Similac® Special Care® 30

Premature infant formula with iron

Similac® Special Care® 30

Premature infant formula with iron

A 30 Cal/fl oz., iron-fortified feeding for growing, low-birth-weight infants and premature infants.


  • OptiGROTM 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 found in breast milk to support developing cells

Clinical Information

Nutritional Information

Unflavored Liquid - 100 Cal (3.34 fl oz)

Nutrient Data
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Volume, mL 98.58
Protein, g 3.0
Fat, g 6.61
Carbohydrate, g 7.73
Water, g 84
Linoleic Acid, mg 700
Potential Renal Solute Load, mOsm 27.8
Amount Per Serving
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
Amount Per Serving
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

Unflavored Liquid - 1000 mL (1 L)

Nutrient Data
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1014
Volume, mL 1000
Protein, g 30.4
Fat, g 67.1
Carbohydrate, g 78.4
Water, g 852
Linoleic Acid, mg 7101
Potential Renal Solute Load, mOsm 282.3
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin A, IU 12681
Vitamin D, IU 1522
Vitamin E, IU 40.6
Vitamin K, mcg 122
Thiamin (Vitamin B1), mcg 2536
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), mcg 6290
Vitamin B6, mcg 2536
Vitamin B12, mcg 5.58
Niacin, mcg 50722
Folic Acid (Folacin), mcg 375
Pantothenic Acid, mcg 19274
Biotin, mcg 375.3
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), mg 375
Choline, mg 101
Inositol, mg 406
Amount Per Serving
Calcium, mg 1826
Calcium, mEq 91.3
Phosphorus, mg 1014
Magnesium, mg 122
Iron, mg 18.3
Zinc, mg 15.22
Manganese, mcg 122
Copper, mcg 2536
Iodine, mcg 61
Selenium, mcg 20
Sodium, mg 436
Sodium, mEq 19.0
Potassium, mg 1308
Potassium, mEq 33.5
Chloride, mg 821
Chloride, mEq 23.2

Similac® Special Care® 30

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.
When mixed 1:1 with human milk, provides 25 Cal/fl oz to meet the energy needs of most preterm infants.1,2 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 Increases the calcium and phosphorus content of human milk to support growing bones.1,7 With human milk:
  • Suitable for use as a human milk fortifier.
  • Can be used as a breastmilk extender for mothers whose milk supply is low.2,*
  • Increases the nutrient content of human milk without increasing osmolality - nearly isotonic at 310 mOsm/kg water when mixed 1:1 with human milk.
  • Can be mixed with human milk to a variety of caloric densities.
Gluten-free. Halal. Kosher.

  • * Use once feeding tolerance is established.
  • 1 Klein CJ. J Nutr 2002;132:1395S-1577S.
  • 2 Lewis J, et al. J Invest Med 2010;58(2);435. Abstract 283.
  • 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;32:418-424.
  • 7 Tsang R, et al (eds). Nutrition of the Preterm Infant: Scientific Basis and Practical Guidelines. Cincinnati, OH: Digital Education Publishing, Inc. 2005.


Unflavored Liquid

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


Very-low-birthweight infants are particularly susceptible to gastrointestinal complications; therefore, feeding should be initiated cautiously.

Use this product only after feedings of lower caloric density are well-established. For improved tolerance, it is best to increase caloric density slowly, by 2- to 4-Cal/fl oz increments.

Hydration status should be monitored.

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.



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