Aptamil® Feed Thickener
Suitable from birth
- Suitable for healthy breast fed or formula fed infants from birth with uncomplicated, recurrent or problematic regurgitation.
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Aptamil® Feed Thickener is a thickening agent and may be mixed with breast milk or infant formula to assist in the management of infant regurgitation or mild reflux. IMPORTANT NOTICE: To be used ONLY in combination with breast milk or infant formula, NOT as a sole source of nutrition. Available in pharmacy without a script in Australia. Available on prescription in New Zealand, FULLY PHARMAC FUNDED.
Aptamil® Feed Thickener is a tasteless and odourless thickening agent which may be mixed with breast milk or infant formula to assist in the management of problematic regurgitation. Aptamil® Feed Thickener maintains thickness of feed through the stomach due to the presence of carob bean gum which resists digestion in the mouth. This helps reduce regurgitation frequency in infants.1
Aptamil® Feed Thickener instantly thickens:
- Breast milk.
- Infant formula.
Contraindications for use
Not suitable for premature infants.
Direction of Use
Add to the bottle, 1 scoop (8 g) per 200 ml of breast milk or formula. Shake vigorously. A fast flow or variable flow teat is recommended unless otherwise advised. Thickened feeds will continue to thicken after preparation.
Follow instructions as recommended. Do not change proportions of powder except on medical advice.
For feed volumes less or more than 200 ml, please contact our Careline for mixing guidance. FAILURE to follow directions can be harmful for your baby.
NOTE: ALL FORMULA FEEDS SHOULD BE PREPARED IMMEDIATELY BEFORE FEEDING BABY. DISCARD UNFINISHED FEEDS. Aptamil Feed Thickener is a Food for Special Medical Purposes and it is to be used under medical supervision.
- Store in a cool dry place.
- Use by the date on container bottom.
- After opening, keep container airtight and use contents within four weeks.
- Product is packed by weight, not volume.
- Some settling of the powder may occur during transportation and distribution.
To be used only in combination with breast milk or infant formula, not as a sole source of nutrition. This product is not an infant formula or a complete food for infants. Not suitable for use with premature infants. Only to be used under medical supervision. Consult your healthcare professional for advice. Follow instructions as recommended. Do not change proportion of powder except on medical advice. Failure to follow directions can be harmful for your baby. Do not use if foil security seal is damaged or missing.
Allergen and Cultural Information
May contain traces of milk and soy.
|Average contents||Per Qty Per Serve (8g)||Avg Qty Per 100g|
|Energy||121 kJ||1511 kJ|
|29 kcal||362 kcal|
|Protein||<1.0 g||<1.0 g|
|Total Fat||<1.0 g||<1.0 g|
|— Saturated||<1.0 g||<1.0 g|
|Carbohydrate||6.6 g||83 g|
|— Sugars||0.20 g||2.5 g|
|Dietary Fibre||0.93 g||11.6 g|
|Sodium||0.34 mg||4.3 mg|
Maltodextrin, thickener (carob bean gum).
- Wenzl T et al. Paediatrics 2003; 111:e355–e359.