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When It Matters Most, How Can Nutrition Help to Do More?

Similac offers a comprehensive hospital portfolio of innovative, science-based nutrition products

Nutrition Challenges Affect Infants in the Hospital From Head to Toe

Nutrition Risk Factors for Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants

Limited nutrient stores & high nutrient needs

In extremely low-birth-weight infants, insufficient protein and energy intake can restrict growth.1  These infants need high calcium and phosphorus intakes for bone mineralization.


Feeding issues

Preterm infants have an immature alimentary tract. Sucking, swallowing, and breathing become coordinated by 32 to 34 weeks gestational age. Additionally, they can have medical complications.


From Protein to Probiotics, Flexible Options for Patient Care

In a recent study, Liquid Protein Fortifier added to fortified human milk was effective in increasing the protein intake of very low-birth-weight infants.2

Probiotics made for hospital use are shown to promote a healthy infant gut microbiome.3,4,*

For Comprehensive Evidence-Based Nutrition Products, Turn to Similac®


* This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Similac® HMF HP CL

Infant Nutrition With Proven Clinical Results

The First & Only Nonacidified Human Milk Fortifier With Extensively Hydrolyzed Protein Backed By 5 Clinical Studies Demonstrating:

Tolerance Outcomes6,7

Weight Gain6-9,†

BUN Levels7,8 

Adverse Events/Acidosis6,7,10

Similac HMF HP CL is fed in 78% of Level 3 & 4 NICUs

* Data on file. Abbott Nutrition. 2021.
† In the Schanler study, weight gain was improved SDAY1-SDAY15.
‡ 632 out of 803 Level 3 and 4 NICUs have usage.

An Extensive Portfolio of Science-Based Products for Individualized Care

Similac® Special Care®

Iron-fortified feedings to help support growth in low-birth-weight and premature infants with our unique blend of DHA, lutein, and vitamin E for brain and eye development

A customizable, all-liquid solution that integrates multiple products to meet varying patient needs and eliminates most powder mixing

Liquid Protein Fortifier

The first & only commercially sterile, extensively hydrolyzed liquid protein fortifier designed for easy digestion and individualized protein level optimization

Use with human milk or formula. Designed to be mixed with donor milk, preterm milk, fortified milk, and formula

Over 90 years of Abbott Infant Nutrition Innovation

Similac® Probiotic Tri-Blend

The first & only multistrain probiotic made for hospital use and shown to promote a healthy infant gut microbiome,3,4,* with high satisfaction reported by healthcare professionals

Similac® NeoSure®

Preterm post-discharge formula that has increased protein, vitamins, and minerals to support excellent catch-up growth and has our unique blend of DHA, lutein, and vitamin E for brain and eye development

* This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
† Abbott Hospital Probiotics Survey Data on File, August 2021.
‡ Compared to term infant formula.
§ 301 NICU professionals and healthcare providers who spend most of their time in the hospital; 95% confidence level.

Comprehensive Hospital Nutrition

The Similac® Portfolio of Products

Choose Science-Based Innovation. Choose Similac.

Supported by over 100 scientific publications
Used in more NICUs and hospitals than any other nutrition brand
Customizable, science-based options to meet patients’ individualized needs
Over 50 years of Abbott preterm infant nutrition research

References: 1. Stephens BE, et al. Pediatrics. 2009;123(5):1337-1343. 2. Parat S, et al. Nutrients. 2020;12(4):1156. 3. Houghteling PD, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2105;60:294-307. 4. Hemarajata P, et al. J. Ther Adv Gastroenterol. 2013;6:39-51. 5. Carver JD, et al. Pediatrics. 2001;107(4):683-689. 6. Kumar N, et al. Am J Perinatol. 2017;34(14):1411-1416. 7. Schanler RJ, et al. J Pediatr. 2018;202:31-37.e2. 8. Kim J, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015;61(6):665-671. 9. Clark B, et al. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017;117(9 suppl 1):A11. 10. Lainwala S, et al. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2017;10(4):393-401.



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