0-6 months

SMA® Comfort Formula

Food for special medical purposes. Specifically designed for the dietary management of colic and constipation. Suitable from birth to 12 months. This formula should be used under medical supervision.

What is colic?

All babies cry, but some cry more than others. When there is no obvious cause for excessive crying it could be a sign of colic. 1 in 5 babies experience colic. Symptoms usually start in the first few weeks of life and start to improve by 3-4 months.

What is constipation?

All babies will have a different pattern to their bowel movements. Constipation means when it is more difficult for your baby to have a poo, and symptoms include pooing less than 3 times in a week. Constipation in babies is usually easily managed.

If you think your baby has colic or constipation, speak to your GP, health visitor or pharmacist for advice.


New SMA® Comfort Formula

We are pleased to introduce new SMA® Comfort formula in the UK and Ireland. NEW SMA® Comfort is a nutritionally complete formula specifically designed for the dietary management of colic and constipation.

NEW SMA® Comfort is a thickened formula and may require a fast flow teat. Do not use with other food thickeners or antacids.

If you think your baby has Colic or constipation and your doctor has advised you to use this formula, you can get advice and support from our SMA Careline®.

Leading baby nutrition research for over 100 years

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We have been leading research in baby nutrition for over 100 years and have produced SMA® Comfort, a nutritionally complete formula specifically designed for the dietary management of colic and constipation.

Why SMA® Comfort Infant Milk?

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Reduced lactose to help with colic. Nutritionally complete
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Contains increased magnesium to help with constipation
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Easy to digest 100% whey, partially hydrolysed protein


    SMA Comfort 800 g Powder

    SMA® Comfort Formula

    800 g Powder

    Easy open lid. Scoop can be stored in suspension inside the can. Use product within 4 weeks of opening. Approximately 190 scoops per can. This formula should be used under medical supervision.

Recyclable Tin, Lid & Scoop

We know that today’s babies don’t just rely on their parents to look after them now, but they also need all of us to help look after the world they will inherit from us. That’s why we use forever recyclable steel tins. Making it super easy for you to do your bit…. even when sleep deprived.

And now at least 66% of plastic in the lid and 95% of the plastic in the scoop is produced from sugar cane, which is a renewable plant-based resource. Our tins, lids and scoops are still all widely recycled – so simply throw in the recycling bin.

Want to know more? See our product FAQs.

The plastic lids and scoops are widely recyclable within the UK and Ireland, but check with your local recycling facility.

SMA Comfort 800 g Powder

Key features

  1. Forever recyclable steel tin

  2. Easy scoop, easy to recycle

  3. Protective lid also recyclable

*At least 66% of plastic in the lid and scoop is now produced from sugar cane

Preparing your baby's feed

Whilst this product is made under strict hygienic conditions, it is not sterile. Failure to follow instructions on preparation and storage may make your baby ill
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    Step 1

    Pull the safety seal and open the lid. The scoop is provided under the lid. Lift the tab, pull on the foil seal, carefully and safely remove the seal and dispose of it.

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    Step 2

    Wash hands well. Wash and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturers’ instructions.

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    Step 3

    Boil 1 litre of fresh tap water. Allow boiled water to cool for no more than 30 minutes. Measure the required amount of water (see feeding guide) into a sterilised bottle, carefully – the water is hot. Do not use artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water.

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    Step 4

    Using only the scoop provided, add the correct number of scoops of powder (see feeding guide), levelling off each scoop with the back of a clean dry knife. Store the scoop in suspension inside the can and replace lid.

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    Step 5

    Place the sterilised teat and cap on the bottle and shake well until powder is fully dissolved. Cool bottle under cool running water or in a bowl or jug of cold water until lukewarm, do not immerse the teat. Test temperature by shaking a few drops onto the inside of your wrist.
    Thicker formula, may require a fast flow teat.
    Do not use with other food thickeners or antacids.

Feeding guide

Birth - 12 months
Approx. age of baby Approx. weight of baby Preparation for single feeds Cooled, freshly boiled water Feeds in 24 hrs
  kg Level scoops ml  
Birth – 2 weeks 3.4 3 90 6
2 – 4 weeks 3.7 4 120 6
4 – 8 weeks 4.2 4 120 6
2 months 5.3 5 150 5
3 months 6.1 6 180 5
4 months 6.7 6 180 5
6 months 7.6 8 240 4
7 – 12 months - 7 210 3
Approx. age of baby Approx. weight of baby Preparation for single feeds Cooled, freshly boiled water Feeds in 24 hrs
  lb Level scoops fl. oz.  
Birth – 2 weeks 7 ½ 3 3 6
2 – 4 weeks 8 4 4 6
4 – 8 weeks 9 ¼ 4 4 6
2 months 11 ¾ 5 5 5
3 months 13 ½ 6 6 5
4 months 14 ¾ 6 6 5
6 months 16 ¾ 8 8 4
7 – 12 months - 7 7 3

This table is a guide only; your baby may need more or less than the volumes stated. If you require more advice, consult your healthcare professional. Remember to feed your baby on demand. Mix 1 scoop of powder to 30 ml (approx. 1 fl. oz.) of water. Approx. 190 scoops per can. 1 scoop = 4.2 g.

Important feeding information

  • Do not add extra powder or water to make the feeds stronger or weaker and do not press powder into scoop. Using too much or too little powder can make your baby ill.

  • We recommend preparing each feed in individual bottles when required.

  • For hygienic reasons, discard unfinished feed in the bottle as soon as possible.

  • For older babies, made-up formulae can be added to food.

  • For enteral use only.

  • Do not alter or add to formulae unless medically directed.

  • Do not warm feeds in a microwave as it will cause milk to thicken, and hot spots may occur and cause scalding.

  • Remember, cows' milk should not be used as a drink during the first year.

