Breastfeeding is best for babies. SMA® Alfamino® must only be used under strict medical supervision and after full consideration of the feeding options available, including breastfeeding. 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 milks and on all matters of infant feeding should be sought. 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. Social and financial implications should be considered when selecting a method of infant feeding. Infant milk should always be prepared and used as directed. Inappropriate foods or feeding methods, or improper use of infant formula, may present a health hazard.
1. Cekola P, Henrikson A, Reichert H, Cohen S, Huhmann M B, Araujo Torres K. Clinical use and safety of an amino acid-based infant formula in a real world setting. Abstract presented at the annual NASPGHAN congress. Chicago, October 18, 2019.
*This study was conducted on the North American recipe variant of SMA® Alfamino®