Aptamil

Aptamil is Danone’s flagship brand in the baby foods category. The brand is regularly revised to reflect changes in its baby milk formulas. The range is built around powder formulations with a unique blend of ingredients.

Many of the products are also tailored to reflect global attitudes to feeding babies and toddlers. The group also has over 40 years now of research into breastmilk research. 

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Stand-Out Product

Aptamil First Infant Milk 1 From Birth

A nutritionally complete formula which is suitable for a baby from its birth onwards. Contains a unique blend of galacto- and fructo-oligosaccharides and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.

There are a number of products which cater for different age groups. As the baby grows there are foods designed to meet or complement a mixed weaning diet.

The ‘Follow-On Milk‘ product(s) contains vitamin D which is claimed on pack to support a normal functioning immune system as well standard additions such as vitamin A, vitamin C and iron.

Preparation Of Aptamil Products

The instructions on the make up of Aptamil products is explicit. Instructions on make up with water for example are in line with governmental advice. In the UK this is by the Department of Health and NHS Guidelines.

The guidance from UK health authorities states it is advisable to boil a litre of fresh tap water. The water must be allowed to cool no more than 30 minutes. It must remain at a temperature above 70 Centigrade which is a food safety aspect. Any bacteri present in the water or settling from the atmosphere will be killed. The powder also mixes and dissolves much more effectively when the water is hot.

Specialist milks will have different but still explicit instructions. All these need to be read carefully to avoid mixing up methods of preparation which might adversely affect the product or compromise both its efficacy and safety.

The Non-Vegetarian Nature Of Aptamil Baby Milks.

Most if not all baby milks are not vegetarian. In many cases fish oils are added which is clearly a non-vegetarian product. What is less obvious but important to note is the use of the enzyme rennet which is used as a process aid to separate casein from whey. The enzyme is commonly used in cheese manufacture but is also needed to remove proteins which might compromise the nutritional value of the baby milk. Process aids are not labeled by law because they are not considered an ingredient .

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