Eliminate most powder mixing—the AND and the CDC* recommend that powdered infant formulas not be used in the NICU unless there is no nutritionally appropriate alternative available.1,2 The Liqui-Mix System provides an all-liquid solution to deliver a high-calorie, nutrient-dense feeding.
- NICU babies are often immunocompromised and may be at high risk for developing infections
- Powdered formulas are not commercially sterile
- The addition of powdered infant formula to human milk to achieve higher caloric densities does not meet the protein or micronutrient needs of hospitalized or discharged preterm infants3
Similac Special Care liquid formulas and Similac Human Milk Fortifier Hydrolyzed Protein Concentrated Liquid eliminate the need for most powder mixing.