you with the best advice.
Please be advised that Aptamil Pronutra & Aptamil Advance with pronutra advance are the same company offering the same trusted products.
Aptamil pronutra is a scientifically advanced nutritious milk based on more than 40 years of research in Holland. It contains a unique blend of Prebiotics, LCPs, Iron, Vitamins A, C, D and other essential nutrients your child needs to boost his immunity, growth, brain and visual development.
Aptamil Advance formula with Pronutra advance is the next generation formula based on 40 years. It’s a unique formula with Pronutra Advance combining our unique blend of nutrients in an advanced process. The formula is proven to be safe and well tolerated. It contains HMO 3’-GL (Human Milk Oligosaccharide – 3L) & it is specifically tailored to support your baby’s immune system). Also contains a unique blend of Prebiotics (Our patented blend of GOS/FOS), LCPs (Omega – 3 (DHA) & Omega – 6 (AA), Iron, Vitamins A, C, D and other essential nutrients contribute to the normal function of the immune system
Please note that Aptamil Advance preparation instructions have changed so please make sure to check the instructions on the label.
Important notice: Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides the baby with ultimate nutrition and protection from illness. It is recommended that Aptamil is used on the advice of a doctor when the mother does not breastfeed.
Please make sure to check the instructions on the label and follow these preparation instructions carefully.
Aptamil Advance 1 & 2
Preparing your baby’s feed:
1. Wash hands and sterilize all utensils
2. Boil freshly-run water. Leave to cool in kettle for 30 mins to approx. 40°C
3. Measure the required amount of water (refer to feeding guide) into a sterilized bottle. Do not use water boiled more than once.
4. Always use the scoop provided. Level off the powder with the built-in leveler. Do not press extra powder into the scoop
5. Add the correct measure of powder to the water. Adding too many or too few scoops can be harmful to your baby
6. Cap the bottle and shake immediately vertically and vigorously for 10 secs to dissolve the formula. (This is a very important step in the preparation) Remove seal and replace with sterilized teat
7. Check temperature on your wrist before feeding (37°C)
Aptamil Advance 3 & 4
Preparing your baby’s feed:
1. Each pack of Aptamil Advance has a scoop inside for preparation.
2. Add 6 scoops of powder to 180ml of previously boiled water, lukewarm or cold, to prepare one feed of 200ml.
3. Cap the bottle and shake immediately vertically and vigorously for 10 seconds to dissolve the powder.
It is always best to speak to your doctor with regards to transition. He will be best at advising you on this.
You can change to the new formula, If you want to switch the baby formula, this can usually be done without any problem, we recommend a transition when changing a formula by adding 1 bottle of the new formula each day and move over gradually. Gradually moving to the different formulation allows little one’s digestive system to adapt to the product’s compositional profile. And this may help your baby to have a gentle transition and so a better a tolerance, depending on each baby, when in doubt, please consult your doctor for advice about feeding your baby including the use of this product.
Please follow these storage instructions carefully:
• Store the formula in a cool dry place (25°C)
• Do not refrigerate
• Use the formula within 4 weeks of opening
• Use made up feeds within one hour.
• Always discard unfinished feeds.
• Do not heat feeds in a microwave, hot spots may occur and cause scalding.
Aptamil Advance is manufactures in Netherlands. Aptamil Advance 1.6 kg SKU is manufactured in Germany.
Breast milk is the only food or drink babies need in the first 6 months of their life. So, in accordance with WHO recommendations, a new-born child should exclusively breastfed for the first six months. After six months, introduce your child to adequate and safe complementary foods while continuing breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond if possible. Formula milk is intended to replace breastmilk only when mothers do not breastfeed.
How much milk your baby or toddler needs? It depends on their age and the rest of their diet. Every baby is different and might need more or less milk based on their appetite, age and capacity. About 6 months (26 weeks), suggested intake is 840-960ml per day. 7 – 9 months, needs About 600ml per day and between the ages of 1-2, it is recommended that children consume around 350-400mls of milk or 2 – 3 cups of milk per day as part of a balanced diet.
You should always read the instructions provided with your formula milk – they should help you to work out the correct amount for your baby. Talk to you doctor if you have any queries.
Formula milk is intended to replace breastmilk only when mothers do not breastfeed. Infant formula is generally recommended until age 1, followed by whole milk until age 2. We highly recommend consulting a doctor to advise you based on your child’s health needs, as he will provide you with the best advice.
