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SMA® ADVANCED Follow-on Milk

Specially designed to help support the infant's developing immune system1-3

A follow-on milk containing iron and designed specifically to meet the nutritional needs of babies from 6 months of age as part of a varied weaning diet.

Product description


Contains Human Milk Oligosaccharides* 2’FL and LNnT

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Contains Zinc and vitamins A, C & D to help support the normal function of babies immune system1

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Fortified with iron (which UK dietary surveys show can be lacking in infant diets4) to help support normal cognitive development in baby’s brain5.

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 is the 1st follow-on milk in the UK & Ireland with HMOs* (2’FL & LNnT).6-16 Click here for more information about HMOs.

SMA® ADVANCED also contains 100% whey, partially hydrolysed protein, which helps to accelerate gastric emptying and results in softer stools.17,18

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). 

Data card


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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:

Preparing and giving a bottle

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Steam sterilising

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Feeding guide

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. 

Important feeding information


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.

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  2. Puccio G, Alliet P, Cajozzo C, et al. Effects of infant formula with human milk oligosaccharides on growth and morbidity: A randomized multicenter trial. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2017; 64: 624–31

  3. Bode L. Human milk oligosaccharides: Every baby needs a sugar mama Glycobiology 2012;9:1147–1162

  4. Lennox A et al. (2013) Diet and Nutrition Survey of Infants and Young Children. Available at:… (accessed July 2020

  5. Domellöf M, et al. Iron Requirements of Infants and Toddlers. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2014; 58: 119–29

  6. SMA® ADVANCED Follow-on Milk datacard (accessed July 2020).

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

  8. SMA® Organic Follow-on Milk datacard (accessed July 2020).

  9. Aptamil Profutura Follow-on Milk datacard (accessed July 2020).

  10. Aptamil Pronutra Follow-on Milk datacard (accessed July 2020).

  11. HiPP Organic Follow-on Milk datacard (accessed July 2020).

  12. Cow & Gate Follow-on Milk datacard (accessed July 2020).

  13. Kendamil Follow-on Milk datacard (accessed July 2020).

  14. Mamia Follow-on Milk nutritional information on pack (accessed July 2020).

  15. Arla Follow-on Milk product information (accessed July 2020).

  16. Sainsburys Little Ones Follow-on Milk nutritional information (accessed July 2020).

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

  18. Billeaud C, et al. Eur J Clin Nutr 1990; 44: 577–83. 18. Kunz C. Adv Nutr 2012; 3(3): 430S–9S

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

  20. Department of Health, Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom, HMSO, 1991

  21. Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition. Vitamin D and health (2016). Available at:… (accessed July 2020)


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.