Changes to Aptamil formula milks from February 2022
From February 2022 there will be changes to both the packaging and formulations of Aptamil formula milks. This page outlines the changes, answers frequently asked questions and provides resources to support transition conversations with parents if they have any concerns.
Which products are affected?
We will be changing Aptamil Organic formula milk products between September and December 2021. Please see a list of affected products below:
- Aptamil Organic First Infant milk starter pack 420ml (6x70ml) and 800g suitable from birth
- Aptamil Organic Follow On milk 800g suitable from 6 months of age
- Aptamil Organic Toddler milk 800g suitable from 12th month
Other Aptamil products will not be affected at this stage however we will also be launching liquid variations of Aptamil Organic First Infant Milk in 200ml bottles, suitable from birth.
What is Aptamil Advanced?
Aptamil Advanced will be replacing Aptamil Profutura in retailers and hospitals from February 2022.
There are no changes to the formulations however there will be significant changes to the retailer packaging, reducing it's plastic content by 50% to support our mission to reduce our impact on the environment.
For more detailed specifics on the difference between Aptamil Advanced and our other formulations, click here.
What is changing to the formulation of these products?
We are constantly reviewing our recipes and looking to make improvements. We are removing palm oil from the blend of oils we use in our recipe because we know that this is an important topic for many parents. There will also be changes to the amount of the amount of galacto-oligosaccharides and fructo-oligosaccharides (GOS:FOS), and minor changes to some vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
Formula milks are one of the most strictly regulated and tested food products in the world, so we can assure you that both the current and soon-to-be reformulated Aptamil Organic formula milks have been developed by trusted scientists and are safe.
Parents may notice some small differences in smell, appearance or taste of the updated formulations and/or a difference in their child’s stool pattern. This is completely normal but if parents do present with concerns, do not hesitate to contact us and utilize our parent resources for safely transitioning between formula milks, understanding their child’s stool habits and correctly preparing formula milk. These resources can be downloaded from links towards the bottom of this page.
How will parents be able to identify the new formulations?
In order to distinguish between current and new formulations, we have included a dark blue rectangular text box at the top right of the new packaging indicating it’s the ‘updated formulation’.
Resources to support transitioning with parents
Please visit the links below to download free copies of our support materials which you can use to ease transitions with concerned parents. Paper copies of the formula transitioning tool and guide to making a bottle feed can also be ordered for free here.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Breastfeeding is best. Infant milk 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 the use of formula milks and the decision to start weaning should be made only on the advice of a doctor, dietitian, pharmacist or other professional responsible for maternal and child care. based on baby’s individual needs. Foods for special medical purposes should only be used under medical supervision. May be suitable for use as the sole source of nutrition for infants from birth, and/or as part of a balanced diet from 6-12 months. Refer to label for details.