Breast milk is best for your baby.

Health Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society, and the Dietitians of Canada recommend that you exclusively breastfeed your baby for the first 6 months and that you continue to breastfeed for up to 2 years or longer along with complementary foods.

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SIMILAC PRO-ADVANCE® STEP 2

This calcium-enriched baby formula for growing babies is our most advanced formula and our closest to breast milk. 2’-FL in breast milk helps build baby’s immune system. Formula-fed babies can now get 2’-FL, a new and innovative ingredient in infant formula, when they are nourished with Similac Pro-Advance®.

Similac Pro-Advance® is the first and only infant formula in Canada with 2’-FL. It also contains an exclusive blend of DHA, lutein, and natural vitamin E, and it is
non-GMO*, easy to digest§, and made with milk from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones.

With Similac Pro-Advance®, you can trust that you are giving your baby our very best.

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IMMUNE SUPPORT INNOVATION: 2'-FL

Breast milk contains many protective factors that help build the baby’s immune system.
These include complex carbohydrates called human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs).1-4

HMOs are the third most abundant component of breast milk (excluding water).5,6

About 70% of the immune system is found in the digestive tract7, so maintaining a favourable environment for good bacteria in the gut can help babies build strong digestive and immune systems.5 HMOs, like 2'-FL, in breast milk can affect the baby's immune system in various ways:5

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  • 2’-FL feeds good bacteria in the baby’s gut

    Feed the good bacteria
    in the baby’s gut
    (prebiotics)

  • 2’FL protects against harmful bacteria in the baby’s gut

    Protect against
    harmful bacteria
    in the baby’s gut

  • 2’FL supports the baby’s developing immune system

    Support the baby’s
    developing immune
    system

Nutrition beyond DHA

Because the first year of life is a critical time for your baby’s brain and eye development.

  • This Similac® formula has DHA, an omega-3 fat for brain development

    Naturally found in breast milk, DHA, an Omega-3 fat, supports the normal physical development of the baby’s brain and eyes.

    DHA is prone to damage from oxidation — this is why breast milk also contains antioxidants, such as lutein and vitamin E, which help protect fats in body tissues, like DHA, from oxidation.

    When your baby starts eating foods, she will get DHA from fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, and tuna, as well as Omega-3 eggs.

  • This Similac® baby formula contains lutein for brain & eye development

    Lutein is an antioxidant found in breast milk and is concentrated in the baby’s brain and eyes. Similac Pro-Advance® contains added lutein.

    Lutein comes from solid foods like leafy greens, corn, and eggs. So until your baby starts solid foods, she can get lutein from breast milk or Similac Pro-Advance®.

  • This Similac® infant formula contains the antioxidant

    Vitamin E is an antioxidant found in breast milk, but not all vitamin E is the same. One of the great things about Similac Pro-Advance® is that it only uses natural vitamin E. This is the most abundant type found in breast milk and the infant brain.

    You can only get natural vitamin E from foods. Rich food sources include dark leafy greens, eggs, fish, nuts, and seeds.

  •   Not derived from human milk; identical structure to 2'-FL found in breast milk.
  •   RRR-alpha-tocopherol, the most bioactive form of vitamin E.
  • *   Ingredients not genetically engineered.
  • §   Similar to other infant formulas.
  •   Excluding inherent sources.

1. Field CJ. J Nutr 2005;135(1):1–4. 2. Iyengar SR, Walker WA. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2012;55(6):641-7. 3. Gregory KE, Walker WA. Curr Pediatr Rep 2013;1(4):10. 4. Palmeira P, Carneiro-Sampaio M. Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2016;62(6):584-93. 5. Jantscher-Krenn E, Bode L. Minerva Pediatr 2012;64:83–99. 6. Zivkovic AM, German JB, Lebrilla CB et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2011;108(Suppl. 1):4653-8. 7. Perdigón G, Fuller R, Raya R. Curr Issues Intest Microbiol 2001;2(1):27-42.

