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SMA® PRO Growing Up Milk

A fortified milk drink suitable for young children from 1–3 years as part of a healthy balanced diet.

SMA® PRO Growing up Milk contains 2'FL*

Product description


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Appropriate Growth

  • The lowest protein growing up milk in UK & I1-5 – studies suggest that excessive protein in early life is linked with rapid growth and higher risk of later obesity.6-7
  • Omega 3&6 and iodine to help support normal growth.
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Immunity

  • Contains vitamin D which contributes to the normal functioning of baby’s immune system.8
  • Contains 2’FL Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO*): Research suggests that infants fed an infant formula supplemented with 2’FL HMO* had immune markers closer to breast-fed infants9

2’FL is the most abundant oligosaccharide found in breast milk.10

To find out more about the role of HMOs in breast milk click here.

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

Studies suggest that excessive protein in early life is linked with rapid growth and higher risk of later obesity.8,9

Research shows the importance of providing the right amount of protein in the early diet to help support appropriate growth.6-7,11

SMA® PRO Growing Up Milk has a lower protein level of 1g/100ml and is enriched with iron to help support normal cognitive development. Also contains omega 3 and 6 and iodine to help support normal growth.

Halal Certified
Suitable for vegetarians. (Powder only)

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The lowest protein growing up milk in UK & I 1-6

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A fortified milk to compliment the toddler diet

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Contains Vitamin D and 2’FL

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Formats


SMA® PRO Growing Up Milk is available in a variety of formats for use:

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800 g powder
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400 g powder

Also available in a smaller 400 g size can

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Liquid milk (200 ml carton)

Also available in 200 ml carton on-the-go format. Once opened, can be stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

Preparation


Information for you to give to parents

How to open and prepare your toddler's drink – powder (800 g and 400 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 toddler ill.

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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.

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3.

 Measure 180 ml (approx. 6 fl. oz.) of boiled cooled water into a clean beaker. Using only the scoop provided, add 6 scoops of powder, levelling off each scoop with the back of a clean dry knife. Replace lid on can.

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

Preparing your Toddler's drink – 1 litre liquid

Failure to follow instructions on preparation and storage may make your toddler ill.

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Wash hands well and ensure your toddler's beaker is fully cleaned.

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If carton is damaged in any way, do not use. Shake carton well and unscrew cap. Pour desired amount into a beaker. Replace plastic cap on carton. Add lid to beaker.

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 SMA® PRO Growing Up Milk can be fed at room temperature. If required to heat, stand filled beaker in warm water, do not immerse the lid.

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If warmed, test temperature by shaking a few drops onto the inside of the wrist – milk should be lukewarm.

SMA® PRO Growing Up Milk 200 ml comes with a straw for young children to drink independently, however it is important for parents to always supervise their child when using a straw.

SMA® PRO Growing Up Milk 200 ml carton can be decanted into a beaker if preferred.

Feeding guide


Feeding guide – powdered milk

Feeding guide from 12 months to 3 years

 1 serving = 200 ml

Amount of cooled, boiled water

Level Scoops

ml

fl. oz. (approx.)

1 beaker

180

6

6

6 scoops of powder added to 180 ml (6 fl. oz. approx.) water makes 200 ml (7 fl. oz. approx.) milk drink. All toddlers have different nutritional needs, but after 12 months we recommend a child has around 400 ml of milk per day. You can feed a child up to 2 servings per day depending on their individual nutritional needs. Mix 1 scoop of powder to 30 ml (approx.1 fl. oz.) of waterApprox. 173 scoops per can. 1 scoop = 4.6 g.

Approx. 28 x 200 ml servings per can (applicable to 800 g can only).

Feeding guide – liquid milk

All toddlers have different nutritional needs, but after 12 months we recommend a child has around 400 ml of milk per day. You can feed a child up to 2 servings a day depending on their individual nutritional needs.

Important feeding information


Information for you to give to parents.

SMA® PRO Growing Up Milk powder – 800 g and 400 g can

 

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

 

We recommend preparing each milk drink in individual beakers when required.

 

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

 

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

 

Do not alter or add to milk drink unless medically directed.

