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Similac® Special Care® 24

Premature infant formula with iron

Similac® Special Care® 24

Premature infant formula with iron

A 24 Cal/fl oz iron-fortified feeding for growing, low-birth-weight infants and premature infants. Use under medical supervision.

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67368 Similac Special Care 24 Ready to Feed / 2 fl oz (59 mL) Bottle / 8 x 6 ct Institutional

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100 Cal (4.2 fl oz)

Nutrition Data

Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 100
Volume, mL 123.22
Protein, g 3.0
Fat, g 5.43
Carbohydrate, g 10.3
Water, g 109
Linoleic Acid, mg 700
Potential Renal Solute Load, mOsm 27.8

Vitamins

Amount Per Serving %DV
Vitamin A, IU 1250
Vitamin D, IU 150
Vitamin E, IU 4.0
Vitamin K, mcg 12
Thiamin (Vitamin B1), mcg 250
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), mcg 620
Vitamin B6, mcg 250
Vitamin B12, mcg 0.55
Niacin, mcg 5000
Folic Acid (Folacin), mcg 37
Pantothenic Acid, mcg 1900
Biotin, mcg 37
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), mg 37
Choline, mg 10
Inositol, mg 40

Minerals

Amount Per Serving %DV
Calcium, mg 180
Calcium, mEq 9.0
Phosphorus, mg 100
Magnesium, mg 12
Iron, mg 1.8
Zinc, mg 1.5
Manganese, mcg 12
Copper, mcg 250
Iodine, mcg 6
Selenium, mcg 2
Sodium, mg 43
Sodium, mEq 1.9
Potassium, mg 129
Potassium, mEq 3.3
Chloride, mg 81
Chloride, mEq 2.3

1000 mL (1.1 QT)

Nutrition Data

Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 812
Volume, mL 1000
Protein, g 24.34
Fat, g 44.07
Carbohydrate, g 83.6
Water, g 885
Linoleic Acid, mg 5681
Potential Renal Solute Load, mOsm 225.8

Vitamins

Amount Per Serving %DV
Vitamin A, IU 10144
Vitamin D, IU 1217
Vitamin E, IU 32.5
Vitamin K, mcg 97.4
Thiamin (Vitamin B1), mcg 2029
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), mcg 5032
Vitamin B6, mcg 2029
Vitamin B12, mcg 4.46
Niacin, mcg 40578
Folic Acid (Folacin), mcg 300
Pantothenic Acid, mcg 15419
Biotin, mcg 300
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), mg 300
Choline, mg 81
Inositol, mg 325

Minerals

Amount Per Serving %DV
Calcium, mg 1461
Calcium, mEq 72.9
Phosphorus, mg 812
Magnesium, mg 97.4
Iron, mg 14.6
Zinc, mg 12.17
Manganese, mcg 97
Copper, mcg 2029
Iodine, mcg 49
Selenium, mcg 16
Sodium, mg 349
Sodium, mEq 15.2
Potassium, mg 1047
Potassium, mEq 26.8
Chloride, mg 657
Chloride, mEq 18.6
Features
  • OptiGRO® is our exclusive blend of DHA, lutein and vitamin E: these important ingredients are found in breast milk. <ul> <li>DHA for brain and eye development.</li> <li>Lutein to support eye health.</li> <li>Vitamin E, an important nutrient to support developing cells.</li> </ul>
  • Clinically shown to improve early language development,<sup>1,*,&dagger;</sup> early visual development,<sup>1,*,&Dagger;</sup> and body composition.<sup>2,*</sup>
  • Lutein, a carotenoid naturally found in colostrum and human milk, has been shown to help support eye health in the preterm infant.<sup>3,4,5,6</sup>
  • Calcium: phosphorus content and ratio (1.8:1) supports intrauterine accretion rates.<sup>7</sup>
  • 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 formula followed by cautious progression to higher caloric feedings.
  • Spitting up, abdominal distension, abnormal stools or stool patterns, excessive gastric residuals, or other signs of intestinal dysfunction have been associated with enteral feeding before the intestinal tract is ready to accommodate 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.
  • <B>Never use a microwave oven to warm formula.</B> Serious burns can result.
  • <sup>*</sup> Compared to infants fed a formula without DHA and ARA in a clinical trial with Similac Special Care and Similac NeoSure infant formulas with iron; prior to the addition of lutein.

