Popular infant formulas for Preemies

With the many infant formulas on supermarket shelves, new parents of preemies may be confused about the best product for premature babies. Choosing a formula is definitely a decision that should be made with your neonatologist or pediatrician, but learning about the different types can help you and your doctor to make an informed decision.

Similac Neosure

-infant Formula with Iron

  • A 22 Cal/fl oz, nutrient-enriched* formula for babies who were born prematurely. Designed to be used as a preterm post-discharge formula.
  • Use under medical supervision.

* Increased protein, vitamins, and minerals compared to term infant formula.

Has OptiGRO™ to support your baby’s brain and eye development.

 

Similac Alimentum

-hypoallergenic Infant Formula with Iron

  • A 20 Cal/fl oz, nutritionally complete, hypoallergenic formula for infants, including those with colic symptoms due to protein sensitivity. A supplemental beverage for children with severe food allergies, sensitivity to intact protein, protein maldigestion, or fat malabsorption.

Precautions

  • Never use a microwave oven to warm formula. Serious burns can result.
  • Powdered infant formulas are not sterile and should not be fed to premature infants or infants who might have immune problems unless directed and supervised by your baby’s doctor.

Reference: http://abbottnutrition.com

 

Enfamil Nutramigen

Clinically proven to reduce colic due to cow’s milk allergy fast—often within 48 hours.

Nutramigen with Enflora LGG is clinically proven to manage colic due to cow’s milk allergy fast, often within 48 hours†—while still providing the complete nutrition your baby needs to reach key milestones.

  • Clinically proven in over 70 studies
  • Provides complete nutrition for your baby’s first year
  • Powdered form includes Probiotic LGG to help support digestive health
  • DHA and ARA to promote brain and eye development

Enfamil EnfaCare Baby Formula

It is an infant formula scientifically designed for infants who were born prematurely or with low birth weight to be used during their first year of life after leaving the hospital.

  • It is a milk-based, 22-Cal/fl oz formula with extra amounts of nutrients compared to standard term formula to promote your baby’s healthy development.
  • Enfamil EnfaCare has 40% more protein than Enfamil Infant formula, as well as increased levels of vitamins and minerals to help support catch up growth of premature or low birth weight babies coming home.
  • It has expert-recommended levels of DHA and ARA to support brain and eye development, as well as a blend of nutrients and antioxidants to help support your baby’s immune system.
  • Enfamil EnfaCare is clinically proven to help promote catch-up growth similar to full-term breastfed infants when offered in a program of Enfamil formulas.*

Enfamil LactoFree

This milk formula is designed for babies who are sensitive to lactose. It contains all the nutrition of a milk-based formula without the lactose. Is not recommended for babies with galactosemia.

Reference: www.enfamil.com

 

Similac Special Care

-premature high protein infant formula with iron

  • A 24 Cal/fl oz iron-fortified feeding for growing, low-birth-weight infants and premature infants who may need extra protein to help support growth.
  • Use under medical supervision.

Features

  • OptiGRO™ is our exclusive blend of DHA, lutein and vitamin E: these important ingredients are found in breast milk.
  • DHA for brain and eye development.
  • Lutein to support eye health.
  • Vitamin E, an important nutrient found in breast milk to support developing cells.
  • 3.3 g of protein/100 Cal, 10% more protein than Similac Special Care 24.
  • Designed as a liquid option to meet the higher protein needs of very-low-birth-weight preterm infants.
  • When fed at 120 Cal/kg/day, meets the recommended 4 g protein/kg/day for very-low-birth-weight infants.1,2,3,4
  • Lutein, a carotenoid naturally found in colostrum and human milk, has been shown to help support eye health in the the preterm infant.5,6,7,8
  • Calcium: phosphorus content and ratio (1.8:1) supports intrauterine accretion rates.9
  • Approximately 2 mg iron/kg body weight per day when fed at 120 Cal/kg body weight per day.
  • Gluten-free.
  • Halal.
  • Kosher.

Precautions

  • Very-low-birthweight infants are particularly susceptible to gastrointestinal complications; therefore, feeding should be initiated cautiously.
  • Tolerance to enteral feedings should be confirmed by initially offering small volumes of hypocaloric formula followed by cautious progression to higher caloric feedings.
  • Spitting up, excessive gastric residuals, abdominal distension, abnormal stools or stool patterns, or other signs of intestinal dysfunction have been associated with enteral feeding before the intestinal tract is ready to accomodate the regimen. At first signs of these problems, enteral feeding should be slowed or discontinued.
  • Not intended for feeding low-birth-weight infants after they reach a weight of 3600 g (approximately 8 lb) or as directed by a physician.
  • Never use a microwave oven to warm formula. Serious burns can result.

Similac Sensitive

Complete nutrition for fussiness, gas or mild spit-up.

Most babies are fussy and gassy at times. But your baby’s more frequent fussiness and gas could be a sign that a different formula is needed.

Trust Similac Sensitive to provide a strong start for your baby’s developing digestive system.

Has OptiGRO™ to support your baby’s brain and eye development.

*Not for infants and children with galactosemia.
Due to lactose sensitivity.

 

Reference:

http://abbottnutrition.com

https://similac.com/baby-formula/similac-sensitive

 

Alfare

ALFARÉ® is a specialized, hypoallergenic semi-elemental nutritionally-complete formula for special medical purposes.

It is specially formulated for the feeding of infants suffering from food intolerance due to severe acute or chronic diarrhoea, malabsorption, severe malnutrition and/or protein allergy.

Reference: http://www.nestle.com.sg

Similac® Soy Isomil®

-complete nutrition for sensitive tummies.

Fussiness and gas can be a common part of feeding your baby.

Similac Soy Isomil is specially designed to comfort with the gentleness of soy to soothe the tummy.

Soy-based formulas have been clinically shown to help reduce feeding problems. No other soy-based formula has been studied more than Isomil.

Has OptiGRO™ to support your baby’s brain and eye development.

If your baby’s fussiness or gas seems excessive, ask your physician about switching to Similac Soy Isomil.

Soy formulas are not recommended for premature infants with birth weights of less than 1800 g.

Reference: https://similac.com