Product description

SCIENCE INSPIRED BY NATURE

SMA® Comfort
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EASY TO DIGEST

Contains partially hydrolysed, 100% whey protein which is easier to digest than intact protein molecules1.

Specially tailored
SPECIALLY TAILORED

Specially tailored formula for healthy infants that experience common everyday feeding issues2.

Nutritionally complete
NUTRITIONALLY COMPLETE*

Contains all essential nutrients to support babies’ nutritional needs.

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

SMA® Comfort is an easy to digest1, nutritionally complete* infant milk with Omega 3 & 6 LCPs. Up to 55% of babies experience tummy troubles in the first few weeks and months of life. This is thought to be caused by an immature gut.3 Although this rarely affects growth, it can be distressing for parents and baby.

SMA® Comfort is the only comfort milk without a thickener which means that there is no need to use a fast-flowing teat.4

Halal Certified. Suitable for Vegetarians

Available to purchase in supermarkets and pharmacies
United Drug Wholesale order code (Ireland only): 893857
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  1. Billeaud C et al. Eur J Clin Nutr 1990; 44: 577–583.

  2. Infante D et al. World J Gastroenterol 2011; 17: 2104–2108.

  3. Iacono G et al. Dig liver Dis 2005; 37: 432-438

  4. SMA® Comfort Infant Milk datacard. Available at: https://www.smahcp.ie/formula-milk/comfort-infant-milk (accessed May 2020)

Find out more about the science here and a comprehensive list of references is available on request via SMA Careline®
LCPs, long-chain polyunsaturates

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  1. Billeaud C et al. Eur J Clin Nutr 1990; 44: 577–583.

 

comfort
800 g powder

Available to purchase in supermarkets and pharmacies

United Drug Wholesale order code (Ireland only): 893857

References Show all Hide all
  1. Billeaud C et al. Eur J Clin Nutr 1990; 44: 577–583.

SMA® Comfort is the only comfort formula which is both Halal Certified and suitable for vegetarians.

 

  SMA® Comfort2 Aptamil Comfort3 Cow & Gate Comfort4
Does not contain a thickener (no need to change to a fast flow teat)      
Suitable for vegetarians      
Halal Certified      

 

References

  1. Billeaud C et al. Eur J Clin Nutr 1990; 44: 577–583.

  2. SMA® Comfort Infant Milk datacard. Available at: https://www.smahcp.co.uk/formula-milk/comfort-infant-milk (accessed May 2020)

  3. Aptamil Comfort Datacard. Available at: https://d2yhgir88ahms2.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/15155408/Aptamil-Comfort-Datacard-800g.pdf. (accessed May 2020)

  4. Cow & Gate Comfort Datacard. Available at: https://d2yhgir88ahms2.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/15161428/Cow-Gate-Comfort-Datacard-800g.pdf (accessed May 2020)

 

Information for you to give to parents

 

How to open and prepare your baby’s feed

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

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

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

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3. Boil 1 litre of fresh tap water. Allow boiled water to cool for no more than 30 minutes. Measure the required amount of water (see feeding guide) into a sterilised bottle, carefully – the water is hot. Do not use artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water.

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4. Using only the scoop provided, add the correct number of scoops of powder (see feeding guide), levelling off each scoop with the back of a clean dry knife. Replace lid on can.

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

Reference

  1. Billeaud C et al. Eur J Clin Nutr 1990; 44: 577–583.

 

Information for you to give to parents

Feeding guide for birth – 12 months

Approx. age of baby

Approx. weight of baby

Preparation for single feeds

Feeds in 24 hours

 

Cooled, freshly boiled water

kg

lb

Level scoops

ml

fl. oz. (approx.)

Birth – 2 weeks

3.4

3

90

3

6

2 – 4 weeks

3.7

8

4

120

4

6

4 – 8 weeks

4.2

4

120

4

6

2 months

5.3

11¾

5

150

5

5

3 months

6.1

13½

6

180

6

5

4 months

6.7

14¾

6

180

6

5

6 months

7.6

16¾

8

240

8

4

7 – 12 months

-

-

7

210

7

3

This table is a guide only; a baby may need more or less than the volumes stated. Caregivers should consult their healthcare professional if more advice is needed. Remember, a baby should be fed on demand.

Mix 1 scoop of powder to 30 ml (approx 1 fl. oz.) of water. Approx. 186 scoops per can. 1 scoop = 4.3 g.

Reference

  1. Billeaud C et al. Eur J Clin Nutr 1990; 44: 577–583.

 

Information for you to give to parents

SMA® Comfort powder – 800 g can

 

 

Do not add extra powder or water to make 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 bottles when required.

 

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

 

For older babies, made-up formulae can be added to food.

 

Do not alter or add to formulae unless medically directed.

 

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

 

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

Reference

  1. Billeaud C et al. Eur J Clin Nutr 1990; 44: 577–583.

* As required by the legislation for all infant formula.

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.