 

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

SMA® PRO Growing Up Milk liquid – 1 litre Tetra-Pak®

 

Check best before date.

 

Once open, reseal carton and store only in the fridge (5 ºC or below). Consume within 48 hours.

 

For hygienic reasons, discard unfinished feed as soon as possible, and always within 1 hour.

 

Do not alter or add to milk drink unless medically directed.

 

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

 

Do not freeze.

SMA® PRO Growing Up Milk liquid – 200 ml Tetra-Pak®

 

Toddlers are different and learn to drink from a straw at different ages. Milk can be decanted into a clean beaker if preferred.

 

Check best before date.

 

Shake carton well before use.

 

Once open, store only in the fridge (5 ºC or below) for up to 24 hours in the carton, with the corners turned down.

 

For hygienic reasons, discard unfinished feed as soon as possible, and always within 1 hour.

 

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

 

Do not freeze.

Important: Always supervise your child when using a straw. Push straw back into carton after use.

References
  1. SMA® PRO Growing up milk data card. Available at: https://www.smahcp.co.uk/sites/default/files/2020-11/ZTC4720%20SMA%20PRO%20GUM%20data%20card_2FL_Final.pdf (accessed February 2021)

  2. Aptamil datacard for Growing up milk. Available at: https://www.nutricia.co.uk/hcp/products.html (accessed February 2021)

  3. Aptamil Profutura datacard for Growing up milk. Available at: https://www.nutricia.co.uk/hcp/products.html (accessed February 2021)

  4. Cow and Gate datacard for Growing up Milk. Available at: https://www.nutricia.co.uk/hcp/products.html (accessed February 2021

  5. HIPP datacard for Growing up Milk. Available at: https://www.hipp4hcps.co.uk/fileadmin/media_hcp/pdf/HiPP_growing_up_milk_600g_220819_final.pdf (accessed February 2021)

  6. Baird et al., Being big or growing fast: systematic review of size and growth in infancy and later obesity. BMJ, doi:10.1136/bmj.38586.411273.EO after rapid growth.

  7. Weber et al., Lower protein content in infant formula reduces BMI and obesity risk at school age: follow-up of a randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr 2014;99:1041–51 for higher risk of obesity

  8. Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to Vitamin D and contribution to the normal function of the immune system pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006. EFSA Journal 2015; 13(5);4906

  9. Goehring KC et al. Similar to Those Who Are Breastfed, Infants Fed a Formula Containing 2’- Fucosyllactose Have Lower Inflammatory Cytokines in a Randomized Controlled Trial J Nutr. 2016;146:2559–2566.

  10. Vandenplas et al., Human Milk Oligosaccharides: 2-Fucosyllactose (2-FL) and Lacto-N-Neotetraose (LNnT) in Infant Formula. Nutrients 2018, 10, 1161;

  11. Pimpin L, Jebb S, Johnson L, Wardle J, Ambrosini GL. Dietary protein intake is associated with body mass index and weight up to 5 y of age in a prospective cohort of twins. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016;103:389-97.

  12. Sidnell A et al. Nutrient intakes and iron and vitamin D status differ depending on main milk consumed by UK children aged 12-18 months-secondary analysis from the Diet and Nutrition Survey of Infants and Young Children. J Nutr Sci 2016;5 (32):1-8.

  13. Hojsak I, et al. Young Child Formula: A position paper by the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition. JPGN 2018, Jan;66(1):177-185.

  14. Gibson S & Sidnell A. Nutrient adequacy and imbalance among young children aged 1–3 years in the UK. Nutrition Bulletin 2014; 39: 172–80.

  15. Domellöf M et al. Iron requirements of infants and toddlers. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2014; 58: 119–29.

  16. Bode L. Human milk oligosaccharides: every baby needs a sugar mama. Glycobiology 2012; 22(9): 1147–62.

  17. Jantscher-Krenn E, Bode L. Human milk oligosaccharides and their potential bene ts for the breast-fed neonate. Minerva Pediatr 2012; 64(1): 83–99.

*2'FL: structurally identical human milk oligosaccharides, not sourced from breast milk

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® 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.