Danone, the French food company that makes Aptamil, has changed three of its formulas recently. Parents are posting online that they blame the formula changes for their babies’ illnesses, with symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea.
“She has been sick after every feed since starting this new formula,” said Rachel Davies, 25, a mother in Wales whose baby, Melissa, is 3 months old.
In response, Aptaclub UK said it has been listening to feedback from parents and is willing to investigate issues that arise with its products.
Danone UK has not responded to requests from CNN for comment.
Online, parents have posted that their children’s symptoms stopped when they switched to a different company’s formula or old versions of Aptamil formula.
“I managed to find the old Aptamil and (Melissa) was great again, no problems,” Davies said.
But after running out of the old formula, Davies said she again used the new one and shortly thereafter, Melissa fell ill again.
“At 3 a.m. this morning, I drove to my local superstore to get a different brand of milk. She hasn’t been so bad after that,” Davies said.
Online complaints note that the new milk powder doesn’t dissolve, leaving large clumps in the liquid.
In the former stage 1 formula, it recommends users to “shake well,” while in the amended formula it recommends that users “shake vigorously.”
Davies said she asked the Aptaclub representative whether the company intends to take the formula off the shelves until the problem had been investigated. The representative told her there are no plans to do so, Davies said.
Danone has amended three of Aptamil’s baby formulas — Aptamil First Infant Milk powder (stage 1: from birth), Aptamil Follow On Milk powder (stage 2: from 6-12 months), and Aptamil Growing Up Milk powders (stages 3 & 4: From one to three years).
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