Aptamil® Feed Thickener is a thickening agent and may be mixed with breast milk or infant formula to assist in the management of regurgitation. Aptamil®Feed Thickener may also be used to thicken the fluids and foods of infants, children and adults. In all cases it should only be used under medical supervision.
To assist infants with regurgitation, Aptamil®Feed Thickener can be used safely and effectively for thicken infant feeds. Thickened feeds may assist with the dietary management of regurgitation.
For breastfed infants: 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 breast feed. Alternatively it can be mixed with expressed breast milk to thicken the feed.
For formula fed infants: Aptamil® Feed Thickener can be used to thicken standard infant formula, or specialty formulas. If a baby on standard formula requires a thickened feed, Aptamil® AR Gold+ Infant Formula, which already contains thickener is recommended.
For thickened food: Aptamil® Feed Thickener can be used to thicken food such as soups, sauces, purees and custards.
If you have any questions about Aptamil® Feed Thickener, please call our team of healthcare professionals on 1800 438 500 or email us.
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 200mL. A medium-fast flow teat is recommended
unless otherwise advised.
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 vigorously
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 feed. Make into a paste to apply to the nipples.
Add Aptamil® Feed
Thickener gradually to foods such as soups, sauces,
purees and custards, until desired texture is achieved.
Note for all feed preparations:
All formula feeds should be prepared immediately before feeding baby
Do not prepare gels, thickened feeds or thickened food in advance as thickness will increase on standing
Discard unfinished gels, feeds or food