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SMA LF® Lactose Free Infant Milk

For babies with lactose intolerance. Suitable from birth onwards. Not suitable for infants with galactosaemia.
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SMA LF® is a lactose-free infant milk for babies who are lactose intolerant, or who are experiencing symptoms such as diarrhoea, tummy ache or wind caused by temporary lactose intolerance. SMA® LF Lactose Free Infant Milk is nutritionally complete and suitable as the sole source of nutrition for infants from birth. For older babies, it can be used as part of a mixed diet. It is suitable for up to 18 months of age and may be used for older children and adults with lactose intolerance as part of a lactose free diet.


We have recently updated our specials formulas in line with the UK and EU legislation (EU Regulation 2016/128). This means the nutritional composition requirements for formulas will change, and all manufacturers will have to update their formulas. But we know any change big or small even when for the better, can cause concern when it comes to your little human. Baby milks is one of the most heavily regulated and tested food products in the world, and we can assure you that the reformulated milks are safe for babies. We have worked hard to ensure that your baby should not notice any difference between the old and new milks. For more information please visit our FAQs or contact the SMA Careline® who will be happy to chat about the updated formulas.

Leading baby nutrition research for over 100 years

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Our expert team at SMA® Nutrition is dedicated to understanding the unique nutritional needs of babies with different feeding issues and to applying these learnings to our own products. We have been leading research in baby nutrition for over 100 years and have produced SMA LF® Lactose Free Infant Milk, a nutritionally complete infant milk for babies and young children with lactose intolerance.

SMA LF® 400g Halal certified, not suitable for vegetarians. Can be mixed with food for weaning babies.

For enteral use only

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SMA LF® available in 400g cans of powder

This product may be available/ordered through your local pharmacy.

IMPORTANT: please follow step 5 of the new preparation instructions carefully: Place the sterilised teat and cap on the bottle and immediately shake vigorously until the powder is fully dissolved. Upon preparation there may be a noticeable foam, this is quite normal.

Why SMA LF® Lactose Free Formula?

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Enriched with Omega 3 & 6 LCPs

*Contains DHA (as required by the legislation for all infant formula)

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Nutritionally Complete
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Lactose free milk For babies who are lactose intolerant.



    SMA LF® Lactose Free Infant Milk

    400 g powder NEW formula

Preparing your baby's feed

Whilst this product is made under strict hygienic conditions, it is not sterile. Failure to follow instructions on preparation and storage may make your baby ill.
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    Step 1

    Pull the safety seal and open the lid. The scoop is provided under the lid. Lift the tab, pull on the foil seal, carefully and safely remove the seal and dispose of it.

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    Step 2

    Wash hands well. Wash and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturers’ instructions.

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    Step 3

    Boil 1 litre of fresh tap water. Allow boiled water to cool for no more than 30 minutes. Measure the required amount of water (see feeding guide) into a sterilised bottle, carefully – the water is hot. Do not use artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water.

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    Step 4

    Using only the scoop provided, add the correct number of scoops of powder (see feeding guide), levelling off each scoop with the back of a clean dry knife. Store the scoop in suspension inside the can and replace lid.

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    Step 5

    Place the sterilised teat and cap on the bottle and immediately shake vigorously until the powder is fully dissolved. Cool bottle under cold running water or in a bowl or jug of cool water until lukewarm, do not immerse the teat. Test temperature by shaking a few drops onto the inside of your wrist. Upon preparation there may be a noticeable foam, this is quite normal.

Feeding guide

Birth - 12 months
Approx. age of baby Approx. weight of baby Preparation for single feeds Cooled, freshly boiled water Feeds in 24 hrs
  kg Level scoops ml  
Birth – 2 weeks 3.4 3 90 6
2 – 4 weeks 3.7 4 120 6
4 – 8 weeks 4.2 4 120 6
2 months 5.3 5 150 5
3 months 6.1 6 180 5
4 months 6.7 6 180 5
6 months 7.6 8 240 4
7 – 12 months - 7 210 3
Approx. age of baby Approx. weight of baby Preparation for single feeds Cooled, freshly boiled water Feeds in 24 hrs
  lb Level scoops fl. oz.  
Birth – 2 weeks 7 ½ 3 3 6
2 – 4 weeks 8 4 4 6
4 – 8 weeks 9 ¼ 4 4 6
2 months 11 ¾ 5 5 5
3 months 13 ½ 6 6 5
4 months 14 ¾ 6 6 5
6 months 16 ¾ 8 8 4
7 – 12 months - 7 7 3

This table is a guide only; your baby may need more or less than the volumes stated. If you require more advice, consult your healthcare professional. Remember to feed your baby on demand. Mix 1 scoop of powder to 30 ml (approx. 1 fl. oz.) of water.
Approx. 90 scoops per can. 1 scoop = 4.4 g.

Important feeding information

  • Do not add extra powder or water to make the feeds stronger or weaker and do not press powder into scoop. Using too much or too little powder can make your baby ill.

  • We recommend preparing each feed in individual bottles when required.

  • For hygienic reasons, discard unfinished feed in the bottle as soon as possible.

  • For older babies, made-up formulae can be added to food.

  • For enteral use only.

