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Aptamil Gold+ De-Lact

Aptamil Gold+ De-Lact Questions & Answers

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22 questions from our users

Sophie

Sophieasked

Hi,
I’ve started my Son on Aptamil lactose free for my 3 month old as of today. And it says to feed 4 times a day? As my sons used to 6 feeds a day on previous formula/breast as we’re mixed feeding. Will he be ok with dropping two feeds so suddenly? Or will he work like clockwork and wanting a feed when he usually does?

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Kristina M.
Kristina M.

Hello! I had my firstborn on DeLact. I fed him as normal, which was every 3 hours. It worked out fine for us. (Honestly, I didn't even KNOW it was supposed to be 4 feeds. My second son is on regular Apatamil and some days he will feed more times than what the can says. His Newborn Care doctor has said to feed on demand.

Sophie
Sophie

Thank you for your response. We’ve had a lot of feeding issues in regards to breast feeding and top ups. Which has caused me a lot of anxiety, he’s not crying so I’m assuming he’s not hungry but it just feels wrong to go so long between feeds.

Littlemissrhi
Littlemissrhi

Just follow your baby's cues if he needs more feeds give him more

Karah K.

Karah K.asked

I have a 3 month old bub who is very fussy with bottles. I am mixed feeding and have tried 3 different formulas but still not much works. She has had bad gas and wind problems since she was born and is a colicky bub. Can I give this formula a try while still breastfeeding?

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Arielle
Arielle

Have you tried anti-colic bottles? I'd suggest the tommee tippee bran and this formula

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Stuart S.Aptamil

Hi Karah, give us a call at the Nutricia Careline and we can talk through what is happening with baby and the best option for you. Arielle has a good suggestion to start with. cheers Sue Nutritionist

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Stuart S.Aptamil

Sorry I meant the teat was a good suggestion. Cheers Sue

Rachel B

Rachel Basked

My baby is on allerpro syneo for what we thought was a CMPA but she has had green frothy poos since (For 10days), could this instead be a lactose intolerance?

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Stuart S.Aptamil

Hi Rachel, it is not unusual for poos to go green on the Aptamil Allerpro Syneo. Your baby is unlikely to be lactose intolerant, but please contact us at the Nutricia Careline where we have a team of dietitians and nutritionist to discuss this further. You can call on AU 1800 438 500 or NZ 0800 438 500 during business hours or LiveChat us by going to https://nutriciacareline.com.au/. Warm regards, Caroline - Careline Nutritionist

Jessica M.

Jessica M.asked

Hi, my daughter is 11 months and have been using delac formula after we realised she was lactose intolerant. How do I transition my baby to cows milk?

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Dom
Dom

My son is 5 months now and we have been using delact for 3 months, I have seen the pediatrician about lactose intolerance and she suggested to start at 6 months with a tiny spoon of soy yoghurt and work our way to a spoon and if there is no reaction then try with soy milk. Not sure in your case but I would probably see a pediatrician about it.
Good luck!

Jessica M.
Jessica M.

Thanks Dom. Saw the paediatrician around then as well and have been giving her yoghurt / cheese etc and she is fine. Around 9 months we started cows milk with Weetbix and no vomiting. My paediatrician didn’t mention soy milk but will definitely use that if my daughter reacts to cows milk

Tricia D.
Tricia D.

Hi Jessica. Lactose intolerance in babies under 12 months is usually secondary, so related to a virus or bacteria reducing the amount of lactase enzyme produced by the gut for a 3-4 week period. Lactose is the main carbohydrate in breast milk and it maximises calcium absorption from babies milk to support bone and tooth mineralisation. Lactose intolerance is a dose dependent reaction and does not cause any gut damage, so starting with small amount of whole milk or milk formula (which you can mix in the same bottle with lactose free milk/formula) and increasing the amount of whole milk feed as lactase production in babies gut increases. Note that yoghurt and cheese contain almost no lactose due to the fermentation process (lactose is converted to lactic acid) so are likely to be well tolerated. Babies with lactose intolerance will often tolerate about half a cup of milk before symptoms become distressing.
Do please call us at the Careline (1800 438500) or livechat with us (www.nutriciacareline@danone.com) if you would like some personalised advice or more information.
Warm Wishes, Kristin
Careline Dietitian

Michelle

Michelleasked

Hello
My 7 months old bay was constipated for 4 weeks now,
The Doctor recommended aptamil lactose free Gold,
I'm just really worried because this is the 6 times that I changed formula,
Can somebody tell me if Aptamil lactose free can help constipation?

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Dom
Dom

Never Heard of it helping constipation but I know it’s gentle on the tummy so u might as well give it a go and see if it works or not. Not sure u tried Dulose for constipation?

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Stuart S.Aptamil

Hi Michelle, a lactose free formula helps babies with diarrhoea due to a lactose intolerance. It does not help with constipation. Please give me a call to talk about the best option for your baby on 1800438500 cheers Sue Nutricia Careline Nutritionist.

