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LITTLE STEPS® First Infant Milk

Breast milk substitute - suitable from birth to six months (stage 1)



Your baby is on an incredible journey. Every day your baby is growing, learning, doing something new, and overcoming little challenges. Help set your baby on the right track towards a bright future with LITTLE STEPS®.

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LITTLE STEPS® First Infant Milk is an alternative to breast milk when baby is not breastfed. Breastfeeding provides the best start for your baby, but if you decide to combination feed or bottle-feed, LITTLE STEPS® First Infant Milk is nutritionally complete* and contains Omega 3 (DHA)**.



Babies who have 500 ml or more (about a pint) of LITTLE STEPS® First Infant Milk a day will not need additional Vitamin D supplements.

*Nutritionally complete as required by the legislation for all infant formula
**Contains DHA (as required by the legislation for all infant formula)

Why LITTLE STEPS® First Infant Milk?

Nutritionally complete*
Nutritionally Complete
Breast milk substitute
Breast Milk substitute


    LITTLE STEPS First Infant Milk 800 g Powder

    LITTLE STEPS® First Infant Milk Powder

    800 g Powder

    Easy open lid. Scoop can be stored in suspension inside the can. Use product within 4 weeks. Approximately 177 scoops per can.

Also available in liquid formats:

Ready to use liquids do not require any preparation, just shake and pour into a sterilised bottle. Easy to pour and can be kept in the fridge for up to 24 hours after opening.

200 ml Resealable Carton

Available in 200 ml on-the-go resealable cartons.

See liquid formats

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.

LITTLE STEPS First Infant Milk 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 of 5

    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 of 5

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

  • boil water
    Step 3 of 5

    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.

  • levelling off each scoop
    Step 4 of 5

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

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    Step 5 of 5

    Place the sterilised teat and cap on the bottle and shake well until powder is fully dissolved. Cool bottle under cold 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 on to the inside of your wrist.

Watch our preparation video

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. 177 scoops per can. 1 scoop = 4.5 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.

  • Do not alter or add to formulae 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.

Nutrition information
per 100 ml prepared feed
Nutrition information
  Typical values
Energy 281 kj 67 kcal
Fat 3.2 g
of which, saturates 0.8 g
of which, unsaturates 2.2 g
Carbohydrate 8.2 g
of which, sugars 8.2 g
of which, lactose 8.2 g
Protein 1.5 g
Nutrition information
per 100 ml prepared feed
  Typical values
Vitamin A 61 µg
Vitamin D 1.5 µg
Vitamin E 1.4 mg
Vitamin K 4.5 µg
Vitamin C 10.2 mg
Thiamin 0.07 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 0.52 mg
Vitamin B6 0.04 mg
Folate 20.3 µg
Vitamin B12 0.2 µg
Biotin 1.6 µg
Pantothenic Acid 0.5 mg
Nutrition information
per 100 ml prepared feed
  Typical values
Sodium 20 mg
Potassium 90 mg
Chloride 52 mg
Calcium 45 mg
Phosphorus 28 mg
Magnesium 5.4 mg
Iron 0.31 mg
Zinc 0.54 mg
Copper 0.05 mg
Manganese 0.02 mg
Fluoride ≤0.01 mg
Selenium 3.8 µg
Iodine 14 µg
Nutrition information
per 100 ml prepared feed
  Typical values
Taurine 4.3 mg
Choline 21.7 mg
Inositol 10.2 mg
L-Carnitine 1.3 mg
Omega 3:  
α-linolenic Acid (ALA) 41 mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* 17 mg
Omega 6:  
Linoleic Acid (LA) 475 mg
*Contains DHA (as required by the legislation for all infant formula).


Milk proteins, skimmed milk, vegetable oils (sunflower, coconut, rapeseed), lactose (milk), minerals (calcium citrate, potassium citrate, potassium hydroxide, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate, ferrous sulphate, zinc sulphate, copper sulphate, manganese sulphate, potassium iodide, sodium selenate), fish oil (DHA), emulsifier (soya lecithin), vitamins (vitamin C, vitamin E, niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, vitamin A, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin K, vitamin D, biotin, vitamin B12), choline bitartrate, taurine, inositol, acidity regulator (citric acid), antioxidants (tocopherol-rich extract, ascorbyl palmitate), L-carnitine.

Your Baby's next stage

  • LITTLE STEPS First Infant Milk Powder

    Stage 1

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  • LITTLE STEPS Follow-on Milk

    Stage 2

    LITTLE STEPS® Follow-on Milk

    To complement the weaning diet, suitable from 6 months +

    Find out more

  • LITTLE STEPS Growing Up Milk Powder

    Stage 3

    LITTLE STEPS® Growing Up Milk

    Designed for babies from 12 months onwards to help ensure they get a good nutritional foundation in life.

    Find out more

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. Infant milks are suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed and should only be used on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dieticians or pharmacist, or other professionals responsible for maternal and child care. 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.

If you continue you will be accepting that SMA® Nutrition is supplying this information at your individual request and for educational purposes only.