SMA High Energy®

Food for special medical purpose. For the dietary management of infants and young children with medically identified increased energy and nutrient requirements, such as faltering growth, from birth to 18 months. This formula should be used under medical supervision.


Babies and young children are all different and sometimes they don’t grow as expected (faltering growth). This is when your baby may be identified by your health care professional as requiring increased energy and nutrients.

SMA High Energy® is a nutritionally complete ready made formula which benefits from over 90 years of experience in advancing baby nutrition. It has been designed specifically for infants and young children with medically identified increased energy and nutrient requirements, and who may be on restricted fluids.

SMA High Energy® is nutritionally complete up to 6 months of age but it is also suitable for older infants and young children, in conjunction with solid food, up to 18 months of age. SMA High Energy® is a food for special medical purposes and must be used under medical supervision. For enteral use only.

Halal approved and Vegetarian Society approved.

Available in


Available in 100 ml bottles and 250 ml cartons of liquid.

The 250 ml format may be available/ordered through your local pharmacy.

This product must be used under medical supervision.

Why SMA High Energy®?

Nutritionally complete tailored formula

SMA High Energy® is scientifically developed to meet the specific nutritional needs of babies with medically identified increased energy and nutrient requirements.

Omega 3 & 6 LCPs (Long Chain Polyunsaturates)

Although LCPs can be made in the body, SMA High Energy® contains Omega 3 & 6 LCPs within levels recommended by experts.

Contains Calcium and Vitamin D for normal bone development

Vitamin D helps to keep bones healthy by helping the body absorb calcium from the foods babies eat. It’s very important for babies to have enough Vitamin D, because it is needed to support their rapid growth and development in their early years of life.



    SMA High Energy®

    250 ml carton

    This product must be used under medical supervision.


    SMA High Energy®

    100 ml bottle

    This product must be used under medical supervision.

Preparing your baby's feed

Failure to follow instructions on preparation and storage may make your baby ill.


  • Step 1

    Wash hands well. Sterilise all utensils according to manufacturers’ instructions.

  • Step 2

    Ensure top of carton and scissors are clean. Shake carton well, snip open and pour into sterilised bottle. Add sterilised teat and cap.

  • Step 3

    SMA High Energy® can be fed at room temperature. If required to heat, stand filled bottle in warm water.

  • Step 4

    Before feeding shake the bottle well. If warmed, test temperature by shaking a few drops onto the inside of your wrist – milk should be lukewarm.

Feeding guide

Feed as per hospital guidelines

Important feeding information

  • Once open, store in the fridge for up to 24 hours in the carton, corners turned down.

  • Throw away decanted feeds that have not been used within 2 hours.

  • For older babies, ready to use SMA High Energy can be added to food.

  • For enteral feeding only.

  • Never add any food to the milk in your baby’s bottle.

  • Do not warm feeds in a microwave, hot spots may occur and cause scalding.

  • Remember, cows’ milk should not be used as a drink during the first year.

  • Do not freeze.

Nutritional information
per 100 ml
Nutritional information
  Typical values
Energy 382 kj 91 kcal
Fat 4.9 g
of which, saturates 2.2 g
of which, unsaturates 2.7 g
Carbohydrate 9.8 g
of which, sugars 9.8 g
Protein 2 g
Salt* (=Sodium x 2.5) 0.05 g
*Salt is calculated as sodium x 2.5. Sodium is present for nutritional purposes.
Nutritional information
per 100 ml
  Typical values
Vitamin A 100 µg
Vitamin D 1.4 µg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 9.1 µg
Vitamin C 12 mg
Thiamin 0.14 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 0.67 mg
Vitamin B6 0.08 mg
Folic Acid 11 µg
Vitamin B12 0.3 µg
Biotin 2.7 µg
Pantothenic Acid 0.4 mg
Nutritional information
per 100 ml
  Typical values
Sodium 22 mg
  0.95 mmol
Potassium 88 mg
  2.3 mmol
Chloride 51 mg
  1.4 mmol
Calcium 57 mg
  1.4 mmol
Phosphorus 42 mg
Phosphate 1.4 mmol
Magnesium 9.1 mg
  0.37 mmol
Iron 1.1 mg
Zinc 0.82 mg
Copper 0.05 mg
Manganese 0.06 mg
Fluoride 0.02 mg
Selenium 1.9 µg
Chromium <9.1 µg
Molybdenum <9.1 µg
Iodine 14 µg
Nutritional information
per 100 ml
  Typical values
Taurine 6.3 mg
Choline 14 mg
Inositol 14 mg
Nucleotidesa 3 mg
Omega 3:  
α-linolenic acid (ALA) 58 mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)† 9.6 mg
Omega 6:  
Linoleic Acid (LA) 790 mg
Arachidonic Acid (AA)† 17 mg
Osmolality 387 mOsm/kg H2O.
LCPs = Long Chain Polyunsaturates.
aNucleotides value represent innate and fortified levels.
SMA High Energy® contains Taurine and Nucleotides.


Water, reduced minerals whey (milk), vegetable oils (palm, coconut, sunflower, soya), skimmed milk, lactose (milk), emulsifiers (monoglycerides of fatty acids, soya lecithin), calcium citrate, potassium bicarbonate, long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (AA, DHA), calcium chloride, vitamin C, potassium citrate, sodium citrate, sodium chloride, inositol, taurine, magnesium phosphate, ferrous sulphate, zinc sulphate, nucleotides (cytidine-, disodium uridine-, adenosine-, disodium inosine-, disodium guanosine-5’-monophosphate), potassium hydroxide, vitamin E, niacin, vitamin A, pantothenic acid, thiamin, copper sulphate, manganese sulphate, vitamin B6, riboflavin, vitamin D, potassium iodide, folic acid, vitamin K, sodium selenite, biotin, 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 High Energy® is a milk based formula for the dietary management of babies and young children with medically determined high energy requirements as identified by a healthcare professional. It is suitable as the sole source of nutrition up to 6 months of age, and in conjunction with solid food up to 18 months of age. SMA High Energy® is not intended for use with preterm babies, for whom fortified breast milk or a low birthweight formula such as SMA® Gold Prem 1 is more appropriate. 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. Never leave your baby alone during feeding.

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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