Nutribén® A.C. DIGEST

Nutribén® A.C. DIGEST is a first infant formula, suitable for newborns, designed to alleviate colic symptoms in babies, during their first few months of life.

The main features and benefits of the 100% partially hydrolysed proteins formula are as follows:

  • 100% partially hydrolysed whey proteins, which improve colic symptoms.1-3
  • 20% Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). Facilitates absorption and digestion, improving colic symptoms.4
  • Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (1:1 ratio of DHA/ARA).
  • Improves brain development (cognitive), visual acuity, and maturation of the CNS.5
  • It has a reduced amount of lactose: it reduces colic symptoms caused by a partial intolerance to lactose.6-10
  • Nucleotides: encourage the development of the immune system and protect the intestinal flora, reducing diarrhoea.11-17

How do I know if my baby has colic?

Children have baby colic when they have paroxysmal abdominal pain and an intense cry which starts suddenly and is inconsolable. It usually starts in the afternoon and may last more than three hours per day, over three or more days per week.18-21

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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 weeks 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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