Preterm

New SMA® PRO 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.

 

SMA® PRO 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® PRO Breast Milk Fortifier better meets the nutritional needs of low birthweight preterm infants than unsupplemented breast milk.

SMA® PRO Breast Milk Fortifier should only be used under the medical supervision of a healthcare professional. SMA® PRO 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 or for vegetarian diets.

Halal approved.

Available in

70 x 1g sachets of powder

This product must be used under medical supervision.

Why SMA® PRO Breast Milk Fortifier?

Specially tailored to fortify breast milk

SMA® PRO Breast Milk Fortifier is specially designed to enable preterm low birthweight babies to benefit from the advantages of breast milk, while helping to provide an adequate intake of the nutrients needed for growth and development.

Essential vitamins and minerals - iron, calcium and vitamins A & E

Babies who are born preterm low birthweight have not always had time to build their natural stores of essential vitamins and minerals prior to their early arrival so it's important they receive these nutrients.

Nutritional supplement

SMA® PRO Breast Milk Fortifier is scientifically developed to meet the specific nutritional needs of preterm low birthweight babies.

Formats

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    New SMA® PRO 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

    Wash hands well. 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® PRO 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® PRO 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® PRO Breast Milk Fortifier
25 ml 1 sachet (1 gram)

*It is recommended to proceed gradually, starting with 1 sachet (1 g) SMA® PRO 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® PRO 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® PRO Breast Milk Fortifier is 25 ml.

 

Important feeding information

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

†LCPs= Long Chain Polyunsaturates.

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.

 

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® PRO 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.

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.

If you continue you will be accepting that SMA® Nutrition is supplying this information at your individual request and for educational purposes only.

 

 

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