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Aptamil Feed Thickener

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3.2 from 69 reviews · View Statistics

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3.2

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  • Value for Money
    3.4 (13)
  • Breastfed Child Yes (14%) · No (86%)
  • Easy to PrepareYes (93%) · No (7%)
  • Caused Unease / Sickness Yes (57%) · No (43%)
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Sam K

Sam KMelbourne, Vic

  • 5 reviews

Not Worth Spending

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We bought this as our baby had really bad reflux from Bellamy's infant formula. Its same price as you can buy full tin of formula. It was keep blocking the teat of feeding bottle. Our baby really struggle to drink milk out a feeding bottle & baby also got upset stomach. Will not recommend for sure.

Moochie000

Moochie000Melbourne

  • 16 reviews
  • 10 likes

It was perfect until it JUST changed

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This was amazing and working so well for my baby who has really bad reflux and is medicated. Since the formula has just CHANGED my baby has had non stop diarrhea. It’s our second can (so second week) please change it back. I’m not sure why you changed it ???

Jess

Jess

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Not a happy baby

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I decided to try thickener as our daughter was quite a vommity baby, I put it in one of her bottles and it did stop the vommiting and made her sleep solidly for 7 hours but unfortunately the next day she was a screaming constipated baby, very out of sorts. I made it up using half the recommended amount too so have not and will not use it again.

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Nutricia Careline T.Aptamil

Hi Jess,
Sorry to hear about your problems with the Aptamil Feed Thickener. Please give us a ring on our toll-free number 1800 438 500 and one of our healthcare professionals will be happy to assist you.
Thanks - Nutricia Careline

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Moni.j

Moni.j

  • 2 reviews

Big change in bubs reflux from first bottle.

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After my Bub was diagnosed with cmpi and reflux we were put into Neocate which seemed to help some symptoms but his reflux was worse on it being such a thin formula. We decided to try the feed thickener before medicating with losec. What a difference from the first bottle he settled no vomits and seemed content which is very unlike my little man. Early days but we are happy so far only use 1scoop to start with and seems fine.

Horrible product for my child

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Nutricia Careline T.Aptamil

Hi Rachael K, sorry to hear baby has been struggling so much. Please give us a call on 1800 438 500 or email/livechat and one of our midwives/nutritionist/dietitians will be happy to help. Kind regards - Nutricia Careline

Iryna

IrynaMosman

  • 6 reviews
  • 4 likes

Great idea but didn't work

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I can't understand but all infant formulas are so liquidly made that it's hard to feed babies who often regurgitate. The idea to thicken breastmilk and formulas is pretty awesome but my baby didn't like it. He definitely refused to take it in gel form and tried to vomit it all. It was tricky but I tried to thicken formula and it resulted in strong constipation to my little son. And be aware - it contains sugars (2.3g per 100g) and sodium (10.1mg per 100g). Unfortunately it doesn't work for my bubba. Won't buy again

Kiki

KikiMelbourne

  • 7 reviews
  • 4 likes

Works well once you establish correct dose for your individual situation

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Like anything with babies, this took a bit of trial and error. Yes it gave him diarrhoea and yes it made him constipated but once we got the ratio right its been great. We add 1 spoon to 130mls formula and he now drinks comfortably and burps reliably. It can clog the teat if you don't mix it in well enough though. I prefer this to changing formula as I can tailor the dose to suit his individual needs

Teena

TeenaAU

  • 4 reviews

Works well

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This stuff is amazing. It allowed me to continue breastfeeding my very colic'y and reflux prone baby without the hours upon hours of crying. It's not the easiest stuff to use and trying to syringe it into a tiny bubba is tricky. But if you can get it in it works wonders.

Tina

TinaAU

  • 3 reviews

Might work for other babies

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Ive used this as my baby had reflux so I tryed to thicken bottles, breastmilk and formula, and it didn't sit well with my baby. I noticed it may have stopped the reflux but it made my baby constipated wich was a nightmare after two-three days. But I do like the idea of there being something to help thicken breastmilk. It just didn't work for my baby but might do wonders for another baby.

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Cally

CallyNewcastle

Constipation galore!

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I bought this product to help with my baby's reflux, which it did... but the constipation it caused was worse... her poo looked like little balls on the minimum dose. There was no happy medium, it was reflux with no product and constipation with the product. Won't buy again. C
And no warning on the product, which I feel is misleading to the consumer.

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K Meredith

K MeredithSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 11 reviews
  • 9 likes

Great!

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I use this with nan li formula as I have a bad reflux baby. Doesn't constipate him. Easy to prepare. I only use half the recommended dose and it still works great. Baby loves the taste would definitely recommend to anyone with a reflux baby. Cheap and easy to use

Ashlie1991

Ashlie1991Hobart, TAS

  • 6 reviews
  • 1 like

Worse product ever

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My poor Bub is on a lac free formula I was told by a chemist that it is fine to use with his formula after only 16 hours poor Bub is so unsettled can't even sleep with waking in pain after only being asleep for 2 mins, contastly have the runs,
Worst product ever and will not be recommend waste of money and pretty much throwing money down the drain

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Nutricia Careline T.Aptamil

Hi Ashlie, sorry to hear baby is struggling. It sounds like something else is going on here. Are you able to give us a call on 1800438500 or email/livechat through www.aptanutrition.com.au. Kind regards - Nutricia Careline

jacqulin

jacqulinsouthport

Causes sever constipation after 2 days of use

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My bub is 5 weeks old and suffered from reflux and spitting up. I was recommended to try this formula, I found it helped reflux but caused severe constipation to point my bub was going red in face and in pain trying to poo and her poos were like solid marble balls after just 2 days of use. Would never recommend this and now my bubbah has blood in her poo from straining I'm extremely upset.

