Product Type: Milupa Aptamil kids equipment
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Babies first milk
Member Name: Ninski1
Advantages: Easy to use
Disadvantages: None for us
When my son was born we had problems breastfeeding as he was premature and jaundiced, so he spent the first few weeks of his life in hospital recovering. We were given the choice of feeding him formula milk to build up his strength and we chose Aptamil, which the hospital provided in small 100ml glass bottles with a new teat for each use. When we bought him home we switched to the powdered variety, which comes in a 900g tub made of cardboard with a plastic lid and a handy plastic yellow measuring spoon.
The tub contains instructions on how to make up the formula, but basically after you have sterilized your bottles, you add the required amount of powder to the bottle that already contains the correct amount of boiled water and then you shake it altogether and allow to cool, ready for baby to have. Made up feeds need to be used within 2 hours of preparation. When I was using the formula, in 2010/11, it cost around £10 per tub.
When I was out and about I also used the handy 200ml ready made up cartons, which I would pour into sterilised bottles. These were good, but difficult to open, so I would carry a small pair of scissors with me. At first these cartons were a bit wasteful, as my son was only drinking about 50ml per sitting, but they can be kept in the fridge and as he grew he would be able to drink most of the milk in one sitting.
Aptamil can be used from birth and is designed to be nutritionally tailored with a unique blend of GOS/FOS. It also contains nucleotides and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs).
The Aptamil website says that
"Galacto- (GOS) and fructo- (FOS) oligosaccharides are special carbohydrates that pass undigested beyond the tummy into the lower gut where they encourage your baby's friendly bacteria to thrive. These occur naturally in breastmilk and a variety of fruits, grains and vegetables, including bananas, artichokes, chicory and onions. LCPs are special beneficial fatty acids, from the omega-3 and omega-6 groups, which are essential for the development of your baby's brain and eyes. World experts have concluded that the current evidence strongly supports the inclusion of LCPs in infant formula"
Overall I would recommend Aptamil to others, the formula is easy to use and my son had no problems with it.
Summary: Great product
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