Similac Malaysia : Price and Reviews 2021

Similac is generally a cow milk-based, lactose-containing formula enriched with iron, vitamins, and other minerals. For lactose intolerant babies, there are soy-based formulas as well.

- Milk Proteins : Whey and casein proteins
- Contains DHA & ARA
- Contains Antioxidants and Prebiotics, but no probiotics
- Fat Source : Soy and Coconut Oil

This brand has a wide range of milk formulas, which we will cover in this article.


List of Similac Milk Formulas

A. General Similac Milk Formulas

1. Similac Step 1 - General milk formula for babies 0-12 months / RM70 - 600g
2. Similac Gold Step 1 / Step 2 - Contains the prebiotic FOS and 2FL nucleotides to support the baby's digestive and immune system / RM70 - 600g
3. Similac Gold Gain Plus Step 3 - Contains the prebiotic FOS and 2FL nucleotides to support the baby's digestive and immune system / RM50 - 600g
4. Similac Gold Gain Kid Step 4 - Contains the prebiotic FOS and 2FL nucleotides to support the baby's digestive and immune system / RM45 - 600g

5. Similac Inte-P Step 1, Step 2 & Intelli-Pro Step 3, Step 4 - Formulated for brain development / RM35 - 600g
6. Similac HMO Pro Advance - Formula from USA with Human Milk Oligosaccharide (2FL-HMO), a prebiotic to boost the baby's immune system / RM160 - 650g

B. Similac Milk Formulas for Newborns

7. Similac Neosure - Milk formula for premature babies and underweight babies / RM75 - 800g

8. Similac HMF Human Milk Fortifier - Human Milk Fortifier meant to supplement breast milk / RM145 - 500g


C. Similac Milk Formula for Sensitive Babies

9. Similac Soy Isomil - Soy based formula for babies who are lactose intolerant or are generally sensitive to cow's milk / RM78 - 800g

10. Similac Lactose Free - Lactose free formula for lactose intolerant babies, contains lactase / RM65 - 850g

11. Similac Total Comfort, 0-12 bulan & 1-3 tahun - Contains pre digested whey proteins for easier digestion, 98% lactose free. Designed for babies with digestive issues like diarrhoea, constipation or gas.  / RM65 - 820g

12. Similac Pro-Sensitive - Designed for babies with digestive issues due to lactose sensitivities, such as fussiness, diarrhoea or constipation. Uses milk protein isolates / RM280 - 630g

13. Similac Alimentum - Designed for babies who are sensitive to the milk proteins found in cow's milk. Uses Casein hydrolysate from milk which is easier to digest than cow's milk proteins / RM60 - 600g

The differences between Similac Total Comfort, Similac Pro Sensitive and Similac Alimentum.


A. General Similac Milk Formulas

1. Similac 

a. Step 1 - Best Similac for Newborn


- Milk formula for newborns
- Formula milk for babies 0-12 months old
- Certified halal
- DHA content : 56mg / 100g 
- Contains DHA (56mg/100g), Lutein, Vitamin D and E, Protein, Zinc, Calcium, FOS Dietary Fiber and Vegetable Oil Blend

Similac Step 1 Price





Packaging Difference between Similac Step 1 and Similac Gold Step 1

 

First Picture - Similac Gold Step 1 uses the word "2FL"
Second Picture - Similac Step 1 uses the word "Nucleotida" or "Nucleotides"


2. Similac Gold 

- Contains 2’-FL which is a prebiotic that feeds good bacteria in the gut, providing a healthy gut environment.

Contains Eye-Q® system which incudes..
- Unique Vegetable Oil Blend : Better DHA absorption 
- Lutein and Vitamin E – Protects DHA from oxidation 


a. Similac Gold Step 1


- Formula milk for newborns
- Formula milk for 0-12 month old babies

Similac Gold Step 1 Price

- Milk formula for 6-18 month old babies

Similac Gold Step 2 Price
 




3. Similac Gain Plus Gold Step 3

toddler formula similac

- Milk formula for 1 year old to 3 year old toddlers

Similac Gain Plus Gold Step 3 Price





Out of stock? Find in Lazada / Shopee



4. Similac Gain Kid Gold



- Milk formula for 4 year old to 9 year old toddlers

Similac Gain Kid Gold Step 4 Price





Out of stock? Find in Lazada / Shopee



5. Similac Intelli-Pro



- DHA (8.37mg/100g) : A Key Component For Brain Development
- Unique Vegetable Oil Blend Helps Absorption Of Nutrients Such As DHA, Vitamin A and Calcium
- Contains vegetable oil blend : High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil and Soy, Bean Oil
- Contains Protein, Zinc, Calcium & Vitamin D 
- Contains Omega 6 for cognitive developtment

