New SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk
SMA Nutrition are delighted to introduce SMA PRO Follow-on Milk - with 2'FL
Our expert team at SMA® Nutrition is dedicated to understanding the complex structure of breast milk and to applying the learnings from nature to our own products. Inspired by our research into natures wonderful nutrients SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk now also contains 2’FL which is structurally identical to the most abundant oligosaccharide found in breast milk. Oligosaccharides are complex carbohydrates and the third largest solid component found in breast milk.
Is 2'FL new to baby milk and is it safe?
2’FL has been assessed by the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) as safe for use in baby milks and has been present in our SMA® ADVANCED Follow-on and Growing Up Milks since May 2019.
There are 50 research studies over 24 years that support the role of oligosaccharides in baby nutrition. 2'FL is the most clinically studied of these oligosaccharides. Even though there are 200 oligosaccharides in breast milk, we will only add those that have been studied and accepted by EFSA (European Food Safety Association).
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. SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk is only suitable for babies over 6 months as part of a mixed diet. It should not be used as a substitute for breast milk during the first 6 months. The decision to start weaning or to use this product before 6 months, should be made only on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian or pharmacist, based on baby’s individual needs. . SMA® PRO Growing Up Milk is suitable for young children from 1-3 years, as part of a healthy balanced diet and it is not a breast milk substitute.