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SMA LF® Lactose Free Formula
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The only whey-dominant lactose-free formula available in the UK and Ireland.1–3

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Omega 3 & 6 LCPs to help support eye and brain development.4

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Fortified with iron to help support normal cognitive development.5

 

Food for Special Medical Purposes

We are making minor changes to our SMA Lactose Free formulation. In order to maintain a steady supply, for a short period of time, we have two different formulations with two different packaging formats available. We apologise for any inconvenience or confusion this might cause. If you have any questions, please contact our Careline on 0800 0 81 81 80 (UK) or 1800 931 832 (Ireland) who would be very happy to answer them.

 

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

 

SMA LF® Lactose Free Formula is a lactose-free formula which is recommended for use in diagnosed cases of primary lactose intolerance and transient lactose intolerance. Gastroenteritis is a common cause of transient lactose intolerance – it can take 6–8 weeks to restore a baby’s ability to digest lactose after an episode of gastroenteritis.6 Avoiding lactose during this time may help to avoid further lactose malabsorption and thus shorten the duration of acute diarrhoea.7 Symptoms of lactose intolerance include abdominal pain and wind, loose stools and diarrhoea, all of which can cause distress to baby and parents.

SMA LF® Lactose Free Formula is the only lactose-free formula that contains whey-dominant protein, as recommended by the UK Department of Health.8

Available to purchase in supermarkets and pharmacies

Also available on prescription (UK only)
PIP code (UK only): 408-6575 (400 g can)
Supplier code (Ireland): 12372561

 

SMA LF® Lactose Free Formula has been designed specifically for the dietary management of infants and young children who are intolerant to lactose or sucrose, or who are experiencing symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain or wind that could be caused by temporary lactose intolerance. It is suitable as the sole source of nutrition for infants from birth in place of a usual formula feed. For older babies, it can be used as part of a mixed diet. It is suitable for use up to 18 months of age and may be used for children and adults with lactose intolerance as part of a lactose-free diet.

SMA LF® Lactose Free Formula is not for those who are allergic to cows’ milk protein or who suffer from galactosaemia or require a galactose-free diet. It is suitable for the dietary management of primary and secondary lactose intolerance.

For enteral use only.

Can be mixed with food for weaning babies

Halal Certified

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Whey-dominant protein
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Whey-dominant protein

SMA LF® Lactose Free Formula is the only whey-dominant lactose-free formula in the UK and Ireland and therefore the only lactose-free formula to meet the UK Department of Health guidelines.8

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Lactose free

The lactose sugar, normally found in breast milk, is replaced with glucose polymers.

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Omega 3 and 6 LCPs
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Omega 3 and 6 LCPs

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

LCPs, long chain polyunsaturates

References Show all Hide all
  1. SMA LF® Lactose Free Formula datacard. Available at https://www.smahcp.co.uk/sites/site.prod1.smahcp.co.uk/files/2018-12/FINAL%20ZTC3057%20LF%20datacard%20-%20change%20to%20FOP%20image.pdf (accessed March 2019).

  2. Aptamil Lactose Free datacard. Available at: https://www.eln.nutricia.co.uk/productinfo/aptamil-lactose-free-from-bi… (accessed March 2019).

  3. Mead Johnson, Enfamil 0-Lac, information from Mead Johnson customer careline, 2016.

  4. Koletzko B et al. J Perinat Med 2008; 36: 5–14.

  5. EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies. EFSA Journal 2009; 7: 1360.

  6. Gabr M et al. Clin Ther 1979; 2: 271–276.

  7. MacGillivray S et al. Lactose avoidance for young children with acute diarrhoea. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 10.

  8. NHS Choices. Types of infant formula. October 2014. Available at http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/types-of-infant-f….

 

SMA LF® Lactose Free Formula
400 g powder

Available on prescription (UK only)

PIP code (UK only): 408-6575 (400 g can)

Supplier code (Ireland): 12372561

SMA LF® Lactose Free Formula is the only lactose-free formula which is Halal Certified.

 

  SMA LF® Lactose Free1 Aptamil Lactose Free2
Suitable for vegetarians    
Halal Certified    
Whey-dominant    

References:

1. SMA® LF Lactose free datacard. Currently available from SMA Nutrition UK & Ireland.

2. Aptamil Lactose Free datacards. Available at www.eln.nutricia.co.uk/our-products. Accessed March 2017. 

 

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 well. 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 the 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 cool water until lukewarm, do not immerse the teat. Test temperature by shaking a few drops onto the inside of your wrist.

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

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-

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. 90 scoops per can. 1 scoop = 4.4 g (400 g can).

 

Information for you to give to parents

SMA LF® Lactose Free Formula powder – 400 g

 

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 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 microwave, hot spots may occur and cause scalding.

 

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

Find all relevant information on this product in our new healthcare professional leaflet:

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 a 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. This product must be used under medical supervision. SMA LF® is a lactose‑free milk based formula for the dietary management of 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.