Nutrition information
per 100 ml prepared feed | per 100g powder
Nutritional information
Typical values
Energy 270 kj 65 kcal 2136 kj 510 kcal
Fat 3.3 g 26 g
of which, saturates 0.8 g 6.0 g
of which, unsaturates 2.3 g 18 g
Carbohydrate 7.3 g 58 g
of which, sugars 4.9 g 38 g
of which, lactose 4.9 g 38 g
Fibre 0.3 g 2.1 g
Protein 1.2 g 9.8 g
Salt* (=Sodium x 2.5) 0.06 g 0.5 g
*Salt is calculated as sodium x 2.5. Sodium is present for nutritional purposes.
Nutrition information
per 100 ml prepared feed | per 100g powder
Typical values
Vitamin A 63 µg 500 µg
Vitamin D 1.6 µg 13 µg
Vitamin E 1.3 mg 11 mg
Vitamin K 4.4 µg 35 µg
Vitamin C 9.7 mg 77 mg
Thiamin 0.06 mg 0.45 mg
Riboflavin 0.06 mg 0.48 mg
Niacin 0.44 mg 3.5 mg
Vitamin B6 0.03 mg 0.26 mg
Folate 21.5 µg 170 µg
Vitamin B12 0.16 µg 1.3 µg
Biotin 1.4 µg 11 µg
Pantothenic Acid 0.32 mg 2.5 mg
Nutrition information
per 100 ml prepared feed | per 100g powder
Typical values
Sodium 25 mg 195 mg
Potassium 70 mg 550 mg
Chloride 53 mg 420 mg
Calcium 44 mg 350 mg
Phosphorus 26 mg 205 mg
Magnesium 8.1 mg 64 mg
Iron 0.67 mg 5.3 mg
Zinc 0.63 mg 5 mg
Copper 0.05 mg 0.4 mg
Manganese 0.02 mg 0.1 mg
Fluoride ≤0.07 mg ≤0.5 mg
Selenium 3.7 µg 29 µg
Chromium ≤6.5 µg ≤51 µg
Molybdenum ≤9.1 µg ≤72 µg
Iodine 14 µg 110 µg
Nutrition information
per 100 ml prepared feed | per 100g powder
Typical values

Oligosaccharides (GOS/FOS)**

0.4 g 3.1 g
Taurine 4.1 mg 32 mg
Choline 23 mg 180 mg
Inositol 4.6 mg 36 mg
L-Carnitine 1.9 mg 15 mg
Nucleotides 1.9 mg 15 mg
Omega 3:
α-linolenic Acid (ALA) 43 mg 340 mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 16.5 mg 130 mg
Omega 6:
Linoleic Acid (LA) 494 mg 3900 mg
Arachidonic Acid (AA) 16.5 mg 130 mg
**GOS/FOS Galacto-oligosaccharides/ Fructo-oligosaccharides


Lactose (milk), vegetable oils (sunflower, coconut, rapeseed), potato starch, partially hydrolysed whey protein (milk), galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), calcium phosphate, long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (DHA (fish oil), AA), potassium citrate, magnesium chloride, choline bitartrate, calcium chloride, fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), L-arginine, sodium chloride, vitamin C, L-histidine, L-tyrosine, taurine, inositol, ferrous sulphate, nucleotides (cytidine-, disodium uridine-, adenosine-, disodium guanosine-5’- monophosphate), L-carnitine, zinc sulphate, antioxidants (tocopherol-rich extract, ascorbyl palmitate), vitamin E, niacin, pantothenic acid, copper sulphate, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, manganese sulphate, potassium iodide, folic acid, sodium selenate, vitamin K, vitamin D, biotin, vitamin B12.

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Further reading

Have a look at our expert articles to see how you can give you baby the right nutrition for every stage of their development, from birth to toddlerhood.

Important notice

Breast milk is best for babies and breastfeeding should continue for as long as possible. This product must be used under medical supervision. SMA® Comfort is a special formula intended for the dietary management of bottle-fed babies with colic and constipation. It is suitable as the sole source of nutrition up to 6 months of age, and in conjunction with solid food up to 12 months of age. SMA® Comfort is not suitable for those who are allergic to cows’ milk protein, lactose intolerant, or who suffer from galactosaemia or require a galactose free diet. When bottle-feeding, do not allow prolonged or frequent contact of milk feeds with teeth as this increases the risk of tooth decay. Ask your health care professional or dentist for advice. Always hold your baby while feeding. Do not leave your baby unattended as they might choke.

Important advice to mothers

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life. SMA® Nutrition fully supports this and continued breastfeeding, along with the introduction of complementary foods as advised by your healthcare professional.



The best way to feed a baby is to breastfeed, as breast milk provides the ideal balanced diet and protection against illness for your baby and also many non-nutritional benefits for both baby and mother. We recommend that you speak to your healthcare professional when deciding on your choice of feeding your baby. Professional guidance should also be sought on the preparation for and maintenance of breastfeeding. If you do choose to breastfeed, it's important to eat a healthy, balanced diet.
Infant formula is intended to replace breast milk when mothers choose not to breastfeed or if for some reason they are unable to do so. A decision not to breastfeed, or to introduce partial bottle-feeding, will reduce the supply of breast milk.
If for any reason you choose not to breastfeed, do remember that such a decision can be difficult to reverse. Using infant formula also has social and financial implications which must be considered. Infant formula should always be prepared, used and stored as instructed on the label, in order to avoid risks to a baby's health, as advised by your healthcare professional.
When introducing weaning foods, remember that they need to be suitable and safe, and fed appropriately to minimise any risk to your baby's health. The pages ahead and other subsequent communications we may have with you provide you with information on infant feeding and SMA® Nutrition products, including infant formula.

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