Product description


SMA ADVANCED Follow-on Milk

The 1st follow-on milk in the UK & Ireland to contain HMOs* (2’FL & LNnT).1–11


Fortified with iron (which UK & Ireland dietary surveys show can be lacking in infant diets12,13) to help support normal cognitive development in baby’s brain.


Contains 100% whey, partially hydrolysed protein for faster gastric emptying and softer stools.14,15


Zinc and vitamins A, C & D to help.

The first 1,000 days of a baby’s life have a life-long impact on many aspects of future health.


SMA® ADVANCED Follow-on Milk contains:

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs): Complex carbohydrates found in breast milk and the third most abundant solid component in human milk. HMOs have a very unique structure, which results in specific functions within the human body.17,18

Vitamin D and calcium: To support normal growth and development of bone.

Omega 3 & 6 LCPs: To help support eye and brain development,19 and Iodine to help support normal growth.

As babies start to receive complementary foods at about 6 months, it’s important to provide increased levels of these important nutrients to meet infants changing requirements at this stage.

For information on suitability for use in Halal diets please contact the Careline on 0800 081 81 80 (UK) or 1800 931 832 (Ireland). 

Contains HMOs*

HMOs are the third most abundant solid component in human milk and have a very unique structure, which results in specific functions within the 
human body.18,19

SMA® ADVANCED Follow-on Milk is the 1st follow-on milk in the UK & Ireland with HMOs* (2’FL & LNnT).1–11

Fortified with iron, vitamin D and calcium

The latest infant dietary survey shows that in the UK, 10–14% of infants aged 7–11 months have an iron intake less than the LRNI.12,13

Iron needs are high from 6 months onwards.14 SMA® ADVANCED Follow-on Milk provides 44% of an infant’s dietary requirements of iron22, 42% of the calcium requirements22 and 53% of the vitamin D requirements in a daily serving of 500 ml.20

Contains 100% whey, partially hydrolysed protein

SMA® ADVANCED Follow-on Milk contains 100% whey, partially hydrolysed protein, which helps to accelerate gastric emptying and results in softer stools.15,16

References Show all Hide all
  1. SMA® ADVANCED Follow-on Milk datacard (accessed March 2019).

  2. SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk datacard (accessed March 2019).

  3. SMA® Organic Follow-on Milk datacard (accessed March 2019).

  4. Aptamil Profutura Follow-on Milk datacard (accessed March 2019).

  5. Aptamil Pronutra Follow-on Milk datacard (accessed February 2019).

  6. HiPP Organic Follow-on Milk datacard (accessed March 2019).

  7. Cow & Gate Follow-on Milk datacard (accessed March 2019).

  8. Kendamil Follow-on Milk datacard (accessed March 2019).

  9. Mamia Follow-on Milk nutritional information on pack (accessed February 2018).

  10. Arla Follow-on Milk product information (accessed March 2019).

  11. Sainsburys Little Ones Follow-on Milk nutritional information (accessed March 2019).

  12. Lennox A et al. (2013) Diet and Nutrition Survey of Infants and Young Children. Available at:… (accessed March 2019).

  13. Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance. (2012) National Pre-School Nutrition Survey: Summary Report June 2012. Food and Nutrient Intakes, Physical Measurements and Barriers to Healthy Eating. City Print Ltd., Ireland.

  14. Domellöf M, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2014; 58: 119–29.

  15. Billeaud C, et al. Eur J Clin Nutr 1990; 44: 577–83.

  16. Czerkies LA, et al. Int J Pediatr 2018; 2018: 4969576.

  17. Mora J, et al. Nat Rev Immunol 2008; 8(9): 685–98.

  18. Kunz C. Adv Nutr 2012; 3(3): 430S–9S.

  19. Bode L. Glycobiology 2012; 22(9): 1147–62.

  20. Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition. Vitamin D and health (2016). Available at:… (accessed March 2019).

  21. Koletzko B, et al. J Perinat Med 2008; 36: 5–14.

  22. Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/127 on infant and follow-on formulae.

SMA ADVANCED Follow-on Milk
800 g Powder

The scoop is provided under the lid. It can be stored in suspension inside the can.

How to open and prepare your baby's feed – powder (800 g)

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

Preparation step - 1

1. Pull the safety seal and open the lid. The scoop is provided under the lid. Lift the tab, pull on the foil seal, carefully and safely remove the seal and dispose of it.

Preparation step - 1 Wash

2. Wash hands well. Wash and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturers’ instructions.

Preparation step - 1 Boil

3. Boil 1 litre of fresh tap water. Allow boiled water to cool for no more than 30 minutes. Measure 180 ml (approx. 6 fl. oz.) of water into a beaker or bottle, carefully – the water is hot. Do not use artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water.

Preparation step - 1 Scoop

4. Using only the scoop provided, add 6 scoops of powder, levelling off each scoop with the back of a clean dry knife. Store the scoop in suspension inside the can and replace lid.

Preparation step - 1 Shake

5. Place a lid on the beaker, or teat and cap on the bottle, and shake well until powder is fully dissolved. Cool beaker/ bottle under cold running water or in a bowl or jug of cold water until lukewarm, do not immerse the lid/teat. Test temperature by shaking a few drops onto the inside of your wrist.


Useful helpsheets for you to share with parents:



Feeding guide – powdered milk

Feeding guide from 6+ months

 1 serving = 200 ml

Amount of cooled, freshly boiled water

Number of scoops of powder


fl. oz. (approx.)

1 beaker/bottle




All babies are different but try to ensure that from 6 months to 1 year a baby has 500-600 ml of SMA® ADVANCED  Follow-on Milk per day either as a drink, on cereals or mixed with food. Mix 1 scoop of powder to 30 ml (approx.1 fl. oz.)of water. Approx. 181 scoops per can. 1 scoop = 4.4 g. Approx. 30 x 200 ml servings per can. 

SMA® ADVANCED Follow-on Milk powder – 800 g


Do not add extra powder or water to make the feeds stronger or weaker and do not press powder into scoop. Using too much or too little powder can make your baby ill.


We recommend preparing each feed in individual beakers/bottles when required.


For hygienic reasons, discard unfinished feed in the beaker/bottle as soon as possible.


Made-up formulae can be poured over cereals and mixed with food.


Do not alter or add to formulae unless medically directed.


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.

*HMOs: structurally identical human milk oligosaccharides, not sourced from breast milk.

LRNI, Lower Reference Nutrient Intake.

LCPs, Long-chain polyunsaturates.

Important Notice:

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of life and continued breastfeeding for as long as possible.
SMA® ADVANCED 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.