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(per 100 mL standard dilution)

  • Energy (Cal)68 (280)
  • Protein (g)1.4
  • Fat (g)3.7
    • Linoleic Acid (g)0.53
    • Linolenic Acid (g)0.050
    • Arachidonic Acid (ARA) (g)0.014
    • Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (g)0.0072
  • Carbohydrate (g)7.3
    • Fibre (g)0.18
    • 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) (mg)20
  • Lutein (mg)0.0076

(per 100 mL standard dilution)

  • Vitamin A (IU)190
  • Vitamin D (IU)40
  • Vitamin E (IU)2.7
  • Vitamin K (mg)0.0090
  • Vitamin C (mg)10
  • Thiamine (mg)0.080
  • Riboflavin (mg)0.11
  • Niacin (mg)0.72
  • Pantothenic Acid (mg)0.30
  • Vitamin B6 (mg)0.041
  • Folic Acid (mg)0.0069
  • Vitamin B12 (mg)0.00017
  • Biotin (mg)0.0025
  • Choline (mg)10
  • Inositol (mg)4
  • Calcium (mg)80
  • Phosphorus (mg)40
  • Magnesium (mg)5.2
  • Sodium (mg)18
  • Potassium (mg)80
  • Chloride (mg)44
  • Iron (mg)1.2
  • Zinc (mg)0.50
  • Copper (mg)0.053
  • Manganese (mg)0.0048
  • Iodine (mg)0.013
  • Selenium (mg)0.0013
  • Ash (g)0.38
  • Carnitine (mg)0.99
  • Taurine (mg)4.5
  • Tryptophan (mg)24
  • Nucleotides (mg)7.2
INGREDIENTS

Lactose, Dry or evaporated skim milk, High oleic safflower oil, Soy oil, Coconut oil, Whey protein concentrate, Fructooligosaccharides, Whey protein hydrolysate, M. alpina oil (source of ARA), 2’-fucosyllactose, C. cohnii oil (source of DHA), Soy lecithin, L-tryptophan, Taurine, M-inositol, Cytidine 5’-monophosphate, Ascorbyl palmitate, Disodium guanosine 5’-monophosphate, Disodium uridine 5’-monophosphate, Adenosine 5’-monophosphate, L-carnitine, Mixed tocopherols, Lutein, Minerals (tricalcium phosphate, potassium citrate, calcium carbonate, potassium hydroxide, magnesium chloride, salt, ferrous sulphate, zinc sulphate, cupric sulphate, potassium chloride, manganese sulphate, sodium selenite, potassium iodide), Vitamins (ascorbic acid, choline bitartrate, D-alpha tocopheryl acetate, niacinamide, calcium D-pantothenate, vitamin A palmitate, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, beta-carotene, phylloquinone, D-biotin, vitamin D3, cyanocobalamin). Contains: Milk, Soy.

Refer to label for most accurate information. Nutritional composition and ingredients may vary slightly between formats.

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

  • How to prepare baby formula?

    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.


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


    Preparation instructions for powder baby formula – 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.

    ADD WATER

    1. 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.
    2. Pour desired amount of boiled, cooled water into bottle.
    3. Using enclosed scoop, add 1 unpacked level scoop of powder to each 60 mL of water. Return dry scoop to container.
    4. 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.


    Preparation instructions for concentrated liquid formula – Must add water


    Must add equal amounts of water (boiled and cooled to room temperature) and concentrated liquid formula.

    1. 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.
    2. Clean top of can. Shake well before opening. Pour equal amounts of concentrated liquid formula and boiled, cooled water into bottle. (See mixing guide on label.)
    3. Cap bottle; shake well; attach nipple.

    Storage: Cover prepared bottles and opened cans and refrigerate immediately; use within 48 hours. Once feeding begins, use within 1 hour or discard.


    Preparation instructions for ready-to-use formula - Do not add water


    59-mL plastic bottles:

    1. Place washed nipple, ring, and cap in boiling water and keep at a rolling boil for 2 minutes.
    2. SHAKE BOTTLE WELL before opening and twist-off cap.
    3. Attach nipple.

    Cans:

    1. Place washed bottles, nipples, rings, caps, and all preparation equipment in boiling water and keep at a rolling boil for 2 minutes.
    2. Clean top of can. Shake well before opening. Pour formula into bottle; attach nipple.

    Storage: Cover prepared bottles and opened cans and refrigerate immediately; use within 48 hours. Once feeding begins, use within 1 hour or discard.