SMA® Preterm range
Feeding intolerance in preterm infants is a major concern in neonatal care with up to 50% of premature infants struggling with delays in achieving full enteral feeding. A consequence of feeding intolerance is suboptimal nutrient intake and a decreased rate of growth1,2.
SMA Gold Prem® range is a food for special medical purposes, specially designed to meet the needs of preterm low birth weight infants. It offers a unique combination of nutrients and 100% whey, partially hydrolysed protein for improved tolerance.3-6
SMA Gold Prem® range must be used under medical supervision.
For more information on addressing the nutritional challenges of preterm infants click here or continue below for information on the SMA Gold Prem® range.
SMA Gold Prem® Breast Milk Fortifier
A nutritional supplement to be added to expressed breast milk, for feeding preterm low birthweight infants (LBW). The only breast milk fortifier available in the UK and Ireland to contain iron.3Find out more
SMA Gold Prem® 1
A low birthweight formula for the dietary management of preterm low birthweight infants. The only low birthweight formula that meets the ESPGHAN protein recommendations for feeding all infants less than 1.8kg.4,7-8Find out more
SMA Gold Prem® 2
A post discharge formula for preterm low birthweight infants. SMA Gold Prem® 2, helps promote softer stools due to its Sn-2 palmitate fat blend.9,10Find out more
Nutritional challenges of a preterm infant
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Carnielli VP et al. Feeding premature newborn infants palmitic acid in amounts and stereoisomeric position similar to that of human milk: effects on fat and mineral balance. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1995; 61: 1037–1042.
We believe that breastfeeding is the ideal nutritional start for babies, and we fully support the World Health Organization’s recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life followed by the introduction of adequate nutritious complementary foods along with continued breastfeeding up to two years of age. We also recognise that breastfeeding is not always an option for parents. We recommend that healthcare professionals inform parents about the advantages of breastfeeding. If parents choose not to breastfeed, healthcare professionals should inform parents that such a decision can be difficult to reverse and that the introduction of partial bottle-feeding will reduce the supply of breast milk. Parents should consider the social and financial implications of the use of infant formula. As babies grow at different rates, healthcare professionals should advise on the appropriate time for a baby to begin eating complementary foods. Infant formula and complementary foods should always be prepared, used and stored as instructed on the label in order to avoid risks to a baby’s health. The following products must be used under medical supervision. ●SMA GOLD PREM® 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. It is NOT a breast milk substitute. ●SMA Gold Prem® 1 is a special formula intended for the dietary management of preterm low birthweight babies who are not solely fed breast milk. It is suitable for use as the sole source of nutrition for preterm babies from birth. SMA Gold Prem® 1 is not intended for use with older preterm babies, for whom a special catch-up formula such as SMA Gold Prem® 2 is more appropriate. ●SMA Gold Prem® 2 is a special catch-up formula intended for the dietary management of preterm 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 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 Gold Prem® 1 is more appropriate.