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BREASTFEEDING IS BEST FOR BABIES


FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ONLY


Which First Infant Milk is most in line with expert opinion on growth?


The Department of Health recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the fi rst six months of life.1


Protein and the importance of slower growth rates


Because the protein in breast milk is adapted to a baby’s needs,2 a breastfed baby tends to grow more slowly than a formula fed baby.3


SMA PRO First Infant Milk is the only fi rst infant milk clinically proven to achieve a growth rate comparable with a breastfed baby as defi ned by WHO growth standards10


SMA PRO First Infant Milk versus WHO growth standard z-scores at 4 months WHO growth standard


Retarded growth


This slower growth rate has


shown to have signifi cant long-term health benefi ts, including a lower risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.4


PRO First Infant Milk


Weight-for-age Length-for-age Head circumference BMI


Z-scores -3 -2.5 -2 -1.5 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3


Green dots represent average growth measurements in infants fed SMA PRO First Infant Milk compared to WHO growth standards. Growth within -/+ 0.5 standard deviation of WHO growth standards is desirable.


We’ve responded to expert opinion about proteins in SMA®


“ Protein intakes of infants are generally well above the requirements, so protein content of Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula could be reduced” European Food Safety Authority 20145


“ The breast milk content of amino acids is the best estimate of infant amino acid requirements” WHO/FAO/UNU 20147


Of the essential amino acids, four have been shown, when supplied in excess, to be associated with increased release of insulin. This may trigger a cascade of reactions in the body which may result in faster growth.9 European Childhood Obesity Trial Study Group 20159


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SMA PRO First Infant Milk is the lowest protein formula available at 1.25 g*/100 ml (1.87 g*/100 kcal)6


*Powder only, liquids will vary


SMA PRO First Infant Milk has an essential amino acid profi le similar to that of breast milk8


SMA PRO First Infant Milk has lower levels of insulinogenic amino acids compared with other fi rst infant milks8


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Accelerated growth


Getting the right quantity and quality of protein in infant and toddler diets has lifelong health benefi ts.


With SMA PRO First Infant Milk, you can help build a nutritional foundation for life in the fi rst 1000 days.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Breast milk is best for babies and breastfeeding should continue for as long as possible. Good maternal nutrition is important for the preparation and maintenance of breastfeeding. Introducing partial bottle-feeding may have a negative effect on breastfeeding and reversing a decision not to breastfeed is diffi cult. A caregiver should always seek the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian or pharmacist on the need for and proper method of use of infant formulae and on all matters of infant feeding. Social and fi nancial implications should be considered when selecting a method of infant feeding. Infant formulae should always be prepared and used as directed. Inappropriate foods or feeding methods, or improper use of infant formula, may present a health hazard.


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References: 1. UNICEF. The Health benefits of breastfeeding. 2. Lönnerdal B. Am J Clin Nutrition 2003; 77: 1537–43. 3. WHO UK Growth Charts. http:// www.rcpch.ac.uk/improving-child-health/public- health/uk-who-growth-charts/faqs/uk-who-growth- chart-faqs. 4. Singhal A & Lucas A. Lancet 2004; 363: 1642–1645. 5. EFSA. Scientifi c Opinion on the essential composition of infant and follow-on formulae. EFSA Journal 2014; 12(7): 3760. 6. SMA® PRO First Infant Milk Datacard. 7. Protein and Amino Acid Requirements in Human Nutrition. Report of a Joint WHO/FAO/ UNU Expert Consensus 2007. 8. Nestlé data on fi le, 2014. 9. Kirchberg FF et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2015; 100(1): 149–58. 10. Grathwohl DJ et al. Abstract at EAPS Congress, 2010.


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