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0-6 months

SMA®  Alfamino® Formula

Infant food for special medical purposes, intended for the dietary management of severe/complex symptoms of cows’ milk protein allergy (CMPA). Complete nutritional support from birth or supplementary feeding from 6 months and up to 3 years of age. This formula must be used under medical supervision.

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SMA® Alfamino® is a hypoallergenic amino acid based powdered formula with added medium chain triglycerides. An infant food for special medical purposes, intended for the dietary management of severe/complex symptoms of cows’ milk protein allergy (CMPA) and/or multiple food protein. Complete nutritional support from birth or supplementary feeding from 6 months and up to 3 years of age.

What is Cows’ Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA)?

Cows' milk protein allergy (CMPA), also known as cows' milk allergy (CMA), is one of the most common food allergies in babies and young children. CMA is a type of milk allergy where a baby’s immune system responds to the proteins found in cows’ milk, causing the baby to have allergic symptoms. There are many symptoms associated with CMA, but it can be easily managed with the correct diet, so getting a diagnosis is very important. The good news is that the vast majority of children who are allergic to cows' milk will outgrow this by the time they are 3 years old. Find out more about cows’ milk protein allergy.

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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® Alfamino®; a nutritionally complete specialist infant food for special medical purposes intended for the dietary management of moderate-severe cows’ milk protein allergy (CMPA) and/or multiple food protein allergies and other conditions where an amino acid formula is recommended.

Why SMA® Alfamino® Formula?

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Hypoallergenic amino acid-based formula
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With added medium chain triglycerides
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Nutritionally complete

Formats

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    SMA Alfamino Formula

    SMA® Alfamino® Formula

    400 g Powder

    Easy open lid. Scoop can be stored in suspension inside the can. Use within 3 weeks of opening. Approximately 90 scoops per can

Recyclable Tin, Lid & Scoop

We know that today’s babies don’t just rely on their parents to look after them now, but they also need all of us to help look after the world they will inherit from us. That’s why we use forever recyclable steel tins. Making it super easy for you to do your bit…. even when sleep deprived.

Our tins, lids and scoops are recycled widely – so simply throw in the mixed recycling bin*

*The plastic lids and scoops are widely recyclable within the UK, but check with your local recycling facility.

SMA Alfamino Formula

Key features

  1. Forever recyclable steel tin

  2. Easy scoop, easy to recycle

  3. Protective lid also recyclable

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

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    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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    Using only the scoop provided, add the correct number of scoops of powder (see feeding guide) levelling of 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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    Place the sterilised teat and cap on the bottle and shake well until powder is fully dissolved. Cool bottle under cold running water or in a bowl or jug of cold water until lukewarm, do not immerse the teat. Test temperature by shaking a few drops on to the inside of your wrist.

Feeding guide

Birth - 12 months
Approx. age of baby Preparation for single feeds Cooled, freshly boiled water Meals per day
  Level scoops* ml  
1 – 2 weeks 3 90 6
3 – 4 weeks 4 120 5
2nd Month 5 150 5
3-4 months 6 180 5
5-6 months 7 210 5
From 7th Month** 7 210 3-4
Approx. age of baby Preparation for single feeds Cooled, freshly boiled water Feeds in 24 hrs
  Level scoops* fl. oz. (approx)  
1 – 2 weeks 3 3 6
3 – 4 weeks 4 4 5
2nd month 5 5 5
3-4 months 6 6 5
5-6 months 7 7 5
From 7th Month** 7 7 3-4

*Note: Use only the enclosed scoop (4.4g)
**A healthcare professional should be consulted before introducing other food to a baby's diet
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 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 milk can be added to food.

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

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

Nutrition
Nutritional information
per 100 ml prepared feed
Nutritional information
  Typical values
Energy 278 kj 66 kcal
Fat 3.3 g
of which, saturates 1.1 g
of which, monounsaturates 1.2 g
of which, polyunsaturates 0.69 g
Carbohydrate 7.5 g
of which, sugars 0.53 g
Protein 1.8 g
Salt 0.065 g
Nutritional information
per 100 ml prepared feed
Vitamins
  Typical values
Vitamins  
Vitamin A 66 µg
Vitamin D 1.7 µg
Vitamin K 6.0 µg
Vitamin C 11 mg
Vitamin E 1.5 mg
Thiamin 0.068 mg
Riboflavin 0.13 mg
Niacin 0.93/1.6 mg/mg NE
Vitamin B6 0.053 mg
Folic Acid 10 µg
Vitamin B12 0.20 µg
Biotin 1.6 µg
Pantothenic Acid 0.44 mg
Nutritional information
per 100 ml prepared feed
Minerals
  Typical values
Minerals  
Sodium 26/1.1 mg/mmol
Potassium 76/2 mg/mmol
Chloride 56/2 mg/mmol
Calcium 70/2 mg/mmol
Phosphorus 47 mg
Phosphate 1.5 mmol
Magnesium 6.0/0.2 mg/mmol
Iron 0.66 mg
Zinc 0.66 mg
Copper 0.057 mg
Manganese 0.009 mg
Fluoride <0.01 mg
Selenium 3.4 µg
Iodine 15 µg
Nutritional information
per 100 ml prepared feed
Others
  Typical values
Others  
MCT 0.80 g
Taurine 5.3 mg
L-Carnitine 1.1 mg
Choline 19 mg
Inositol 4.7 mg
Omega 3:  
α-linolenic acid (ALA) 53 mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)†† 18 mg
Omega 6:  
Linoleic Acid (LA) 532 mg
Arachidonic Acid (AA)†† 18 mg
††LCPs = Long Chain Polyunsaturates.
NE = niacin equivalent
DFE = dietary folate equivalent
Ingredients

Ingredients

Glucose syrup, vegetable oils (sunflower, rapeseed, structured palm oil), amino acids (L-Lysine, L-Leucine, L-Proline, L-Glutamine, L-Arginine, L-Valine, Glycine, L-Isoleucine, L-Threonine, L-Serine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Tyrosine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Histidine, L-Alanine, L-Cystine, Magnesium L-Aspartate, L-Tryptophan, L-Methionine), MCT, starch, minerals (calcium glycerophosphate, potassium chloride, sodium citrate, calcium citrate, potassium citrate, sodium phosphate, magnesium oxide, ferrous sulphate, zinc sulphate, copper sulphate, potassium iodide, manganese sulphate, sodium selenate), emulsifier (E472c), Crypthecodinium Cohii oil (DHA), Mortierella Alpina oil (ARA), choline bitartrate, vitamins (C, E, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, A, thiamin, B6, folic acid, K, D, biotin, B12), acidity regulator (E330), taurine, inositol, L-Carnitine.

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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. 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.

If you continue you will be accepting that SMA® Nutrition is supplying this information at your individual request and for educational purposes only.