Constipation tends to be more common in formula fed babies. If you’ve recently started giving your baby formula milk and you notice a change in their bowel movements, it’s likely that their tummy is simply adapting to the change.Please make sure that you’re preparing feeds according to the manufacturer’s instructions. It’s never advisable to reduce or increase the amount of powder you use, as too little won’t provide the nourishment they need, and too much can cause constipation or make your baby ill.
We highly recommend consulting a doctor to advise you based on your child’s health needs, as he will provide you with the best advice about other nutritional solutions available to help manage your baby’s constipation.
Formula milks are designed to support each stage of your baby’s growth and development. It is fortified with additional ingredients, nutrients, vitamins, minerals and LCP’s to help meet a baby’s nutritional needs.
Cow’s milk contains high concentrations of protein and minerals, which can stress a newborn’s immature kidneys. Cow’s milk doesn’t have the right amounts of iron, vitamin C, and other nutrients that infants need. Infant formula milk contains more iron and vitamins than cow’s milk.
In addition to young infants cannot digest cow’s milk as completely or easily as they digest formula.
We highly recommend consulting a doctor to advise you based on your child’s health needs, as he will provide you with the best advice.
Breastfed babies can continue drinking breastmilk for as long as it’s available. the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends breastfeeding until at least age 2. So, if your toddler is still nursing 3-4 times a day, you do not need to add cow’s milk to his diet right at 12 months. After all, breastmilk has a higher fat content than whole cow’s milk (to support brain development), and the nutrients in human milk are significantly more bioavailable than those in cow’s milk (meaning our bodies can better absorb and use those nutrients) because it is species specific. So, if you’re still breastfeeding, don’t stress about milk! Your toddler is doing just fine.
Once your child is 1 year old, you can start offering him whole milk to drink. Whole cow’s milk, when included with a variety of foods, can support the growth and development of children over 1 year of age and is recommended as a replacement to formula at this age by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It contains about 150 calories per 8 ounces and is a good source of calcium, protein, fat and Vitamins A and D. Unless your child’s healthcare provider has a specific concern about obesity, choose whole cow’s milk rather than reduced fat cow’s milk (like 1% or 2% milk) until your child is 2 years old.
HMO means Human milk oligosaccharides. Those are carbohydrates (fibers) which are structurally identical than the ones which can be found in human milk. They are also available from other sources and present in this formula.
Braxton-Hicks contractions are ‘false contractions’, where the uterine muscles start flexing in preparation for delivery. Braxton-Hicks contractions are relatively painless and quite common during pregnancy, usually experienced during the second or third semester. Learn more about what contractions are and the different types of contractions.
We highly recommend consulting a doctor to advise you based on your health needs, as he will provide you with the best advice. It is important to note that there are many reported morning sickness remedies, but the effectiveness differs from person to person, even week to week! There are a few preventative measures that mums-to-be can try: from getting plenty of rest, drinking lots of fluid, eat small, frequent meals of plain foods that are high in carbohydrate and low in fat, to even eating a dry ginger biscuit first thing in the morning or eat something like dry toast or a plain biscuit before you get out of bed. Avoid spicy, oily, and very sugary foods.
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Nutrition during pregnancy is very important. Foods such as eggs, avocados, berries are all nutritious and healthy. Learn more about great superfoods during pregnancy which can provide you and your baby with optimum nutrition!
Vitamin A is essential for a healthy pregnancy; however, a high concentration can have harmful effects. Learn more about the effects of vitamin A in pregnancy. Foods to avoid during pregnancy are raw or undercooked meat and fish, raw eggs, processed junk foods and more.
We highly recommend consulting a doctor to advise you based on your health needs, as he will provide you with the best advice. Heartburn usually appears during the latter part of your pregnancy. Drinking lots of water, eating little and amounts and frequently, and chewing gum may help relieve your heartburn. Avoid foods that contain caffeine, acidic fruits and juices, chocolate, fatty or spicy dishes and more. Learn more about how to relieve heartburn during pregnancy and which foods to avoid.
There are no specific foods to increase your breast milk supply. However, ensuring you have all the right nutrients will ensure you baby gets all the right nutrients, so a healthy, balanced diet is important to get consistent breastmilk supply. For more tips see our guide on How to increase breast milk supply?
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A good breastfeeding diet is vital for both the mum and the baby to be healthy and well nourished. It is important to incorporate the following food groups: protein, whole grains, foods rich in calcium, fruits & vegetables in the diet. Iron deficiency is also a common problem, therefore iron-rich food is highly suggested to new mums. Foods rich in iron are dark or red meat & leafy vegetables.
