About SMA® Nutrition

At SMA® Nutrition, we’ve dedicated over 90 years of research into infant nutrition

This knowledge has helped us to create products that give your bottle-fed baby the optimum nutrition they need for healthy growth.

SMA® Nutrition Careline – real advice from real parents

At SMA® Nutrition, we’re committed to the healthy development of babies, but we also want to be there for you. Parenting is exciting, but it’s also challenging at times. Which is why our Careline team is here to support you every step of the way. They’re advisors and parents themselves, and always on hand to give you specialist help and advice. Get in touch.


Supporting your baby's milestones with a few of our own

Our research into understanding babies’ development and the nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong has helped us become pioneers in infant nutrition.

Read through our other milestones to learn what we’ve achieved over the last 90 years.

  • 1911

    Dr Henry Gerstenberger starts his work on developing a nutritious formula milk for babies

  • 1921

    Results of clinical trials are published, patents are applied for and SMA® formula is licensed to be sold – SMA® the company is born.

  • 1925

    SMA® arrives in the UK

  • 1933

    Carotene is added to the formula. This is a source of vitamin A for babies

  • 1947

    We add more vitamins – niacin to help babies metabolise carbohydrates and fat, vitamin C for their immune system and vitamin D to help with their growth and the development of their bones

  • 1950s

    We add vitamin E and vitamin B12 – E to help protect cell structure and maintain cell membranes, B12 for making healthy red blood cells

  • 1961

    A whey dominant formula is created – the first ever and 20 years ahead of the competition

  • 1974

    SMA® is now made in Ireland

  • 1981

    To help premature babies, preterm formula is launched for hospital use

  • 1982

    We add SMA® Progress Milk to our range – this is a follow-on milk for older babies

  • 1989

    Another first – we fortify SMA® with levels of nucleotides. Nucleotides are the building blocks of DNA

  • 1997

    Leading the way again, we introduce the first whey dominant, lactose-free formula. We also introduce a breast milk fortifier for preterm babies

  • 1998

    We fortify SMA® Gold formula with long chain polyunsaturates omega 3 and 6 (DHA and AA) because these nutrients were found in breast milk

  • 2007

    We launched the first infant milk enriched with bovine alpha-lactalbumin, which is from cows’ milk but it is similar to the breast milk alpha-lactalbumin protein

  • 2009

    We launched our Post Discharge Formula to complement our preterm range. We also updated our preterm formula based on the latest expert findings

  • 2012

    We launch SMA® Comfort – a milk with less lactose and partly digested proteins that are designed to be easier to digest for babies with minor feeding problems

  • 2013

    Another first, we launch SMA® H.A. – a hypoallergenic infant milk designed to reduce the risk of developing eczema in babies with a family history of allergy

  • 2014

    We launch SMA® Gold Prem Pro, an alternative formula for feeding babies weighing less than 1.8kg

  • 2016

    SMA® PRO is born – inspired by 50 years of protein research by SMA® Nutrition. These are some of our most advanced formulas yet, inspired by the specific nutritional needs of babies. For example, SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk is made using our Exclusive Protein Process

    made with SMA® Nutrition’s unique protein technology

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Important advice to mothers

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life. SMA® Nutrition fully supports this and continued breastfeeding, along with the introduction of complementary foods as advised by your healthcare professional.


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