Find in Lazada / Shopee


a. Similac Inte-P 1 



Similac Inte-P Step 1 Price

- Milk formula for newborns
- Milk formula for 0-12 month old babies

RM64.65 for 1.2kg - Lazada


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b. Similac Inte-P 2 : Best Similac for 6-12 Months



Inte-P Step 2 Price



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c. Similac Intelli-Pro Step 3



Similac Intelli-Pro Step 3 Price



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d. Similac Intelli-Pro Step 4


Similac Intelli-Pro Step 4 Price



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6. Similac 2′ FL HMO Pro Advance : Milk Formula for Colic Babies

Similac Pro-Sensitive is an infant formula from the US for sensitive tummies with 2’-FL HMO.
- Designed for fussiness and gas due to lactose sensitivity.
- Added ingredients usually only found in breastmilk : Contains 2’-FL human milk oligosaccharide (Not actually from human milk) for immune support
- OptiGRO: Our exclusive blend of DHA, Lutein, and Vitamin E, nutrients also found in breast milk, help support baby’s brain and eye development
- Has added Lutein for eye health

- No GMO and no artificial growth hormones

- May use allergenic milk protein isolate and more sugars for a tastier formula
- Babies with cow’s milk aversion or are extra colicky should get a different option.
- Not for infants or children with galactosemia


Similac HMO Pro Advance Price





B. Similac Milk Formulas for Newborns


7. Similac Neosure - Similac for Premature Babies

similac neosure 0-12 bulan


Similac Neosure is a post-discharge formula for premature babies from 0-12 months old. It is designed to support the brain, eye, muscle, bone and immune growth. It has increased protein, vitamins, and mineral contents compared to normal formula to help promote catch-up growth.

- Supports better gains in weight, length, and head circumference for premature babies
- Has DHA, lutein, & vitamin E to support brain and eye development
- Has calcium and phosphorus to support bone development
- No artificial growth hormones

Similac Neosure Price
Similac Neosure 850g > Lazada (RM72)

Similac Neosure 850g > Shopee (RM77)

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8. Similac HMF (Human Milk Fortifier), 45g X 50pcs - Similac for Pregnancy

susu hmf untuk bayi prematur

Similac HMF is a milk powder that is added to the mother's milk to enhance to amount of minerals, proteins and calories in the milk. It can help premature babies grow faster.

Similac HMF Price

Similac Human Milk Fortifier [50 x 0.9g (45g) ] > RM145 on Shopee





C. Similac Milk Formulas for Sensitive Stomachs


9. Similac Soy Isomil | For Babies Who Cannot Digest Cow's Milk Proteins


Similac Soy Isomil is a cow's milk-free, lactose-free, soy-based formula that is specially designed for babies from birth to 12 months. It is formulated for babies with allergies to cow's milk and lactose. 

- May be better to try hypoallergenic or gentle formulas like Similac Total Comfort, Similac Lactose Free or Similac Alimentum before switching to soy formulas
- Has corn syrup and soy protein isolate, completely avoiding milk-based products.
- High in Linoleic Acid
- Has OptiGRO™ to support brain and eye development.

Isomil Price

RM77.90, 850g - Shopee

RM77.00, 850g - Shopee

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10. Similac Lactose Free - Best Similac for Lactose Intolerance



- Contains DHA, AA, Nucleotides, Lutein & Vitamin E
- For infants 0-12 months with diarrhea, lactose intolerance, colic and flatulence.
- Contains lactase to help the digestive system absorb lactose
- Lactose free formula milk


Similac Lactose Free Price



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11. Similac Total Comfort - Best Similac Formula for Spit-Up and Gas

A. Similac TC Infant




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B. Similac Total Comfort 1-3 Tahun

Similac Total Comfort is a milk formula that contains pre-digested whey protein that is easier to digest than regular cow's milk. Pre-digested proteins are known to solve common feeding issues. It also contains a blend of vegetable oil that helps to soften stools. Made with DHA, this formula also offers aids in your child’s brain development. 

Furthermore, this formula is 98% lactose free.

Similac Total Comfort Price

RM64.90, 820g - Lazada

RM64.90, 820g - Shopee

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11.5 Difference Between Similac Total Comfort and Similac Pro Sensitive

- Both are designed to make digestion easier
- Both are suitable from birth, are GMO free and Palm Olein free
- Both contain Lutein, DHA and Vitamin E
- Both contain 2FL HMO

Similac Pro Sensitive
- Made with milk protein isolates
- Calms fussiness and gas
- Uses corn syrup as a carbohydrate source

Similac Pro Comfort
- Made with partially hydrolyzed protein
- Designed for infants with persistent feeding issues
- Contains gentle proteins and probiotics for easier digestion
- Helps soften baby's stool



12. Similac Pro-Sensitive - Best Similac Formula for Gas and Constipation




Similac Pro-Sensitive is designed for babies with sensitive tummies who have fussiness and gas due to lactose sensitivity. It has 2’-FL human milk oligosaccharide (2’-FL HMO), an immune-nourishing prebiotic like that found in breast milk, that supports baby’s developing immune system.

