Product FAQs

SMA® Nutrition answers to common questions parents ask about SMA® Nutrition products

We understand that parents may have some questions about our formulas. To support those discussions, we have provided commonly asked questions by parents along with our answers to them.

  • SMA® Breast Milk Fortifier
  • SMA® Extra Hungry
  • SMA LF® (Lactose free)
  • SMA® Comfort
  • SMA® Wysoy®
  • SMA® PRO First Infant Milk
  • SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk
  • SMA® PRO Growing Up Milk
  • SMA® Organic First Infant Milk
  • SMA® Organic Follow-on Milk
  • SMA® Organic Growing Up Milk

If you have any questions you can call our SMA Careline team on 0800 081 81 80, and ROI 1800 931 832, or contact us via Live Chat.

  • SMA® Extra Hungry (powder only)
  • SMA® Comfort
  • SMA LF® (Lactose Free)
  • SMA® Wysoy®
  • SMA® PRO Growing Up Milk (powder only)

If you have any questions you can call our SMA Careline team on 0800 081 81 80, and ROI 1800 931 832, or contact us via Live Chat.

Yes. You can use SMA® Nutrition liquid and powdered products together. Your little one is unlikely to notice any difference in taste.

If you are having difficulties and the powder is not mixing well, check that the water you are using is above 70°C.

Please always check the label for instructions. SMA® PRO Anti Reflux has different preparation instructions.  Please refer to the label.

If you would like some expert advice, please contact the SMA Careline® who will be happy to help you.

 

We recommend preparing each feed in individual bottles as required.  This reduces the risk of infection that can make your baby ill.  If you have no choice and need to store a feed, it should always be stored at the back of the fridge and for no longer than 24 hours.

On our product labels we provide a feeding guide. It is quite normal for babies to feed frequently in the early weeks. Their demand for feeding will increase in relation to their growth pattern. Your baby may be having a growth spurt, therefore the volume of feed he or she will take will increase to account for this too. Some babies do feed little and often, every two to three hours can be perfectly normal.

However, have a chat with your health visitor if you are at all concerned about your baby’s feeding needs as every baby is different.

The signs of lactose intolerance or cows’ milk allergy may be immediate or delayed after feeding, and may involve symptoms regarding your baby’s digestion, skin or respiratory system. If you believe your baby is showing signs of intolerance, contact your GP for further advice.

The majority of SMA® Nutrition products are only available in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Therefore, for the duration of your stay, you would be best advised to take enough supplies of your baby’s usual milk with you.

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.

The SMA® PRO range is expertly developed with nature in mind to help support babies' nutritional needs.

SMA® PRO First Infant Milk is a nutritionally complete breast milk substitute, expertly created with nature in mind to support babies' unique nutritional needs.

  • Nutritionally complete
  • Contains GOS/FOS*
  • Contains Omega 3 & 6 long-chain polyunsaturates (LCPs)

To see the full list of ingredients and nutrition information for this product please see the label or the information available on our product pages.

*GOS/FOS = Galacto- and Fructo-oligosaccharides in powder formulation only

 

SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk is expertly developed with nature in mind to help support babies' unique nutritional needs. At 6 months, baby's development progresses quickly and their need for iron increases. SMA® Follow-on Milk is enriched with iron to help support normal cognitive development in baby's brain.

  • Iron to help support normal cognitive development in baby's brain
  • Vitamins A, C & D to help support the normal function of baby's immune system
  • Vitamin D and calcium to support the normal growth and development of bones. Omega 3 & 6 and iodine to help support normal growth.

To see the full list of ingredients and nutrition information for this product please see the label or the information available on our product pages.

The beneficial effect of essential fatty acids is obtained with a daily intake of 10 g of Linoleic acid and 2 g of α-linolenic acid.

Yes, SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk is suitable to use in your baby’s favourite milk-based recipes or on cereals.

Milk will remain a big part of your baby’s daily diet all the way through childhood, providing important energy and nutrients. SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk contains a tailored combination of nutrients including iron, vitamin D, Omega 3 and 6, and GOS/FOS*.

*GOS/FOS = Galacto- and Fructo-oligosaccharides in powder formulation only

Our SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk contains iron because it is specifically designed for babies from 6 months of age. At this time, baby’s natural stores of iron have depleted, SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk is enriched with iron to help support normal cognitive development.

SMA® PRO Growing Up Milk contains more vitamin D per 100 ml than our SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk, as by 1 year, your little one will be consuming more iron through the foods they eat as part of their diet. Vitamin D, which helps to support normal growth and development of bones, is a hard to get nutrient in the diet. A contribution to a toddler’s dietary intake of vitamin D can come from foods such as oily fish, supplements and fortified products such as fortified breakfast cereals. 