    <sup>1</sup> O'Connor DL, et al. Pediatrics. 2001;108:359-371.

    <sup>&dagger;</sup> Based on a post-hoc analysis of English-speaking singleton premature infants using the MacArthur Communicative Developmental Inventories.

    <sup>2</sup> Groh-Wargo S, et al. Pediatr Res. 2005;57:712-718.

    <sup>&Dagger;</sup> Visual acuity measured at 4 and 6 months corrected age and assessed by VEP (visual evoked potential).

    <sup>3</sup> Canfield LM, et al. Eur J Nutr. 2003;42:133-141.

    <sup>4</sup> Schweigert FJ, et al. Eur J Nutr. 2004;43:39-44.

    <sup>5</sup> Patton S, et al. Lipids. 1990;25:159-165.

    <sup>6</sup> Rubin LP, et al. J Perinatol. 2012;32(6):418-24.

    <sup>7</sup> Mize CE, et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 1995;62:385-91.

    Unflavored Liquid

    Water, Nonfat Milk, Corn Syrup Solids, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Lactose, Whey Protein Concentrate, Soy Oil, Coconut Oil. Less than 0.5% of: C. Cohnii Oil, M. Alpina Oil, Beta-Carotene, Lutein, Calcium Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid, Potassium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate, Soy Lecithin, Monoglycerides, Magnesium Chloride, M-Inositol, Sodium Citrate, Carrageenan, Potassium Hydroxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Choline Bitartrate, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Niacinamide, L-Carnitine, Zinc Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Potassium Phosphate, d-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Cupric Sulfate, Riboflavin, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Manganese Sulfate, Biotin, Phylloquinone, Sodium Selenate, Vitamin D3, Cyanocobalamin, and Nucleotides (Cytidine 5’-Monophosphate, Disodium Guanosine 5’-Monophosphate, Disodium Uridine 5’-Monophosphate, Adenosine 5’-Monophosphate).

    Contains milk and soy ingredients.

    Preparation

    Instructions for Use:
    The health of the infant depends on carefully following the directions for preparation and use. Proper hygiene, handling and storage are important when preparing infant formula.

    • Do not add water.
    • Shake very well.
    • Do not use if breakaway ring is missing or broken.
    • Twist off cap.
    • Twist on nipple and ring.
    • Pour desired amount into feeding container (Volu-Feed or syringe) or attach clean, single-use nipple and ring (not included). Use sterile nipple and ring if directed.
    • Once oral feeding begins, use within one hour or discard.
    • If signs of intolerance develop, slow feeding or discontinue.

    Can be mixed to a variety of caloric densities using the Liqui-Mix® System. Follow physician's instructions.

    Storage & Handling

    Instructions for Storage:

    • Avoid prolonged exposure of bottles to light.
    • Store unopened at room temperature; avoid extreme temperatures.
    • For mixing: pour, recap, refrigerate and use within 24 hours.
    • Do not reuse bottle.

    Similac<sup>®</sup> Special Care<sup>®</sup> 24

    Similac® Special Care® 24

    Premature infant formula with iron

    A 24 Cal/fl oz iron-fortified feeding for growing, low-birth-weight infants and premature infants. Use under medical supervision.