Jake

Jakeasked

Hi, I bought Aptamil De-Lact free as it helped my 10 weeks baby boy with his reflux a lot since I used it. But Just want to know the difference between this formula and the normal Aptamil gold. will it affect his growth?
Thank you

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Stuart S.Aptamil

Hi Jake,
The main differences between the Aptamil De-Lact and Aptamil Gold+ is that the De-Lact is 100% casein whereas the Gold+ (stage 1) has a 60:40 whey to casein ratio and the De-Lact is lactose free and doesn't contain any prebiotics. Although the De-Lact is appropriate when there is a lactose intolerance, in babies that can tolerate it, lactose can be helpful for bone and teeth mineralization. Please feel free to give the Careline a call on 1800 438 500 (AUS) or 0800 438 500 (NZ) if you would like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Saskia- Nutricia Careline

MARK

MARKasked

We have just changed from S26 to Aptomil delict because our baby progressed to bloated stomach, stomach pains, smelly poos and vomiting quite large amounts of food and milk. The delict has stopped all the previous signs and symptoms. We have noticed that some bottles look like they have curdled. We make 4 up at a time and the first one isn't curdled. We gave him a curdled looking one this morning as it had been in the fridge the whole time and he had no problems. Is this normal to look curdled?

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Meg

Megasked

Hello i have a 10 month old that has been weaned off breast feeding we have tried two other brand of regular formulas stayi g on them for a few weeks each time and she is constantly having runny dark green poo. She never had a problem when breast feeding. Would this formula suit her needs to have some regular poos?

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Mel

Melasked

My daughter Is 1 next week and I'm not sure what follow on formula I should use after the aptamil delact as it's only 0 to 12 months
Anyone help?

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Leesha
Leesha

I was planning to swap my bub over to the regular aptamil gold when he’s around 6 months and has a better digestive system so maybe try the stage 3 aptamil gold?

SallyM
SallyM

My daughter is nearly 13 months and I am still using it. She only has 2 bottles a day and water for the rest. I will just reduce by 30mls progressively until the bottles are phased out

Shonee G

Shonee Gasked

My baby boy is 9 weeks old. I originally had him on Apatamil Gold at 6 weeks I noticed he had the runs for a week plus so I researched he might be lactose intolerant so I have tried him on Apatamil De-lac now he has khaki green poop that smells. Is this normal?

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Nutricia Careline T.Aptamil

Green poos can be quite normal. Our dietitians and nutritionists are here to support you, free of charge. Please give us a ring on Australia free calling number 1800060057 and one of our Careline team will be happy to assist you. Or you can Livechat through our website www.nutriciacareline.com.au
Thanks – Nutricia Careline

Ebony

Ebonyasked

My daughter was originally on normal aptamil gold the worlds best baby besides having the runs 15+ times a day so our dr prescribed us this the poos are once a day or every second day but my daughter is miserable she’s not sleeping well and constantly screaming do you have any idea what may be causing this?

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Nutricia Careline T.Aptamil

Hi Ebony- we would love to help you with your query so please call us at the Careline so we can assist you further- The Nutricia Careline

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Nutricia Careline T.Aptamil

Sorry Ebony- our phone number is 1800 060 057- The Nutricia Careline

Shae

Shaeasked

Hi, I was recommended this formula by my dr, my Bub seems to likes the taste and drinks it well.
She has less gas also however I have noticed she poops less often and her poops have become more a dark green colour and more dry, harder for her to poop and is like the consistency of play dough.
Her poops previously on the aller pro formula were mustard colour and more loose.
Is this normal? Or should this be looked into?

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Nutricia Careline T.Aptamil

Hi Shae- we would love to help you with your query so please contact our team of healthcare professionals on 1800 438 500/1800 060 057 so we can have a chat- The Nutricia Careline team

Be G.

Be G.asked

I'm trying to find a good lactose free formula, we have already Rice which was ok but gave bub green diarrhea and gas. On the tin it reads the formula is designed for temporary use, is anyone using this as sole food source? Bub is only 10 wks. Thnx.

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Nutricia Careline T.Aptamil

Hi Be G.
Please give us a ring on our toll-free number 1800 438 500 and one of our dietitians, nutritionists, midwives or product specialists will be happy to talk this through with you so that you are able to make the best decision for feeding your baby.
Thanks - Nutricia Careline

AJ87
AJ87

Hi there. We have used it from 3 months old and bubba is now 9 months. The docs are quite happy with him continuing until formula is no longer needed. Every baby is different tho so maybe check with your GP :)

Htj Ozbek

Htj Ozbekasked

Hi baby is on Aptamil Gold pro nurtura. She enjoys drinking but then has a lot of noticeable gas pain. This was recommended by the nurses. How is the HA different? I think the pro nurtura is just too much for her to digest

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Nutricia Careline T.Aptamil

Hi Htj. Please give us a ring on our toll-free number 1800 438 500 and one of our product specialists will be happy to explain the difference between the Aptamil Gold+ Pronutra and the Aptamil Gold+ HA to you.
Thanks - Nutricia Careline

8tly

8tlyasked

can u mix gold+ and gold delack formula. ,?

