Abbott Is the Trusted Leader in Preterm Nutrition

Similac® Preterm Formulas Meet Expert Recommendations for Protein and Other Key Nutrients

  • Consistent with the formula composition guidelines outlined by the Life Sciences Research Organization (LSRO)1 

  • Meets or exceeds the minimum for most of The Consensus Recommendations2,3 as adopted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and published as intake recommendations in the current “Pediatric Nutrition” book 

Abbott Preterm Products and AAP Intake Recommendations (Per 100 Cal)3

Evidence-Based Preterm Nutrition

  • Over 50 years of Abbott research

  • Supported by over 100 scientific publications

Extensive Product Line for Individualized Feedings

Abbott Nutrition provides the most comprehensive portfolio of preterm nutrition with the most flexible options for human milk fortification. 

With 5 fortifiers for human milk and 5 preterm formulas to provide many LiquiMix® options, the Similac Custom Feeding System supports a flexible strategy to help meet the high nutrient demands of preterm infants.

Human Milk Fortifiers

  • Similac has the first non-acidified human milk fortifier with extensively hydrolyzed protein 

  • Only Similac has a commercially sterile Liquid Protein Fortifier

Preterm Formulas

  • For low-birth-weight and premature infants

Term Formulas

  • For use as a supplement or alternative to breastfeeding


  • For initial or supplemental feeding as directed by a physician

Breastfeeding Support

  • For storage, fortification, and feeding of breast milk and formula, including breastfeeding education

* Similac Human Milk Fortifier Hydrolyzed Protein Concentrated Liquid.

References: 1. Klein CJ, et al. Nutrient Requirements for preterm infant formulas. J Nutr. 2002;132(suppl 1):1395S-1577S. 2. Tsang R, et al. Nutrition of the Preterm Infant. Scientific Basis and Practical App., ed 2. Cincinnati, Digital Educ Publ, 2005. 3. American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Nutrition. Pediatric Nutrition. Kleinman RE, Greer FR, eds. 7th ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014;85-86.