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Price of Baby Milk: NAN, SMA Gold & PRO in Nigeria 2022

When it comes to baby feeding, a whole lot of people have different perspectives on what to feed their infants at a particular stage of their lives. In this case; NAN, SMA Gold or Pro milks are considered.

Meanwhile, so many mothers know for sure that breastmilk is the best for feeding their babies, especially if the baby is still under six (6) months of age.

This means that formula-feeding or bottle-feeding a baby should not be considered at the early stages of the baby’s life.

This is because, breastfeeding your baby for the first six (6) months will result in the baby having a strong immune system that helps in fighting against infections and diseases. Also, breastfeeding helps your baby’s development, as well as brain maturity.

There is a bit of concern as to why some mothers opt to bottle-feed their babies when breastfeeding is free, available when needed, safe for the baby and convenient to administer to the baby. Some mothers have very valid reasons to bottle-feed their babies and make sure they follow a thorough medical process before deciding what formula is best for their babies.

 

However, there are selective top baby formula foods that babies mostly take these days. Trust babies to be selective when it comes to formula-feeding them because they will take a particular type of formula and dump the other. Good examples of these top formulae are SMA Pro or Gold and NAN.

 

It is important to note that these two products are very good based on their individual nutrient contents, but like I said earlier, some babies prefer NAN to SMA GOLD, PRO and vice versa. Some of these infants even grow up to recognize the containing vessel of these their preferred formula food in such a way that if you don’t feed them their favorite, they dislike it.

Baby formula prices in Nigeria: sma, nan milk

Difference between SMA GOLD and SMA PRO

Over time, Nestle (the manufacturer of these products) saw the need to come up with a rebranding strategy just to improve their sales as regards their products. This made them change SMA GOLD to SMA PRO. It is a brilliant strategy to make people develop interest in buying an improved version of SMA GOLD.

This implies that SMA GOLD is the same as SMA PRO, there’s no constituent difference. They both contain the same nutrients and ingredients proportionally. So, any baby who takes SMA GOLD can also take SMA PRO.

Price of SMA Gold in Nigeria

It is important to note that an important factor comes to play when buying a particular type of SMA formula. This factor is the AGE of the baby. This is because the product is produced using different formulations for different age ranges. In essence, this would affect the price range of the product for various age brackets.

 

Various SMA Gold Formulae and their Prices

SMA Pro First Instant Milk

According to SMA nutrition, this is a nutritionally complete breast milk substitute, enriched with Omega 3 (DHA).

It comes in different sizes (400g and 800g). It is specifically for babies within the age brackets of 0 to 6 months. It is expected to be used up within the period of 4 weeks of opening. It has approximately 186 scoops per Can (container).

SMA Gold Price
400g ₦6,500 – ₦8,000
800g ₦10,000 – ₦12,500

 

GUIDE ON HOW TO ADMINISTER FOOD
  • Birth – 2 weeks old

Approximate weight of baby – 3.4kg

Level of scoop – 3

Cooled, boiled water(ml) – 90

Feeds in 24hrs – 6

  • 2 – 4 weeks old:

Approximate weight of baby – 3.7kg

Level of scoop – 4

Cooled, boiled water(ml) – 120

Feeds in 24hrs – 6

  • 4 – 8 weeks old:

Approximate weight of baby – 4.2kg

Level of scoop – 4

Cooled, boiled water(ml) – 120

Feeds in 24hrs – 6

  • 2 months old:

Approximate weight of baby – 5.3kg

Level of scoop – 5

Cooled, boiled water(ml) – 150

Feeds in 24hrs – 5

  • 3 months old:

Approximate weight of baby – 6.1kg

Level of scoop – 6

Cooled, boiled water(ml) – 180

Feeds in 24hrs – 5

  • 4 months old:

Approximate weight of baby – 6.7kg

Level of scoop – 6

Cooled, boiled water(ml) – 180

Feeds in 24hrs – 5

  • 6 months old:

Approximate weight of baby – 7.6kg

Level of scoop – 8

Cooled, boiled water(ml) – 240

Feeds in 24hrs – 4

  • 7 – 12 months old:

Approximate weight of baby – variable

Level of scoop – 7

Cooled, boiled water (ml) – 210

Feeds in 24hrs – 3
This is just a guide; your baby might need more or less than the volumes stated above. It is better to consult a medical expert on what works best for your baby.