Kkay

Kkay

  • 2 reviews

Highly recommended for reflux babies!

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Easy to use(I use just one scoop with every feed as baby is on reflux meds too)
Better alternative to AF formulas which can be too thick & requires teat changes.
1 tin lasts me two weeks (may vary depending on dosage)
If you find your baby choking , struggling with wind pain etc.. than I highly recommend this!

Appliance junkie

Appliance junkieMelbourne, Victoria

  • 10 reviews
  • 4 likes

Good for reflux babies

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Good for thickening formulas for reflux babies. Don't have to change formula to anti reflux formula. Easy to prepare.
Cons
Caused runny poos in the first 48 hrs after introducing thickener. Poo with every feed. After 48 hrs - 72 hrs it changed slightly towards constipation. So I used half of recommended dose so constipation got better. But use recommended dose depends on the severity of baby's reflux or swallowing difficulty.
Might need to use stool softeners or lactulose if constipated for more than 3 days.

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Kellieb

KelliebNSW, 2749

  • 2 reviews

Helped my little one

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I finally started using this when Bub was 4 months old, he was already on Losec but still vomiting after every feed of S26 Gold, and it was suggested I try thickener. (Bub was happy and putting on weight so doc and pharmacist said not to change formula)
I really wanted to avoid constipation and tummy aches, so I started slowly, with only half a scoop in 2 out of 6 bottles having thickener added for the first week, then 3 the next week, 4 the following week (no thickener added for his midnight bottle) and it worked really well.
I now add about 3/4 of a scoop in each bottle and he is going really well, still some small vomits but nothing like before.
Highly recommend trying it if you are having vomiting issues, but introduce it slowly!

Kh1

Kh1Brisbane

  • 6 reviews

works for the spit up but constipation an issue

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Nutricia Careline T.Aptamil

Hi Kh1, sorry to hear you're struggling. Give us a call on 1800 060 057 and we'd be happy to help you choose the right thing for bubba. Kind regards - Nutricia Careline

pam

pammornington

  • 5 reviews
  • 3 likes

Thickens smoothies

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I use this to thicken my smoothies and soups and it is amazing. You can't taste it and it works like a dream. Cup-a-soup with vegies and thickener becomes a meal in a cup. Awesome. Watery smoothies becomes thick and filling. Great for weight loss. You don't need cornflower you just need this...

Shay I

Shay IMelbourne

  • 7 reviews
  • 3 likes

Didn't work for me

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My baby has acid reflux and nothing seemed to help so I thought I'll try to thicken his formula and breastmilk as well. I got Aptamil thickener and for the first few feeds it was fine and then my baby started to have really bad diarrhoea. He wouldn't be able to finish his bottle and will start having diarrhoea in between (and this is every feed!). When this started happening it also stopped helping with his reflux and he started throwing up as well as pooing so Bub constantly started to get hungry. I've stopped giving this and now have started with rice cereal. All babies are different and I'm sure this product has worked for other parents out there but unfortunately not for me.

Works great for my bub!

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My bubby had reflux. Had tried 2 different AR formulas and both gave her diarrhoea. Changed to lactose free formula but refluz started again. Added thickener and it made an immediate difference. Bit of trial and error when it came to figuring out the balance of enough thickener to stop the chucking but not too much to clog the teats. Occasionally have an issue where it clogs the teat but i just run hot water through the teat or swap to another one. Using 2 scoops per 120ml of formula. Also use MAM anti colic bottles with size 2 teats for my 2 month old. Definitely glad my doctor suggested this thickener!

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Questions & Answers

emma

emmaasked

Hi my 16 month old has dysphagia and we have been using this product for thickening her milk for a year. Now she takes water as well can we use this product to thicken her water drinks to the same consistency? She cant tolerate thin liquids

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Nutricia CarelineAptamil

Hi Emma, we would recommend that you give us a call on our Careline to discuss the specific needs of your daughter. You can ring us on 1800 438 500. We look forward to hearing from you soon! - Amanda

Katie
Katie

My 8 week old soon is using this product for reflux, but has become constipated, how can I stop that from happening ?

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Nutricia CarelineAptamil

Hi Katie, we would recommend that you give us a call on our Careline to discuss the specific needs of your baby. We require a bit more information such as how much feed thickener you are using and which formula you are mixing it with, to make a recommendation. You can contact us on 1800 438 500, or live chat us at www.aptanutrition.com.au. We look forward to hearing from you soon! - Amanda, Nutricia Careline.

Lana

Lanaasked

How many times a day can I put thickener in his bottle?

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Nutricia CarelineAptamil

Hi Lana, You can use the Aptamil Feed Thickener in every bottle to help control baby's reflux. Cheers Sue Careline Nutritionist.

Ram

Ramasked

hi team, just after 24 hours of feed our little man is not pooing at all, which he used to 2-3 times before. Is it common?
We used only on the expressed breast milk.

Cheers
Ram

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Nutricia CarelineAptamil

Hi Ram, thank you for getting in touch. This can be normal. However, could I suggest you give the Careline a call so that we can ask a few more questions please? Warm regards - Lucie Careline Midwife 1800 438 500

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