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The #1 Selling Infant Formula for Premature Babies
Your premature baby might have arrived early, but she's here now and it's an exciting time. You've got a new little one to love.
At home or in the hospital, your voice, your touch, and your care mean the world to her. When you bring her home, she might continue to sleep a lot and tire easily. Don't worry. It's normal. Her body's working hard on catch-up growth. To learn more about your preemie's unique nutrition and development needs, see our Preemie Baby Guide.
The great news is you can help make a difference by feeding Similac Expert Care NeoSure.
More research has been published on Similac Expert Care NeoSure than any other nutrient-enriched, preterm, post-discharge formula. It supports excellent growth in premature babies' gains in weight, length, and head circumference when compared to these gains in preterm babies fed standard term formulas. (1-4)
In fact, studies have shown that premature babies fed Similac Expert Care NeoSure as compared to standard-term formula for the first full year showed:
- Excellent catch-up growth1
- Improved early language and visual development2***
1Carver JD, Wu PY, Hall RT, et al. Pediatrics 2001;107:683-689.
2O'Connor DL, Hall R, Adamkin D, et al. Pediatrics 2001;108:359-371.
*Based on a subset of infants fed formula with DHA and ARA in a post-hoc analysis of English-speaking singleton premature infants using the MacArthur Communicative Developmental Inventories.
**Visual acuity measured at 4 and 6 months corrected age and assessed by VEP.
***Compared to standard term formulas
3Worrell LA, Thorp JW, Tucker R et al. J Perinatal 2002; 22:112-119.
4Groh-Wargo S, Jacobs J, Auestad N, et al. Pediatr Res 2005;57:712-718.
Your baby's health depends on carefully following the directions for preparation and use. This formula is ready-to-feed. Ask your baby's doctor if you need to boil (sterilize) bottles, nipples, and rings before use (bottles, nipples, and rings not included). Wash your hands, surfaces, and utensils. Shake very well before each use. Remove protective band; twist off and clean cap. Invert cap and place on foil seal. Press down to pierce foil, then turn cap a half turn. Lift and throw away foil. Pour formula into the bottle. Once feeding begins, use within 1 hour or discard. Storage: Prepare and feed all formula from the quart bottle within 3 days after opening. Once opened, store quart bottle in refrigerator. Once prepared, store bottles in refrigerator and feed to baby within 48 hours. Store unopened containers at room temperature; avoid extreme temperatures. Do not reuse container. Use by date on bottle. Do not add water.