SMA Pro Follow-on Milk

This is for babies from the age ranging from 6 to 12 months as a part of a weaning diet. It is enriched with elements like iron which helps support normal cognitive development in the baby’s brain.

 

This comes in size 800g. It is expected that the product is used within 4 weeks of opening. It also contains approximately 177 scoops per Can.

The price is between ₦7,500 and ₦11,000 in the market

 

GUIDE ON HOW TO ADMINISTER FOOD.

1 serving = 200 ml

  • Amount of cool, freshly boiled water (ml): 180
  • oz. (approximate): 6

Number of scoops of powder: 6

 

Though, all babies have different proportions to administer to, try to ensure that as from 6 months to 1 year old, your baby has 500 – 600 ml of SMA PRO Follow-on milk per day (either as a drink, on cereals or mixed with food). Mix 1 scoop of powder to 30 ml (approx. 1 fl. oz.)

SMA Pro growing up Milk

This supports your child’s intake of nutrients in accordance with a healthy balanced diet up until their 4th year. It is enriched in vitamin D and calcium, which helps in supporting the growth and development of their bones. It is for babies within the age range of 1 to 3 years.

 

It contains 800g of powder and has approximately 173 scoops. Product should be used up within 4 weeks counting from opening day.

Its price ranges from ₦10,000 – ₦15,000

 

GUIDE ON HOW TO ADMINISTER FOOD

1 serving = 200ml

  • Amount of cool, freshly boiled water (ml): 180
  • oz. (approximate): 6

Number of scoops of powder: 6

 

6 scoops of powder added to 180ml (6 fl. oz. approx.) water makes 200ml (7 fl. oz. approx.) milk drink. There are different nutritional needs for all toddlers, but it is recommended that after 12 months, your child has around 400ml of milk per day. Depending on your child’s nutritional needs, you can feed your child up to 3 servings per day.

 

Another SMA product is the SMA Wysoy Soya Infant Formula given from birth, it contains 860g of powder and it is sold at prices ranging from ₦12,000 – ₦20,000.

NAN Baby Formula

This is another baby milk product from Nestle Nigeria (the makers of SMA GOLD).

It is manufactured with the necessary nutrients that a baby needs to grow healthy. Just like SMA Gold, it contains:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Calcium
  • Sodium
  • Iodine
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Chloride
  • Palm olein
  • Coconut oil
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Sunflower oil.

 

NAN also contains both DHA and ARA which helps in healthy brain development, but lacks Omega 3 or 6 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Interestingly, NAN tastes sweet which might result in babies having strong affinity for the product.

 

The similarity between NAN and SMA Gold gives the freedom to administer NAN in a similar way as SMA Gold is fed to kids. Though, it is very important to follow an expert’s guide to know what suits your baby more.

 

Prices of NAN Baby Food In Nigeria

NAN milk Price detail
NAN 1 Infant Formula ₦5,500 (0-6 months)
NAN Optipro 1 baby starter Milk ₦5,500 – 800g (0-6 months)
NAN Optipro 1 baby starter milk 400g ₦3,200 – 400g (0-6 months)
NAN Optipro 2 Infant powdered milk ₦6,500 – 400g (after 6 months)

 

The importance of breast milk cannot be overemphasized. The fact that mothers do not need to pay before they breastfeed their babies is enough.

 

In this article, I mentioned that a baby formula should be used up within a month after it has been opened. Now imagine buying baby food worth ₦6,500 in 12 months. That is huge for an average family in Nigeria, comparing it to just breastfeeding your baby.

 

This implies that we should try as much as possible to breastfeed our babies, because it has more nutrients than the baby Formulae found in markets which should serve as food supplements in the first place



                               
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