Aptamil® Feed Thickener

Suitable from birth

Indications
  • Suitable for healthy breast fed or formula fed infants from birth with uncomplicated, recurrent or problematic regurgitation.
Order information

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Flavour Size Code Units per
carton
Pharmacode
Unflavoured 380g 109375 12 2432129

Product Information

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 on prescription, fully PHARMAC funded.

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Features

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. 
If a thickened infant formula is required, Aptamil® Gold+ Reflux premium thickened infant formula (0–12 months) can be considered.
Should Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease be suspected full medical investigation is recommended. 
Contraindications for use

Not suitable for premature infants.

Direction of Use

Preparing thickened bottle feeds: 

Use expressed breast milkor prepare formula as directedAdd to the bottle, 1 scoop (4g) per 100ml 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. FAILURE to follow directions can be harmful for your baby. 
For breastfed infant:
Aptamil® Feed Thickener can be mixed with a small amount of cool boiled water or expressed breast milk and fed as a gel before, during or directly after the breastfeed. Alternatively, it can be mixed with expressed breast milk to thicken the feed
NOTE: ALL FORMULA FEEDS SHOULD BE PREPARED IMMEDIATELY BEFORE FEEDING BABY. DISCARD UNFINISHED FEEDS. 
Storage
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Use by the date on bottom of the container.
  • After opening, keep container airtight and use contents within four weeks.
  • Some settling of the powder may occur.
Allergen and Cultural Information

May contain traces of milk.

Nutritional Information
Average contents Per Qty Per Serve (4g) Avg Qty Per 100g
NUTRITION INFORMATION
Energy 60 kJ 1511 kJ
14.5 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 3.3 g 83 g
Sugars 0.10 g 2.5 g
Dietary Fibre 0.46 g 11.6 g
Sodium 0.17 mg 4.3 mg
Ingredients

Maltodextrin, carob bean gum. May contain traces of milk.

References
  1. Wenzl T et al. Paediatrics 2003; 111:e355–e359.
BREAST MILK IS BEST FOR BABIES: Professional advice should be followed before using an infant formula.  Introducing partial bottle feeding could negatively affect breast feeding.  Good maternal nutrition is important for breast feeding and reversing a decision not to breast feed may be difficult.  Infant formula should be used as directed.  Proper use of an infant formula is important to the health of the infant.  Social and financial implications should be considered when selecting a method of feeding.  Infant Formula product for special dietary use to be used under medical supervision.  This product is not suitable for general use.
FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ONLY.