Nutribén® A.R.1

Nutribén® A.R.1 is a food with special medical uses aimed at reducing gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms in babies.

This first infant formula meets the nutritional needs of babies from newborn to 6 months.

The main feature of this formula is that is contains carob bean gum which makes it thicker than milk, and thus, an alimentary bolus. It helps prevent episodes of regurgitation. Also, carob bean gum, due to being a dietary fibre, stimulates growth of bacteria and increases the volume and viscosity of stools.1-3

Another thickener used to treat regurgitation is starch. Unlike carob bean gum, starch is not a dietary fibre, and therefore, does not provide the benefits of dietary fibre. Also, starch is pre-digested by the α-Amylase enzyme which is present in saliva and the pancreas. Therefore, starch loses some of its thickening properties once it is digested by the α-Amylase enzyme. However, carob bean gum is not digested by the α-Amylase enzyme nor any other enzymes, meaning that it does not lose its thickening properties.3

It also contains galacto-oligosaccharides that:4

  • Help stimulate growth of bifidobacteria that are found in the colon.
  • Strengthen the immune system.

It also contains nucleotides and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids that improve intestinal development, reduce diarrhoea and encourage cognitive development, and visual and immune system acuity.5-11

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Dosage table

This table is based on average requirements, and may only be varied if indicated by your doctor.

Levelled scoops*
Boiled water (ml)
Feeds per day
Age: 0 to 2 weeks
Age: 2 to 8 weeks
Age: 2 to 3 months
Age: 3 to 6 months
Age: 6 months and onwards

*One levelled scoop is equal to approximately 4.3 g.


IMPORTANT: Breast milk is the best milk for your baby. This product is recommended when breastfeeding is not possible or insufficient. You should follow your competent healthcare professional’s advice.

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