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Nutricia Breast Milk Fortifier (BMF)

Supplement for partially or completely breast fed premature or low birth weight infants requiring nutritional supplementation.


Features and Benefits

Nutricia Breast Milk Fortifier is intended to nutritionally supplement breast milk, for feeding low birth weight and premature infants.

Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for neonates, however may be nutritionally inadequate for preterm infants (in particular <30 weeks gestation) due to their different needs and rapid growth.1-4 Studies of human milk fortification have demonstrated beneficial increases in nutrition, weight gain, growth and bone chemistry in very low birth weight infants.1-3

Nutricia Breast Milk Fortifier is:

  • Designed to help achieve optimal growth rates in preterm infants1,3
  • Provides additional energy from protein and carbohydrates
  • 8kcal (33kJ) per 2.2g sachet
  • Contains vitamins, minerals and trace elements to supplement preterm breast milk
  • Contains extensively hydrolysed protein which internal data shows assures satisfactory solubility characteristics.

When supplemented with breast milk, Nutricia Breast Milk Fortifier generally meets the ESPGHAN^ 2010 guidelines4 for preterm infants with a bodyweight of 1kg and over, except for iron. Nutricia consulted Specialist Healthcare Professionals around the world to help in the reformulation of this product. The majority of responses indicated iron should be omitted to allow Healthcare Professionals complete clinical control and flexibility with regards to iron supplementation of the preterm infant. The ability to add iron to breast milk and Breast Milk Fortifier based on the individual needs of the preterm infant is beneficial particularly in this vulnerable group where iron status varies due to the degree of prematurity and treatments such as blood transfusions.


Indications

Premature or low birth weight infants from birth who may require supplementation.

Contraindications

Confirmed cows' milk protein allergy, galactosaemia, not required for fully formula fed infants, lactose intolerance.

Nutrition Information

Ingredients: Maltodextrin, whey protein hydrolysate (from milk), casein hydrolysate (from milk).
Vitamins: C, E, B3, D3, A, B5, K1, B2, B12, B1, B6, folic acid, biotin.
Minerals: Calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride, zinc, copper, manganese, .iodine, selenium.

Ingredients

Unit

Average Quantity per Sachet

Nutrition Information

  • Energy - kcal

  • Energy - kJ

  • Protein

  • Whey

  • Casein

  • Carbohydrate

  • Sugars

  • Maltose

  • Dietary fibre

  • Fat, total

  • kcal

  • kJ

  • g

  • %

  • %

  • g

  • g

  • g

  • g

  • g

  • 8

  • 33

  • 0.6

  • 50 (Hydrolysed)

  • 50 (Hydrolysed)

  • 1.4

  • 0.1

  • 0.1

  • 0

  • 0

Minerals

  • Calcium

  • Phosphorus

  • Sodium

  • Potassium

  • Chloride

  • Magnesium

  • Iron

  • Zinc

  • Iodine

  • Manganese

  • Copper

  • Selenium

  • mg

  • mg

  • mg

  • mg

  • mg

  • mg

  • mg

  • mg

  • µg

  • µg

  • µg

  • µg

  • 33

  • 19

  • 18

  • 12

  • 13

  • 2.5

  • -

  • 0.31

  • 5.5

  • 4.1

  • 18

  • 0.9

Vitamins

  • Vitamin A

  • Vitamin D3

  • Vitamin E

  • Vitamin K

  • Thiamin (B1)

  • Riboflavin (B2)

  • Vitamin B6

  • Vitamin B12

  • Niacin (B3)

  • Pantothenic acid (B5)

  • Biotin

  • Folate

  • Vitamin C

  • µg-RE

  • µg

  • mg-a-TE

  • µg

  • µg

  • µg

  • µg

  • µg

  • mg

  • mg

  • µg

  • µg

  • mg

  • 116

  • 2.5

  • 1.3

  • 3.2

  • 66

  • 87

  • 56

  • 0.1

  • 1.2

  • 0.38

  • 1.3

  • 15

  • 6

Breast milk fortifier

  • Packets required to add to 100mL of breast milk

  • Weight added to 100mL of breast milk

  • Sachet

  • g

  • 2 x 2.2g

  • 4.4

See the Product Fact Sheet for full Nutrition Information, Feeding Guide and Preparation.

For further information, please contact 1800 438 500

References:

  1. Nicholl RM and Gamsu HR. Acta Paediatr 1999; 88:1056–61.
  2. Kuschel CA and Harding JE. Coch Data System Rev, 2009; 2:1–8.
  3. Simmer K. J. Paediatr Child Health 2000; 36:593–595.
  4. Agostoni C et al. J Paediatr Gastro Nutr 2010; 50(1):85–91.

^ ESPGHAN = European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

For use under medical supervision.

Product may not be available at all hospitals.

PLEASE NOTE: Breast milk fortifiers should be added to breast milk only. Refer to individual preparation instructions on each product. Nutrition information is based on sachets mixed with water for comparison purpose only.

Breast milk is best for babies. Professional advice should be followed before using an infant formula. Introducing bottle feeding could negatively affect breast feeding. Good maternal nutrition is important for breast feeding and reversing a decision not to breast feed may be difficult. Infant formula should be used as directed. Proper use of an infant formula is important to the health of the infant. Social and financial implications should be considered when selecting a method of feeding.


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Last Updated: 03/04/2014

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