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Infant Formula: Similac 27 Calories (437)

Infant Formula: Similac 27 Calories (437) - Clinical Hub, Patient Education, Health and Nutrition Facts For You, Nutrition


Similac® Advance®, Similac Sensitive®,
Similac® Soy Isomil® & Similac Total Comfort™
Mixing Instructions for 27 Calories per Ounce

Similac® infant formula is normally mixed to provide 19 calories per ounce. Your infant needs
higher calorie formula, so you should follow these instructions closely when mixing formula. It
is important to measure the infant formula powder and the water correctly. Please measure the
water and powder separately.

Formula mixed to 27 calories per ounce or greater may not supply enough water for some
infants. Fluid status should be watched closely and your doctor or nurse contacted if you are

Measure Water
Fluid Ounces
Formula Powder
unpacked, level scoops added
Final Volume
4 ounces + 3 scoops = 4 ½ ounces
5 ½ ounces* + 4 scoops = 6 ounces
9 ½ ounces* + 7 scoops = 11 ounces
*1/2 ounce = 1 Tablespoon

Mixing Similac® infant formula using measuring cups:
Measure Water
Fluid Ounces
Formula Powder
Final Volume
16 ounces + 1 cup = 18 ½ ounces
24 ounces + 1 ½ cups = 28 ounces

Refrigerate formula for 24 hours then discard.
Do not heat formula in a microwave oven.

If you are a UW Health patient and have more questions please contact UW Health at one of the phone
numbers listed below. You can also visit our website at www.uwhealth.org/nutrition.
ξ Nutrition clinics for UW Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) and American Family Children’s
Hospital (AFCH) can be reached at: (608) 890-5500.
ξ Nutrition clinics for UW Medical Foundation (UWMF) can be reached at: (608) 287-2770.

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 2/2015 University of Wisconsin Hospitals
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