- Not for infants or children with galactosemia.

- FORMULA FOR SENSITIVE TUMMIES: Gentle nutrition designed to ease common tummy troubles like fussiness, gas, or mild spit-up.

- Suitable for infants with lactose sensitivity

- 2’-FL HMO PREBIOTIC FOR IMMUNE SUPPORT: Similac Pro-Sensitive has 2’-FL HMO, a prebiotic that helps strengthen the immune system to be more like the breastfed infant

- SUPPORTS BRAIN & EYE DEVELOPMENT: Features a blend of DHA, lutein, and vitamin E, ingredients found in breast milk that helps support brain and eye development

- PROMOTES STRONG BONES: Promotes excellent calcium absorption for strong bones

- NO ARTIFICIAL GROWTH HORMONES & NON-GMO


Similac Pro Sensitive Price

RM280, 630g - Shopee 

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13. Similac Alimentum | Best Similac Formula for Colic



- For babies who are allergic or show colicky symptoms to cow's milk, which have proteins that are more difficult to digest than human breastmilk. 
- Uses casein hydrolysate (milk), which are smaller, more digestible proteins derived from larger cow’s milk proteins.
- Claims that their easy to digest formula can reduce colic symptoms in at least one day. 
- Has no lactose, but still contains other milk products.
- Similac Alimentum uses corn maltodextrin sugar on top of other sugars to aid in digestion
- High Linoleic Acid content
- Not halal

RM61, 600g - Shopee 

RM64.20 - Shopee 



13.5 Difference between Similac Pro-Sensitive and Similac Alimentum

Similac Pro-Sensitive is designed for babies who are sensitive to lactose
Similac Alimentum is designed for babies who are sensitive to the milk proteins found in cow's milk formulas

Similac Pro Sensitive is made with milk protein isolates
Similac Alimentum is made with casein hydrolysate from milk

Similac Pro Sensitive uses corn syrup as a carbohydrate source
Similac Alimentum uses corn maltodextrin as a carbohydrate source



FAQ

1Difference between Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3 Formula

1. Difference Between Step 1 and Step 2 Formula Milk

- Step 1 and step 2 formula milk have similar nutrients. The main difference is the ratio of casein and whey proteins, which are both derived from milk.

- Step 1 formulas are whey dominant just like breast milk which has a whey to casein ratio of about 60:40. Whey digests quickly compared to casein.

Step 2 formulas are similar to Step 1 formulas but has more casein, with a whey to casein ratio of 20:80. Casein digests slower, keeping babies full for longer.

Step 2, or Casein-dominant formulas, can be stressful to the immature digestive system of infants below 3 months old.

- Step 2 formulas are often creamier than step 1 formula and has more energy, making it more satiating for babies older than 6 months.

Step 2 formula is mainly appropriate when your child starts eating baby food. It can be used to supplement baby food if your baby is still hungry after drinking step 1 milk. 

- Step 2 formula can be used starting from month 7 (earliest) until the baby stops bottle feeding. 


2. Difference Between Step 2 and Step 3 / Step 4 Formula Milk

- Step 3 formula usually has more starch and energy contents than Step 2 formula, making babies full for longer.

- Step 3 formula is usually not as micro and macronutrient dense as Step 1 or Step 2 formula milk, as it is considered as a weaning formula.


About Step 3 Formula Milk

Step 3 formula is appropriate for toddlers 12 months or older. 

It shouldn't be used as a substitute for a healthy diet with fruits, vegetables, and proteins. This formula milk should be a part of your baby's diet, and shouldn't replace solid foods.

It may not be necessary for toddlers who are already eating a lot of healthy foods. However, if the child cannot consume enough normal food, step 3 formula could be useful. 

As always, consult a child specialist for specific nutrition advice.


2. Does My Toddler Really Need Step 3 and Step 4 Formula Milk?

The nutrients found in toddler formula milk can usually be found in everyday food. After the age of one year old, cow's milk and a healthy diet should be enough to provide for your toddler's dietary needs. 

For DHA, taurine and choline which are prominently promoted on milk tins, paediatric dietitian Meave Graham from Child Nutrition Singapore said: “These nutrients are found in breast milk and in normal balanced diets. Children do not need special supplements of these nutrients.”



If a toddler is having problems adjusting to a normal meal because they are a picky eater, milk formula for toddlers may make the situation worse. Formula milk has a higher sugar content and can be very filling, reducing interest in trying other foods. This may make the child overly dependent on milk, making it even harder to adjust to eating normal meals.

If your child is having any dietary issues, always consult your paediatrician before switching to any milk formulas.




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