Enfamil® Lower Iron Than Other Enfamil® Brands

Enfamil® Lower Iron Than Other Enfamil® Brands

Last Updated: Friday, July 8, 2016

Cow’s milk-based, iron fortified, routine starter formula for healthy term infants. Lower in iron than other brands*, fortified with 7.4 mg/L of iron, consistent with an expert recommendation.1
Enfamil A+®, Enfamil® : 12.2 mg/L ; Similac® Omega 3 & 6, Similac: 12 mg/L ; Nestlé® Good Start®, Nestlé Good Start Omega 3 & 6: 10 mg/L. Derived from Canadian Product Labels, purchased November 2012.

  • Indication
    • Cow’s milk-based, iron fortified, routine starter formula for healthy term infants. Lower in iron than other brands*, fortified with 7.4 mg/L of iron, consistent with an expert recommendation.1

      * Enfamil A+®, Enfamil® : 12.2 mg/L ; Similac® Omega 3 & 6, Similac : 12 mg/L ; Nestlé® Good Start®, Nestlé Good Start Omega 3 & 6: 10 mg/L. Derived from Canadian Product Labels, purchased November 2012.
      1. Raiten DJ, et al. Eds. Life Sciences Research Office. Assessment of nutrient requirements for infant formulas. J Nutr. 1998;128(11S):2059S-2294S.

  • Nutrients
    • Analysis per 100 mL
      normal dilution
      per 100 g powder
      Energy (kcal/kJ) 68/280 510/2130
      Protein (g) 1.42 10.8
      % of total energy 8.5 8.5
      Source: Whey protein concentrate, skim milk
      Carbohydrate (g) 7.4 56
      % of total energy 43.5 43.5
      Source: Lactose
      Fat (g) 3.6 27
      % of total energy 48 48
      Source: Palm olein (45%),
      soy (20%), coconut (20%),
      high oleic sunflower (15%) oils
      Linoleic Acid (g 0.58 (Powder)
      0.54 (Liq)
      4.4
      Linolenic Acid (g) 0.054 0.41
      Minerals per 100 mL
      normal dilution
      per 100 g powder
      Calcium (mg) 53 400
      Phosphorus (mg) 29 220
      Magnesium (mg) 5.4 41
      Iron (mg) 0.74 5.6
      Zinc (mg) 0.68 5.1
      Manganese (mg) 0.0101 0.077
      Copper (mg) 0.051 0.38
      Iodine (mg) 0.0101 0.077
      Selenium (mg) 0.00189 0.0143
      Sodium (mg) 18.3 138
      Potassium (mg) 73 550
      Chloride (mg) 43 320
      Vitamins per 100 mL
      normal dilution
      per 100 g powder
      Vitamin A (IU) 200 1540
      Vitamin D (IU) 41 310
      Vitamin E (IU) 1.35 10.2
      Vitamin K (mg) 0.0061 0.046
      Vitamin C (mg) 8.1 61
      Thiamine (mg) 0.054 0.41
      Riboflavin (mg) 0.095 0.72
      Niacin (mg) 0.68 5.1
      Pantothenic Acid (mg) 0.34 2.6
      Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.041 0.31
      Folic Acid (mg) 0.0108 0.082
      Vitamin B12 (mg) 0.0002 0.00154
      Biotin (mg) 0.002 0.0154
      Choline (mg) 16.2 123
      Inositol (mg) 4.1 31
      Carnitine (mg) 1.35 10.2
      Taurine (mg) 4.1 31
      Nucleotides (mg) 2.8 22
      Other Characteristics
      Potential Renal Solute Load (mOsm/100 mL)2 12.9
      Osmolality (mOsm/kg H2O) 300
      Osmolarity (mOsm/L) 270
      Water (g/100 mL) 90

      Powdered formulas are not sterile. “To minimize the risk of infection, powdered formulas are not recommended for use in premature or immunocompromised infants unless no appropriate nutritional alternative is available, and then only with strict medical supervision and careful preparation, storage and use.”3.
      1. Raiten DJ, et al. Eds. Life Sciences Research Office. Assessment of nutrient requirements for infant formulas. J Nutr. 1998;128(11S):2059S-2294S.
      2. Fomon SJ, Ziegler EE. Renal solute load and potential renal solute load in infancy. J Pediatr. 1999;134:11-14.
      3. International Formula Council. Infant Feeding: Safety Issues for Health Care Professionals. Atlanta, GA: International Formula Council; 2004:4.

      Nutrient values are subject to change. Consult actual product labels for most current information.

  • Product Forms
    • Format Unit Approximate Product Yield at Normal Dilution Shelf Life Item #
      Powder 900 g 6900 mL (29 bottles x 8 fl oz) 36 Months 1274014
      Concentrate 385 mL 770 mL (3 bottles x 8 fl oz) 15 Months 1015435
  • Preparation of Feedings
    • POWDER

      Your baby’s health depends on carefully following the instructions below. Proper hygiene, preparation, dilution, use and storage are important when preparing infant formula. Powdered infant formulas are not sterile and should not be fed to premature infants or infants who might have immune problems unless directed and supervised by your baby’s doctor. Ask your baby’s doctor which formula is appropriate for your baby.

      Use the chart below for the correct amounts of cooled, boiled water and powder. Use scoop in can to measure powder. Store DRY scoop in this can.

      To Make Boiled Water Powder
      60 mL bottle 60 mL (1/4 cup) 1 unpacked level scoop
      120 mL bottle 120 mL (1/2 cup) 2 unpacked level scoops
      180 mL bottle 180 mL (3/4 cup) 3 unpacked level scoops
      240 mL bottle 240 mL (1 cup) 4 unpacked level scoops

      WARNING: Do not use a microwave oven to warm formula. Serious burns may result.

      Failure to follow these instructions could result in severe harm. Once prepared, infant formula can spoil quickly. Either feed immediately or cover and store in refrigerator at 2-4°C (35-40°F) for no longer than 24 hours. Do not use prepared formula if it is unrefrigerated for more than a total of 2 hours. Do not freeze prepared formula. After feeding begins, use formula within one hour or discard.

      Powder Storage: Store cans at room temperature. After opening can, keep tightly covered, store in dry area and use contents within 1 month. Do not freeze powder and avoid excessive heat.

      CONCENTRATE

      Your baby’s health depends on carefully following the instructions below. Proper hygiene, preparation, dilution, use and storage are important when preparing infant formula. Use as directed by your baby’s doctor.

      WARNING: Do not use a microwave oven to warm formula. Serious burns may result.

      Failure to follow these instructions could result in severe harm. Opened cans and prepared formula can spoil quickly. Either feed immediately or cover and store in refrigerator at 2-4°C (35-40°F) for no longer than 48 hours. Do not use opened can and/or prepared formula if they are unrefrigerated for more than a total of 2 hours. Do not freeze formula. After feeding begins, use formula within one hour or discard.

      Storage: Store unopened cans at room temperature. Avoid excessive heat. Do not freeze.

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