  • Do not alter or add to formulae unless medically directed.

  • Do not warm feeds in a microwave – hot spots may occur and cause scalding.

  • Remember, cows' milk should not be used as a drink during the first year.

Nutrition information
per 100ml prepared feed
Nutrition information
Typical values
Energy 281 KJ 67 kcal
Fat 3.4 g
of which, saturates 0.8 g
of which, unsaturates 2.3 g
Carbohydrate 7.6 g
of which, sugars 1.1 g
 of which, lactose ≤6.7 mg
Protein 1.6 g
Nutrition information
per 100ml prepared feed
Typical values
Vitamin A 53 µg
Vitamin D 1.5 µg
Vitamin E 1.6 mg
Vitamin K 4.7 µg
Vitamin C 12 mg
Thiamin 0.06 mg
Riboflavin 0.07 mg
Niacin 0.49 mg
Vitamin B6 0.03 mg
Folate 22.6 µg
Vitamin B12 0.21 µg
Biotin 1.33 µg
Pantothenic Acid 0.32 mg
Nutrition information
per 100ml prepared feed
Typical values
Sodium 24 mg
  1.0 mmol
Potassium 83 mg
  2.1 mmol
Chloride 54 mg
  1.5 mmol
Calcium 42 mg
  1.1 mmol
Phosphorus 24 mg
Phosphate 0.8 mmol
Magnesium 5.6 mg
  0.2 mmol
Iron 0.7 mg
Zinc 0.46 mg
Copper 0.05 mg
Manganese 0.02 mg
Fluoride ≤0.01 mg
Selenium 3.3 µg
Iodine 13 µg
Nutrition information
100ml prepared feed
Typical values
Taurine 4.5 mg
Choline 23 mg
Inositol 5.2 mg
L-Carnitine 1.2 mg
Nucleotides 2.3 mg
Omega 3
α-linolenic Acid (ALA) 40 mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* 17 mg
Omega 6
Linoleic Acid (LA) 546 mg
*Contains DHA (as required by the legislation for all infant formula)
NEW SMA LF® Lactose Free formula contains Taurine and Nucleotides.


Glucose syrup, vegetable oils (sunflower, coconut, rapeseed), milk proteins, potassium chloride, emulsifier (soya lecithin), calcium citrate, fish oil (DHA), sodium citrate, sodium phosphate, choline bitartrate, acidity regulator (citric acid), L-phenylalanine, vitamin C, L-histidine, magnesium oxide, taurine, L-tryptophan, potassium citrate, ferrous sulphate, inositol, nucleotides (cytidine-, disodium uridine-, adenosine-, disodium guanosine-5’-monophosphate), antioxidants (tocopherol-rich extract, ascorbyl palmitate), L-carnitine, zinc sulphate, vitamin E, niacin, pantothenic acid, copper sulphate, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin B6, manganese sulphate, potassium iodide, folic acid, sodium selenate, vitamin K, vitamin D, biotin, vitamin B12.

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Further reading

Have a look at our expert articles to see how you can give you baby the right nutrition for every stage of their development, from birth to toddlerhood.

Important notice

Breast milk is best for babies and breastfeeding should continue for as long as possible. Infant milks are suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed and should only be used on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian or pharmacist, or other professionals responsible for maternal and child care. SMA LF® is a lactose‑free milk based formula for babies and young children who are intolerant to lactose or sucrose, or who are experiencing symptoms such as diarrhoea, tummy ache or wind caused by temporary lactose intolerance. It is suitable as the sole source of nutrition up to 6 months of age, and in conjunction with solid food up to 18 months of age. SMA LF® is not suitable for those who are allergic to cows’ milk protein, or who suffer from galactosaemia or require a galactose free diet. When bottle-feeding, do not allow prolonged or frequent contact of milk feeds with teeth as this increases the risk of tooth decay. Ask your healthcare professional or dentist for advice. Always hold your baby while feeding. Do not leave baby unattended as they might choke.

Important advice to mothers

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life. SMA® Nutrition fully supports this and continued breastfeeding, along with the introduction of complementary foods as advised by your healthcare professional.



The best way to feed a baby is to breastfeed, as breast milk provides the ideal balanced diet and protection against illness for your baby and also many non-nutritional benefits for both baby and mother. We recommend that you speak to your healthcare professional when deciding on your choice of feeding your baby. Professional guidance should also be sought on the preparation for and maintenance of breastfeeding. If you do choose to breastfeed, it's important to eat a healthy, balanced diet.
Infant formula is intended to replace breast milk when mothers choose not to breastfeed or if for some reason they are unable to do so. A decision not to breastfeed, or to introduce partial bottle-feeding, will reduce the supply of breast milk.
If for any reason you choose not to breastfeed, do remember that such a decision can be difficult to reverse. Using infant formula also has social and financial implications which must be considered. Infant formula should always be prepared, used and stored as instructed on the label, in order to avoid risks to a baby's health, as advised by your healthcare professional.
When introducing weaning foods, remember that they need to be suitable and safe, and fed appropriately to minimise any risk to your baby's health. The pages ahead and other subsequent communications we may have with you provide you with information on infant feeding and SMA® Nutrition products, including infant formula.

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