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SMA H.A.® Infant milk
proteins

In SMA H.A.®, the cows’ milk proteins have been broken up into smaller pieces, which reduces the risk of infants developing an allergic response.1

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Partially hydrolysed whey protein formula containing 1.3 g protein per 100 ml.

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SMA H.A.® reduces the risk of developing eczema by over 50% in the first year of life;1 it is easy to digest and available on the Healthy Start Scheme (UK only).

The first 1,000 days of a baby’s life have a life-long impact on many aspects of future health.

 

Babies with a family history of allergy are more prone to developing eczema when exposed to intact cows’ milk protein from their first formula feed.

SMA H.A.® contains partially hydrolysed, 100% whey protein and is clinically proven to reduce the risk of eczema in the first year of life by over 50% in babies with a family history of allergy.1 In SMA H.A.® these proteins have been broken up into smaller pieces, which reduces the risk of your baby developing an allergic response. SMA H.A.® should be used from the first formula feed onwards.

 

IMPORTANT

SMA H.A.® should not be used if a baby has already been diagnosed with allergy to cows’ milk proteins or is suspected of already having an allergy to cows' milk proteins. For more information caregivers should contact their healthcare professional. A baby who is at risk of developing allergy is a baby who does not yet have allergy, but who has a family history of allergy. Caregivers should speak to their healthcare professional to learn if baby is at risk of developing allergy to cows' milk protein.

 

Availability:

Available on the Healthy Start Scheme (UK only).

SMA H.A.® 800 g cans are available in Boots and to order from other pharmacies using the PIP code (UK only): 378-5912. It is also available from Ocado.

United Drug Wholesale order code (Ireland only): 897225 (800 g can)


For information on suitability for use in Halal diets please contact the Careline on 0800 081 81 80 (UK) or 1800 931 832 (Ireland).

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Clinically proven to reduce the risk of developing eczema by over 50%1
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Clinically proven to reduce the risk of developing eczema by over 50%1

Babies who have a family history of allergy (for example a parent or a sibling with allergy) may develop an allergic response to the protein in cows’ milk. SMA H.A.® contains partially hydrolysed, 100% whey protein and is clinically proven to reduce eczema by over 50% in babies with a family history of allergy.1

Note: not all partially hydrolysed formulas are clinically proven.

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Use from first formula feed
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Use from first formula feed

Most infant milks contain long chains of cows’ milk proteins. In SMA H.A.® these proteins have been broken up into smaller pieces, which reduces the risk of a baby developing an allergic response. It is important that SMA H.A.® is used from the first formula feed, because if the baby has received intact protein from a normal feed it may already be sensitised.

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Contains Omega 3 and 6 LCPs
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Contains Omega 3 and 6 LCPs

Although LCPs can be made in the body, infants have a high demand for these nutrients. SMA H.A.® contains omega 3 and 6 LCPs.

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  1. Von Berg A et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008; 121: 1442–1447.

 

HA 800 g
800 g powder

Available in UK and Ireland.

Available on the Healthy Start Scheme (UK only)

Available in Boots and to order from other pharmacies
PIP code (UK only): 378-5912

United Drug Wholesale order code (Ireland only): 897225

 

Information for you to give to parents

 

How to open and prepare 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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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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2. Wash hands. Wash and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturers' instructions.

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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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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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5. 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 onto the inside of your wrist.

 

Information for you to give to parents

 

Feeding guide – use from first formula feed 

 

Feeding guide birth – 12 months

Approx. age of baby

Approx. weight of baby

Preparation for single feeds

Feeds in 24 hours

  Cooled, freshly boiled water

kg

lb

Level scoops

ml

fl. oz. (approx.)

Birth – 2 weeks

3.4

3

90

3

6

2 – 4 weeks

3.7

8

4

120

4

6

4 – 8 weeks

4.2

4

120

4

6

2 months

5.3

11¾

5

150

5

5

3 months

6.1

13½

6

180

6

5

4 months

6.7

14¾

6

180

6

5

6 months

7.6

16¾

8

240

8

4

7 – 12 months

-

-

7

210

7

3

This table is a guide only; a baby may need more or less than the volumes stated. Caregivers should consult their healthcare professional if more advice is needed. Remember, a baby should be fed on demand.

Mix 1 scoop of powder to 30 ml (approx. 1 fl. oz.) of water.

Approx. 182 scoops per can.  1 scoop = 4.4 g

 

Information for you to give to parents

 

IMPORTANT
 

Do NOT use this product if baby has been diagnosed with allergy to cows' milk proteins.

 

SMA H.A.® powder – 800 g can

 

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 formula can be added to food.

 

Do not alter or add formula 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.

Important Notice:

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended that pregnant women and new mothers be informed on the benefits and superiority of breastfeeding – in particular the fact that it provides the best nutrition and protection from illness for babies. Mothers should be given guidance on the preparation for, and maintenance of, lactation, with special emphasis on the importance of a well-balanced diet both during pregnancy and after delivery. Unnecessary introduction of partial bottle-feeding or other foods and drinks should be discouraged since it will have a negative effect on breastfeeding. Similarly, mothers should be warned of the difficulty of reversing a decision not to breastfeed. Before advising a mother to use an infant formula, she should be advised of the social and financial implications of her decision: for example, if a baby is exclusively bottle-fed, more than one can (400 g) per week will be needed, so the family circumstances and costs should be kept in mind. Mothers should be reminded that breast milk is not only the best, but also the most economical food for babies. If a decision to use an infant formula 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.