What is Aptamil Hungry First Infant Milk Formula?
Aptamil Hungry First Infant Milk Formula is suitable for both combination or bottle feeding and has been inspired by 40 years of research in early life science. The formula has been updated to meet the required legislation of all infant formula, so it contains DHA (omega-3). This product is suitable foruse from birth on the advice of a healthcare professional, such as doctor, midwife or pharmacist. If you’re looking for an effective first infant milk, try Aptamil Hungry First Infant Milk Formula.
What is combination feeding?
Combination feeding is when you both breastfeed and bottle-feed your baby. The bottle may contain either formula milk or expressed breast milk depending on you and your baby’s needs. Using a combination of breastfeeding and bottle-feeding can help you to feed your baby with a method that suits the needs of both yourself and your child. It is recommended by the World Health Organisation to breastfeed your baby for the first 6 months of its life, but there are many reasons why you may consider combination feeding including:
- Initial difficulties when beginning to breastfeed - you may want to supplement your breastfeeding with formula feeds until breastfeeding becomes easier
- Spending time away from your baby - bottle-feeding can allow your child to have expressed breast milk whilst you are away
- Allowing your partner or a family member to feed your baby which can help them to bond and give you a well-earned rest!
- You are already bottle-feeding your baby, but you would like to start breastfeeding.
Why use Aptamil First Milk?
Aptamil First Mil is nutritionally complete and suitable as a sole source of nutrition from birth and can be used as part of combination feeding. Aptamil is committed to providing you and your baby the very best. Aptamil is created by Nutricia which as over 120 years of expertise in early life science and have been pioneering research for 40 years to develop Hungry First Infant Milk, to provide your child with the best possible nutrition when advised to use by a medical professional instead of or in combination with breastfeeding.
How to use this product
Breastfeeding is best for babies. This product should only be used on the advice of a medical professional such as your doctor, midwife or pharmacist. As powdered mils are not sterile, ensure you follow the instructions carefully to avoid your baby becoming ill.
- Ensure your hands are washed and dried thoroughly and all utensils are sterilised according to the manufacturers’ instructions
- Boil 1 litre of freshly run water and leave the kettle to cool for 30 minutes and no longer
- Measure the required amount of water (refer to feeding guide) into a steralised bottle - be careful of scalding and avoid artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water
- Use the scoop provided to level off the powder with the built-in leveller - do NOT press or heap the powder
- Add the correct measure of powder to the watter - adding too many or too few scoops can be harmful
- Place the sterilised teat and cap on the bottle and shake immediately, vertically and vigorously for at least 10 seconds, until the powder is dissolved.
- Cool under running tap and check the temperature of the feed
- Feed immediately
When NOT to use Aptamil First Infant Milk
This product is not suitable for children who have a cow’s milk allergy. Do NOT use this product unless advised to do so by your doctor or other medical professional responsible for maternal or child care. Do NOT store made-up feeds and discard unfinished feeds, as soon as possible. Do NOT heat feeds in the microwave, hot spots may occur and cause scalding.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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