0-6 months

SMA High Energy®

Food for special medical purpose. A nutrient dense formula for the dietary management of infants and young children aged 0-18 months with medically identified high energy needs. This formula must be used under medical supervision.


Babies and young children are all different and sometimes they don’t grow as expected (faltering growth). This is when your baby may be identified by your healthcare professional as requiring increased energy and nutrients.

SMA High Energy® is a nutrient dense ready to feed formula for the dietary management of infants and young children aged 0-18 months with medically identified high energy needs. SMA High Energy® is a Food for Special Medical Purpose and must be used under medical supervision.

SMA High Energy® is nutritionally complete up to 6 months of age but it is also suitable for older infants and young children, in conjunction with solid food, up to 18 months of age.

Leading baby nutrition research for over 100 years

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SMA® Nutrition has been leading research in baby nutrition for over 100 years and have produced SMA High Energy®, expertly created to support the nutritional needs of babies with faltering growth. It is a ready to feed formula for infants and young children who have increased energy and nutrient requirements, and who may be on restricted fluids.

Why SMA High Energy®?

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Nutritionally Complete
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Enriched with Omega 3 & 6 LCPs
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Contains vitamin D and calcium



    SMA High Energy®

    200 ml Carton

    Can be kept in the fridge for up to 24 hours after opening.


    SMA High Energy®

    90 ml Bottle

    This product must be used under medical supervision.

Preparing your baby's feed

Failure to follow instructions on preparation and storage may make your baby ill.
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    Step 1

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

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    Step 2

    If carton is damaged in any way, do not use. Check for best before date. Ensure top of carton and scissors are clean. Shake carton well, snip open and pour into sterilised bottle. Add sterilised teat and cap.

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    Step 3

    SMA High Energy® can be fed at room temperature. If required to heat, stand filled bottle in warm water. Do not immerse the teat.

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    Step 4

    Before feeding shake the bottle well. If warmed, test temperature by shaking a few drops of milk onto the inside of your wrist – milk should be lukewarm.

Feeding guide

Parents and caregivers Medical and Dietetic professionals will advise on the specific needs of your infant or young child. It is important that you follow their instructions.

Important feeding information

  • Check the best before date.

  • Once open, store in the fridge (5°c or below) for up to 24 hours in the carton, corners turned down.

  • For hygienic reasons, discard unfinished feeds in the bottle as soon as possible and always within 1 hour.

  • For older babies, ready to use formulae can be added to food

  • For enteral feeding only.

  • If tube feeding the use of a pump is recommended when a constant flow is necessary.

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

  • Do not warm feeds in a microwave, hot spots may occur and cause scalding.

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

  • Do not freeze.

Nutritional information
per 100 ml
Nutritional information
  Typical values
Energy 418 kj 100 kcal
Fat 5.5 g
of which, saturates 1.9 g
of which, unsaturates 3 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
of which, sugars 6.7 g
Protein 2.6 g
Salt* (=Sodium x 2.5) 0.09 g
*Salt is calculated as sodium x 2.5. Sodium is present for nutritional purposes.
Nutritional information
per 100 ml
  Typical values
Vitamin A 100 µg
Vitamin D 2.5 µg
Vitamin E 2.3 mg
Vitamin K 9 µg
Vitamin C 20 mg
Thiamin 0.14 mg
Riboflavin 0.21 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Vitamin B6 0.09 mg
Folate 28.3 µg
Vitamin B12 0.34 µg
Biotin 2.8 µg
Pantothenic Acid 0.94 mg
Nutritional information
per 100 ml
  Typical values
Sodium 37 mg
  1.6 mmol
Potassium 115 mg
  2.9 mmol
Chloride 83 mg
  2.3 mmol
Calcium 100 mg
  2.5 mmol
Phosphorus 60 mg
Phosphate 1.9 mmol
Magnesium 11 mg
  0.5 mmol
Iron 1 mg
Zinc 1.1 mg
Copper 0.08 mg
Manganese 0.02 mg
Fluoride <0.1 mg
Selenium 4.5 µg
Chromium <10 µg
Molybdenum <14 µg
Iodine 19 µg
Nutritional information
per 100 ml
  Typical values
Taurine 8.3 mg
Choline 30 mg
Inositol 20 mg
L-Carnitine 1.8 mg
Omega 3:  
α-linolenic acid (ALA) 75 mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)†† 30 mg
Omega 6:  
Linoleic Acid (LA) 850 mg
Arachidonic Acid (AA)†† 30 mg
††LCPs = Long Chain Polyunsaturates.
Osmolality 392 mOsm/kg H2O. Osmolarity 336mOsm/L
SMA High Energy® contains Taurine.


Water, partially hydrolysed whey protein (milk), vegetable oils including structured vegetable oil (sunflower, palm, coconut, rapeseed), maltodextrin, lactose (milk), calcium phosphate, long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (AA, DHA (fish)), potassium hydroxide, potassium chloride, magnesium citrate, L-Histidine, potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, choline chloride, vitamin C, calcium chloride, acidity regulator (citric acid), inositol, L-arginine, taurine, ferrous sulphate, sodium hydroxide, zinc sulphate, vitamin E, antioxidants (ascorbyl palmitate, tocopherol-rich extract), L-carnitine, pantothenic acid, niacin, copper sulphate, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin B6, manganese sulphate, potassium iodide, folic acid, vitamin K, sodium selenate, biotin, vitamin D, vitamin B12

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Further reading

Have a look at our expert articles to see how you can give your 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 High Energy® is a milk based formula for the dietary management of babies and young children with medically determined high energy requirements as identified by a healthcare professional. It is suitable as the sole source of nutrition up to 6 months of age, and in conjunction with solid food up to 18 months of age. SMA High Energy® is not intended for use with preterm babies, for whom fortified breast milk or a low birthweight formula such as SMA Gold Prem® 1 is more appropriate. SMA High Energy® is not suitable for those who are allergic to cow’s 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 healthcare professional or dentist for advice. Always hold your baby while feeding. Do not leave 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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