Aptamil Pepti 2 includes the prebiotic blend of galacto-oligosaccharides and fructo-oligosaccharides (GOS/FOS). Prebiotic GOS/FOS are clinically proven to reduce the risk of developing allergic manifestations and severity of symptoms for up to 5 years1,2. Learn more about the benefits of prebiotic GOS/FOS here: Aptamil Pepti 1
Aptamil Pepti 2 is part of the UK’s most palatable EHF range, with UK healthcare professionals recognising the importance of palatability for compliance and the decreased need for formula switches3,4.
Lactose is the primary carbohydrate in breast milk and plays an important role in the development of infants in the first 1000 days5. Alongside galacto-oligosaccharides and fructo-oligosaccharides, lactose provides benefits for an infant’s gut microbiota6. It also supports the absorption and retention of calcium, key for bone mineralisation5, and improves the palatability of formulas7.
The proteins in extensively hydrolysed formulas have been hydrolysed (broken down) into much smaller pieces.
Aptamil Pepti 2 has been designed for the dietary management of cow's milk allergy, so the milk proteins present have been broken down into smaller pieces (hydrolysed) to reduce the likelihood of them causing an allergic reaction.8
Aptamil Pepti 2 is suitable from 6 months of age to complement a cow’s milk free weaning diet and can also be used to replace cow’s milk in drinks and cooked dishes, and after weaning.
Most alternative plant-based milks are not nutritionally adapted for infants and toddlers; therefore, hypoallergenic formulas are recommended up to at least 12 months of age.9
This product is not suitable for vegetarians as it contains LCPs sourced from fish.
Clinically, the products are the same as they contain the same hydrolysate, and all the evidence to support the clinical efficacy of Aptamil 1 is applicable to Aptamil Pepti 2.
Nutritionally, however, Aptamil Pepti 2 has been specially formulated to provide increased levels of key micronutrients, such as calcium and iron, required from 6 months. Increased levels of calcium are particularly relevant to infants who are on a milk-free diet, as the majority of an infant’s calcium intake usually comes from dairy10. In addition, iron stores start to deplete between 4 and 6 months in infants, so a dietary source of iron is important11.
† Product can be provided to patients upon the request of a Healthcare Professional. They are intended for the purpose of professional evaluation only.
Accurate at time of publication: October 2023
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