SMA® Alfamino®

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For the dietary management of moderate to complex cows’ milk allergy (CMA) and/or multiple food allergies. SMA Alfamino is a food for special medical purposes for use under medical supervision.

The first 1000 days of a baby’s life have a life-long impact on many aspects of future health.

A baby with cows’ milk allergy may not be getting all the nutrients they need – this can have an impact on growth and long-term health.1

SMA Alfamino offers complete nutritional support from birth or supplementary feeding from 6 months up to 3 years of age.

Alfamino supports development and relief from CMA symptonms.2,3

Alfamino's® preferred taste and palatability compared to other prescribed amino acid formulas in the UK may also support increased acceptability of the formula.4,5

Alfamino is suitable for oral or enteral use only.

Available on prescription (UK only)
PIP code (UK only): 385-6416
References
  1. Koletzko S et al. JPGN 2012; 55: 221–229.
  2. Nowak-Węgrzyn A et al. Clinical Pediatr 2015; 54: 264–272.
  3. Corkins et al. Pediatr 2016; 10: 3-9.
  4. Alfamino versus Neocate LCP® competitive benchmarking test - Germany 2012 (internal data).
  5. Alfamino versus Puramino® competitive benchmarking test - UK 2015 (internal data).
  6. American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Nutrition. Hypoallergenic infant formulas. Pediatrics 2000; 106: 346–349.
  7. Metheny N. In Fluid and Electrolyte Balance: Nursing Considerations 2010, 5th ed, Pp179-189. Jones and Bartlett.
  8. Nutritional information from product datacards: Puramino® and Neocate® LCP, May 2017. 
  9. Bach AC and Babayan VK. Am J Clin Nutr 1982, 36: 950-962.
  10. Blaauw R. S Afr J Clin Nutr 2011;24(3).

MCT, medium-chain triglyceride
CMA, Cow's milk allergy

SMA® Alfamino®
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For the dietary management of moderate to complex cows’ milk allergy (CMA) and/or multiple food allergies. SMA Alfamino is a food for special medical purposes for use under medical supervision.

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SMA® Alfamino®
Formats

For the dietary management of moderate to complex cows’ milk allergy (CMA) and/or multiple food allergies. SMA Alfamino is a food for special medical purposes for use under medical supervision.

 

Alfamino

400 g powder

400 g resealable can with 4.6 g scoop; available on prescription (UK only)

PIP code (UK only): 385-6416

 

SMA® Alfamino®
Preparation

For the dietary management of moderate to complex cows’ milk allergy (CMA) and/or multiple food allergies. SMA Alfamino is a food for special medical purposes for use under medical supervision.

Information for you to give to mums


Preparation guidelines

The standard dilution of 13.8% is made by adding 1 level scoop of Alfamino® (approx 4.6 g) to 30 ml of water (approx 1 fluid oz.).

  1. Wash hands well.
  2. Wash bottle, teat and cap.
  3. Sterilise equipment (by boiling for 5 minutes or with a cold water sterilising solution).
  4. Boil drinking (tap) water. Allow to cool for no more than 30 minutes.
  5. Pour exact amount of water (see feeding table), into the sterilised bottle, carefully to avoid scalds, the water is hot.
  6. Add exact number of level scoops for age of baby.
  7. Place the sterilised teat and cap on the bottle and shake well untill powder is fully dissolved. Cool bottle under cold running water until lukewarm. Test the temperature by shaking a few drops onto the inside of your wrist.
  8. Close tin tightly after each use and store in a cool dry place. Use withing 3 weeks of opening.

Shelf life and storage

Shelf life of 24 months from the date of manufacture when stored at room temperature.

Once opened, reseal & store in a cool dry place and use within 3 weeks.

Precautions

Breastmilk is best for babies.

Before you decide to use this formula, consult your healthcare professional for advice.

For use under medical supervision. Suitable from birth to 3 years of age. For oral/enteral use only.

SMA® Alfamino®
Feeding guide

For the dietary management of moderate to complex cows’ milk allergy (CMA) and/or multiple food allergies. SMA Alfamino is a food for special medical purposes for use under medical supervision.

Information for you to give to mums

Age of infant

Quantity per meal

Meals per day

Water (ml)

No. of scoops(4.6g)*

1–2 weeks

90

3

6

3–4 weeks

120

4

5

2nd month

150

5

5

3–4 months

180

6

5

5–6 months

210

7

5

From 5th (7th) month**

210

7

3–4

Scoop size: 4.6 g

* Use only the enclosed scoop.
** Do not introduce other food in your baby's diet without asking your healthcare professional.

 

SMA® Alfamino®
Important feeding information

For the dietary management of moderate to complex cows’ milk allergy (CMA) and/or multiple food allergies. SMA Alfamino is a food for special medical purposes for use under medical supervision.

Information for you to give to mums

 

SMA Alfamino powder – 400 g can

WARNING:

 

Only prepare one bottle at a time.

 

Feed immediately and follow the instructions exactly.

 

Do not keep unfinished bottle, discard the contents.

 

Always hold baby while feeding.

 

Leaving the baby unattended may cause choking.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Breast milk is best for babies and breastfeeding should continue for as long as possible. Good maternal nutrition is important for the preparation and maintenance of breastfeeding. Introducing partial bottle-feeding may have a negative effect on breastfeeding and reversing a decision not to breastfeed is difficult. Caregivers should always seek the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian or pharmacist on the need for and proper method of use of infant formulae and on all matters of infant feeding. Social and financial implications should be considered when selecting a method of infant feeding. Infant formulae should always be prepared and used as directed. Inappropriate foods or feeding methods, or improper use of infant formula, may present a health hazard. This product must be used under medical supervision and after full consideration of the feeding options available, including breastfeeding. SMA Alfamino is a special formula intended for the dietary management of severe cows’ milk allergy and/or multiple food allergies. It is suitable as the sole source of nutrition up to 6 months of age, and in conjunction with solid food up to 3 years of age.