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About Wyeth Nutrition

Wyeth Nutrition® develops premium-quality products scientifically designed to meet the needs of infants and young children, as well as pregnant and lactating mothers. As pioneers in nutritional science, we aim to provide the best nutritional support for all mothers and children.

Formulated with 26 Specialized ingredients, the S-26® formula provides essential high-quality nutrients to help nurture young children’s foundation to early learning for lifelong success.


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Dr. Henry Gerstenberger starts to develop a formula based on the composition of human milk.

Photo of Dr. Henry Gerstenberger in 1915


Extensive clinical studies of the formula, named SMA (Synthetic Milk Adapted), were done the Babies’ Dispensary and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland establishing it as a successful feeding alternative for infants.

The Early Days of Formula Milk Powder Can


Results of clinical trials are published, patents are applied for and SMA® formula is licensed to be sold– SMA® the company is born.

The Early Years of Milk Carrier


International distribution of SMA®

Formula Milk Are Internattionally Distributed by Ships


First formula fortified with Vitamin C

Mum Bottle Feeding Her Baby


First to add expiration dates

Formula Milk Powder Can is Added With An Expiration Date


Introduction of S-26®, the world’s first whey-dominant infant formula

Mum Breastfeeding Her Baby


Nursoy® for lactose intolerant babies introduced

Products of Nursoy Introduced in 1969


S26® low birth weight introduced

S26® Formula Milk Introduced for Low-Birthweight Infants


S26® Mama® is introduced

S26® MAMA Formula Milk Introduced for Pregnant Woman


First to discover enhanced source of DHA and AA

S26® AR Formula Milk with Enhanced Source of DHA and AA


Introduction of S-26® Gold® with balanced levels of DHA and AA

S26® GOLD Formula Milk with Balanced Levels of DHA and AA


First infant formula enriched with Alpha-lactalbumin, a high-quality whey protein

S26® GOLD Formula Milk Enriched with Alpha-lactalbumin


First formula with lutein to help support eye development

Pair of Beautiful Eyes of A Toddler


Launch of ILLUMA® premium formula in China, the first infant formula to approach the benefits of human milk at the molecular level

Illuma Milk Powder for China Market


Nestle acquires Wyeth from Pfizer. Wyeth is renamed as Wyeth® Nutrition, and became a part of Nestle Nutrition

Nestle Nutrition Logo