 

 

To make it easier for parents, we have changed the name of SMA® PRO Toddler Milk to SMA® Growing Up Milk, to ensure consistency with other milks from 12 months

 SMA® PRO Growing Up Milk is one way to help support a child's nutrient intake in combination with a healthy balanced diet. It has a blend of ingredients tailored to support young children's healthy growth, up until their 4th birthday.

  • Vitamin D and calcium to support the normal growth and development of bones.
  • Omega 3 & 6 and iodine to help support normal growth.
  • Vitamins A, C & D to help support the normal function of baby's immune system.
  • Iron to help support normal cognitive development in baby's brain.

To see the full list of ingredients and nutrition information for this product please see the label or the information available on our product pages.

  The beneficial effect of essential fatty acids is obtained with a daily intake of 10 g of Linoleic acid and 2 g of α-linolenic acid.

 

SMA® PRO Growing Up Milk is suitable from one year onwards. Your toddler can continue to drink Growing Up milk as part of a healthy mixed diet from one to four years of age.

Yes, Health Authorities in the UK and Ireland recommend that a toddler has two to three servings of dairy foods a day, including milk. From 12 months old you can give your toddler full fat cows’ milk, Growing Up milk, or a combination of both.

To see the full list of ingredients and nutrition information for this product please see the label or the information available on our product pages.

SMA® Follow-on Milk is suitable from 6 months and has no more calories than SMA® First Infant Milk. It is whey-based like SMA® First Infant Milk, but has a higher level of vitamins and minerals including iron – so less milk is needed to help ensure they get the nutrients they require to complement their weaning diet.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended that pregnant women and new mothers be informed on the benefits and superiority of breastfeeding – in particular the fact that it provides the best nutrition and protection from illness for babies. Mothers should be given guidance on the preparation for, and maintenance of, lactation, with special emphasis on the importance of a well-balanced diet both during pregnancy and after delivery. Unnecessary introduction of partial bottle-feeding or other foods and drinks should be discouraged since it will have a negative effect on breastfeeding. Similarly, mothers should be warned of the difficulty of reversing a decision not to breastfeed. Before advising a mother to use an infant formula, she should be advised of the social and financial implications of her decision: for example, if a baby is exclusively bottle-fed, more than one can (400 g) per week will be needed, so the family circumstances and costs should be kept in mind. Mothers should be reminded that breast milk is not only the best, but also the most economical food for babies. If a decision to use an infant formula is taken, it is important to give instructions on correct preparation methods, emphasising that unboiled water, unsterilised bottles or incorrect dilution can all lead to illness. 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 of life. 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. SMA Wysoy® milk-free formula is intended to meet the nutritional needs of babies and children who are intolerant to cows’ milk protein, lactose or sucrose. Soya infant formulae are not recommended for preterm babies or those with kidney problems, where medical guidance should always be sought. These products must be used under medical supervision. SMA® PRO Anti-Reflux is a special formula intended for the dietary management of bottle-fed babies when significant reflux (regurgitation) is a problem. It is suitable as the sole source of nutrition up to 6 months of age, and in conjunction with solid food up to 12 months of age. If the baby’s reflux does not improve within 2 weeks of starting SMA® PRO Anti-Reflux, or if the baby fails to thrive, the family doctor should be consulted. SMA LF® is a lactose-free milk based formula for the dietary management of babies and young children who are intolerant to lactose or sucrose, or who are experiencing symptoms such as diarrhoea, tummy ache or wind caused by temporary lactose intolerance. 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 LF® is not suitable for those who are allergic to cows’ milk protein, or who suffer from galactosaemia or require a galactose free diet. SMA® PRO 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® PRO Gold Prem 1 is more appropriate. 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. SMA® PRO Gold Prem 1 is a special formula intended for the dietary management of preterm and low birthweight babies who are not solely fed breast milk. SMA® PRO Gold Prem 2 is a special catch-up formula intended for the dietary management of preterm and low birthweight babies who are not solely fed breast milk. It is a nutritionally complete formula for use on discharge from hospital or when a low birthweight formula is no longer appropriate. It is suitable for use as the sole source of nutrition up to 6 months corrected age. SMA® PRO Gold Prem 2 is not intended for use with newborn preterm babies, for whom fortified breast milk or a low birthweight formula such as SMA® PRO Gold Prem 1 is more appropriate.