What’s in our milk?
Aptamil Comfort contains less than half the levels of lactose in standard milks, as lactose can sometimes be hard for an immature digestive system to break down. It also has partially broken down (partially hydrolysed) whey proteins, helping to reduce the potential for feeding discomfort in babies with colic, and contains a special fat blend which helps to produce softer stools. The formula is also slightly thicker to prevent your baby gulping and taking in too much air during feeding.
What are prebiotics?
Prebiotic oligosaccharides, often shortened to prebiotics, are special carbohydrates that pass undigested beyond the tummy into the lower gut where they encourage your baby's friendly bacteria to thrive1,2.
Prebiotics occur naturally in breastmilk and a variety of fruits, grains and vegetables, including bananas, artichokes, chicory and onions.
What are GOS/FOS prebiotics?
We add a unique prebiotic blend of galacto- (GOS) and fructo- (FOS) oligosaccharides to all Aptamil milks which are derived from chicory and lactose.
If you are switching to Aptamil Comfort from a different infant formula without prebiotics, you may notice that your baby passes softer, looser and lighter coloured stools. This is perfectly normal because of the special formulation and as babies fed on infant milks with prebiotic oligosaccharides tend to produce softer, more comfortable stools as a result of their healthy gut flora.
Aptamil Comfort contains nucleotides, which are the building blocks of DNA – a set of instructions for every cell in the body.
Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs)
LCPs are special beneficial fatty acids, from the omega-3 and omega-6 groups, which are essential for the development of your baby’s brain and eyes. World experts have concluded that the current evidence strongly supports the inclusion of LCPs in infant formula.3 We’ve recently added LCPs to Aptamil Comfort in amounts recommended by leading nutritional experts - so now bottlefed babies with colic and constipation can get the added benefits of LCPs right up to the age of one year.
Antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
Aptamil Comfort contains the antioxidants, vitamin C, E and selenium, which help protect your baby’s body against cell damage from free radicals. Our nutritionally complete formula also contains all the other essential vitamins and minerals your baby needs, including iron, calcium and phosphorus.