Danone looks on Aptamil complaints

Rose Menzies

The French food giant Danone is investigating reports that its Aptamil baby milk formula is doing some sick babies.

Aptamil recently changed the recipe of the three of their baby with formula milk.

Hundreds of parents in the uk have complained in the media of social communication of the revision of the formula is making their babies sick.

Danone said it had carried out extensive security checks, but added that it was “taking all comments very seriously.”

The food giant said it was now investigating the complaints and had set up a dedicated free one-to-one help line where parents can call for advice.

Parents in the uk it is recommended to call the 0800 996 1000, by pressing option 0 followed by option 1.

‘Smelled different’

Several mothers have said to the BBC that their babies have experienced discomfort in the stomach after they started using the new version of Aptamil First Infant Milk powder (stage 1).

The parents said that they noticed that the milk powder does not dissolve in milk bottles, leaving accumulations of waste.

“It smelled different, like gone-off milk that had been left out for a day,” Rosie Menzies, Lymington, Hampshire, told the BBC.

Ms Menzies, said his son is 11 weeks of age, the son of Harry would be sick shortly after feeding and began to refuse bottles, until she began to use a different formula to that of another brand.

Danone uk, said: “We would like to reassure parents that the quality and safety of our products is our number one priority. We have recently introduced new Aptamil formulations and we recognize that some families have not found the transition to the new formula easy.

“We have carried out an extensive quality and security controls, including clinical trials, product testing and product of the experience of testing these products. The results have shown that the babies who take to this formula well and is safe.

“We have updated the mixing instructions on our packages as this new formula requires that the parents are a mixture of slightly different shape, in comparison with the previous formulation – specifically, shake vigorously for 10 seconds to dissolve the powder.”

Aptamil said to customers on its Facebook page that it had changed the recipes of three products: Aptamil First Infant Milk powder (stage 1), Aptamil Follow On Milk powder (stage 2), Aptamil Growing up Milk powder (step 3 and step 4).

The rest of their products remain unchanged.

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