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Old 21.08.2007, 10:22
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Aptamil 3 baby milk

Any parents out there who are using Aptamil 3? They just changed the packaging and, it seems, the contents from granules to powder. Anyone else found it hard to dissolve?

The instructions now say the water should be cooled to 40 degrees instead of the 60 degrees it used to be but this results in the powder forming lumps which block the holes in the teat.

Is it just me or has anyone else found the new Aptamil 3 worse than the old one?
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Old 21.08.2007, 10:36
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Re: Aptamil 3 baby milk

Not tried it here, but we used Aptamil for our first child whilst in Germany. They also had different consistencies. The 3rd and 1st stage were granules and the 2nd was powder. Hated the granules as it was very hard to clean the bottles as they always had a slightly greasy texture. I agree that the powder, though less greasy is harder to mix. In the end I ignored the temp instructions and found it mixed better with slightly warmer water and then left it in the fridge for 5 mins to cool.

Funnily enough 2nd child went on milk much sooner... something to do with formula prices here!!!!
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Old 21.08.2007, 10:47
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Re: Aptamil 3 baby milk

Is baby milk really cheaper in Germany? We're going to Konstanz this weekend and if it is, I'll stock up on a few boxes!
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Old 21.08.2007, 11:20
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Re: Aptamil 3 baby milk

We were using aptamil 3 in the UK for our little girl. We switched her onto the swiss stuff a few weeks after arriving and were shocked at the difference. It's much thicker than in the UK (it wouldn't fit through the hole in the teat!) and is much more temperature sensitive. We've found that if it's mixed at anything above 'serving' temperature it gets lumpy and clogs the teat. In the UK you could make it up with very hot water and allow it to cool - no problem.
They changed the packaging in the UK too but no change in the powder itself.
The next one wil be bf for longer at this rate - it's really expensive!
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Re: Aptamil 3 baby milk

Same here, we were using Aptamil 3 in Holland but after few weeks in Zurich, i had to switch to Milumil because they didn't always have them in our Coop/migros's stock and also now i'm using them for our baby #2 and no problem.

it is a bit cheaper in Germany, I think i have bought them around 7 pounds in Uk, and 10 euro in Holland and Germany!
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Re: Aptamil 3 baby milk

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Any parents out there who are using Aptamil 3? They just changed the packaging and, it seems, the contents from granules to powder. Anyone else found it hard to dissolve?

The instructions now say the water should be cooled to 40 degrees instead of the 60 degrees it used to be but this results in the powder forming lumps which block the holes in the teat.

Is it just me or has anyone else found the new Aptamil 3 worse than the old one?
You are right, this is the case with Aptamil 3. That is why we switched over to Nestle Bebe 3 for the lil one.
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Old 21.08.2007, 12:34
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Re: Aptamil 3 baby milk

Would advise to try Bimbosan, which is Swiss product but not nearly so expensive as either Aptamil or Nestle Bebe.
Also they have a range of Rice / Muesli products that you can introduce as your littlie progresses.
You can buy it in pretty much any Apotheke as well as Migors & Coop.

Almost forgot, is a Bio product.

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Re: Aptamil 3 baby milk

Bibosam is available in Drogeries only.

By the time DS was on Aptamil 3 (11 months), I did the switch to whole milk.
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Old 22.08.2007, 10:12
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Re: Aptamil 3 baby milk

We used aptamil 3 for our little one, and found the consistencies different depending on where we bought it (travelled around a lot with work). While it was a bit of a pain figuring out if we still had the right stuff, and getting a consistency that went through the nipple of the bottle, we found the little one didn't mind to much. She minded more when we tried to switch to something more convenient for us (easier to mix, but different brand...that was in Spain).

And, there was an earlier post about whether formula was cheaper in Germany...as of January this year (last time I was there), yes...by about 30 %. Other bits (diapers, wipes, pacifiers, etc.) cheaper still.

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Is baby milk really cheaper in Germany? We're going to Konstanz this weekend and if it is, I'll stock up on a few boxes!
If you go to Schlecker or Drogerie Müller it costs €9 per box. As stated elsewhere apart from when pampers are 50% off here which happens about 3 times a year they are also much cheaper in Germany. In fact everything apart from petrol, coffee and pasta is cheaper there... That too apparently.
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Re: Aptamil 3 baby milk

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Is baby milk really cheaper in Germany? We're going to Konstanz this weekend and if it is, I'll stock up on a few boxes!
Nestle Beba and Aptamil are about half price, and there are a number of even cheaper milks that have no equivalent in CH.
Another question: When we were still living in Germany both my pediatrician and midwife advised against using a number 3 milk. They said that numer 2 milks can be given until you stop formula feeding, and something along the lines of "nobody needs a milk that fills you up more than a meal". The consensus then was that after the 1st birthday you can safely give the children cow's milk, anyway.
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They said that numer 2 milks can be given until you stop formula feeding, and something along the lines of "nobody needs a milk that fills you up more than a meal".
Thanks, Swisskat, I didn't know that. The little fella is getting two solid meals a day plus a bit of yoghurt, bread and whatnot so the milk really is just to give him liquids and "top him up". Maybe I'll go back to Aptamil 2 until he's 12 months old in October and can start on cow's milk.
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Re: Aptamil 3 baby milk

Not directly relating to the topic, but does anybody know if i can buy "ready to use" liquid formula milk in Switzerland?? (the one that's available in the UK everywhere..) Just finished bf and still new to the formulas.. I have looked in our local Migros and Coop but no luck.. We're planning to go on holiday and would like to buy some for the journey. (we're on Aptamil 2 at the moment)
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Old 27.08.2008, 15:11
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Not directly relating to the topic, but does anybody know if i can buy "ready to use" liquid formula milk in Switzerland?? (the one that's available in the UK everywhere..) Just finished bf and still new to the formulas.. I have looked in our local Migros and Coop but no luck.. We're planning to go on holiday and would like to buy some for the journey. (we're on Aptamil 2 at the moment)
Aptamil and Hipp both do ready to drink milks and both are available in Coop.
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Old 27.08.2008, 15:12
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Re: Aptamil 3 baby milk

Nestle Junior has liquid milk formula and its freely available at Coop or Migros. It's quite convenient and if you want to get it slightly cheaper, Mueller is the best option.

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Re: Aptamil 3 baby milk

Thanks Sandgrounder, I better check in the bigger Coop around here.

Thanks for the Mueller tip Tanuja. My son is only 8 months old though so Nestle junior is not yet suitable for him I think.
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Old 27.08.2008, 15:23
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Thanks Sandgrounder, I better check in the bigger Coop around here.

Thanks for the Mueller tip Tanuja. My son is only 8 months old though so Nestle junior is not yet suitable for him I think.
From 8 months you can start them on Aptamil 3 but the Hipp ready milks are for 9 months on.
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Re: Aptamil 3 baby milk

oops, yeah the Junior milk will definitely not do for an 8 month old!
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Re: Recommended baby milk

my little one is turning one month tomorrow and I am running out of breast milk. We need to start formula very soon. Any recommendations on which would be a good first formula for newborns?
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Re: Aptamil 3 baby milk

We started with Aptamil pre and continued till baby was 6 months, It is considered the most similar formula to breast milk. He is right now drinking Aptamil 3 but will start Cow milk in a week (1 years old right now)
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