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Similac® Alimentum® - Unflavoured

Similac® Alimentum®

Hypoallergenic, extensively hydrolyzed formula

Indications for use

  • A nutritionally complete, hypoallergenic formula for infants with:
    • colic symptoms due to protein sensitivity (cow’s milk and/or soy protein);
    • sensitivity to intact protein (cow’s milk and/or soy protein);
    • severe food allergies;
    • protein maldigestion;
    • fat malabsorption.
  • For initial or supplemental feeding of term infants.
  • For oral or tube feeding use.

Safety precaution:

  • Not for parenteral use.

AVAILABILITY

List number
Product
Format
57077340
Similac® Alimentum®
400-g cans; 6/case

Powder

Preparation

Refer to product label for complete preparation instructions.

Your baby’s health depends on carefully following these directions. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water. Proper hygiene, preparation, mixing, and storage are important when using infant formula. Use as directed by your health care professional.

Preparation instructions – Must add water

Powder infant formulas are not sterile and should not be fed to premature babies or babies who might have immune system problems unless directed by your health care professional. 

  • Place washed bottles, nipples, rings, caps, and all preparation equipment in boiling water and keep at a rolling boil for 2 minutes. In another pot, boil water at a rolling boil for 2 minutes. Cool to room temperature prior to mixing.
  • Pour desired amount of boiled, cooled water into bottle.
  • Using enclosed scoop, add 1 unpacked level scoop of powder to each 60 mL of water. Return dry scoop to container.
  • Cap bottle; shake well; attach nipple.

Storage: Once mixed, refrigerate bottles immediately; use within 24 hours. Once feeding begins, use within 1 hour or discard.

WARNING: Never use a microwave oven to warm formula; serious burns can result. Test temperature before feeding to avoid scalding the baby’s mouth.

Features and Benefits

  • Similac® Alimentum® fulfills the accepted international medical standard for a hypoallergenic product.1,2 “Hypoallergenic” does not mean “non-allergenic”.
  • Extensively hydrolyzed casein, supplemented with free amino acids for infants who are sensitive to or unable to digest intact protein.
  • Unique blend of carbohydrates digested by separate enzyme systems which may help maximize absorption.3
  • DHA, an Omega-3 fatty acid that supports the normal physical development of the brain and eyes.4
  • Approximately 33% of fat as medium-chain triglycerides, an easily digested and well-absorbed fat source.5
  • Lactose-free carbohydrate.
  • Easy to digest.
Suitable for people with lactose intolerance Yes
Gluten-free Yes
Kosher No
Halal No

† Extensively broken down to small peptides and amino acid components to minimize the potential for allergic reaction.

‡ Similar to other infant formulas.


REFERENCES:

1. Kleinman RE et al. Use of infant formulas in infants with cow milk allergy: a review and recommendations. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 1991;2:146–55.

2. American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Nutrition. Hypoallergenic Infant Formulas. Pediatrics 2000;106(2):346-9.

3. Kerzner B et al. Jejunal absorption of sucrose and glucose oligomers in the absence of pancreatic amylase. Pediatr Res 1983;17;191A.

4. Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Guide to Food Labeling and Advertising; Health claims (chap. 8). Available at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/guide/ch8e.pdf. Accessed in January 2018.

5. Duggan C, Watkins JB, Walker WA. Nutrition in Pediatrics: Standard and Specialized Enteral Formulas. BC Decker Inc. Hamilton. 2008.

