Aptamil Feed Thickener is a thickening agent and may be mixed with breast milk or infant formula to assist in the management of regurgitation.¬†In all cases it should only be used under medical supervision. This product is not an infant formula or breast milk substitute. Use to thicken liquids but NOT as a sole source of nutrition and failure to follow directions can be harmful for your baby.
ONLY TO BE USED UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR PREMATURE INFANTS.
||Maltodextrin, starch (from maize), carob bean gum. May contain traces of milk
||Store in a cool dry place. Use by the date on container bottom. After opening, keep container airtight and use contents within four weeks.
||Preparing thickened bottle feeds: Use expressed breast milk, or prepare infant formula as directed. Add to the bottle 2 scoops (8g) of Aptamil Feed Thickener for each 200mL of breast milk or formula. Shake vigorously. If baby continues to regurgitate, gradually increase to 3 or 4 scoops for each 200 mL. A medium-fast flow teat is recommended unless otherwise advised.
Preparing a gel: Sprinkle 1 scoop of Aptamil Feed Thickener into 20-30mL (approximately 1-2 tablespoons) of cooled, boiled water, expressed breast milk or infant formula. Whisk or mix vigourously to a thin paste. Increase up to 2 scoops if a thicker gel is needed. Feed the gel from a spoon, cup or plastic syringe, before, during or directly after the breast or bottle fed. Make into a paste to apply to the nipples.
Preparing thickened foods: Add Aptamil Feed Thickener gradually to foods such as soups, sauces, purees and custards, until desired texture is achieved.
Follow instructions as recommended. Do not change proportions of powder except on medical advice.