*SMA® Althéra® is not currently Halal or Kosher certified, however the factory is applying for independent certification. However the new recipe product will contain only Halal/Kosher ingredients and will be made with halal processing aids (e.g. using non-porcine enzymes for the protein hydrolysis process).
For the latest information on when independent certification is complete please visit nestlehealthscience.co.uk/cma-update
‡ SMA® Althéra® is not recommended where only an Amino Acid formula is recommended.
Breastfeeding is best for babies. SMA®
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.
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