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Nutricia Careline T.Aptamil

Hi there! Please give us a ring on our toll-free number Aptamil 1800 438 500 and one of our dietitians/nutritionists or midwives will be happy to assist you.
OR livechat with us at http://www.aptanutrition.com.au/
Thanks from the Aptaclub team!

Crystal Brown

Crystal Brownasked

hi there im haven trouble with really bad wind i tried novalac colic and made my baby un happy i also tried nan comfort that made my babys poo green an runny so now im on s26 an no better would this help my baby for wind and the runs ive been to dr an she said to use novalac AD but i have to swap once shes got normal poos an im not sure wat formula to use does soy and delact have much difference besides the none cows milk?

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Nutricia Careline T.Aptamil

Hi Crystal,
Sorry to hear about your baby's colic.Please give us a ring on our toll-free number Aptamil 1800 438 500 and one of our dietitians/nutritionists or midwives will be happy to assist you.
Thanks from the Aptaclub team

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Nutricia Careline T.Aptamil

Hi Crystal,
Sorry to hear about your baby's colic.Please give us a ring on our toll-free number Aptamil 1800 438 500 and one of our dietitians/nutritionists or midwives will be happy to assist you.
Thanks from the Aptaclub team

Lucy
Lucy

Nan LI is great ! :)

Pri

Priasked

I gave my son this formula after an episode of bad diarrhea since last 1 week. It's just been since 3 times I gave him aptimil de lact his stools are dried now. Is this normal? Hope he now doesn't get constipated with this formula first he use to take Belamys stage 2. Wait for your answers. Thanks!

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Manda21
Manda21

We had the same problem at first but the benefit to our son from the De Lact formula far outweighed the slight constipation. We were advised by the nurse to add an extra 10ml of water to the bottle, or give 20-30ml of water between bottles to get things moving. Not sure how old your baby is but when ours started solids, we feed him a small portion of puréed pears everyday and he had no issues with constipation from then on. Good luck, it's not easy finding the right formula but the De Lact was the one for us.

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Nutricia Careline T.Aptamil

Hi Pri,
Sorry to hear about your baby having trouble passing bowel motions after starting the Aptamil DeLact. Please give us a ring on our toll-free number 1800 438 500 and one of our Dietitians/Nutritionists will be happy to assist you.
Thanks - Aptanutrition

Daisy21

Daisy21asked

Hi just wondering bubs was having the karricare A1 formula but it made her very chucky so I switched too the karricare reflux formula it's amazing keeps bubs fuller and no vomit but she is very constipated, is it ok to give her the old formula she was on the karricare A1 during the day and the thicker reflux one at night so she sleeps better? Or do you have any ideas on the constipation because I really want her on the reflux one! Thanks

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I am a first time mum to a 3 month old baby girl who I have on the AR formula and as its a thicker formula also made my baby very very constipated. I find giving bubs some water 1 and a half to two hours after a morning, afternoon and night bottle (60mls in total) keeps her stools soft. If your baby isn't used to drinking water you may want to try weak rooibos tea which is a little sweet and has amazing properties! Check them out here: http://www.theteatalk.com/rooibos-tea-for-babies.html

I only give my baby one tea bottle a day and that's usually her afternoon "water" bottle.

You may want to try just two water bottles and see if your baby needs more or less.

Hope this helps :)

Em1

Em1asked

My 3 month old baby has a lot of wind and it really affects him at night. Can I give him normal Aptimal gold during the day and the lactose free formula during the night feeds?

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Manda21
Manda21

I could be wrong but I thought that if your baby has lactose intolerance then lactose builds up in their system. So if you were to switch formulas it would have to be for every feed? It took about 5 days when we switched from Aptimal HA to the De Lact for our little man to make a full improvement, but those 5 days were like a rare good day on the previous formula, if that makes sense. He was a totally different, happier baby on the De Lact.

I agree with manda21. Took my boy about 1 day to notice a difference and by about the third day he was a completely different baby again a happy and content baby :-) i would recommend just feeding your baby only 1 type of formula the de-lact one. Hope everything works out for u :-D

Denz13

Denz13asked

Hi, I have just changed my 10 week old bub to karicare Delact, he is very constipated and unsettled at night. I am wondering, on the tin it says not to store left over formula- to discard it straight away, does anyone keep the left overs for next feed? My bub never ever finishes a bottle and there is so much waste!! I know other formulas the leftovers can be kept from 12 - 24 hours. Thanks

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Peste
Peste

Hi with a baby under 3 months old i wouldn't keep the formula... i defnitely keep it up to 2 hours for my older baby, but not when they are that young. If your bubba gets a bug it will be a lot more serious than when they are a bit older. Is the Formula helping your baby's constipation and unsettledness? If Lactose is not the problem (ie this formula doesn't help) I highly recommend Karicare Allerpro. Milk protein is broken down, so easier to tolerate, esp for such a young bubba. Good luck!

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