    Similac<sup>®</sup> Special Care<sup>®</sup> 24

    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 to support developing cells.
    • Clinically shown to improve early language development,1,*,† early visual development,1,*,‡ and body composition.2,*
    • Lutein, a carotenoid naturally found in colostrum and human milk, has been shown to help support eye health in the preterm infant.3,4,5,6
    • Calcium: phosphorus content and ratio (1.8:1) supports intrauterine accretion rates.7
    • Approximately 2 mg iron/kg body weight per day when fed at 120 Cal/kg body weight per day.
    • Gluten-free.
    • Halal.
    • Kosher.

    * Compared to infants fed a formula without DHA and ARA in a clinical trial with Similac Special Care and Similac NeoSure infant formulas with iron; prior to the addition of lutein.

    1 O'Connor DL, et al. Pediatrics. 2001;108:359-371.

    Based on a post-hoc analysis of English-speaking singleton premature infants using the MacArthur Communicative Developmental Inventories.

    2 Groh-Wargo S, et al. Pediatr Res. 2005;57:712-718.

    Visual acuity measured at 4 and 6 months corrected age and assessed by VEP (visual evoked potential).

    3 Canfield LM, et al. Eur J Nutr. 2003;42:133-141.

    4 Schweigert FJ, et al. Eur J Nutr. 2004;43:39-44.

    5 Patton S, et al. Lipids. 1990;25:159-165.

    6 Rubin LP, et al. J Perinatol. 2012;32(6):418-24.

    7 Mize CE, et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 1995;62:385-91.


    Safety 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 formula followed by cautious progression to higher caloric feedings.
    • Spitting up, abdominal distension, abnormal stools or stool patterns, excessive gastric residuals, or other signs of intestinal dysfunction have been associated with enteral feeding before the intestinal tract is ready to accommodate 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.

    Availability

    List Number Item
    67368 Similac Special Care 24 Ready to Feed / 2 fl oz (59 mL) Bottle / 8 x 6 ct

    Ingredients

    Unflavored Liquid

    Water, Nonfat Milk, Corn Syrup Solids, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Lactose, Whey Protein Concentrate, Soy Oil, Coconut Oil. Less than 0.5% of: C. Cohnii Oil, M. Alpina Oil, Beta-Carotene, Lutein, Calcium Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid, Potassium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate, Soy Lecithin, Monoglycerides, Magnesium Chloride, M-Inositol, Sodium Citrate, Carrageenan, Potassium Hydroxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Choline Bitartrate, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Niacinamide, L-Carnitine, Zinc Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Potassium Phosphate, d-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Cupric Sulfate, Riboflavin, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Manganese Sulfate, Biotin, Phylloquinone, Sodium Selenate, Vitamin D3, Cyanocobalamin, and Nucleotides (Cytidine 5’-Monophosphate, Disodium Guanosine 5’-Monophosphate, Disodium Uridine 5’-Monophosphate, Adenosine 5’-Monophosphate).

    Contains milk and soy ingredients.


    Nutrition Information

    100 Cal (4.2 fl oz)
    Value%DV
    1000 mL (1.1 QT)
    Value%DV

    Preparation

    Instructions for Use:
    The health of the infant depends on carefully following the directions for preparation and use. Proper hygiene, handling and storage are important when preparing infant formula.

    • Do not add water.
    • Shake very well.
    • Do not use if breakaway ring is missing or broken.
    • Twist off cap.
    • Twist on nipple and ring.
    • Pour desired amount into feeding container (Volu-Feed or syringe) or attach clean, single-use nipple and ring (not included). Use sterile nipple and ring if directed.
    • Once oral feeding begins, use within one hour or discard.
    • If signs of intolerance develop, slow feeding or discontinue.

    Can be mixed to a variety of caloric densities using the Liqui-Mix® System. Follow physician's instructions.


    Storage & Handling

    Instructions for Storage:

    • Avoid prolonged exposure of bottles to light.
    • Store unopened at room temperature; avoid extreme temperatures.
    • For mixing: pour, recap, refrigerate and use within 24 hours.
    • Do not reuse bottle.

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