SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier

Preterm

SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier

Food for special medical purpose. Nutritional supplement to be added to expressed breast milk for the dietary management of preterm low birthweight infants. This product must be used under medical supervision.

 

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Leading baby nutrition research for over 100 years

Leading baby nutrition research for over 100 yearsOur expert team at SMA® Nutrition is dedicated to understanding the unique nutritional needs of babies born prematurely and to applying these learnings to our own products. We have been leading research in baby nutrition for over 100 years and have produced SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier, a nutritional supplement to be added to expressed breast milk for the dietary management of preterm low birthweight babies. SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier helps to provide the particular nutrient requirements of preterm low birthweight babies including extra protein, energy, calcium, omega 3 and 6, and vitamins A and E. Breast milk supplemented with SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier better meets the nutritional needs of low birthweight preterm infants than unsupplemented breast milk.

SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier should only be used under the medical supervision of a health care professional. It is not suitable for use in infants with diagnosed cows’ milk protein allergy, lactose intolerance and metabolic congenital diseases such as galactosaemia/glucose-galactose malabsorption or for vegetarian diets.

Halal approved.

Available in

70 x 1 g sachets of powder

This product must be used under medical supervision.

Why SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier?

Specially tailored to fortify breast milk
Essential vitamins and minerals - iron, calcium and vitamins A & E
Nutritional supplement

Formats

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    SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier 70 x 1 g sachets of powder

    SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier

    70 x 1 g sachets of powder

    This product must be used under medical supervision.

Preparing your baby's feed

Whilst this product is made under strict hygienic conditions, it is not sterile. Failure to follow instructions on preparation and storage may make your baby ill.

 

  • Step 1

    Check best before date. Wash hands well. Wash and sterilise all feeding equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions.

  • Step 2

    Only prepare one feed at a time. Gently swirl the container of the expressed breast milk (EBM).

  • Step 3

    Pour 25 ml of EBM into a sterile container. Before mixing with fortifier, warm up EBM to body temperature. DO NOT use a microwave to prepare or warm feeds.

  • Step 4

    Separate and add only one sachet (1g) of SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier. Do not attempt to mix part of a sachet.

  • Step 5

    Place cap on container, gently shake the container until the powder is fully dissolved. Feed immediately. SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier can be given from a bottle or via a naso-gastric tube. Discard any milk remaining after each feed.

Feeding guide

Standard Fortification*
Breast Milk SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier
25 ml 1 sachet (1 gram)

*It is recommended to proceed gradually, starting with 1 sachet (1 g) SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier per 50 ml of breast milk. After evaluating tolerance over a 24 hour period, fortification can be advanced to full strength (4 g) SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier/100ml of breast milk or follow hospital guidelines on feeding.

The minimum quantity of breast milk for use with one sachet (1 g) of SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier is 25 ml.

 

Important feeding information

  • We recommend preparing each feed as required. Opened sachets should be used immediately or discarded. Use according to normal hospital procedures for handling breast milk.

  • Expressed breast milk can be frozen and fortified once thoroughly defrosted. If frozen breast milk is used, gradually defrost in refrigerator (under 4 ºC). DO NOT use a microwave oven or allow to defrost at room temperature. Ensure thorough mixing prior to feeding.

When using the product with very low birthweight infants (VLBW – 1.5 kg or less):

  • Regularly monitor and assess blood nutrient levels.

  • For enteral use only.

  • Do not use any other nutritional supplements to fortify breast milk unless medically indicated.

  • It may not be necessary to fortify breast milk collected less than 2 weeks post-partum, as it is particularly rich in nutrients.

Caution

Special considerations when using this product.

  • When possible it is recommended that expressed breast milk be analysed in order to define a corresponding fortification strategy.

  • For tube feeding: once fortified breast milk is prepared, do not keep at room temperature longer than 4 hours.

  • If using banked breast milk, ensure that it is pasteurised.

