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Go & Grow by Similac®, now with 2'-FL†‡

Your toddler's nutritional needs are different from when she was a baby. To add to this, mealtime can seem more like playtime now that your toddler is learning to feed herself, and it's hard to tell how much food is actually making it into her mouth.

Go & Grow by Similac® Step 3 is an everyday drink formulated to complement the nutrition of toddlers 12-36 months and is designed to help support growth and development.

NEW! Go & Grow by Similac® now contains 2'-FL.†‡ Found in breast milk, 2'-FL helps build the immune system. Go & Grow by Similac® is the first and only toddler drink with 2'-FL†‡ in Canada!

This everyday toddler drink is non-GMO*‡ and made with milk from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones.

Feel confident about complementing your child’s nutrition!

Let’s look at components in Go & Grow by Similac® that are limited in cow’s milk (per 250 mL):§

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IMMUNE SUPPORT INNOVATION: 2'-FL

Breast milk contains many protective factors that help build the 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 build strong digestive and immune systems.5 HMOs, like 2'-FL, in breast milk can affect the immune system in various ways:5

  • PREBIOTICS ICON

    Feed the good bacteria in the Gut (Prebiotics)

  • 2'-FL IN THE GUT ICON

    PROTECT AGAINST HARMFUL BACTERIA IN THE GUT

  • SUPPORT ICON

    Support the developing Immune System

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Nutrition beyond DHA

This everyday drink also complements your toddler's diet with an exclusive blend of DHA, lutein, and natural vitamin E.‡¥

  • 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. Our powder format of Go & Grow by Similac® 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 Go & Grow by Similac®.#

  • 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 our powder format of Go & Grow by Similac® 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.
  •   Only applicable to powder formats.
  • *   Ingredients not genetically engineered.
  • §   Comparison of selected food for reference purpose only and should not be interpreted as a full comparison of Go & Grow by Similac® (powder format) and cow's milk.
  •   Canadian Nutrient Files (2015). Milk, fluid, whole, pasteurised, homogenized, 3.25% M.F. Accessed October 6, 2021.
  • ¥   RRR-alpha-tocopherol, the most bioactive form of vitamin E.
  • #   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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Refer to label for most accurate information. Nutritional composition and ingredients may vary slightly between formats.

POWDER
Per 200 mL at standard dilution

  • Energy152(640) Cal (kJ)
  • Protein5.9 g
  • Fat7.4 g
    • Linoleic acid1.3 g
    • Linolenic acid0.1 g
    • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)0.016 g
    • Saturates2.4 g
    • Polyunsaturates1.4 g
    • Monounsaturates2.6 g
  • Carbohydrate15 g
    • Fibre0.4 g
    • 2'-FL41 mg
    • Lutein0.15 mg
    • Nucleotide equivalents7.2 mg

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

(per 200 mL serving reconstituted)

  • Vitamin A173 mcg
  • Vitamin D31.0 mcg
  • Vitamin E2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C10 mg
  • Thiamine0.34 mg
  • Riboflavin0.36 mg
  • Vitamin B60.31 mg
  • Vitamin B120.37 mcg
  • Niacin6.2 mg
  • Pantothenate1.1 mg
  • Folate53 mcg DFE
  • Biotin31 mcg
  • Choline34 mg
  • Calcium234 mg
  • Phosphorus157 mg
  • Magnesium31 mg
  • Sodium81 mg
  • Potassium312 mg
  • Chloride242 mg
  • Zinc2.3 mg
  • Iron2.2 mg
  • Copper0.34 mg
  • Manganese0.94 mg
  • Iodide31 mcg
INGREDIENTS

Skim milk, Dry skim milk, Sugars (Lactose), High oleic sunflower oil, Soy oil, Coconut oil, Short-chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOS), 2'-fucosyllactose (2'-FL), Soy lecithin, Schizochytrium sp. oil (a source of DHA), Potassium hydroxide, Ascorbyl palmitate, Mixed tocopherols, Cytidine 5'-monophosphate, Disodium uridine 5'-monophosphate, Lutein, Adenosine 5'-monophosphate, Disodium guanosine 5'-monophosphate, Minerals (magnesium chloride, potassium citrate, calcium carbonate, salt, ferrous sulphate, zinc sulphate, manganese sulphate, copper sulphate, calcium chloride, tricalcium phosphate), Vitamins (ascorbic acid, choline chloride, choline bitartrate, niacinamide, calcium D-pantothenate, vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine chloride hydrochloride, folic acid, D-biotin, beta-carotene, vitamin D3).

Contains: Milk, Soy.

Additional ingredients for vanilla: artificial vanilla flavour.

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

  • How to prepare Go & Grow by Similac® Step 3?

    Refer to product label for complete preparation instructions.


    Go & Grow by Similac® Step 3 toddler drink is not intended for infants under
    12 months of age.

    Preparation instructions for powder toddler formula – Must add water


    1. Pour 180 mL of cold or warm water into clean sippy cup.
    2. Add 3 unpacked level scoops (31.2 g) of powder.
    3. Shake well. If preparing in advance, refrigerate and use within 24 hours. Once drinking begins, use within 1 hour or discard.

    STORAGE: Store unopened and opened container at room temperature; avoid extreme temperatures. Once opened, use contents within one month.


    WARNING: Never use a microwave oven or boiling water to prepare Go & Grow by Similac® Step 3 toddler drink; serious burns can result.


    Preparation instructions for ready-to-use toddler formula


    Do not add water.


    Shake well. Tastes best when served cold.


    Once opened, refrigerate and use within 24 hours.


    STORAGE: Store away from heat. Avoid freezing.


    WARNING: Do not use this container to warm toddler drink. Do not reuse this bottle.