Product description

SCIENCE INSPIRED BY NATURE

Alfamino
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Severe symptom management1,2

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Support digestion and malabsorption5-7

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Preferred taste8

SMA Alfamino® is an amino acid, non-allergenic, specialist infant formula for the dietary management of severe symptoms of cows’ milk protein allergy (CMA) and/or multiple food protein allergies. 1-3  SMA Alfamino® can also be used in the dietary management of those infants who experience no symptom improvement on extensively hydrolysed infant formulas. 1,2,4SMA Alfamino® is nutritionally complete* and is designed to support growth, tolerance and absorption in the most challenging allergy conditions. 1-3
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SEVERE SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT
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SMA Alfamino® has been shown to help manage symptoms in infants with severe CMA and multiple allergies 1,2

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SUPPORTS DIGESTION & MALABSORPTION
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SMA Alfamino® has a low osmolarity and is the only AAF formulated with both MCTs and structured lipids to help support digestion and malabsorption 5-7

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PREFERRED TASTE
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SMA Alfamino® has a preferred taste over competitor AAF formulas which may help aid feeding acceptance and tolerance 8

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  1. Nowak-Wegrzyn, A. et al, Clin Pediatr. 2015; 54(3): 264–272.

  2. NHSc, Clinical Audits & Service Reviews: Leeds General Infirmary & Manchester Children’s hospital. Data on file.

  3. Corkins, M. et al. Medicine Insights: Pediatrics 2016; 10: 3–9.

  4. Luyt, D. et al. Clin Exp Allergy 2014; 44: 642–672.

  5. Bar-Yoseph F. et al. Plefa. 2013; 89(4): 139–143.

  6. Marten, B. et al. International Dairy Journal 2006; 16: 1374–1382.

  7. Nutritional Information from product datacards: Puramino®, Neocate LCP® and Neocate Syneo®. June 2018.

  8. Data on File. SMA Alfamino® versus competitor amino acid formulas (Neocate LCP® & Puramino®). Independent competitive benchmarking test.

alfamina
400 g powder

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

PIP code (UK only): 385-6416

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.

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.

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:

Mothers should be encouraged to continue breastfeeding even when their infants have cows’ milk protein allergy. This usually requires qualified dietary counselling to completely exclude all sources of cows’ milk protein from the mothers’ diet. If a decision to use a special formula intended for infants is taken, it is important to give instructions on correct preparation methods, emphasising that unboiled water, unsterilised bottles or incorrect dilution can all lead to illness. Formula for special medical purposes intended for infants must be used under medical supervision. For healthcare professionals only.