Teething age can vary between children, so it is important to be aware of this milestone and its effect on your baby. Some of the first signs of teething in babies are red, sore gums, flushed cheeks, dribbling more than usual, trying to bite and chew on objects & trouble sleeping.
There are some remedies that may help soothe your baby in this stage. You can let your baby bite on a safe teething toy. Keep your baby’s teething ring in the fridge, give them cool soft foods to chew on, chilled boiled water in a sippy cup, or cold fruit puree or yogurt could help soothe teething babies.
Newborns can sleep up to 18 hours a day. As they get older, they will sleep less, and the number of naps they take during the day will reduce. At 6-9 months your baby might start to sleep continuously throughout the night and nap for under three hours a day.
Sleep training your child is good to develop and establish a routine. Learn more about your baby’s sleep, how to establish a sleep routine, and how many hours your baby needs.
Baby or infant colic is frequent and uncontrolled crying in otherwise healthy babies. Although it is common, there are certain things you can do to prevent or alleviate colic in babies. Eliminating certain foods from your diet, using breast compression when you are feeding are a few things tips you can use.
Learn more about infant and baby colic and manage it.
When you begin weaning your baby onto solid foods, it is best to introduce solids gradually, one at a time. Offer your baby a new food over the course of three to five days before trying another food. This is a good way to tell if your baby has an allergic reaction to a certain food.
Good foods to start your weaning process are pureed vegetables, soft fresh fruits, grains, and cereals. Learn more about how to start weaning, and the best weaning practices and foods.
Toddlers are very perceptive of good and bad behavior, so they can be trained to adopt various good manners very early on. Start by modelling good behavior at home. Children learn by observing their environment so it’s important that they are exposed to good manners at home. Teach them to use phrases like “please”, “thank you” & “excuse me” and commend them when they use them.
Learn more about child development milestones.
There are plenty of games that can aid in boosting your toddler’s holistic development. Playing with building blocks, puzzle games, finger painting are all fun ways to keep your child engaged offline.
Online games also help develop hand-eye coordination & artistic abilities. Explore our free development games for kids.
It is important to make sure that your child is ready before learning how to potty train. There are however signs that might show that your child is ready. Some of them are:
– They are aware that they have a wet or soiled diaper.
– They tell you when they are wetting or soiling their diaper.
– They are going at least an hour between wet diapers.
– They show that they need the toilet, maybe by fidgeting or hiding away somewhere.
– They tell you when they need the toilet.
Check out our ten tips on potty training your toddler.
Toddler tantrums are common, and a normal part of child development. It’s how toddlers express that they are upset. It is very important that you remain calm when your toddler has a tantrum. Responding to your child with loud, or angry outbursts may cause him to imitate your behaviour. Distracting your child is a great way to handle a tantrum. Reading a book, changing location, or anything that might get their minds distracted.
If your child is hitting or being aggressive, it is best to hold them to make them stop, and then wait for them to no longer be aggressive before peacefully explaining to them what they did was wrong. If your toddler escalates the tantrum, it is best to remove them from the situation and consider putting them in a time-out. Does your toddler have a tantrum when they lose at their favourite game? Teach your child how to win and lose graciously!
Separation anxiety in toddlers is very common, and it is only natural that your child feels some anxiety or gets upset when you are not with them. The best ways to handle separation anxiety are as follows:
– Keep goodbyes short. Sticking around longer might cause your child to think something is wrong and might lead to worry.
– Create a quick goodbye ritual between you and your child. This will help make farewells take the same amount of time.
– Remain calm, positive and confident. Do not give your child anything to worry about, otherwise they will pick up on it.
There are several foods you can give to your child to help naturally boost their immune system. Food and healthy nutrition are the key to a good and well-functioning immune system.
It is important to give your child foods that are rich in nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin E, prebiotics, and protein! Several food groups can boost your child’s immunity and decrease the rate of diseases and infection. Learn more about how to boost your child’s immune system, and which foods can help.
Fussy or picky eating in children isn’t something out of the ordinary, and there are a few things you can do to help make sure your child is taking in the necessary nutrients for the day. Some tips to encourage fussy eaters to eat are:
– Do not rush your child to eat. Let them eat at their own pace.
– Ensure your child’s eating environment is calm.
– Begin with small manageable portions, and reward/praise them when they finish.
– Do not give up on new foods. If your child refuses it once, try again in a few days.
Learn more and find tips on how to encourage picky eaters to eat.