Nutrition

  • Per 100 g
    Powder
  • Per 100 mL
    (at standard dilution)
  • Per 100 Cal
  • Energy
  • ENERGY (Cal [kJ])
  • 517 (2163)
  • 67.6 (283)
  • 100 (418)
  • PROTEIN (g)
  • 14.21
  • 1.86
  • 2.75
  • % of total energy
  • 11
  • 11
  • 11
  • Arginine (mg)
  • 560
  • 73
  • 108
  • Cystine (mg)
  • 196
  • 26
  • 38
  • Tyrosine (mg)
  • 400
  • 53
  • 77
  • Histidine (mg)
  • 408
  • 53
  • 79
  • Isoleucine (mg)
  • 835
  • 109
  • 162
  • Leucine (mg)
  • 1433
  • 187
  • 277
  • Lysine (mg)
  • 1193
  • 156
  • 231
  • Methionine (mg)
  • 415
  • 54
  • 80
  • Phenylalanine (mg)
  • 679
  • 89
  • 131
  • Tryptophan (mg)
  • 171
  • 22
  • 33
  • Threonine (mg)
  • 663
  • 87
  • 128
  • Valine (mg)
  • 1057
  • 138
  • 204
  • Taurine (mg)
  • 30.0
  • 3.92
  • 5.8
  • Carnitine (mg)
  • 10.3
  • 1.35
  • 2.0
  • Nucleotides (mg)
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Source
  • Casein hydrolysate, free amino acids
  • Casein hydrolysate, free amino acids
  • Casein hydrolysate, free amino acids
  • FAT (g)
  • 28.63
  • 3.80
  • 5.54
  • % of total energy
  • 48.6
  • 48.6
  • 48.6
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids (g)
  • 6.04
  • 0.791
  • 1.168
  • Linoleic acid (g)
  • 4.135
  • 0.540
  • 0.800
  • Arachidonic acid (ARA) (g)
  • 0.101
  • 0.0130
  • 0.0195
  • Linolenic acid (g)
  • 0.439
  • 0.0580
  • 0.0850
  • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) (g)
  • 0.051
  • 0.0070
  • 0.00986
  • Omega-6:Omega-3 ratio
  • 9.44:1
  • 9.44:1
  • 9.44:1
  • Monounsaturated fatty acids (g)
  • 9.53
  • 1.247
  • 1.843
  • Saturated fatty acids (g)
  • 10.90
  • 1.425
  • 2.108
  • Cholesterol (mg)
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Source
  • High oleic safflower oil, MCT oil, soy oil, ARA and DHA
  • High oleic safflower oil, MCT oil, soy oil, ARA and DHA
  • High oleic safflower oil, MCT oil, soy oil, ARA and DHA
  • MCT oil (% of total fats)
  • 33
  • 33
  • 33
  • CARBOHYDRATE (g)
  • 52.20
  • 6.80
  • 10.1
  • % of total energy
  • 40.4
  • 40.4
  • 40.4
  • Total dietary fibre (g)
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Short-chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOS) (g)
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) (g)
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Source
  • Corn maltodextrin, sucrose, modified corn starch
  • Corn maltodextrin, sucrose, modified corn starch
  • Corn maltodextrin, sucrose, modified corn starch
  • Acesulfame-potassium (mg)
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Sucralose (mg)
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin A (RE [IU])
  • 465 (1550)
  • 60.8 (203)
  • 90.0 (300)
  • Vitamin D3 (mcg [IU])
  • 7.75 (310)
  • 1.01 (41.0)
  • 1.50 (60.0)
  • Vitamin E (IU)
  • 15.5
  • 2.00
  • 3.00
  • Vitamin K1 (mg)
  • 0.0517
  • 0.0068
  • 0.0100
  • Vitamin C (mg)
  • 64.6
  • 8.50
  • 12.5
  • Thiamine (mg)
  • 0.388
  • 0.0510
  • 0.0751
  • Riboflavin (mg)
  • 0.517
  • 0.068
  • 0.100
  • Niacin (mg)
  • 5.43
  • 0.710
  • 1.051
  • Vitamin B6 (mg)
  • 0.310
  • 0.0410
  • 0.0600
  • Folic acid (mg)
  • 0.0775
  • 0.0100
  • 0.0150
  • Vitamin B12 (mg)
  • 0.00181
  • 0.000240
  • 0.000350
  • Pantothenic acid (mg)
  • 3.88
  • 0.510
  • 0.751
  • Biotin (mg)
  • 0.0233
  • 0.00300
  • 0.00451
  • Choline (mg)
  • 77.5
  • 10.1
  • 15.0
  • Inositol (mg)
  • 31.0
  • 4.10
  • 6.00
  • Lutein (mg)
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Minerals
  • Sodium (mg [mmol])
  • 227 (9.87)
  • 30.0 (1.30)
  • 43.9 (1.91)
  • Potassium (mg [mmol])
  • 610 (15.64)
  • 80.0 (2.06)
  • 118 (3.03)
  • Chloride (mg [mmol])
  • 413 (11.65)
  • 54.0 (1.53)
  • 80 (2.25)
  • Calcium (mg)
  • 543
  • 71.0
  • 105
  • Phosphorus (mg)
  • 388
  • 51.0
  • 75.1
  • Magnesium (mg)
  • 38.8
  • 5.10
  • 7.51
  • Iron (mg)
  • 9.30
  • 1.22
  • 1.80
  • Zinc (mg)
  • 3.88
  • 0.510
  • 0.751
  • Iodine (mg)
  • 0.0780
  • 0.0100
  • 0.0151
  • Copper (mg)
  • 0.388
  • 0.0510
  • 0.0751
  • Manganese (mg)
  • 0.0362
  • 0.00473
  • 0.0070
  • Selenium (mg)
  • 0.0109
  • 0.00140
  • 0.00211
  • Chromium (mg)
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Molybdenum (mg)
  • -
  • -
  • -

Values listed are subject to change. Please refer to the product label or packaging for the most current ingredient, allergen and nutrient profile information.

Ingredients

Similac® Alimentum®, Powder: Corn maltodextrin, casein hydrolysate (derived from milk), high oleic safflower oil, medium chain triglycerides (modified coconut and/or palm kernel oils), sucrose, soy oil, modified corn starch, calcium citrate, calcium phosphate, potassium citrate, xanthan gum, potassium phosphate, *M. alpina oil, L-tyrosine, magnesium chloride, L-cystine hydrochloride, sodium chloride, ascorbic acid, **C. cohnii oil, L-tryptophan, choline chloride, ferrous sulphate, potassium chloride, taurine,
m-inositol, dl-α-tocopheryl acetate, ascorbyl palmitate, zinc sulphate, L-carnitine, mixed tocopherols, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, cupric sulphate, vitamin A palmitate, riboflavin, thiamine chloride hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, potassium iodide, phylloquinone, biotin, sodium selenite, vitamin D3, cyanocobalamin. May contain: Potassium hydroxide, citric acid, manganese sulphate.

* Source of arachidonic acid (ARA). ** Source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

CONTAINS: Priority food allergens: Milk.§ Ingredients associated with food intolerances and/or sensitivities: Corn, coconut oil, citric acid, other soy components.

§ Similac® Alimentum® contains a pre-digested protein (casein hydrolysate). This hypoallergenic formula is specifically designed for infants and children who cannot tolerate milk- or soy-based formulas.

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