Nutrition
Nutritional information
per 100 g powder | per 1 g powder
Nutritional information
Typical values
Energy 1818 kj 435 kcal 18 kj 4.3 kcal
Fat 18 g 0.18 g
of which, saturates 11.5 g 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 32 g 0.32 g
of which, sugars 2 g 0.02 g
Protein 36 g 0.36 g
Salt* (=Sodium x 2.5) 2.3 g 0.02 g
*Salt is calculated as sodium x 2.5. Sodium is present for nutritional purposes.
Nutritional information
per 100 g powder | per 1 g powder
Vitamins
Typical values
Vitamins
Vitamin A 9509 µg 95 µg
Vitamin D 101 µg 1 µg
Vitamin E 108 mg 1.1 mg
Vitamin K 215 µg 2.2 µg
Vitamin C 500 mg 5 mg
Thiamin 3.8 mg 0.04 mg
Riboflavin 5 mg 0.05 mg
Niacin 37.5 mg 0.38 mg
Vitamin B6 3.3 mg 0.03 mg
Folic Acid 1000 µg 10 µg
Vitamin B12 5 µg 0.05 µg
Biotin 88 µg 0.9 µg
Pantothenic Acid 18 mg 0.2 mg
Nutritional information
per 100 g powder | per 1 g powder
Minerals
Typical values
Minerals
Sodium 918 mg 9.2 mg
Potassium 1210 mg 12 mg
Chloride 803 mg 8 mg
Calcium 1890 mg 19 mg
Phosphorus 1095 mg 11 mg
Magnesium 100 mg 1 mg
Iron 45 mg 0.45 mg
Zinc 23.5 mg 0.24 mg
Copper 1.3 mg 0.01 mg
Manganese 0.2 mg 0.002 mg
Fluoride <0.06 mg <0.001 mg
Selenium 93 µg 0.93 µg
Chromium <23 µg <0.2 µg
Molybdenum <20 µg <0.2 µg
Iodine 423 µg 4.2 µg
Nutritional information
per 100 g powder | per 1 g powder
Others
Typical values
Others
Taurine 50 mg 0.5 mg
Choline 215 mg 2.2 mg
Inositol 111 mg 1.1 mg
L-Carnitine 66 mg 0.7 mg
Omega 3:    
α-linolenic acid (ALA) 417 mg 4.2 mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)†† 157 mg 1.6 mg
Omega 6:    
Linoleic Acid (LA) 958 mg 9.6 mg
SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier contains Taurine.
††LCPs= Long Chain Polyunsaturates.
Ingredients

Ingredients

Partially hydrolysed whey protein (milk), maltodextrin, medium chain triglycerides, rapeseed oil, calcium phosphate, fish oil (DHA), vitamin C, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium citrate, choline bitartrate, sodium chloride, ferrous sulphate, vitamin E, inositol, L-carnitine, zinc sulphate, taurine, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin A, riboflavin, thiamin, copper sulphate, vitamin B6, antioxidant (tocopherol-rich extract), folic acid, potassium iodide, manganese sulphate, vitamin K, vitamin D, biotin, sodium selenite, vitamin B12.

 

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Further reading

Have a look at our expert articles to see how you can give your baby the right nutrition for every stage of their development, from birth to toddlerhood.

Important notice

Breast milk is best for babies and breastfeeding should continue for as long as possible. This product must be used under medical supervision. SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier is a nutritional supplement designed to be added to expressed breast milk for the dietary management of feeding preterm low birthweight babies. IT IS NOT A BREAST MILK SUBSTITUTE.
SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier helps to provide the particular nutrient requirements of preterm low birthweight babies including the extra protein, energy, calcium, omega 3 and 6 and vitamins A & E they need. Breast milk supplemented with SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier better meets the nutritional needs of low birthweight infants than unsupplemented breast milk. SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier is not suitable for use in infants with diagnosed cows’ milk protein allergy, lactose intolerance and metabolic congenital diseases such as galactosaemia/glucose-galactose malabsorption. When bottle-feeding, do not allow prolonged or frequent contact of milk feeds with teeth as this increases the risk of tooth decay. Ask your healthcare professional or dentist for advice. Always hold your baby while feeding. Do not leave baby unattended as they might choke.

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.

 

 

The best way to feed a baby is to breastfeed, as breast milk provides the ideal balanced diet and protection against illness for your baby and also many non-nutritional benefits for both baby and mother. We recommend that you speak to your healthcare professional when deciding on your choice of feeding your baby. Professional guidance should also be sought on the preparation for and maintenance of breastfeeding. If you do choose to breastfeed, it's important to eat a healthy, balanced diet.
Infant formula is intended to replace breast milk when mothers choose not to breastfeed or if for some reason they are unable to do so. A decision not to breastfeed, or to introduce partial bottle-feeding, will reduce the supply of breast milk.
If for any reason you choose not to breastfeed, do remember that such a decision can be difficult to reverse. Using infant formula also has social and financial implications which must be considered. Infant formula should always be prepared, used and stored as instructed on the label, in order to avoid risks to a baby's health, as advised by your healthcare professional.
When introducing weaning foods, remember that they need to be suitable and safe, and fed appropriately to minimise any risk to your baby's health. The pages ahead and other subsequent communications we may have with you provide you with information on infant feeding and SMA® Nutrition products, including infant formula.

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